Humans Vs. Vampires (HvsV) is a new version of the popular Humans Vs. Zombies (HvZ) game. However, unlike regular HvZ games, the CSLC's HvsV game will feature foreign language elements to celebrate the fact that Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of the most widely translated texts.
Played like a giant game of tag, the gameplay is simple. Vampires must tag Humans to turn them into Vampires, who then in turn attempt to tag more humans. Humans can defend themselves using Nerf Style blasters or socks.
Over a five- to six-day period, players must survive as they walk from class to class. There are objective-style games or missions each night of the game (capture the flag, scavenger hunt, etc.) which players must try to complete in order to earn rewards to benefit their team. The end of the game culminates in a large final mission.
The gameplay is exhilarating, the people are fun, and there are prizes!
In a recent article published on the website of the College of Arts & Letters, author Grace Guibert details the experiences of several students who had the opportunity to participate in SLA.
One student was able to go to Ireland to work on her Irish language skills, and says of her experience: "The experience has helped me narrow my search of what I want to focus my studies on in my next two years at Notre Dame... The Irish culture is a huge part of my heritage, and it has now become a huge part of my life.”…
The South Bend winter is long, cold, and snowy. It can present several challenges to those who are not accustomed to such conditions. These include transportation difficulty, less opportunity for outdoor recreation, limited daylight hours, childcare complications, and discomfort with being outside in extreme low temperatures. This workshop will address these issues and propose ways to survive winter.…