Urban Nightmare : State of Chaos

Urban Nightmare : State of Chaos

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An uncontrollable outbreak; can you halt the tide of an unstoppable horror?

A game about how government and city authorities in US might respond to an emerging zombie apocalypse

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Outline

This is a crisis game about a biomedical emergency in a major industrial city. This outbreak creates an unprecedented crisis with unknown parameters of unknown proportions and no obvious solutions and this forms the background for a fast-moving and tense situation for players to attempt to resolve. The crisis grows rapidly and particularly tests players' ability to assimilate large quantities of incomplete information, and communicate to others, taking account of not just operational but also political and economic factors.

Game Play

Players form teams representing the city police, state police, National Guard, emergency services, a biomedical company, city government and state government. Some of the teams need to work through problems associated with operational deployment questions – deciding how to control the streets that appear to be increasingly out of control or deciding how best to utilise medical teams and hospitals.
Key timing questions arise – how soon to call on the state police, or even the National Guard, or even, in the last resort, Federal forces. Other teams manage the political crisis – communicating with civic leaders and the other teams to attempt to manage both the information and the political fallout of events.
At the end of the game there is a debrief of the process and how negotiation and communications worked both within and between the teams. Teams have the opportunity to reflect on how their decision making was affected by the high-information environment and the time pressure and how this might inform their practice and planning in future.

Ideal Audiences

  • Organisations wishing to practice a crisis response and organisational communication skills.
  • Organisations seeking a very unusual team building challenge.

Game Capacity

For 12 to 40 players


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