This is the coolest thing since self-check-out at the grocery store. It’s almost enough to make me want to exercise. Well, not really. But if you are the compulsive type who simply has to burn calories while accomplishing absolutely nothing of value other than burning calories (what kind of world thinks this is a good thing?), then this application is for you.
Zombies, Run! is a jogging/running exercise enhancement application available at the iTunes store. (Coming to Android soon.) Download the app, customize it with your own music playlist and then start running. The app includes a storyline that plays out while you run. (Stuff like, “I thought we cleared that sector! They’re coming your way, runner #5! Run!)
Then there is a whole interactive component in which you collect artifacts within the game realm (by hitting bench marks during your run) and then cash them in or pass them on within the game in order to grow your home station in size and take on new runner missions.
Basically it’s like a fantasy zombie apocalypse of your own devising that requires you to get off your fat keister to play. I realize it’s pathetic, but stuff like this will be the only way to save our nation from heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity.
The NFL has tried to implement their “Play 60” campaign in order to get kids active for one stinking hour a day. Frick. Running from zombies could take up like 18 hours of a 24 hour day. Sixty minutes will equal brain bake for the walking dead. Sheesh.
Still, I can’t decide if this is a good thing or not. While Zombies, Run! could prepare our population for the inevitable zombie apacolypse. It could also ensure that future zombies will be trim and lean, rather than fat and slow. Overall, it’s a toss up.