This one is for all the gamers out there. A new iPhone app wants to get gamers off the couch and onto the pavement with the new game “Zombies, RUN!”
The game takes all the fun of a zombie game and funnels it into a fitness app where players take on the persona of “Runner 5,” whose task is to rebuild civilization by running around to collect supplies and avoid zombies. The app keeps you motivated as the story unfolds through 13 different audio missions — your goal is simple: keep running for your life.
So how does it work? It’s simple, no need for runners to look the app since “Zombies, RUN!” is all audio, and as runners listen to clues, commands and stories through their headphones the app records their distance, time, pace and calories burned during each mission. The app notifies users of their stats, and oncoming zombies, during each run and at the end of the mission you get to distribute all the supplies you gained.
“Zombies, RUN!” will be available for the iPhone and iPod touch on Feb. 27 and an Android version will be available in May. You can use the app outside or at the gym, so if the treadmill has become a bore, that zombie at your back might help get your pulse pumping again.
Ready, Set … RUN!
Would you use the app?