Zombies, Run!

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

Get ready for the run of your life. Join 3 million runners on an epic adventure! 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! Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure, co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. Every run becomes a mission where you’re the hero, with our immersive audio drama putting you at the centre of your very own zombie adventure story. While you run to the perfect mix of heart-pumping audio drama and pulse-pounding songs from your own playlist, you’ll collect supplies to grow your base back home. BBC NEWS - “The only way to save yourself is to run for real.” WIRED - “In the style of Runkeeper, with an exciting undead twist.” LIFEHACKER - “A really cool way to get outside and exercise.” CNN - “Turns exercise into a game - a terrifying, terrifying game.” TIME - "Takes all the fun of a zombie game and funnels it into a fitness app." WHAT PLAYERS SAY: “Evaded all zombie mobs :-) One of my best sprints ever; this app works!” “This game will make you sweat. Perfect junction between game design and run tracker.” “Just tried @zombiesrungame and for the first time in my life I feel truly alive.” WALK, JOG, OR RUN ANYWHERE Zombies, Run! works anywhere and at any speed. You can jog in a park, run along a beach, or walk along a trail. It even works on treadmills! YOU ARE RUNNER 5 Hundreds of lives are counting on you. You’ve got to rebuild your base from a few shivering survivors into a fortified beacon of civilization by collecting critical supplies and avoiding roving zombie hordes. Can you save them and learn the truth about the zombie apocalypse? A WORLD OF STORIES You become the hero in an epic story of humanity’s struggle for survival where your running really matters, and there’s a deeper mystery to be uncovered as well. Play the first four missions for free and unlock one extra mission every week. UPGRADE TO PRO Unlock 240+ story missions for unlimited play, plus Interval Training and Airdrop Mode. YOUR OWN MIX Choose your own custom playlists: the story unfolds in between your tracks through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings. ZOMBIE CHASES Saving the world not exciting enough? When you hear zombies on your six, it’s time to speed up. Can you escape every mob or will you have to drop some of your hard-earned supplies to distract them? KEEP THE SURVIVORS ALIVE Every time you run, you’ll automatically collect vital supplies like medicine and ammo. Use supplies to build your very own post-apocalypse community. Do you strengthen your defences against the zombies or build a new farm? Share the results with your friends and find out who can make the brightest future for humanity. VIEW YOUR RUNS ONLINE Register on our free ZombieLink service to view and share your runs, maps and stats! SYNCS WORKOUTS AND WEIGHT WITH APPLE HEALTH! Pro Membership subscriptions for Zombies, Run! are $2.99/month or $19.99/year. Legacy Membership is $7.99/year. Subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes account after your confirmation of purchase. Your monthly subscription will automatically renew each month and be charged through your iTunes account, yearly subscriptions will automatically renew each year. Pro Membership renews at $2.99/month or $19.99/year, and Legacy Membership renews at $7.99/year, automatically unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. Cancellation of the current active subscription period is not allowed. Full terms and conditions and our privacy policy are at https://www.zombiesrungame.com/terms Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Version

5.0

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Yes

iOS Version

9.3.1

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

fully accessible, one slight issue after selecting the story missions option is that if you flick to the right from the back button directly after selecting the story missions option you immediately land on the first mission of season 1, rather than the buttons for selecting what season you want to play. If you then flick to the left from that first mission you then find the buttons for the various seasons. also on the radio screen the options for the different radio seasons are not identified as buttons but are read correctly by VoiceOver.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Developer's Twitter Username

@zombiesrungame

Recommendations

8 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Jen 4 years 9 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Ben Bloomgren on Monday, July 25, 2016

I've wanted to get back into this game, but I'm the Olympic champion of runners... for the three towed sloth! Anyway, what's the experience with elliptical machines with this app? Being that ellipticals' motion is more vertical than running, will the accelerometer see the steps as steps?

Submitted by Piotr Machacz on Monday, July 25, 2016

I think you should be OK. You can always go on a supply run if you just want to test how well things are working. If all else fails you can use the constant pace mode though that obviously won't be as interactive.

Submitted by Ken Downey on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It's getting pro worth it? What do you get besides unlimited access to the missions, instead of having to wait a week for each new mission to get unlocked?

