Test your cardio skills for the impending zombie apocalypse with an amazing app, fusing geek and fitness to prep you for the doomsday ahead. Zombies, Run! was created by Six to Start and Naomi Alderman, novelist, journalist and game writer, in London, United Kingdom. Begin your training for the zombie world today, because it’s never too early to prepare with real world experiences when it’s your brains on the line.
This app is easy to use and manage, allowing the user to focus on the story and practice sessions. Start by accessing the first mission to be introduced to the zombie post-apocalyptic world that you will be running in.
Feel your motivation and excitement increase as helicopters, panicked radio transmissions, and moans and groans of hungry mobs fill your ears.
This isn’t just a bunch of noise in your ears, this is an entire script for each mission that you complete as you run. The only way you can complete your missions as the newly appointed Runner 5 is to run, collecting supplies to bring back to your base camp, rescuing other survivors, and avoiding and sprinting from zombies and unknown other foes.
The app consists of 30 missions and 40 runs and plays your own music, about one song between each segment of the missions. A voice will play over your music to let you know when you pick up a supply or when a mob of zombies is on your tail to remind you to sprint or lose your brains. When your mission is complete, return to your base camp and delegate the supplies to the buildings and areas to fortify your holdout, gaining you access to further missions.
This app is only going to get better too, with more missions, run logs, merging with RunKeeper in the future as well as progress and pace notification during the runs.
While the app does cost $7.99, the detail, zombie preparedness benefits and pure enjoyment for the fitness pursuing geek heavily outweigh the price. Currently, the app is available on the IPhone, IPod Touch and tweets so far indicate the Android version will be available in the spring, estimated around May/June time frame.
Having completed mission 1, and establishing myself as Runner 5, the day I bought the app, I was amazed that the run had been the best and the worst I had gone on for a long time because as fun as it was, I was hurting from the sprinting and more intense cardio of running from zombies.
So get on out there, and as Zombies, Run puts it, “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!”