Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Twelve Days of Halloween, Day Eleven: ZOMBIES, RUN!

It's the second to last day of the Twelve Days of Halloween! It's a grey blustery afternoon here in the Northwest. Yellow leaves are pressed against a slate grey sky and the ground is wet with our ever present yet often unseen precipitation.

It would be the perfect day to play ZOMBIES, RUN! and so that's my share for the day! It's a game in development Ryan told me about a few days ago during a car ride to Seattle. Imagine an interactive program for the Iphone/Ipod/Android device that makes jogging actually enjoyable.

The neighborhood never looked better.

The basic idea: you grab your jogging shoes and put in your earbuds while the game maps out your actual surroundings and places imaginary zombies to avoid, items to collect, and survivors to save. As you jog the zombies' moans get louder as you approach and you have to outrun them to survive! (Like I haven't pretended this before on a jog anyway, right?)

The best part? You chose your own playlist. That's right, you can create your own soundtrack to outracing zombies and saving the world. What songs will I choose? Uh, duh, the Deal Souls cover by Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough for starters! Maybe a splash of Dazzle by Siouxsie & the Banshees? Really, anything I can rock out and air punch invisible zombies to. Oh yes, I will be air punching invisible zombies. I'm bringing my A-Game to ZOMBIES, RUN. I'm going all out, I'm doing it for the kids. If this doesn't end with me being arrested for suspicion of being on PCP, then I will have failed you dear readers.

Sadly this game isn't out yet, but it is expected to come out sometime in the beginning of 2012. Only a few months, and then it's just me, my Ipod, and Bone Crusher's I Ain't Never Scared against the neighborhood!

We're grabbing that med kit, grabbing that med kit!


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  2. This awesomeness would almost (almost!) make jogging bearable :)

  3. I just discovered your artwork on Etsy today and am in LOVE! You are awesome :) And OMG, I would SOOO play this game. Now I'll be waiting on the edge of my seat for it to come out.

  4. Hooray! It's nice to meet you :) I'm so glad you like my artwork! And I too cannot wait for this game!!


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