A Year of Artwork

Every year our amazing artist, Kascha Sweeny, creates hundreds of pieces of artwork for Zombies, Run!, New Adventures, and our Virtual Races. This year has been no exception! To give those the spotlight that they deserve, we’ve put together a retrospective of our favourite pieces of artwork from the last year.

December

Okay, it isn’t strictly this year, but Kascha’s gorgeous Hannukah artwork of Paula and Maxine always makes us feel warm! And we love the Twelve Days of Abelmas artwork, featuring some of our faves from Zombies, Run!

January

We love the sketchy and ominous style of our first teaser image for the Spring 2019 Virtual Race: Train to Oban.

February

We ran a competition to have custom character portraits drawn, and here are the results! Three of the Runners Five of Abel Township!

But Kascha isn’t only responsible for digital art. She’s also the designer of one of our favourite race medals!

March

Kascha’s fabulous leaflet for the New Oban Express, part of our Spring 2019 Virtual Race!

April

It’s all aboard the New Oban Express with this fantastic promo artwork featuring some truly terrifying zombies!

May

Kascha brings something truly horrifying to this Season 8 artwork! You can find more of her mission images in-app!

June

June saw the release of Track the Ripper, one of our New Adventures where you hunt down a killer, giving Kas to work on something a little different.

You always need someone to have your back, especially during the apocalypse!

July

I definitely wouldn’t want to run into any of these zombies, especially the one at the front that looks like its enjoying being undead just a bit too much!

August

August gave us our first sneak peek at the Halloween 2019 Virtual Race: Escape from Runaway Fairground!

It also brought us Kascha’s designs for our gorgeous Season 1 pack, featuring beautiful stickers, postcards, and a log book!

September

September was a busy month, starting off with the release of our New Adventure: Volcano Race! We love the simple, bold colours in this one.

A more serious tone this time, as Six to Start took part in the Global Strike for Climate. We believe that Climate Change is an existential threat to the world and humanity, and as a company we thought it was important to take part in these protests.

And the fabulous medal that Kascha designed for our Halloween 2019 Virtual Race!

October

Kascha put together this horrifying gaping maw for Escape from Runaway Fairground!

The race this year also included some of these gorgeous Tarot cards, featuring some of our favourite Zombies, Run! characters.

November

Our biggest sale ever required some new artwork, and Kascha delivered with this fantastic image of Sam Yao being menaced by the Black Friday hordes.

We have a lot of new content coming over the next year, with Season 9 of Zombies, Run! on the cards, as well as a host of New Adventures and our 10th Virtual Race, so keep an eye out for more of Kascha’s fabulous artwork!

You can find Kascha on Instagram

Abel Runner's Club is Levelling Up

We’ve got great news: subscribers to our Abel Runner’s Club in Zombies, Run! can now unlock full access to two additional games – Zombies, Run! 5K Training and The Walk. Even better, your subscription now works across iPhone and Android, so if you switch platforms, there’s no need to subscribe again. And you get this all at no extra cost.

We know it can be a big commitment to subscribe and this is one of the ways we’re making the Abel Runner’s Club even more valuable. Internally, we call it the “unified subscription” and we’ve been working on it for months.

There’s a lot of shared DNA across our three flagship games. They’re all designed, illustrated, and developed by the same talented people at Six to Start, and they’ve all been written by a team lead by the amazing Naomi Alderman. You’ll even hear a lot of familiar voices while playing!

So if you love Zombies, Run!, you can be sure you’ll have a blast on our 500 mile epic adventure in The Walk, and you’ll love hearing about Runner 5’s early days at Abel Township in Zombies, Run! 5K Training.

We can’t wait for you to try our whole family of apps. We want to make exercise fun and exciting for everyone, and expanding the Abel Runner’s Club is our way of making that happen for even more people.

How do I sync my subscription to ZombieLink?

  1. Open up Zombies, Run! on the phone you’re subscribed on.
  2. Sync to ZombieLink. This should happen automatically but you can manually sync by going to More > ZombieLink.
  3. Download ZR, ZR5K, or The Walk on iPhone or Android.
  4. Open the app and sign in to ZombieLink (you may need to go to More > ZombieLink).
  5. Everything in the app will magically unlock!

Which subscriptions does this work for?

It’ll work for any active subscriber to the Abel Runner’s Club, at any price. This includes legacy subscribers.

Wait, so there’s no price increase?

That’s right – we’re not changing the price of any subscription. Just make sure your subscription is active! It still costs just $34.99/year for new members to join the Abel Runner’s Club – that’s just 67 cents per week!

What about my Legacy status?

Unlike your subscription status, your Legacy status doesn’t currently synchronise via ZombieLink. However, if you subscribe to the Abel Runner’s Club using your Legacy discount, that subscription will sync.

I paid to unlock Zombies, Run! 5K Training or The Walk, do I get access to other apps now?

No, this only applies to Abel Runner’s Club subscribers. However, you will always have full access to the app on the platform you bought the unlock on.

Where can I download the games?

On iPhone:

On Android:

New Adventures: Dystopia Rising

For this month’s New Adventure, we’ve partnered with the Dystopia Rising LARP to give you three action-packed missions in their universe, unlockable today (and free for Abel Runner’s Club members)!

Generations ago, the Infection was released and spread across the world. Billions fell to the sickness, becoming ravenous zombies. Governments panicked and bombed cities and towns and countries, hoping to halt the spread of the Infection.

It was too late. Those that didn’t fall to the Infection, instead evolved, becoming something more than human. Now, these divergent Strains of humanity struggle to survive together among mutated beasts, raiders, and the ever-present zombies. Small pockets of civilization dot the irradiated wasteland as what is left of humanity tries to survive, and reclaim a portion of what was lost.

In this story, a ragtag band of mercenaries work together to help the New Reach Caravan travel across the dangerous wastes to establish a new town. However, there may be more to fear in the wilderness than just zombies. Will they survive their journey? Or will they succumb to the dangers around them? Join them as a rookie mercenary! Fight against zombies, confront raiders, and deal with everything the wasteland has to throw at you.

Dystopia Rising was originally created by Michael Pucci and Ashley Zdeb, and has expanded to include tabletop roleplay books, LARP, and other media. Hundreds have delved into this post-apocalyptic world, and now you can join in! This New Adventure was written by Catie Griffin from Most Improbable with punch up and graphic design done by Michael Pucci, also from Most Improbable. 

Cast List:

  • Eight Ball: Will Green
  • Mia: Eleanor Rushton
  • Bridge: Nesba Crenshaw
  • Arc: Rosalyn Mitchell
  • Riptire: Andrew Futaishi
  • M.I Agent: Tom Syms
  • Injured Mercenary: Phil Nightingale
  • Hardy: Thom Tuck

We hope you enjoy this adventure as much as we enjoyed creating it!