Thursday, May 8, 2014

Zombie Fun with Zombies, Run!

We’re both big fans of the zombie craze that’s been sweeping genre fiction. There’s so much that can be done with the idea, from traditional re-animated dead to more science-future twists like diseases that take self-control from living people and force them to crave human flesh.

When the productivity/fitness game Zombies, Run! first came out, Dianne was immediately on board. She was in the midst of a running kick and it seemed like the perfect motivational tool. Several years later, she’s still using it. And now that it’s available for Android, Anah has picked up a copy too.

Zombies, Run! is a story game. As you run – or walk, or bike – you unlock pieces of the story. You meet new characters and, as Runner Five, you also find out more about your own character’s history. For two professional storytellers like ourselves, this is perfect.

It’s currently Dianne’s favorite take on the zombie subgenre, simply because being chased by zombies is the best way she’s found to keep herself running.

Do you have any zombie favorites?

2 comments:

Sandy Wright said...

Now here IS the perfect motivation to get back into running! Thanks for the kick in the pants (so to speak).

Dianne Fox said...

My pleasure. I hope you enjoy the run!