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Game developers look to get you in-shape with Zombies, Run! app

Let’s face it, many of us need that extra bit of motivation when it comes to working out. Maybe it’s to fit into those new jeans, or maybe it’s because you have a wedding to go to? Regardless of the reason it isn’t always easy to get started or stay motivated. Well, that’s all about to change with Zombies, Run!, a unique little app set to be released early next year on the iPhone and Android.

What is Zombies, Run!, exactly, basically it’s a mix between a workout tape and a role-playing game. You’re a “runner” living in a dystopian future overrun by zombies. As you sprint,walk, or jog to your various destinations, you’ll hear a narrated story detailing this bleak world and what your missions are. Each time you run, you’ll be collecting supplies like ammo, medicine, and batteries for your base of human survivors. The more you run, the more supplies you will gather, which can be allocated to your home base, allowing it to grow.  The creators of Zombies, Run! even hint that your decisions could have life-or-death consequences for your fellow survivors.

With so many games requiring one to simply sit down and play, it’s refreshing to see developers looking to fuze fitness and fun. At least you’ll know when the zombie apocalypse does hit, you’ll be running like a gazelle from the brain-craving undead.