• Publisher: Six to Start
  • Genre: Sports
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 407.6 MB
  • Version: 2.4
  • Price: $3.99
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App description: Autumn 50% off sale! (originally $7.99, now only $3.99) Join 700,000 runners in an epic adventure!

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. Youve 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
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. This app includes all 33 missions from Season 1 as well as the first 7 missions from Season 2 plus a further 57 missions are available for purchase!

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*!

VIEW YOUR RUNS ONLINE WITH ZOMBIELINK
Register with our free ZombieLink service to view and share your runs online, complete with maps, full run history, and the ability to play back zombie chases so you can see how much faster you ran when the living dead were right behind you! Plus you can sync your runs with Runkeeper and export them as GPX files.

SHARE RUNS WITH FRIENDS
With our new ZombieLink Social feature, you can keep tabs on how your friends are doing online, and also share your runs on Twitter and Facebook.

KEEP THE SURVIVORS ALIVE
You automatically collect items like medicine, batteries, and ammo while running - but when youre 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.

NOTES
- Requires iOS 6 or above. Works on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPod Touch 4th gen and 5th gen.
- Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- Accelerometer mode can dramatically decrease battery life.

Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/zombiesrungame
Sign up to our mailing list at http://www.zombiesrungame.com

justln's comments:


I wonder how well this works, $8 is pretty costly though.
03-02-2012, 05:47 PM
#11
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,239
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsrco View Post
As someone that runs 4-5 times a week, I more than likely only be using it as my fun run day once a week. It still feels a bit pricey. That and the fact that it does not keep track of any run data or record it.

I like to be able to see my times improving. Or to know if I am slowing down or speeding up off of my pace a bit. I would also like to be able to keep a record of the distance and time it took. This app just feels like an audio book with some creative ways to get me to sprint, which only ended up happening twice in a 3.5 mile run for about 20 seconds.

On a side note... it doesn't seem like it realistically keeps track of distance covered. I ran ran over the distance determined in the upper right and it still marked mission 1 as a 5k.
That's because it's still a narrative and a game that encourages and promotes a fun and unique run. It is not a running app with stat counters and all that hizzamajizzle.

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03-02-2012, 08:57 PM
#12
Would this work for bike riding??

03-03-2012, 12:53 AM
#13
Quote:
Originally Posted by aricall View Post
Would this work for bike riding??
It would work for a normal bike since it uses GPS. Otherwise if you're using a stationary bike, I would guess no.
03-03-2012, 02:29 AM
#14
I'll wait...

What blows me away is the huge list of features they say is going to be in the next update; stat tracking, run history, caloric burn, RunKeeper, etc. It just feels like it was rushed out before it included the things that a lot of people are obviously wishing for. At 8 bucks, even AFTER a huge Kickstarter campaign that netted them $70 grand, it's hard to make this a purchase priority.

I'm fine with spending cash on a title that the developer put an obvious amount of work into, especially if I know they were footing the bill during the development process. However these guys got funding, and released an overpriced app that isn't complete. If they drop the price or release the update containing the promised fixes, then I might think about it.

Until then, I'll just stick with my boring, zombie-free, Nike+ app.

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03-03-2012, 10:16 PM
#15




ZOMBIES, RUN!
is one of the nominees for
Touch Arcade Game of the Week
29/02/2012



Do you like to tie your shoes, put up your headphones, and take your first steps outside..... with zombies?

VOTE HERE

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03-04-2012, 07:36 AM
#16
Has anyone tried it on older-gen Touches? Sounds really cool but I only have a 2nd gen Touch.
03-04-2012, 08:06 AM
#17
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dann View Post
Has anyone tried it on older-gen Touches? Sounds really cool but I only have a 2nd gen Touch.
By the sound of the app it needs gps so it probably won't work on any version of iPod touch. Sucks as it sounds pretty cool but as an iPod owner I won't be getting it either.
I'll stick with my (android) mobile for tracking bike rides and runs as atleast my phone has gps.
03-04-2012, 08:28 AM
#18
Aw man finished mission 1 today after 2 runs, just started mission 2. Didn't run as much as I hoped.


Quote:
Originally Posted by oooooomonkey View Post
By the sound of the app it needs gps so it probably won't work on any version of iPod touch. Sucks as it sounds pretty cool but as an iPod owner I won't be getting it either.
I'll stick with my (android) mobile for tracking bike rides and runs as atleast my phone has gps.
It'll come to Android this Spring. (Whenever that is, my country doesn't have the 4 seasons. )
03-08-2012, 05:57 PM
#19
Quote:
Originally Posted by justln View Post
It would work for a normal bike since it uses GPS. Otherwise if you're using a stationary bike, I would guess no.
Yeah was talking about with a normal bike
03-28-2012, 12:58 PM
#20
App updated with new missions and improvements.

What's New in Version 1.1
- 9 new missions
- Run logs: keep track of distance and time
- Playlist shuffle mode
- Choose between miles and kilometres
- Game audio volume and notification preferences
- Improved performance for players with many playlists
- Improved audio for accelerometer users

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