Our Amazing New Statistics and Personal Bests

In the next few days, we’re rolling out our 7.2 update on iPhone and Android, and it comes with one big new feature: all-new Statistics including Personal Bests!

We’ve completely redesigned our Statistics feature, making it easier and faster to use than ever. You can view your distance, time, pace, calories, supplies, and zombie chases for every week, month and year that you’ve played Zombies, Run! 

And then there’s Personal Bests – the most requested feature from our fans! We’re calculating your best 1K, 1 mile, 5K, 10K, half-marathon and marathon distances, not only for your new runs but all your historical runs. Yes, that’s the sound of our servers number-crunching their way through millions of runs on ZombieLink!

That’s not all! We’ve added a new Progress section, so you can see your journey through all seven Seasons of Zombies, Run!, plus our Virtual Races:

Statistics are available for all Pro Members, and for the first time, we’re offering a preview of your current month’s stats to all users!

Our 7.2 update doesn’t stop there. On both iPhone and Android, we’ve included several important bug fixes and performance improvements, and on iPhone we’ve included:

  • Improved VoiceOver accessibility across the app
  • Improved Calorie calculation (it was way too low before)
  • Race mission list now shows progress indicators against each mission

We have plenty more we’re excited to show you in the coming months, so stay safe out there, Runner 5!

Run Log: London Virtual Race Meetup

This Saturday, Runners from around the UK gathered in London, coming together to run this year’s halloween Virtual Race as one big happy Abel family. Don’t they look grand in their matching Tomorrow Island race shirts? 

They were joined by the voice of Sam Yao himself – Philip Nightingale – who sent the Runners off with the traditional cry of “Raise the Gates!”, and bestowed them with their medals at the end. 

If you’re yet to join the race, you have just a few days left to secure your entry! Head over to the store now to make sure you don’t miss out on your exclusive race shirt, awesome finisher’s medal, and our most exciting race mission yet

Final Missions of Season 7 – M39 & M40 Released

No time to lose – grab a hold of this week’s missions, the last of the season, Come Together and The End.

You can download these right now from the ‘Missions’ tab. If you’re a Pro Member, you can download and play both missions immediately. Otherwise, you can use your free weekly unlock to play either one.

It’s been a terrifying season, full of twists, turns and thrills, and we hoped you’ve enjoyed it! As always, please let us know what you think of these missions, and Season 7 as a whole, here or on Twitter (@zombiesrungame).

Hey Siri, Raise the Gates!

That’s right – in our latest 7.1 iPhone update, you can now use Siri to start your next Zombies, Run! mission and specify just how long or far you’d like to run.

What’s cooler than that? Oh, how about creating a custom Siri Shortcut so you can say “Hey Siri, Raise the Gates!” to kick off your next adventure?

You can create Siri Shortcuts for lots of different mission types: just look for the Add to Siri button in the Run Complete screen, or go to your phone’s Settings > Siri & Search > All Shortcuts. This works on all phones running iOS 12+!

Using Siri isn’t just fun and fast, it’s really important for people who have difficulty using touchscreens. That’s why we’ve also improved VoiceOver and Screen Reader in 7.1, with descriptive labels for more elements and improved readout order.

Got a favourite moment of Jack and Eugene’s banter you want to revisit? Now you can, just by tapping the “Listen to XX Story Clips” in the mission details screen. We’ve expanded it from Story missions to include every Race, Radio, and Virtual Race mission, and it’s coming to iPhone and Android!

You want more? We got it!

New in 7.0.7 for Android

  • Redesigned Interval Training and Related Download screens
  • New offline license checking system
  • Louder zombie groans during chases
  • Clip playback and summaries for Race, Radio, and Virtual Races
  • Improved screen reader integration
  • Crash fixes, especially for Android 8+ 

New in 7.1 for iPhone

  • Redesigned Mission Category screen
  • Fixed the progress bar not updating on back-to-back missions
  • Improved handling of phone calls during missions
  • Clip playback and summaries for Race, Radio, and Virtual Races
  • Improved VoiceOver and Screen Reader integration
  • “Hey Siri, start a 7 kilometre mission in Zombies, Run!” now works
  • Siri Suggestions will help you start your next mission at the perfect time and place
  • Create Siri Shortcuts for your favourite run types

All these new features are free for everyone. Stay safe out there, Runner 5!

S7 M37 & M38 Released

There’s no escape from this week’s missions, Return to Sender and Only Have Eyes for You.

You can download these right now from the ‘Missions’ tab. If you’re a Pro Member, you can download and play both missions immediately. Otherwise, you can use your free weekly unlock to play either one.

As always, please let us know what you think!

S7 M35 & M36 Released

This is not a drill! This week’s new missions, What the World Needs Now and CONTROL, have docked.

You can download these right now from the ‘Missions’ tab. If you’re a Pro Member, you can download and play both missions immediately. Otherwise, you can use your free weekly unlock to play either one.

As always, please let us know what you think!

We’re Removing Some Non-Zombies, Run! Fitness Apps From Sale

In the six years since we first published Zombies, Run!, we at Six to Start have been at the cutting edge of fitness gaming. We’ve brought you zombie chases, EMP blasts, exosuit dogfights and many more memorable, motivating adventures.

Our pride in our work is at the heart of everything we do, and every app we’ve published represents thousands of hours of work from our talented team aimed at providing you with the best experiences we can imagine. But as your needs and our imaginations change, the time for some of these apps passes, which means we need to make difficult decisions about their future.  

With the ongoing changes to mobile devices, updates to their operating systems, and new trends in visual design, the work of maintaining our older apps demands more and more of our time. As many of these apps no longer match what people look for in a fitness game, their audiences have diminished, meaning it becomes more and more difficult for us to justify spending as much time as would be required to keep them up to date. 

We don’t believe it would be right to continue to make money on apps we are unable to keep up to date, and so we will be removing the following apps from sale on November 5th 2018:

  • 7 Minute Superhero Workout 
  • 7 Minute Motion Workout
  • Dungeon Runner
  • Step Buy Step

If you already own these apps, you will still be able to download them from your app store of choice after they have been removed from sale. Zombies, Run!, Zombies, Run! 5k Training, Racelink, The Walk and the Zombies, Run! Board Game app are all unaffected by these changes.

If you have any questions about these changes, please don’t hesitate to contact us: support at zombiesrungame.com

S7 M33 & M34 Released

We’ve managed to snuffle up two new missions for you this week – Mushaboom and We’ll Meet Again.

You can download these right now from the ‘Missions’ tab. If you’re a Pro Member, you can download and play both missions immediately. Otherwise, you can use your free weekly unlock to play either one.

As always, please let us know what you think!

S7 M31 & M32 Released

You know what they say – if you want to attract new missions, you have to be yourself. This week’s missions, Life In a Glasshouse and Trapped, are no different,

You can download these right now from the ‘Missions’ tab. If you’re a Pro Member, you can download and play both missions immediately. Otherwise, you can use your free weekly unlock to play either one.

As always, please let us know what you think!

S7 M29 & M30 Released

You’d bEdda be quick to download this week’s new missions! We’re bringing you Higher Ground and Thrown A Bone to brighten up your week’s running. 

You can download these right now from the ‘Missions’ tab. If you’re a Pro Member, you can download and play both missions immediately. Otherwise, you can use your free weekly unlock to play either one.

As always, please let us know what you think!