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Update #16

Our first 1.1 update is now out!

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Hello everyone!

You didn't think we were going to take it easy after the game was released, did you?...

Zombies, Run! v1.1

The first free update to Zombies, Run! (and of course, ZR Advance) landed today, bringing a whole host of highly-requested improvements and bugfixes including:

  • 9 extra missions
  • Playlist shuffle
  • Run logs
  • Better volume controls
  • Switch between miles and km
  • Better playlist views and performance
  • Improved handling of audio notifications

You can get the update just by going to the App Store app on your device. And there’s plenty more coming in future updates, including:

  • Even more missions
  • Zombie chases for accelerometer users
  • Sharing runs via Facebook
  • and yet more improvements

Further down the line we also have the Beginner 5k and Interval Training packs that you will get for free, since you’re one of our beloved Kickstarter backers! And there’s a lot more in store, but we don’t want you to get too excited about them quite yet, so more details will have to wait for now...

The Merchandise

All backers in North America should have received their T-shirts by now, and we have also shipped all posters worldwide via airmail (it’s more expensive, but we know we’re late, so we’re trying to make up for it!). 

As for the rest-of-world T-shirts, we just received them at our office and we’ll also be shipping those out via airmail next week. Again, sorry about the delay, but you will get them soon!

How’s the Android version coming?

We’re still on schedule for May/June. Not much more to report than that, but it’s coming along solidly. When it launches, it will come with 23 story missions (unlike v1.0 of the iOS app, which only came with 13 missions), but to begin with, it won't have all the features of the latest version of Zombies, Run! It's not an ideal situation, so we'll be putting more resources and people on this, but it takes time for us to scale up.

Zombies, Run! in the News

Along with the thousands of blogs and tweets - all of which we have read and appreciate a lot (well, the good ones, at least) - we’ve had some brilliant press in places like:

Also, there are some great blogs and communities forming around the game. Two of the best have to be:

  • Reddit’s r/runner5 - lots of great discussion and tips on how to play the game there, plus we often drop in and answer questions
  • http://fuckyeahzombiesrun.tumblr.com - for all your playlist, fanfic, and gameplay needs!
  • Robin "Asaryn" Parkins did a great Zombies, Run! drawing - check it out!

And of course, we’re always answering messages on Twitter at @zombiesrungame and addressing support queries sent to support@zombiesrungame.com, along with comments posted here on Kickstarter.

That's all - for the moment...

We have plenty more Zombies, Run! things we've been keeping under wraps lately, but we're hoping to reveal them to you in the next few weeks. 

So, sit tight, stay safe and keep well,

Six to Start and Naomi Alderman

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      Creator Patty on April 4, 2012

      Excited about now how I have a new shirt to go running in! Mine just arrived today (Australia) with my poster arriving sometime last week. Woo! Now just to wait til June/July so I can start fleeing zombies too! Cheers guys.

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      Creator Patricia King Hayes on March 22, 2012

      Love the new additions, good job guys! Can't wait to go out and do the new missions.

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      Creator Sofia Brycock on March 22, 2012

      OK - thanks for clarifying :)

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      Creator Six to Start and Naomi Alderman on March 22, 2012

      Sofia: Sorry, that's a mistake on our part - we meant just $45 backers.

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      Creator Sofia Brycock on March 22, 2012

      OK - so I am confused - I though it was only $45+ backers getting a t-shirt, now it is saying ALL backers? eh?

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      Creator Emma Dinkelspiel on March 22, 2012

      Thank you for the speed and quality of all you do! I'm thrilled to play through the new missions and I'm SO thrilled to be able to hear the pickups.

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      Creator Six to Start and Naomi Alderman on March 22, 2012

      Nicholas: Sorry - we stated right from the start that Android would come in Spring.
      Troels: You can already listen to podcasts, providing that you've put them in a playlist in the Music app. It'll interrupt every 6 minutes or so with story.

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      Creator Troels Smit on March 22, 2012

      Need an option to listen to podcasts/audiobooks while running please.

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      Creator Vithar on March 22, 2012

      Android being so far behind, for shame.

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