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 http://www.fiveminutes.gs/.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
‘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
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.
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
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 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:
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