My friends, I am proud to present to you my first new release since Bonding Ritual. As has been hinted at on this web site for months, this new release is not a novel, but instead, is a transmedia form of storytelling that makes you the protagonist in a story about someone running for his life!
The story is titled The Tetradome Run, and it is available as an in-app purchase through the Runtastic app. Watch the video below to learn more about what this is and how it works!
Here’s more information on The Tetradome Run, courtesy of a Q&A on the Runtastic blog.
Q: What is “The Tetradome Run” Story Run about?
A: The Tetradome Run is a series of three Runtastic Story Runs where you become a contestant who must run for your life in a giant arena where death is a spectator sport.
Q: Death? Is someone trying to kill me in these Story Runs?
A: Not someone so much as something. The Tetradome Run takes place in a universe where prisoners run from all sorts of terrible monsters in a spectacle put on for the amusement of the masses. When you put on your headphones and start these Story Runs, you become a prisoner in the Tetradome, and can expect to be chased.
Q: What kind of monsters will chase me?
A: In Episode 1, you will face three distinct challenges in the Tetradome. In the first challenge, you and other prisoners race to stay ahead of a pack of genetically enhanced wolves. In the second challenge, you run through a forest, where mysterious creatures lurk out in the distance. The third challenge has the most hideous monsters of all. You’ll have to listen, and run, to find out what they are.
Q: If I outrun these monsters, do I win The Tetradome Run?
A: Yes, but as you’ll find out in Episode 1, you’ve got more on your mind than simply winning. You aren’t just any contestant in this race. You are a contestant who is working with a group of rebels to accomplish something much greater than victory in the Tetradome.
Q: Are these Story Runs designed to make me do an interval training run, like the other story runs?
A: Yes. If you run to these stories, you will naturally complete a nearly 40-minute interval training run. Without even trying, you will find yourself running faster when the story gets more intense, and relaxing a bit when the story lets up. You’ll also find the narration giving you the encouragement you need to keep going at all the critical moments. When you’re most tired, the Story Run will act as a coach for you, telling you to dig deeper and find the energy to keep going. And if you make it to the end, the music and story will match your feeling of accomplishment.
Q: How do I begin?
A: Step one, of course, is to put the Runtastic app on your phone. Story Runs are available in both the free version of Runtastic and the PRO version. Once you bring up the Runtastic app, select the Story Running tab in your drawer, then download “The Tetradome Run”. When the audio starts playing in your headphones, you start running. The Runtastic app will do the rest for you.