Zombies, Run! for Android / iOS now FREE @ Google Play / iTunes App Store (was £2.99)
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Zombies, Run! for Android / iOS now FREE @ Google Play / iTunes App Store (was £2.99)

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Found 14th May 2015
Main link is to iOS Version
itunes.apple.com/gb/…run!/id503519713

Android: (The free-to-play version of Zombies, Run! will be out later on Thursday 14th May)
(Edit: OUT NOW!)
play.google.com/sto…ent

Window Phone: (It seems that the Windows Phone version will not be updated and will remain a paid app)
windowsphone.com/en-…8f0

Website: zombiesrungame.com/

Zombies, Run! goes freemium after 1m sales to attract hordes of new players

From today, Zombies, Run! is a free download, with its first four story missions included, and another mission playable for free every week.

More info here:
blog.zombiesrungame.com/pos…and
theguardian.com/tec…tch
http://digitalspy.co.uk/gam…tml
toucharcade.com/201…ay/

“We have a great hook: run away from zombies in the real world and get fit. But it’s not really easy to convey that on the App Store. What we really need to get people to do is just try it,” says Hon.
“Something like 15-20% of the players who have ever bought the app over the last three years are still playing it,” says Hon, who admits he wasn’t sure whether that was a good or bad thing until he met people in Silicon Valley who were impressed by the game’s retention rate.

Get ready for the run of your life. Join 1,000,000+ runners on an epic adventure!
You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. You’ve barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan - they’re everywhere. Zombies. There’s only one thing you can do: Run!
Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure, co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. Every run becomes a mission where you’re the hero, with our immersive audio drama putting you at the centre of your very own zombie adventure story. While you run to the perfect mix of heart-pumping audio drama and pulse-pounding songs from your own playlist, you’ll collect supplies to grow your base back home.

BBC NEWS - “The only way to save yourself is to run for real.”
WIRED - “In the style of Runkeeper, with an exciting undead twist.”
LIFEHACKER - “A really cool way to get outside and exercise.”
CNN - “Turns exercise into a game - a terrifying, terrifying game.”
TIME - "Takes all the fun of a zombie game and funnels it into a fitness app."

WHAT PLAYERS SAY:
“Evaded all zombie mobs :-) One of my best sprints ever; this app works!”
“This game will make you sweat. Perfect junction between game design and run tracker.”
“Just tried @zombiesrungame and for the first time in my life I feel truly alive.”

33 Comments

Original Poster

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doesn't seem to be free on playstore

thanks for the heads up. i shall patiently wait for the android version. this would be a great app to get me running, with fear.

Projectharrison

doesn't seem to be free on playstore



its says it becomes free later today

MrPerks

its says it becomes free later today

cool, thank you. heat added

Does anyone know how much data these things use up? E.g. over 5K?

Love this so much.

tim2727

Does anyone know how much data these things use up? E.g. over 5K?


You can download the missions over wifi, then data use is low to none.

badbunny42

You can download the missions over wifi, then data use is low to none.



Thanks for this.

cheers OP

Ouch, $19.99 Subscription fee a year to get all features of APP....Lol, they are kidding right?

Had a look at google play to download on my android phone (18.20pm) and it says £2.99....

Original Poster

tim2727

Does anyone know how much data these things use up? E.g. over 5K?


From the developers site:
You don’t need any kind of cellular data to play Zombies, Run! - and since GPS doesn’t require a data connection, you’ll still be able to track your runs as well! You might want to connect to wifi occasionally to sync your data with the web though.
(Post was from 2012 though, so not certain if information is accurate for newest version)

Dichdude

Ouch, $19.99 Subscription fee a year to get all features of APP....Lol, … Ouch, $19.99 Subscription fee a year to get all features of APP....Lol, they are kidding right?


Yes indeed, the Pro Membership costs £2.29 / $2.99 a month. Or you can choose to pay £14.99 / $19.99 a year for it.
Not a ridiculous amount I don't think if you are someone who makes good use of the app.
But otherwise for free you get the first four story missions, and can unlock a new mission for free every week. This will probably be enough for most users, to at least try out.

tebb

Had a look at google play to download on my android phone (18.20pm) and … Had a look at google play to download on my android phone (18.20pm) and it says £2.99....


New version should become available at some point today, the Play Store usually takes slightly longer than the App Store before the new updates show up.

