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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I play it?

Click on the links to the right to download SafeHouse for iPhone and iPad or Android phones and tablets.  Or you can play it online on this very website.

SafeHouse is designed to run on iPhone 4 and iPad 2 and newer models, and on modern Android smartphones.  A broadband Internet connection is required for the web version.  The Fullscreen online version of the game is designed for fast PCs or laptops. If it is slow, please switch to the smaller version.

The game asked for my email address! Do I have to reply?

You can choose to skip it if you wish. SafeHouse’s funder, the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation, and is running a survey to ask players based in New Zealand what they think of the game and whether it changes your attitudes and habits around home safety.  An email will be sent to those who opted-in a few weeks later. Your email address and answers will only be used for the purposes of this survey and will not be shared with ACC or third-parties. International audiences are not being surveyed.

Is my data private? What are the Terms of Use and your Privacy Policy?

You can read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy here.  These apply to both this website and the app versions of SafeHouse.

I’m stuck! What should I do?

The goal of each level is to:

  • remove all the zombies. They emerge over time and you can see how many are left by looking at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  • remove all the hazards. Zombies and family members create them. Pick up mops, brushes and other tools to fix them – or risk leaving them around for the zombies to stumble upon.
  • repair all damage. This is optional, but you get a bonus for making your home beautiful again.
  • don’t get injured! Your family members can take a few falls, but too many and it’s terminal! At the end of a level you are rewarded with more stars if your family are uninjured.