Do you need an extra nudge to start jogging? How about a zombie apocalypse? That’s the game plan in a new and adventurous iPhone app called Zombies, Run! You’re the main character in an exciting and gory post-apocalyptic scenario. Your helicopter crashes just outside a big city and you don’t remember what your mission was. The objective is to survive, avoiding the zombie attacks and the dangers along the way and discover why you are there and who has kickstarted the apocalypse. Along the way, you’ll burn thousands of calories and learn to fear the groans of the undead.
The game adds another dimension to an exercise routine. Whilst you’re on the go, the narrator will add new elements to the plot. A warning system will warn you that hoard of zombies are coming to attack you, and danger is around every corner. Players can experience 23 missions and it takes between 22 and 25 hours depending on the speed at which the tasks are completed and provisions are accumulated.
This project got financial backing thanks to Kickstarter, one of the major online crowdfunding platforms. They knew that the idea was going to be good when they collected much more money than expected. The team is already planning a second season, which will follow on the same story line. Get fit (and prepare for the end of time!) with Zombies, Run!
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