by: Six to Start • 13.9K
All who know me know that I'm a frustrated Z-film scriptwriter who channels his Z-frustration fiercely criticizing those Z-films he doesn't like and singing the praises of those which are worse but he likes better. By the way, I write now and then about z-stuff, to the point of wasting two AndroidZoom articles in it a time ago (here and there)
Of course, I have an AppsZoom alert with the word "zombie" written in caps, so every time a new z-whatever app is born I get an email at the end of the week with it. That's how I found Zombies, Run! And that's how I was scared when I saw it's sold for 7,50$ ($3.99 now). In addition, workout and me fell out months ago, so if zombiemaggedon were going to be tomorrow, I'd be considered slightly more than zombie breakfast.
However, I have always liked to have the role of the survivor who not only saves his life, but also helps other survivors and, thanks to the united skills of all the team -leaded by moi- create an oasis of life in the midst of an undead sea. By the way, the blonde amazon would fall in love with me and...well, you know the film. If not, ask Romero.
Zombies, Run is worth its price only if you need motivation. If you are an innate jogger (oxymoron) you won't need this app, save your bucks for your next trainers instead. Howsoever, if you want to run but your favorite sentence is "joggin' for jogging's sake is nonsense" here's your app. It doesn't matter if you are a man or a woman, the only required condition is that you are alive and are willing to continue that way.
Zombies, Run! comes with 30 workout routines, each one in the form of a mission. As you jog, you receive orders and listen to events happening around you. You get virtual items (as in a geocatching game) and, once you get home, you can spend them to improve your base. By "items" we also mean survivors or stuff. You can play your own music or choose it from some given tracks.
I don't know if the price and zombie combo are incentive enough to stop putting off your eternal New Year resolution. I love it, and I'd like there were more missions, because I don't know if I will continue jogging once I save mankind. Fortunately, missions are replayable. I'd also like that it wasn't an absolute battery drainer, but that's endemic of GPS based apps (in the end, if you were to go out into a z-infected city, you will make sure your device runs full of battery, won't you?). Don't forget your headphones and thank the developer when you win the next neighborhood race.
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by Peter , Appszoom
Mar 26, 2013
Get ready for the run of your life. Join 5 million runners on an epic adventure!
You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. You’ve barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan - they’re everywhere. Zombies. There’s 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. Every run becomes a mission where you’re the hero, with our immersive audio drama putting you at the centre of your very own zombie adventure story. While you run to the perfect mix of heart-pumping audio drama and pulse-pounding songs from your own playlist, you’ll collect supplies to grow your base back home.
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.”
TIME - "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
You become the hero in 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. Play the first four missions for free and unlock one extra mission every week.
UPGRADE TO PRO
Unlock 300+ story missions for unlimited play, plus Interval Training and Airdrop Mode.
YOUR OWN MIX
Choose your own custom playlists: the story unfolds in between your tracks through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings.
Saving the world not exciting enough? When you hear zombies on your six, it’s time to speed up. Can you escape every mob or will you drop some of your hard-earned supplies to distract them?
KEEP THE SURVIVORS ALIVE
Every run, you’ll automatically collect vital supplies like medicine and ammo. Use supplies to build your very own post-apocalypse community. Do you strengthen your defences against the zombies or build a new farm? Share the results with your friends and find out who can make the brightest future for humanity.
VIEW YOUR RUNS ONLINE
Register on our free ZombieLink service to view and share your runs, maps and stats!
SYNCS WITH APPLE HEALTH!
Pro Membership subscriptions for Zombies, Run! are $3.99/month or $24.99/year. Legacy Membership is $7.99/year. Subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes account after your confirmation of purchase. Your monthly subscription will automatically renew each month and be charged through your iTunes account, yearly subscriptions will automatically renew each year. Pro Membership renews at $3.99/month or $24.99/year, and Legacy Membership renews at $7.99/year, automatically unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. Cancellation of the current active subscription period is not allowed.
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life