Apocalypse
Made Easy!

Funded by the Movember Foundation

A free, team survival training game that runs in your phone's web browser. Find food and water, overcome natural disasters, and keep your team from imploding. Now available in Vancouver and Kelowna.

Funded by the Movember Foundation
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Posted June 30, 2019

Win Things!

Finish any scenario between now and July 31 and your team will automatically be entered to win survival prize packs! (Plus a survival prize pack to the month's highest-scoring team!) More Info + Rules

How to Play

#1 Gather friends!

The number one most rhyming rule for apocalypse survival is don't go solo. So register a team. Gather 1 to 4 other people. Then invite them to join you by sharing your unique team code.

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#2 Choose scenario!

Pick from four apocalyptic scenarios in Vancouver or Kelowna. Bring yourselves and your phones to its start point to get… started.

Scenario locations

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#3 Start surviving!

Once you arrive and start the scenario, a somewhat-helpful AI named BORIS will send instructions directly to your phones.

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#4 Win!

Or lose. Both are equally likely. Just know that the stakes are high: top teams will win highly-fashionable survival prize packs.

Remember!

- Apocalypse Made Easy! is appropriate for all ages, but you will need a phone to receive instructions (of course - there’s nothing to say that phones can’t be shared).

- Make sure your batteries are charged.

- The game will use around 5 MB of mobile data.

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FAQS

  • How does it work?

    Create or join a team of 2 to 5 people. Then choose from four different scenarios, each focusing on a separate aspect of doomsday preparedness. Take your phones and travel to the scenario's starting point. An AI named BORIS will send your first instructions straight to your phone’s web browser.

    Work together to interpret BORIS' confounding statements, complete challenges, answer quesions, and survive the scenario. And do all of that accurately and promptly, as you’re being judged and timed.

    As you complete the scenario, your team will be guided along a looped walking route. By the end you will be brought back to (roughly) where you started.

  • Where can I do it?

    It's available in Vancouver and Kelowna in the locations marked on the map above me here. In Vancouver, there are scenarios at Stanley Park, the False Creek Seawall, UBC, and Pacific Spirit Park. In Kelowna, there are scenarios downtown, at Knox Mountain Park, Mission Creek Park, and UBC Okanagan.

    If you live anywhere other than those two cities, you will sadly perish during the coming apocalypse due to your lack of preparedness.

  • What are the scenarios like?

    Apocalypse Made Easy! scenarios are like a mix between a scavenger hunt and an interactive walking tour. During the scenarios, your team is guided along a looped route outdoors. As you walk, each team member will be prompted with clues and information that will help you survive the scenario. More info on each scenario is below.

    Note: the time to complete each scenario will vary. Times listed below are average minimum and maximum times.

    VANCOUVER

    1. Living Off the Land
      • Start & End Point: Stanley Park bus loop
      • Length: 80-100 minutes, 2.5 km
      • Physical Difficulty: Medium (mostly flat, paved or dirt paths)
      • About: In LIVING OFF THE LAND, you are tasked with surveying three locations in order to find the best place to house, feed, and water your group of survivors.
    2. Earthquake Preparedness
      • Start & End Point: False Creek seawall (near Science World)
      • Length: 35-50 minutes, 1 km
      • Physical Difficulty: Easy (flat, paved paths)
      • About: In EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS, you will learn about the risk of earthquakes, how to prepare, and how to respond.
    3. Group Survival
      • Start Point: UBC's Koerner Library
      • End Point: UBC's Alumni Center
      • Length: 40-60 minutes, 1.5 km
      • Physical Difficulty: Easy (flat, paved paths)
      • About: In GROUP SURVIVAL, you must train to overcome petty human squabblings and biases.
    4. Finding Water
      • Start Point: UBC (at NW Marine Drive and Chancellor Boulevard)
      • End Point: UBC (near University Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall)
      • Length: 90-120 minutes, 4.5 km
      • Physical Difficulty: Hard (some steep up and downhill sections, mix of paved and dirt paths)
      • About: In FINDING WATER, you must... find water. And learn how to filter it.

    KELOWNA

    1. Finding Water
      • Start & End Point: Downtown Kelowna (at Water Street and Smith Avenue)
      • Length: 50-70 minutes, 2 km
      • Physical Difficulty: Easy (flat, paved paths)
      • About: In FINDING WATER, you must... find water. And learn how to filter it
    2. Living Off the Land
      • Start & End Point: Mission Creek Park (near the EECO Center)
      • Length: 45-65 minutes, 2 km
      • Physical Difficulty: Medium (some uphill segments, mostly dirt paths)
      • About: In LIVING OFF THE LAND, you are tasked with surveying three locations in order to find the best place to house, feed, and water your group of survivors.
    3. Wildfires
      • Start & End Point: Bottom of Knox Mountain Drive
      • Length: 40-60 minutes, 2 km
      • Physical Difficulty: Hard (steep up and downill segments, mostly dirt paths)
      • About: In WILDFIRES, you'll learn about wildfires: preparing, prevention, and responses.
    4. Group Survival
      • Start Point: UBC Okanagan's ARTS building
      • End Point: UBC Okanagan's Old Pond Trail
      • Length: 35-45 minutes, 1 km
      • Physical Difficulty: Easy (flat, paved paths)
      • About: In GROUP SURVIVAL, you must train to overcome petty human squabblings and biases.
  • What's it cost?

    It's free! But the true cost is if you don’t participate and are ill-prepared for the end. That cost is astronomical.

  • Do I need to download an app?

    No app download is needed! It runs in your phone's internet browser. But it will use around 5 MB of mobile data, which is similar to streaming one song.

  • Who are the Citizens for a Friendlier Post-Apocalypse?

    Following a confusing election cycle, we rose to power on our single-issue platform of optional (mandatory) apocalypse survival training for all citizens. We have it on good authority that the world will end soon. And thanks to us, everybody will be prepared.

    But it's not enough to prepare for the end of the world. Can we make the end of the world a better place than the non-end of the world? Can we make it a friendlier place? Our answer is yes.

    After much refinement and many, many deadly errors, we have created the most perfectly friendly apocalypse survival training course around. We've made it accessible. We've made Apocalypse Made Easy!

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Crossing East Agony Lake | Apocalypse Made Easy! | Art by Rita Fei