$1,225
pledged of 55.000 $pledged of 55.000 $ goal
13
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 30 2013
$1,225
pledged of 55.000 $pledged of 55.000 $ goal
13
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 30 2013

About

Most pledge rewards are pre-sale tickets to the event! Pledge and get your ticket today!

Survive the Dead is a real-life zombie experience. The idea is to build a scenario, from scratch, to replicate a survival situation. Players will take the role as survivors and be thrown in the scenario to fend for themselves. 

We've all sat around and talked about surviving the zombie apocalypse. What would we do first? Where would we go? Well, we want to give you and your friends a chance to experience firsthand the thing we've all talked about.

What you do after that is up to you. This isn't a haunted house. There is no set path to follow. The survival area will include many rooms, hallways and other areas. The idea is to let you explore and survive on your own. Story elements will be hidden throughout the course if you choose to look for them. Keys to locked doors might be in other rooms, weapons and ammo may be laying around guarded by zombies. The power might be out and you have to find the breaker to turn it back on. Maybe you just want to kill zombies, that's okay too.

The goal is to run the event daily throughout the month of October. Survivors will be able to schedule in advance or show up and join a pick up group.

Survive the Dead Breakdown
Survive the Dead Breakdown

CLASSES/ROLES  All players start as lvl 0 Survivors, but every time you survive you get better. Players gain a level after each visit to Survive the Dead. So on your second visit you get to pick a class and gain the benefits of that class. There are three classes/roles offered to players who survive more than once: Medic, Soldier and Engineer. The graphic below shows the benefits of each class and their level. 

Classes Mithril Entertainment LLC ©
Classes Mithril Entertainment LLC ©

WEAPONS and AMMO will be regulated and shoot foam tip safe darts. Paintball and Airsoft force zombies and players to wear masks  and padding that subtract from the submersion. Modern day foam dart guns shoot a lot faster and harder than the old ones. Paintball and Airsoft requires  zombies to wear ridiculous masks to the point they don't even look like zombies anymore. It's also very hard for zombies to stay in character when they are being shot with weapons that leave welts. Story and experience are the most important goals for us at Survive the Dead.

Survive the Dead Weapons Mithril Entertainment LLC ©
Survive the Dead Weapons Mithril Entertainment LLC ©
Zombie Rules Mithril Entertainment LLC © (Illustrations by Cory Trego-Erdner)
Zombie Rules Mithril Entertainment LLC © (Illustrations by Cory Trego-Erdner)

WE NEED YOUR HELP. The cost to produce this scenario is high, but we want to do it right. The amount we raise will go into building fees, rent, construction costs, utilities, permits, legal fees, zombie wages, makeup, supplies and more. Right now we are planning on holding the event during the month of October, but more funding  will allow us to be open longer.

Zombie Makeup Time!
Zombie Makeup Time!

PROMO VIDEO

DISCLAIMERS

  • Survivors under 13 must be accompanied by guardian
  • Preferred scheduling based off of Pledge Level and Time of Pledge
  • Travel will not be provided for pledge awards


Kickstarter video music by Freeplaymusic.com

http://kickingitforward.org

Risks and challenges

Location Location Location!
We have been scouting locations, but renting a facility for only a couple months may prove challenging. We have already found a few great locations in the Akron/Cleveland area. Once we get the funding we can secure a deposit and get rolling!

City Permits
Permits from cities can take months to process, but by using experience from opening previous businesses, we are confident we can overcome this challenge.

Hiring Zombies
We need to hire a lot of zombies. We want to have at least twenty zombies working at all times for your adventures. Local zombie attractions in the past have shown this won't be a problem.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    HIGH-FIVE!-
    Thank you for supporting our project. Feel free to come redeem your high-five anytime you see us.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    ADVANCED SALE TICKET- A presale ticket to the event for one survivor and the rewards from the lower tiers. Will you survive?

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    VETERAN SURVIVOR TICKET- A presale ticket to the event as well as level 1 Survivor status. You will be able to choose one of the 3 survivor classes to start as. Choose from Medic, Soldier and Engineer. You'll also receive the member status and high-five reward!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    SURVIVOR CLASS ARMBAND- You'll receive the 'Veteran Survivor Ticket Reward' along with an armband to show off your soldier, medic or engineer class.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    CUSTOM PAINTED WEAPON- Along with the 'Veteran Survivor Ticket Reward' and 'Survivor Class Armband Reward' you will receive a custom painted dart gun to keep and use when you come to Survive the Dead.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    AWESOME BACKER PACKAGE- You will receive the 'Custom Painted Weapon Reward', along with a Survive the Dead Hoodie and decal.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    FILM YOUR ADVENTURE- We will strap a GoPro on you as you go through the event. We will make the footage available to you so you can watch your Survive the Dead adventure.You will also receive the 'Awesome Backer Package'.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    PACKAGE DEAL- Buyout an event time slot. This package allows you to reserve a 30-minute event slot for you and your friends. Bring up to 8 friends or just come alone.This package is ideal for children under 13, private groups of friends, parties etc.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    SURVIVOR BACKER BBQ- Come visit the location before we are done building it. We will set a day for you to come and check out the location, eat and talk zombie survival tactics. You will also receive the 'Film Your Adventure Reward'.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    ZOMBIE DAY- Along with the 'Survivor Backer BBQ Reward' you will be invited to play as a zombie during a special event vs the developers and creators of Survive the Dead. We will provide makeup and costumes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    CUSTOM SURVIVOR GROUP PACKAGE- You get 4 'Veteran Survivor Tickets' , 4 custom painted dart guns(pistol or shotgun), 4 hoodies, 4 armbands, 4 stickers and a custom hour-long scenario for 4 survivors.You'll also be invited to our Survivor BBQ.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    SPEC OPS SURVIVOR- You are the ultimate survivor. All classes and levels are unlocked.You start as a level 3 medic, soldier and engineer and will receive a custom spec ops armband. You will also receive 5 'Veteran Survivor Tickets' for you and/or your friends and also an invite to the Survivor BBQ.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    ULTIMATE SURVIVOR PACKAGE- 4 survivors will start the event at level 3 in one class of their choice. You will also receive a custom 2-hour long adventure and all the rewards up to the $500 tier.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    ZOMBIE SLAYERS- Along with the 'Ultimate Survivor Package', We will provide 4 automatic weapons that only you and your friends can use. We will also provide 1 person with tactical gear to wear and keep.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    SURVIVE THE DEAD VIDEO- Using the awesome location, zombie staff and resources we will film a 5-10 minute short film featuring you and three of your friends. You also get to choose from one of the $1,000 tier rewards.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)