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Zombies? You Better Run

Many of us lack the motivation to get out of our desk chair and go for a run or maybe the idea of running bores you as a traceur. Six to Start recently released season four of Zombies, Run!, a game for iOS and Android that, wait for it,  combines zombies,  gaming, and running. The basics of the game are pretty simple. You select an episode, adjust a few settings, and go for a run.  You are one of the main characters in the story. The other characters interact with you, you go out on missions, collect supplies, and, most importantly, avoid zombies!

Zombies, Run! is now on season four.  If you’re a new player, you’ll want to start with season one, mission one. Many characters carry through all the seasons, and getting to know them and the history of the world is one of the joys of Zombies, Run! Before starting your mission, there are a couple of settings you’ll want to take care of.

Select your music. The game lets you choose one of your playlists, shuffling is optional.

Pick your tracking. You can choose how the game will track you. If you don’t pick a tracking method, you can’t enable zombie chases. GPS will be the most accurate and will also give you maps of where you went on your run. Obviously that will only work if you’re running outside.

Enable zombie chases. Decide if you want the zombies to chase you or not. While I highly recommend enabling zombie chases as often as possible to enhance the experience, there are times when you won’t want to. Because the zombie chases happen randomly and force you to speed up, if you are doing a very specific training routine you may want to skip the zombie chases now and again. You have the ability to change the difficulty and frequency of the chases.

If you're a traceur/traceuse looking for a mix up your warm ups, this could be it. Zombie motivation in 3, 2, 1...

Need some visuals? Here's a trailer:


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