ZOMBIES, RUN! Running game & audio adventure for iOS/Android

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ZOMBIES, RUN! Running game & audio adventure for iOS/Android

Post by Sckitzo » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:41 pm

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About this project

UPDATE: Due to popular demand and many emails we've decided we will be creating an Android version for May 2012 (potentially earlier). Any pledges at $10 or above will receive the Android app!

You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first few steps outside. You’ve barely covered a hundred yards when you hear them. They must be close.

You can hear every gutteral breath, every rattling groan - they’re everywhere. Zombies. There’s only one thing you can do: Run!

Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive game for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android where you help rebuild civilisation after a zombie apocalypse. By going out and running in the real world, you can collect medicine, ammo, batteries, and spare parts that you can use to build up and expand your base - all while getting orders, clues, and story through your headphones.
I'm going to snag this for sure.

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Post by duodecima » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:48 pm

$h@!. Does getting an iPod touch count as preps if I use this to get in shape for the zpaw? I hate running but for this I might have to give up my dumb phone or upgrade my beaten up little shuffle. :?
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Post by Sckitzo » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:57 pm

I'm not sure if their releasing it for iPhones or not.

Droid's are actually really damn useful though, their expensive, but I know mines worth it.

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Post by Last Knight » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:59 pm

Hells, yeah. Just heard about this on another forum, pretty pumped for it.

It's supposed to work for iPhone, Android's an afterthought. :)

Here's hoping it'll work even without cell signal... I do most of my running on the treadmill on the ship.
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Post by Deenie7 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:48 am

Bumping this old thread in case people were interested but forgot:
Not only is it available for iPhone/iPod Touch, it's also out on Android and Windows Phones. It can work using GPS or built-in accelerometer. Today the version 1.4 iOS update came out with various improvements, including more Radio Abel - for those who keep walking/running after the mission is done, your "headset" gets switched over to a couple of Abel Township DJs who wisecrack and otherwise keep you company. Edit: Also the option to start with Radio Mode right away, which is nice for when you finish all the story missions and want more to tide you over until Season 2 of the missions.

Also, Season 1 is complete and Season 2 is currently in development but with no word on when it'll be released.

In my opinion? Totally worth $8, and I'm not even a runner (I walk the missions). The voice acting, characters, and storyline makes it worthwhile, and even the strongest among us might find that during a couple of the missions, you might suddenly get a little dirt in your eye or have a bit of an allergy attack (if you know what I mean).

Plus hey, zombie attack modes for great zom-avoiding practice!

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Post by MrBomb » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:34 am

Thanks for digging this thread up, wish I got it a long time ago, its going to make my bike ride around campus much more interesting

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Post by Deenie7 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:58 am

I swear I'm not a shill... They just announced that through Monday, all versions of the game are on sale for $2.99. Sorry if my praise got anyone to pay full price early! (I did it too!)

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Post by Sckitzo » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:11 pm

Deenie7 wrote:I swear I'm not a shill... They just announced that through Monday, all versions of the game are on sale for $2.99. Sorry if my praise got anyone to pay full price early! (I did it too!)
So glad I procrastinate :clap:

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Post by Sckitzo » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:18 pm

Ok, this thing is fracking awesome.

Seriously, if you have a smart phone, get this now while its on sale, your cardiovascular system will thank you AND be amused!

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Post by warlock4u » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:28 pm

Still does not work with accelerometer in android. Until that happens, its a no-go for me :(
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Post by Sckitzo » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:31 pm

WTH is that? Something for treadmill use?

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Post by Deenie7 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:11 pm

Yeah, or if you had an iPod Touch with no 3G.

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Post by Sckitzo » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:44 pm

Ahh yeah, I read that in their dev notes, sounds like they are working on it at least.

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Post by madmaaak » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:16 am

Seriously cool app. Story and individual missions really motivate you to continue running. Zombie chase sequences are excellent cardiovascular training. Not to mention the tid bits like radio Abel that offer some true immersion. This is the app that actually got me thinking about disaster/zombie prep. Definitely worth the $8.

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Post by Tribunal Power » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:49 am

Yeah, after seeing this thread I decided to buy the app. I recently started running myself, and thought it could help keep me in the habit. I was right. This app is a lot of fun and it gives going out for a run a stronger sense of motivation, for those of us who need more of it. You want to go out and run so you can hear the next mission, and you have to keep running until you finish it!

I've had Apple and Droid products for a while, and this is honestly the very first app I've ever paid for. If you're cheap like me, $8 might seem kinda steep for an app, but I paid it, and I don't regret it. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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Post by hamrad » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:39 am

just downloaded this yesterday so finally about to go try it out.
heard nothing but good things about it so my expectations are high (not sure if that's necessarily a good thing).
i'm deployed to a foreign country, aka no cell service so we'll have to see how accurate the ipod accelerometer turns out to be.

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Post by Last Knight » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:14 am

So, what kinda playlists are you guys listening to for this? I figure it should be kinda "themed," seeing how it's the end of the world and all. Some of the things I'm loading up for when I get home:

*It's the end of the world as we know it, REM (although I really like the Great Big Sea cover)
*Gimme Shelter, The Rolling Stones
*War Pigs, Black Sabbath
*Running Up That Hill, Placebo (covering Kate Bush)
*(Don't Fear) The Reaper, Blue Oyster Cult
*Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen

And so on, and so forth. Anybody else got suggestions? :)
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Post by MrBomb » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:37 am

Edit: haha found out how to add my songs :awesome:

Other than that, I love this app :clap:

I always seem to find a hoard when I am coming to a cross walk i need to stop at or at the bottom of a steep hill(while riding a bike) and always have to drop an item to distract those little bastards :gonk: , and those funny scenes always seem to come when I am passing a group of people and I just start laughing to myself and they look at me like an idiot :lol:

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Post by hamrad » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:17 am

MrBomb wrote:I always seem to find a hoard when I am coming to a cross walk i need to stop at or at the bottom of a steep hill(while riding a bike) and always have to drop an item to distract those little bastards :gonk: , and those funny scenes always seem to come when I am passing a group of people and I just start laughing to myself and they look at me like an idiot :lol:
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Post by Deenie7 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:21 pm

Promoting them again (I love the storyline so much) - Zombies, Run! now has a new 5K training edition, separate from the original app. Again it'll cost you at least a few bucks, but it promises more character development and story.

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Post by Drunkengunner » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:11 pm

I freaking love this app! With headphones in, I get totally immersed and I find myself talking to the characters in the game sometimes. And of course, the zombies always start chasing me whenever I am about to go up a hill.
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Gunner (my 4 year old): "Bad guys."
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Post by pascalywood » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:22 pm

This looks interesting, I might get it and start running/ ruck marching outside again, thanks!

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Post by Deenie7 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:01 pm

They've announced a Zombies, Run! 2 due out in spring for both iOS and Android. Teaser trailer:

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ZOMBIES, RUN! Running game & audio adventure for iOS/Android

Post by Valpo Hawkeye » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:15 pm

'Bout time! I've run all these missions several times. Fun app! Glad they've added distance call outs and shuffle for your music.

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