The Zombies, Run! App
31 October, 2013 | In: The Training Room
Step 1; put on your running shoes, step 2; put on your headphones, step 3; step outside, step 4; start to briskly walk, jog or run. You will soon hear them….heavy breathing, deep groaning, moving closer and closer….zombies….they are everywhere! The only thing you can do is run for your life!!!
Zombies, Run is an ultra-immersive running game app, ready for Halloween. It is an audio adventure that works anywhere and at all speeds. Whether you are jogging inside on a treadmill, through a park, along the beach or walking through the forest you can become the hero of an epic story of humanity’s struggle for survival where your running REALLY matters, and there’s a deeper mystery to be uncovered as well.
Co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman, 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! “The only way to save yourself is to run for real” BBC News.
This app can be customised selecting your playlists before you start running. In between tracks the story unfolds through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings. Optional ‘Zombie Chases’ mode encourages interval training as you’ll need to increase your speed to escape the zombies at certain periods…interval training with a fun yet scary twist.
A player said, “Evaded all zombie mobs :-) One of my best sprints ever; this app works!”. Players can now register for free with the ZombieLink service to view and share runs online, complete with maps, full run history, and the ability to ‘play back’ zombie chases. This allows players to see how much faster they ran when the living dead were right on their tail! You can also sync your runs with Runkeeper.
CNN - “Turns exercise into a game - a terrifying, terrifying game.”
Happy Halloween from everyone at The Training Room!