Had my eye on this for when I'm walking the dog. Cheers op!

Existing players (which is pretty much all of you): Your support has kept … Existing players (which is pretty much all of you): Your support has kept us going for the past three years. Your season pass purchases, your love of our story and our characters, your feedback and wonderful words of support. You are the engine behind Zombies, Run! So we’re now giving you access to every single mission up to the end of Season 3 - plus Interval Training and Race Missions and all 150+ story missions. For free.



great ! already use and love this app but seasons 2 and 3 are £6ish EACH so never been tempted to get them, but if android's switch to freemium matches istores existing users get it for free ! game still seems to be £3 on play store - might be worth buying now as you seem to get all 3 current seasons with freemium but the season 4/premium sub is less than half the price.

love the sound of the changes too - improved base building, support for external music players, adjustable intervals between story clips and plenty of ways of tweaking zombie chases.

now in the 15th of may and still not free on android , perhaps american time ... will check in the morning

fahed2000

now in the 15th of may and still not free on android , perhaps american … now in the 15th of may and still not free on android , perhaps american time ... will check in the morning



Thanx for that heads up .. I did kinda wonder bout this too mind ..... lol. :-)

Still 2.99 on Android !

A bum steer maybe !

maxmix

Still not showing as free on google play store

Still £2.99 on Play.

Hasn't changed in 19 minutes!

Been waiting for this to drop for over a year now...

Freemium.... heart sank
Edited by: "darkstryder360" 15th May 2015

I had this on Amazon as a free app buy now it's disappeared?

not showing as free for me

Its a good product. Give it a go and enjoy running.

I tried it a while back and found it pretty dull, the zombies are barely mentioned and the fact that one of them sounds just like Ricky Gervais makes it seem more like an unfunny Gervais podcast.

I'm not sure how to download the scenarios using Wi-Fi, could somebody please post some instructions on how to do this? Thanks.

my zr3 hasn't updated, still locked out of most of s2 and 3's episodes and see none of the new interface. bit annoyed, seems the older app has been abandoned in lieu of the new freemium - guess i'll save progress to zombielink and install free version alongside and see if old data ports over (android, moto g lollipop)

tad disappointing this new direction doesn't seem to be compatible with the old but it's a great app and if i get it working i'll update this post.

edit - blog.zombiesrungame.com/pos…and

android users need to install new free app but if they had the paid version of the app before may they get everything a premium subscriber would get except all s4 missions.

Edited by: "format" 17th May 2015

dtc333

I'm not sure how to download the scenarios using Wi-Fi, could somebody … I'm not sure how to download the scenarios using Wi-Fi, could somebody please post some instructions on how to do this? Thanks.



i can only answer for old paid app (v.3) but topleft there is a menu button, you choose mode (e.g.story, airdrop) there then menu gives you the option of downloading audio before you play the mission.

Love ZR for the motivation it gives me to walk further to complete missions and get the radio chatter. I bought Seasons 1-3 when they came up at half price but will I retain free access if I upgrade or still have to subscribe?

HSC

Love ZR for the motivation it gives me to walk further to complete … Love ZR for the motivation it gives me to walk further to complete missions and get the radio chatter. I bought Seasons 1-3 when they came up at half price but will I retain free access if I upgrade or still have to subscribe?



from the above link i posted

Existing ‘Legacy’ PlayersWe’re now giving you unlimited access to every si … Existing ‘Legacy’ PlayersWe’re now giving you unlimited access to every single mission up to the end of Season 3 - plus Interval Training and Race Missions and all 150+ story missions. For free. Your support has kept us going for the past three years. Your season pass purchases, your love of our story and our characters, your feedback and wonderful words of support. You are the engine behind Zombies, Run!Even better, you can unlock one mission of Season 4 every week for free, or upgrade to Pro Membership for unlimited S4 access. Because you’ve supported us, Pro Membership costs only $7.99/year (it’s $19.99 for new players).Android users: You’ll need to download a new (free) app to get access to the new content - but otherwise everything else will be the same.



unfortunately my old Z!R3 app (which still works) shows older paid content as still locked as i never bought it (even with zombielink account linked to both apps). to unlock everything prior to s4 on new app you need to have old app installed then click menu > membership > restore membership. it'll update your old ZR (which it says to keep installed for some reason) but allow you to do any race/mission/etc.

Thank you
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