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Chased By Zombies

by Dan Hinckley » on Jan 17, 2012 6

If you had to run to save your life would you be able to? How long would you be able to go?  Could you keep going if those chasing you never got tired?  Think you could survive like Rick Grimmes from the Walking Dead?

There is no better way to know for sure than to practice!  An iPhone and Android app is being developed that will allow you to do just that, practice running from those hoping to destroy you… Zombies!

Zombies, Run! is a game based in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled world where you are a runner for a safe-house. Your goal is to complete missions that have you running various distances to find supplies, find food, save individuals, and build up your safe-house to protect other non-zombies staying with you.

While you’re out completing missions you face countless numbers of Zombies that try to track you down and chase you. I get they feeling that, in many cases, you may run like you’ve never run before.

Zombies, Run! Creators

The idea behind the game comes from Six to Start and Naomi Alderman and should be released early this year. Six to Start and Naomi were able to raise funding for this great game through Kickstarter where they offered a number of different packages to those contributing funds to app creation efforts. They received over $72k after setting an initial goal of $12k for the creation fo the game and marketing materials. The idea is obviously a hit.

How Zombies, Run! Will Work

Zombies, Run! is designed to make it easy for you to participate without changing much of your traditional running efforts. You won’t need to look at the screen while you go, you won’t need to change your running routes, all you’ll need to do is to run. Audio and story telling will be the major aspect of the game while you’re running.

As you reach different distances you’ll receive rewards and items that you’ll be able to use to build up and protect your safe-house. This will make interacting with the touch screen something you do before and after your runs, similar to what you do with other running apps.

Zombies, Run! looks like a great game. I personally can’t wait to check it out.

Be sure to check out and follow my board of “Training Material for the Zombie Apocalypse” over on Pinterest.

Do you think you’re fast enough to run from Zombies?

Submitted Comments

  1. Jenn says:

    This looks like a lot of fun, I’ll definitely buy it when it comes out!

  2. Vryce says:

    This is AWESOME!!! If they follow through with the RunKeeper integration I’m going to be picking this up. I love the idea. We need for apps like this.

  3. Dan says:

    Yes, RunKeeper integration would be awesome.. Logging how well you run away from Zombies.. and sharing with your friends!

  4. Alden says:

    so ready for this.

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