New Online Zombie Game 'Five Minutes' - Play Now

New Online Zombie Game Five Minutes - Play Now

UNIT9 has released a new zombie game titled “Five Minutes” that is totally free to play. The game is in HTML so everyone can play with zero app install. The game launched on November 19, 2014. This is a horror short in actuality that progresses the story through the interaction on the user. Check it out for yourself at


‘UNIT9 presents’ FIVE MINUTES,

the ultimate live action zombie gaming experience

LONDON - 19 November 2014.

FIVE MINUTES was created for zombie lovers who enjoy horror films and the latest

web technology. Produced by two students from the Filmakademie Baden-

W?rttemberg, FIVE MINUTES is a live action zombie gaming experience that allows

users to interact with and alter the storyline.

FIVE MINUTES is the ultimate zombie countdown. The game is based on the

concept that the first symptom of infection is memory loss. John, the main character,

is fighting to survive after being injured during a battle with a zombie.

Only five minutes remain for John to figure out his fate and for the player to help him

and his daughter survive up to the twisted climax. FIVE MINUTES is more than just

your average short with some zombies thrown in. His fate is entirely dependent on

the user’s decisions.

Players have to help John fight the infection by keeping him focused while he is

reaching for his memories. Only if the user succeeds and John holds onto his

memories will he survive. This raises the stakes of the game, involving the user to an

unprecedented degree.

In order to creature FIVE MINUTES, the producers of the project developed a special

HTML framework, meaning that the game can be played on all desktop and tablet

devices with no app installation and is suitable for a variety of users as it offers three

levels of difficulty.

FIVE MINUTES launches on November 19, 2014 at 5.55pm GMT / 12.55 pm EST,

and can be played here.

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Notes to editors

? ‘UNIT9 presents’ was set up to support independent content and up-and-coming talent in


? Maximilian Niemann and Felix Faisst are represented by UNIT9 for commercial work.

About UNIT9

Founded in 1996, UNIT9 specializes in creating stories that unfold across multiple platforms.

We are storytellers, first and foremost, and our primary goal is always to generate emotion.

But as natives of the new media landscape, we also understand that our audience’s viewing

is not confined to a single platform or device - or indeed to a single moment in time. So the

stories we create mimic the behaviour of our audience, tracing a route that weaves through

broadcast, web, VR and social networks, across every variety of screen.

We have offices in London, New York, San Francisco, ??d?, Stockholm, Mumbai and


About the FIVE MINUTES team

Maximilian Niemann

After completing his Abitur Maximilian started an apprenticeship as an Audiovisual Media

Designer at a film production company in D?sseldorf, getting insight into all fields of

production and post production. He went on to work six months as a freelance director and

VFX Artist for clients like VW, Yellow Strom and 3M. He has been studying commercial

directing at the renowned Filmakademie Baden-W?rttemberg since 2010.

Felix Faisst

Felix Faisst was born in Villingen-Schwenningen in 1988. He studied at the Eberhard Karls

University of T?bingen, where he completed a B.Sc. in Business and Economic

Administration and M.Sc. in General Management. During his studies he produced numerous

films which won several prizes. After graduating he worked for a film and television production

company in Munich. In October 2011 he joined the Filmakademie Baden-W?rttemberg to

study film production, where he received the VFF scholarship in 2013 and 2014.

About the Filmakademie Baden-W?rttemberg

The Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg was founded in 1991 as a non-profit limited liability

company. Today, it is one of the most renowned international film schools. The project-

oriented curriculum triggers learning by doing during all the different stages of a film and

television production and thus makes studying at the Filmakademie a unique experience.

More than 300 highly qualified experts from the film and media business instruct the students

and take care of their projects. Beside that, the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg

established its own Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction and

enhanced the international appeal by the introduction of the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris.

For more information please contact:

H?lo?se Hooton

Tel: +31 6 2900 6895

Email: [email protected]


Maximilian Niemann - Idea, Script & Director

Felix Faisst - Producer

Jonas Kirchner - Interactive Media Producer

David Brenner & Philipp Mooren - UI/UX & interactive Art Direction

Christopher McKissick - Director of Photography

Tonia Hochsieder - Production Design

Fabian Gustus - Editor

Jascha Viehl - Sound Design

Daniel Brenner - Film Music

Kamil Cholewi?ski, Zbigniew Czarnecki - Technical Leads, UNIT9

Karol Altamirano - Lead Developer, UNIT9

Michal Przyszczypkowski, Marek Sklodowski - Development, UNIT9

Sandra Popescu - Project Management, UNIT9

Piero Frescobaldi - Creative Partner, UNIT9