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Zombies, Run! The Board Game
Six to Start launches Zombies, Run! The Board Game on Kickstarter
Based on the hit smartphone fitness app with 3 million players, first ever board game with fully-voiced interactive audio narrative and real time, open world gameplay
Zombies, Run! The Board Game brings the thrilling drama and rich audio storytelling of the hit fitness app to the tabletop. Players navigate a persistent world infested with zombie hordes, striving to collect supplies, rescue survivors, save settlements, and find a cure. As players run across the map, they evade zombies in real time by building up chains of cards, while interacting with fully-voiced characters, thanks to the companion app.
With a built-in audio tutorial, the game is easy to learn in minutes – but defeating special zombies takes smart teamwork, and deciding who to trust and who to betray is fraught with danger. Every decision has consequences in the game’s persistent world. If you don’t come to the aid of a distant settlement in time, you’ll have one more zombie horde on your hands...
Lead Designer Matt Wieteska said, “We wanted to make a game that really reflected the heart of Zombies, Run!: the rhythm of running, the immersive audio, and the story rich with compelling characters and engrossing storylines.” Adrian Hon, CEO of Six to Start, said, “After two years of hard work, we’ve struck gold. Our game is fast, it’s weird and it has a great story at its heart. Just like Zombies, Run!”
The board game includes a stellar array of writers, with story by Matt Wieteska, and Naomi Alderman (Zombies, Run! co-creator, winner of the Orange Prize for New Writers) contributing writing. Guest writers include Joanne Harris (Chocolat, The Gospel of Loki), Rebecca Levene (Smiler’s Fair), and Andrea Philips (Revision).
Zombies, Run! The Board Game is for 2-4 players, ages 14+. Each play session is as quick as 30 minutes with an entire campaign lasting well over 10 hours. It will include approx. 1 A2 Map; 4 player sets with Character cards; 72 Zombie cards; 96 Opportunity cards; 18 Weapon cards; 18 Close Call cards; 5 Zombie Tracker cards; and an Instruction Booklet.
Zombies, Run! The Board Game is available to backers on Kickstarter until 20 October 2016 starting at $35, and for pre-order following the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign. The game is expected to ship worldwide in December 2017. Development was part-funded by the UK Games Fund. For more info, visit http://www.zombiesrunboardgame.com
About Six to Start - http://www.sixtostart.com
Six to Start is a London-based game developer specialising in storylike games and game-like stories. They’ve co-created Zombies, Run!, the world's bestselling smartphone fitness app with three million players, and The Walk, the first smartphone fitness game funded by the UK's Department of Health. Founded in 2007, the company has designed treasure hunts and games involving millions of players for the BBC, Muse, Microsoft, the British Museum, and Disney Imagineering, along with cutting-edge fiction for Penguin and Macmillan that's been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art.