Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Zombies, Run!

Like many of you, I work out at least five days a week, but I also fight boredom. Severe, mind-numbing boredom.

To remedy that, there's a Kickstarter project titled ZOMBIES, RUN! Running game and audio adventure for iOS/Android, and it looks entirely fantastic. Here's a description from the webpage:
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.

Here's more:
You’re Runner 5. Hundreds of lives are counting on you. You've got to help your base rebuild from the ruins of civilization by collecting critical supplies while avoiding roving zombie hordes. Can you save them?

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.

Seriously, that is the coolest idea I've seen in a long time. And apparently, lots of other people agree--the project had a funding goal of $12,500, and they've already hit $21,915 with 25 days to go.

Maybe I can complete it on the unicycle.

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