I’m not sure anything could make me enjoy running. But if anything could, it would be this upcoming app.
ZOMBIES, RUN is an awesome app concept, currently trying to raise the necessary dough through crowdsource funding site Kickstarter. As of the writing of this article, the app has already received a little over $12,000 of the required $12.500 through 455 backers. The project has 26 days left to get the required funding – so I’m going to go out on a limb and say this one’s a go.
ZOMBIES, RUN mixes an interactive zombie game with your daily run. From the Kickstarter page –
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.
You receive orders and hear the story told through radio messages and voice recordings between your own custom playlists. Missions last around 20-30 minutes in real time and there’ll be over 30 unique missions in Season 1.
Basically, you plug in your headphones, and the game gives you directions and mission imperatives on the fly. You grab med supplies, weapons and help other people all while running from the horde.
Save little Timmy from the pack of zombies about to spill his (tasty) entrails? Or grab those extra shells for your shotgun. Hint: Timmy’s already a goner – go for the ammo.
The app also keeps track of your pace, distance, time and calories burned, in case you lost track of all that while trying to salvage what’s left of civilization.
Even though the app is close to full funding, extra money will not be wasted according to developers Six to Start. Overflow funds will be used to create more mission packs, web integration and multiplayer support.