June 2nd, 2012
Category: Health & Fitness
Updated: May 01, 2012
Size: 263 MB
Seller: Six to Start
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Zombies, Run! by Six to Start
DescriptionSUMMER SALE - 75% off this weekend only! Get it while the zombies are fresh!
You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. Youve barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan - theyre everywhere. Zombies. Theres only one thing you can do: Run!
Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure, co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. We deliver the story straight to your headphones through orders and voice recordings - and when you get back home, you use the supplies youve collected while running to build and grow your base.
BBC NEWS - The only way to save yourself is to run for real.
WIRED - In the style of Runkeeper, with an exciting undead twist.
LIFEHACKER - A really cool way to get outside and exercise.
CNN - Turns exercise into a game - a terrifying, terrifying game.
NPR - "It gets you moving!"
TIME.COM - "Takes all the fun of a zombie game and funnels it into a fitness app."
WHAT PLAYERS SAY:
Evaded all zombie mobs :-) One of my best sprints ever; this app works!
This game will make you sweat. Perfect junction between game design and run tracker.
Just tried @zombiesrungame and for the first time in my life I feel truly alive.
WALK, JOG, OR RUN ANYWHERE
Zombies, Run! works anywhere and at any speed. You can jog in a park, run along a beach, or walk along a trail. It even works on treadmills!
YOU ARE RUNNER 5
Hundreds of lives are counting on you. You've got to rebuild your base from a few shivering survivors into a fortified beacon of civilization by collecting critical supplies and avoiding roving zombie hordes. Can you save them and learn the truth about the zombie apocalypse?
A WORLD OF STORIES
With 30 missions and over 40 runs worth of gameplay, you become the hero in an epic story of humanitys struggle for survival where your running *really* matters - and theres a deeper mystery to be uncovered as well...
YOUR OWN MIX
Choose your own custom playlists before you start running: the story unfolds in between your tracks through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings.
INTERVAL TRAINING - WITH ZOMBIES
With our optional Zombie Chases mode, youll need to increase your speed and work up a sweat if you hear zombies on your tail. Thats right - weve made interval training *fun*!
KEEP THE SURVIVORS ALIVE
You automatically collect items like medicine, batteries, and ammo while running - but when you're back home, who needs them more: the soldiers or the doctors? Which buildings need extra defenses? Its up to you - and the bigger your base, the more missions you can play.
- Version 1.2 comes with 29 missions, with at least 1 more story mission to be released in an upcoming free update
- Requires iOS 5 or above. Works on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPod Touch 3rd gen and 4th gen.
- Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- Accelerometer mode can dramatically decrease battery life.
- If you backed us on Kickstarter or pre-ordered via our shop, please download the ZR Advance app instead.
- Yet more missions!
- and something pretty big...
Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/zombiesrungame
Sign up to our mailing list at http://www.zombiesrungame.com
What's New in Version 1.2.1- HOTFIX: Removes our test buttons from the run screen!
New in 1.2:
- 7 new "supply" missions
- Zombie chases for iPod Touch and accelerometer users! (experimental feature)
- Share your run on Facebook
- Better audio performance
- Long play mode for long-distance runners
Customer ReviewsBest.App.Ever. (5 stars)
If you're on the fence about buying this, let me help you out.
Do you like zombies? Of course you do.
Do you hate running? Perfect.
Do you love running? Hah, that works too.
Do you have 8 bucks?
No? NO? Uh, take a sandwich to work tomorrow. There, now you have 8 bucks.
No seriously. I can't stand running. I went on my first mission yesterday and somehow ran 4 freaken' miles. I almost threw up outrunning a particula
Fun app, but doesn't play well with Nike+ (3 stars)
I downloaded this because I run, and I love zombies. While it's a fun little app, I would caution against anyone who likes to closely track their running stats buying it, at least for now. For starters, the app currently doesn't record your run, beyond how long you've run. Curiously, it does use GPS to track your speed when being chased by a horde, but it neither records that speed, nor anything like your distance, route, or pace.
Great potential (5 stars)
Ok giving this 5 stars because I really really like the concept, but a few more things would make it golden. I'm just going to bullet point out a few ideas here. I'm a developer too, so if it never happens maybe I'll whip up a rough prototype, release it for free, just to explore the potentials
- record a map of my actual run coordinates like the Nike+ or other apps. I should be able to export my run logs and know how fast I was