Submitted by DPinWI on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I do the pro upgrade just so I have full access to all missions. For that, it's worth it to me. There is also a training mission section where you can set up your own stuff. I think it's for doing the high intensity and then low intensity training thing. I don't do that. Supply Drops are also a pro thing, I think. Here, you use your local map to set an end point, and run missions to it and back. I have tried that a while back, and did need sighted assistance, so I haven't done it since.

So, I upgrade simply for the instant gratification of full access, and to support the developers.

Submitted by alex wallis on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

the pro version doesn't give you instant access to all missions, it means you get access to all missions but you still have to wait for them to be published, I think if you don't have the pro version you don't get access to all missions, simple as that.

Submitted by Orinks on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I have really wanted to use other tracking modes, as with Constant Pace you could just chill and listen to music and you could still get a lot of missions done.
How do you guys use the app outside? Obviously I'm not gonna run with it, Mobility skills would be out the window, what with the music in my ears. i do like listening to music with this app.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Quick question, how do you set up auto sharing when a mission is done, and can I share a mission to facebook afterwords? Let's say if I don't have auto share turned on? Love the game by the way. I just completed my first mission.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, September 30, 2016

So, I checked out zombies link and I have to say the website kind of sucks in terms of accessibility. You cannot set your preferences as the items are all on one line, all of them being one big piece of text that can be clicked. I'm not happy with this. Over all the app though seems accessible, except I still dunno how to set up auto share if I wanted it.

Blessings and happy Friday

Submitted by Earle on Friday, October 7, 2016

Like the subject says, I'm having trouble getting started with Ombies Run. I just downloaded the app and when I run it, I see the following message. Only a few have survived
the zombie epidemicHow do I get passed th?I'm running iOS 10. Any advice would be appreciated.

Submitted by alex wallis on Friday, October 7, 2016

on that screen swipe to the left with 3 fingers this will move you through the messages, I do agree this screen needs a bit of work as does the part for navigating to the different seasons in story mode.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, October 7, 2016

Actually what I did was a pass through, then swipe to the left wiht 1. Quicker when swiping with 3 fingers for me, as I think that didn't work.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, October 7, 2016

I'm a bit confused about something. I want my music to be about 45 percent lower then my volume of the msision clips. The slider is very confusing. I tweeted @zpmbiesrungame but they have not responded. Help?

Submitted by Earle on Friday, October 7, 2016

Thanks to all of those who answered my question about Zombies Run. Normally I would have thought to try the 3 finger swipe. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Thanks again.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Well, I tried to figure this out and read the FAQ on this. I cannot customize work outs under that part of the missions thing. You are supposed to be able to do this but I cannot figure out how to do this with voiceover. I did email them so hopefully they get hold of me with some hints.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I just heard from zombies run regarding my questions on the work outs. They do say it is not ideal for voiceover users so will look into a change. I guess for now I'll do the missions. I'm not quite ready to do anything else. I want a challenge but not more than what I can handle.

Submitted by Imaginingstuff on Thursday, March 23, 2017

I cant' figureout how to delete old missions. Not run logs, just the audio that is eating all my memory.
Thanks,
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Submitted by hanif naufal h… on Monday, March 4, 2019

To anyone who asked about using the app when running outdoors, I recommend to sset the tracking mode to GPS.

Okay I've tried the game out runnin on a mini trampoline and I like the look of things so far. With the phone in my pocket and at least a guesstimation of my stride length it seems to be tracking me fine, but I do have some questions.

First, I assume that notifications work even when the phone is locked? since it'd be nice to know how I'm doing in terms of distance and time.

Second, what exactly do you get for pro membership? I like the idea of customising zombie chases, though as the first mission I ran I had chases off I need to try these and see how they work, but what else do you get? I certainly like the idea of more missions etc, though the 5k training running programs and the like probably are not what I'm looking for at the moment.

Then, one thing I did wonder, is could I use the supply drop missions whilst weight training? What I mean is, if I started the mission and listened to the intro, set the pace on constant, then did my weights and ended the run.
that would make routines a bit more fun and get me supplies for building up my base too.

Speaking of building up the base, I also wonder about those other adventures like volcano race and racing through the solar system etc. Do these work like the zombie missions, but with different stories? and do you get the same supplies and so on for them?

sorry for all the questions, any help much appreciatedd.

I think this is going to be a lot of fun.