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Zombies capture humans, invade UT Tyler campus during Halloween week

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A group of UT Tyler students are getting in touch with their inner zombie this week.

Humans versus zombies is a popular game on college campuses, sort of a game of tag with some pretty specific rules. More than 250 students at UT Tyler decided what better week to play than the week before Halloween.

"Who doesn't love zombies before Halloween? Apparently it's the new craze right now, compared to vampires, I guess," said event moderator Anthony Bernardelli.

And it was that thought that started this week's game of Humans versus Zombies at UT Tyler.

"For a week, players basically try to survive a simulated zombie apocalypse," said Bernardelli.

The game starts with one zombie -- everyone else is human. Humans can defend themselves with nerf guns, socks, or marshmallows, but if a zombie tags you, you become a zombie.

Freshman Billy Clark was infected by the original zombie on Monday.

"It's pretty fun being a zombie, I like being a zombie more than being a human because I don't have to worry about being tagged and being a zombie anymore. Plus it's fun to sneak up on people and make them into zombies," Clark said.

The humans have missions during the week designed to help the zombies infect them. The overall goal of the game is to survive as a human all week.

"Throughout the week, there will be more and more people on the zombie team and less and less people on the human team, making it increasingly difficult and also increasing the bragging rights for actually surviving the week," Bernardelli said.

The game lasts through Saturday on the UT Tyler campus.

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