Building the ZAP Army
Happy Monday, gentle viewers!
That’s enough gentle.
Today is Zombie Apocalypse Preparation, so wipe that gentle right off your faces. It’s time to get badass.
This week I finally got into an awesome app called Zombies, Run! This is an amazing game that gets you to run — because something is chasing you. Complete missions, collect supplies, build your base — and all while making sure you stay away from the zombie hordes.
Thank you to the newly appointed ZAP Battlemaster, Anna Meade for her tireless recruiting for the ZAP Army. The more people we recruit, the more likely the human race will survive the zombie apocalypse. And we at ZAP rather like being alive.
As your Warrior General, my goal is to keep you updated on the latest tools for your Zombie Apocalypse Preparation so that you can strategise and formulate the best possible tactics for survival.
Today’s featured tool is the Zombies, Run! Game, which allows you to flee zombies in real time.
- Your own custom playlists (see my favourite playlist here!)
- Customised run duration
- Over 30 missions to complete
- Real-time communication with your base
- Warnings when zombies approach
- Calorie counter
- A story you’ll want to join
- A base to expand
Check out this awesome video to get an idea of how it works:
The only downside I see so far is the cost. It’s $7.99 for the app, which is rather expensive. I shelled it out, though, and from all the reviews I’ve read and/or watched, it’s worth it. I will report back.
That said, this is a fully immersive gameplay experience that does a whole lot of awesome things, including tracking your speed on runs (even going as far as to track the changes in your speed when you’re being chased!). There is also the promise of more missions, and they’ve dubbed the initial release of the story as Season One — which implies there will be MORE full seasons and that the story will expand indefinitely. I could be wrong, but $7.99 for all that seems like a bargain.
Be a ZAP Warrior
I have gotten a couple questions this week about how you “join” us over in the ZAP Army. Because we don’t have a website and/or forum (yet!), all you have to do is head over to Twitter and tweet your zombie apocalypse preparation at the #ZAP hashtag so we can cheer you on!
Be a ZAP Strategist
Also, if you have any particular skills in weaponry or survival (hunting, finding water, building fires, etc.), feel free to contact me if you are interested in doing a guest post for ZAP. By guest posting, you will automatically be promoted to ZAP Strategist.
I hope you’ll all check out Zombies, Run! It’s an awesome project that began on Kickstarter — and I love supporting stuff like that, even when there are no zombies.
So. Who’s with us?
- ZAP! The Zombie Apocalypse Preparation Fitness Programme (emmiemears.com)
- Weapon of Choice: Part One (emmiemears.com)
- Songs to Slay Zombies: ZAP Playlist (emmiemears.com)
- Water of Life: No, Not That Kind (emmiemears.com)
- A guide to the Zombie Apocalypse… From the Huff Post? (gunmartblog.com)
Posted on August 27, 2012, in CIS: Chance of Initial Survival, ZAP and tagged emmie mears, fitness, Kickstarter, Online Communities, Twitter, United States, ZAP, zombie, Zombie apocalypse, Zombie Apocalypse Preparation, zombies, Zombies Run!. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.