April Community Round Up

Community Roundup: April 2015

Dead Friends by Aria Bacon

Dead Friends by Aria Bacon

It’s been a busy month in Zombies, Run! land: We’ve announced the release date for the All-New Zombies, Run! and Season Four, given you sneak peeks at new features, and shown off Shannon Ehrola’s absolutely incredible comics. But it’s not all about us. As usual, the ZR fandom has been hard at work creating amazing art, fantastic fics and just generally being wonderful. Here’s a roundup of all the best stuff from the past month. Check it out after the cut!

Art 

This has been a totally incredible month for fan art, so I’m going to roll right on with the highlights. Check out all this incredible work!

Hanging Man by Templeait

Hanging Man by Templeait

Gal Pals by Skin--Stars

Gal Pals by Skin–Stars

Valerie by madlyinlov3onda

Valerie by madlyinlov3onda

Sam / Five by sapphiregamgee

Sam / Five by sapphiregamgee

Runner Five by poetiskt

Runner Five by poetiskt

Marmite by revivificating

Marmite by revivificating

Writing 

With the launch of Season Four just around the corner, many of our fan-fiction writers have been looking back to the seasons-that-were and exploring some of the most exciting moments from missions past. Here are a few of my favourites. I’ve noted which pieces contain spoilers, so be careful if you’re not up to date. Give them a read!

First up, ZR Writer extraordinaire thischarmingand has some fun in this piece with something that happens nine times in Season Three. Spoilers for Season Three Radio

Next, soullessdaze is continuing their fantastic sequence of original-character-fiction. Spoiler Free!

It’s a question that gets asked often: “Why does Runner Five collect so many sports bras?”. Wonder no more, as straydog733 has provided the answer in this lovely piece. Spoiler Free!

Taking a look at some off-camera action from Season One, chimerafood has given us this excellent, harrowing piece about Sam and Alice Dempsey. Great stuff!

Finally sam yaos has written a fantastic poem all about the events of Season 3 Mission 46. You know what events we’re talking about. Spoilers for S3M46!

Other Fandom Things

Our final round-up section contains all the other interesting things I felt like including in the round-up, but didn’t quite fit in to the “Art” or “Writing” sections. Hence “Other Fandom Things”.

Here’s a really cool Runner Five cosplay from electricitytrick. I love this costume, and I think it’s complemented wonderfully by the photography – a great image!

Runner Five Cosplay by electricitytrick

Runner Five Cosplay by electricitytrick

The ever-hard-working Zalia has completed her latest round of curation for the Zombies, Run! delicious tag, which collects all the Zombies, Run! fan works from around the internet. You’re doing great work, Zalia, and the delicious tag is a vital resource for anyone who can’t get enough of the Abel Township crew!

Running can be hard work, as can surviving the apocalypse, which is why the brand-new Zombies, Run! positivity blog is a welcome resource for runners in need of some encouraging words. Great stuff!

Finally, sleepyempress has had a great idea for a community project: Draw Yourself as Runner Five Day!. We think this is a great idea and we can’t wait to see what you all come up with. As sleepyempress notes in the blogpost, this is open to everyone, no matter their level of artistic ability, so don’t worry if, like me, drawing isn’t your strong suit!

Phew! That’s a whole lot of great fan work to enjoy. If there’s anything you’d like to submit to next month’s community roundup, drop it in an email to matt at sixtostart dot com!

The All-New Zombies, Run! launches next Thursday!

It’s finally time. You’ve heard about the new features and the new interface, about our improvements to Season 1 and the Base Builder

Now it’s time to tell you the all-new Zombies, Run! is launching on Thursday May 14th and with it, the first missions of Season 4!

The new version of Zombies, Run! represents the biggest set of changes to the app since we first launched back in 2012; it looks better, works better and has a whole raft of brand-new features. This really is the best ever version of Zombies, Run! and we can’t wait for you all to get your hands on it.  

Get Tickets for our Wrap Party

To celebrate, we’ll be having our Season 4 wrap party in North London on Monday May 11th, and we’re giving away a handful of tickets to Zombies, Run! fans! 

We can’t provide travel to or from the venue, but if you can get yourself there and fancy coming along to celebrate the launch of Season 4 with us, email matt at sixtostart dot com. 

We’ll draw names out of a hat on Thursday May 7th and get in touch to let you know whether you’ve been successful, and where and when the party will be. We’re excited to see you!