This Real-Time, First-Person Video Game Lets You Fight Zombies on Chatroulette

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This Real-Time, First-Person Video Game Lets You Fight Zombies on Chatroulette

The closest anyone can get to actually feeling like they’re being eaten by zombies.

Breaking the monotony of the site's normally scheduled barrage of unwanted genitalia, a team of British filmmakers used the video-chat site Chatroulette to make a real-life, interactive first-person video game.

The production team at Realm Pictures recreated the first-person perspective of shooters by strapping a web camera to an actor's motorcycle helmet as he stumbles through a zombie apocalypse/occult mystery scenario.

When a user connects, he or she can control the actor as if he were a character in a video game. After they figure out how to get their way out of the locked room they spawned in, users tell their avatar what to do, which mostly amounts to a lot of "shoot them" and "oh shit, run!" commands.

The whole game takes about 10 minutes and includes all the standard elements of a shooter: health packs, tons of weapon upgrades, quick-time events, and even a final boss.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Realm Pictures is running the game in perpetuity—but the video ends with a portal to the "next level," meaning it might not be game over quite yet.