You know how in every zombie or outbreak movie there’s a map showing a big red glowing splotch illustrating the spread of the virus?
Well, now you can make your own!
Cornell University graduates have created an online interactive map showing what a zombie outbreak would look like. It’s fun stuff like this that helps us understand how real outbreaks work.
You can control kill-to-bite ratio, zombie speed and number of steps. You then place your zombie in a populated area, grab some popcorn and watch the end of the world.
I had a little trouble getting the program to work with altered parameters. I also thought it would have been interesting to account for air travel, resulting in multiple outbreaks.
Make your own outbreak here.