Happy Halloween! We’ve got our third and final spooky mission ready and waiting for you to download right now. Wai chu xiao xin is written by the lead writer of Zombies, Run!, Naomi Alderman. Sam Yao joins Runner 5 for a run in this mission. It’s an informative, educational chat about zombie myths in other cultures, with absolutely no scary, unsettling events of any kind taking place. No siree.
You can find this new Zombies, Run! episode at the bottom of the Season Two missions list, where you can download it at no additional charge. We hope you’ve had fun with these Halloween missions. We certainly had a great time putting them together!
Season Pass Plus: Now $3.99
Race Missions: Now $0.99
Season Pass: Now $1.99
Sidequests: Now $2.99
The Halloween celebrations don’t end with new free missions: we’re also slashing the price of Season Passes and Season One Race Missions. This is the perfect time to jump in and get the most out of Zombies, Run!
The Season Pass Plus gives you access to 60 additional missions — over 30 hours of extra running time! At only $3.99, that’s just shy of $0.07 per mission. We could try comparing that to a cup of coffee or a movie, but there’s simply nothing on this planet that is a better deal than that!
Meanwhile, the Race Missions, which are now $0.99, require you to run set distances. Two sets of 5km, 10km and 20km missions fill out some of the Season One backstory and give you a first glimpse at life in New Canton. The 20km missions in particular are like taking part in an epic, movie-length episode!
You can buy Season Passes and Race Missions directly from the Store tab in the app — they’ll be on sale until Tuesday 5th November!
Time for the second of our three special Halloween missions! Horseplay is written by ex-fan writer turned actual Zombies, Run! writer Andrea Klassen. Running zombies are one thing, but a zombie on horseback? Now that’s scary.
You can find this new Zombies, Run! episode at the bottom of the Season Two missions list, where you can download it at no additional charge. We’ll have one more final mission to deliver to you tomorrow, so check back then!
The first of our special free Halloween Zombies, Run! missions is now available. Penned by Hugo and Nebula award nominee Emma Bull, Living Dead Girl is a story about Jack and Eugene’s quest for a legendary song that may be more than it seems…
You can find this new Zombies, Run! episode at the bottom of the Season Two missions list, where you can download at no additional charge. Keep an eye out for two more Halloween missions coming this week!
Last week, we were thrilled to announce a special gift for our players: three new missions for Halloween! We won’t be charging for these missions, and – like The Simpsons ‘Treehouse of Horror’ they take place completely outside our usual timeline.
Horseplay is written by ZR-fan-turned-ZR-writer Andrea Klassen.
Wai chu xiao xin is written by ZR lead writer and co-creator Naomi Alderman.
And we’re especially delighted that Living Dead Girl has been guest-written by Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-nominated author Emma Bull. Emma’s been a fan of the game for a while and we’re huge fans of her work so it’s an honour to have her on the ZR team for some Halloween fun.
We hope you enjoy these missions – and remember, stay safe out there.
Just because Zombies, Run! Season 2 has concluded doesn’t mean we aren’t adding new features and content — we’ve just updated the app with a whole new game mode!
Airdrop mode is a free update to Zombies, Run! on both iPhone and Android which allows you to set your own real-world running destination. Simply select a nearby drop-point (in the real world) for the supply package, and go pick it up! We’ll fill in the story for you as you go, so it’ll feel like a completely new set of missions.
Airdrop dynamically creates a mission for you based on your distance from the airdrop site and updates the story and distance notifications in real time. If you’re feeling daring, you can set yourself a return journey, too.
You can access Airdrop mode through the Missions screen – it’s in the same place that the Season 1, Season 2, Race Missions, Supply Missions, etc, are.
Airdrop mode takes place during the first half of Season 2 of the game, so, if you’ve not finished Season 1 yet, we recommend doing that before delving into this new game mode.
We hope you enjoy this free new update and, as always, be sure to let us know what you think!
And of course, we still have our special Halloween missions coming next week…!
We wanted to do something a little bit special to celebrate Halloween this year, so we’ve created 3 free Halloween missions for Zombies, Run!
Because Zombies, Run! already contains a lot of zombies and other scary things, we had to think outside the box in order to come up with these new Halloween missions. As a result, they’re super daft and very fun.
You’ll notice that these missions are separate from the canon and, as a result, can be played by anyone regardless of where you are in the story. Think of them as the Treehouse of Horror of Zombies, Run! The… Sports Bra of Terror? Don’t worry, we’ll think up something catchier than that…
There are 3 Halloween missions in total and we will be releasing them, one a day, in the run-up Halloweek (see what we did there?). We’ll have more spooky info on these as we approach that ominous day, so keep scarily checking the blog. With fear.
If you’ve been catching up with our weekly mission releases, then you’re all set for the epic finale. Which is good, because it’s out right now!
Thanks so much for following along with the story. We’ve really enjoyed watching your reactions to the various twists and turns over the last six months.
That’s half a year in which we released 40 new story missions and 20 new side missions, we updated the app with a whole new ‘living’ base builder, an achievement system, social features, re-added supply missions, improved radio mode… the list goes on!
It’s been the support of the community that has made it possible for us to continue pushing the boundaries of Zombies, Run! The game is barely recognisable to what it was when we first launched and we can’t wait to see what you make of the finale…
We’re thinking of doing another Q&A with the writing team at some point soon, so if that sounds like something you’d be interested in, let us know and send your questions (to firstname.lastname@example.org)!
And don’t worry: Zombies, Run! will be back for a third season in 2014! Lately we’ve been hard at work writing and recording for our new game, The Walk — which we know you’ll love! — but we have a lot in store for Zombies, Run! Season 3… Plus we’ve got some exciting updates to bring you in run-up to Season 3, so keep an eye out on our blog and Twitter.
As always, be sure let us know what you think of the latest episodes. Stay safe out there!