Frequently Asked Questions
For the $350 pledge, we create a non-player character with the name of your choosing (which can be your own name) that appears in *everyone's* game.
Your NPC will have a prominent role in the story as one of the Runners, e.g. "We've just had a report from Runner 3, [insert your name] - he's been down to the military base..." We'll also create a dossier for your character (with your input) that will be readable within the game and also on a fictional website for everyone to see. So pretty much everyone who plays the game will know who you are!
And of course, you get your name in the Survivor's Register, a copy of the game (plus extras), the chance to have your best 'zombie groan' in the game, a T-shirt, poster, a location in the game named after you, *and* the Runner's Field Guide!Last updated:
Zombies, Run! will require an iPhone or iPod Touch with iOS 5 installed, meaning we’ll support the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and upcoming iPhone 5; and the 3rd generation and 4th generation iPod Touch. You can check out the exact compatibility at the bottom of this page: http://www.apple.com/ios/ios5/features.html#more
We’re sorry if you have an older phone, but iOS 5 just lets us make this game faster and better.Last updated:
Due to popular demand, we've decided to commit to making an Android app for May 2012 (three months after the launch of the iPhone version). We know how annoying it is to have to wait for apps to be released after iPhone, so we'll do everything we can to keep the gap as short as possible, but we're only a small team so please be patient with us!
So to be clear, any pledge at $10 or above will receive an Android app.Last updated:
The game will have some swearing, and unsurprisingly it’ll be a bit scary at times. If it were a movie, it’d probably be rated PG-13. It is a game about zombies, after all.Last updated:
Not in the launch version, but we’re very keen to add team support so you can play with friends.Last updated:
You can play Zombies, Run! anywhere; running across hills, along the beach, on a treadmill. It doesn’t even need GPS reception, since we fall back to the phone’s accelerometer if we can’t get location data. You could probably even play it while cycling, although it might sound a bit weird.Last updated:
You can learn about Six to Start from the bio on the right. Our lead game designer is Adrian Hon, a keen runner who’s used pretty much every running app out there to destruction. Alex Macmillan is our lead developer and expert sound producer, Matt Wieteska is our game designer and writer, and Estee Chan is our artist and graphic designer.
Naomi Alderman is the lead writer for Zombies, Run! She was the lead writer on Perplex City, and has worked on other games with Six to Start, the BBC, and Wieden+Kennedy. Naomi's written a Doctor Who novel, Borrowed Time, and writes about games and technology for The Guardian and elsewhere.
Oh, and she has this sideline in writing literary fiction novels and short stories, she’s published in 10 countries and recognised with awards in four of them. She can write, is basically what we’re saying. She doesn’t run much, but she likes a good long walk.Last updated:
Zombies, Run! works *anywhere* - the game doesn't really look at where you run, it just looks at how far and how long you run. That's why it works without GPS or on treadmills.
While we are exploring the possibility of doing some location-specific content, the game will still work perfectly fine anywhere on Earth!Last updated:
If you have pledged at the $45 or $85, you'll receive FREE surface mail shipping for your pledge which may take a few weeks - but you can optionally add $10 extra for faster airmail (just a few days). Pledges at $200 or above receive free airmail shipping.Last updated:
The trailer uses the following sound files from http://www.freesound.org:
door-up01 from pooleside
electricgaragedooropens, electricgaragedoorcloses from acclivity
37-distant-shot-rumble from erh
iwould from severaltimes
m240 from matt-g
warfare-gunshots-machine-gun-burst-001 from soundscalpel-com explosion2 from stevygos93
Music: "Think Fast" by Adam Grindley (http://soundcloud.com/bod-grindley)Last updated:
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