We had over 1600 replies to our Fitness Survey, so thanks to everyone who took part in that! We’ll be using the data to help design our upcoming games and decide what features, services and devices to develop in the future. We’ll be contacting one of you at random via email so that we can send you your Zombies, Run! prize.
An 2.5.1 update to Zombies, Run! on iOS has just gone live today, too. This will solve any crashing issues you might be experiencing after you installed Zombies, Run! version 2.5 recently. Sorry about that!
We’ve also just released a new 1.0.2 update to The Walk on iOS which greatly improves the app’s ability to track your walking, plus it fixes several bugs. So if you’ve noticed that the app has not been keeping up with your walks, install the update and give it a try. We have some updates coming for the Android version of The Walk soon, too!
The Zombies, Run! community continues to astound us. At Six to Start, we usually see it as our jobs to deliver goodies to Zombies, Run! fans, but you guys had to go and do one better. We received a care package from a group of you, containing all manner of thoughtful, creative fan-made Zombies, Run! gifts.
Look! See? Awesome miniature versions of your favourite Zombies, Run! characters made from modelling clay. And that’s just scratching the surface.
The entire company gathered round to watch the box being opened. And not just because it contained a large quantity of curly wurlys! From left to right, you can see community support / QA testers Lou Atherton and Brad Porter, lead writer Naomi Alderman, developers Jeremy Stevens, Babu Madhikarmi and Mo Ramezanpoor, writer Rebecca Levene, developer Alex Primavesi, your humble community manager Jem Alexander, director Matt Wieteska, office manager Sophie Baker and producer Georgina Hulland-Brown. Our CEO, Adrian Hon, is hiding behind the camera.
The curly wurlys went down especially well with the game’s lead writer, Naomi Alderman.
Community member Sarah McTavish (SarahRunsFromZombies), created an incredible doll of Runner 8, complete with a little meat cleaver attached to a little broomstick. She’s made from all natural materials and stuffed with wool sourced locally from the Toronto area of Canada. She’s amazingly soft and Naomi has already threatened to take her home to keep her.
Emma St. John (Crownleys) has produced a gorgeous piece of artwork displaying Sam Yao, Janine de Luca, Runner 8, Maxine Myers and Jack & Eugene. We’re looking forward to getting this framed and putting it up somewhere special in the office!
Lizz (collected-sports-bra), Emily (samyaoza-and-sportsbras) and Ana (thesassterreborn) have put together a CD of tracks produced by mixing Zombies, Run! clips with music. It’s called Zombies, Listen!, obviously. A very thoughtful gift that must’ve taken a while to put together!
Finally, Ciaran Roberts (Zalia Chimera) has put together a stunning book full of messages, stories and pieces of artwork by a variety of Zombies, Run! community members. Some really touching words and sentiments are contained within. We’ll treasure it always.
A huge thanks to everyone who collaborated on this incredibly kind gesture. We love it! We look forward to bringing you many more adventures and characters for you to fall in love with in the future.
Want to influence the development of future fitness games at Six to Start? By filling out the Six to Start fitness survey, you could help dictate features, device compatibility and more for upcoming games and updates!
All you have to do is head over to the survey page and fill it in. Shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes; it’s mostly multiple choice.
As an added incentive, if you include your email address in the survey (completely optional!) we’ll enter you into a prize draw to win a Zombies, Run! goodie bag.
Thanks very much for taking the time to fill in the survey! We really appreciate your feedback.
We’ve just added some great new features to the latest version of Zombies, Run! on iOS, which is now available on the App Store for updating. Take a look at some of the new features and improvements in Zombies, Run! 2.5:
Firstly, we’ve refined and improved the music player so that it seamlessly plays all the music in your library — even if they have DRM or are streamed via iTunes Match!
You can now also see a map of your surroundings during a Zombies, Run! mission. If you’re being tracked by GPS, your device will display the map of the area, along with the route that you’ve already run.
We’ve also improved the speech synthesis on iOS 7 devices — say goodbye to the old computer voice, and say hello to the super-clear Apple voices! Finally, missions will start faster than ever, and we’ve improved the general performance of the app and squashed a bunch of bugs.
Be sure to let us know what you think of the update. This is probably the last new major release until Zombies, Run! Season 3, which we’ll have more to reveal in the coming weeks…
Welcome to 2014! We’ve got a lot planned for the next twelve months – and beyond! That means plenty of updates and improvements to Zombies, Run! as well as The Walk, plus some exciting new projects we can’t wait to share with you.
We’ll have more to share with you soon, but in the meantime we wanted to wish you all a very happy new year! We hope you’re having fun with Zombies, Run! Maybe some of you are taking the new year as an opportunity to catch back up with the story? Perhaps you’ve resolved to do more running in the new year? Or to get back into an old exercise habit. Maybe you just want to lose a little Christmas weight that you put on over the holidays… Between Zombies, Run!, The Walk and Zombies, Run! 5k Training, we’ve got you covered!
So let us know how things are going with your Zombies, Run! adventure. We’re eager to hear from you.