Nerf Mission AppUpdate: Battle Holiday Zombies with the Nerf Zombie Strike Tactical App

Looks about time to release this…. news on the Nerf Zombie strike theme to upgrade your Nerf Mission app!

No mention of a droid version (this is all Apple/app store info) but I will have to follow up and see what they say. 

Williamsburg, Virginia – Hunter Research and Technology is pleased to announce a new Zombie Strike theme for the Nerf Mission App, developed in partnership with Hasbro. Featuring great artwork by UI designers at Manifest Digital, the Zombie Strike theme features a zombie-inspired heads up display, Zombie Strike blaster arsenal, and all new Zombie Strike missions. This update of the Nerf Mission app also include a special long range heads up display for the new Nerf Centurion MEGA blaster.

The Nerf Mission App works with the new Nerf N-Strike Elite Tactical Rail Mount Accessory and turns any rail-equipped Nerf blaster into a full battle cam with heads up display, compass, inclinometer, and rangefinder. The app lets users record photos and videos, track their arsenal, learn about hand signals used to communicate with a squad, and plan out different missions for multiplayer Nerf battles.

The Nerf Mission App is based on the Theodolite Augmented Reality Navigation app developed by Hunter Research and Technology. This game-changing app defined a new standard for augmented reality navigation when it debuted in 2009, and has been a #1 selling navigation app in iTunes stores around the world. Theodolite works as a heads up display with compass, GPS, map, zoom photo/movie camera, rangefinder, tracker, and two-axis inclinometer.

Theodolite is great for outdoor sports, hiking, boating, hunting, golf, sightseeing, photography, and navigation. The app is used in the field every day by surveyors, geologists, architects, engineers, military personnel, competitive sportsmen, and search and rescue workers. And in October, Apple featured Theodolite being used at the Great Wall of China during a special event.

The Nerf Mission App with Zombie Strike theme is available for free from the iTunes App Store, just in time to battle zombies during the holiday season. The app works with most iPhone and iPod touch devices running iOS 6.0 or later. The Nerf N-Strike Elite Tactical Rail Mount Accessory is for ages 8 and up, and sold separately. See Nerf online for more information and a list of retailers.

Theodolite is available on the iTunes App Store for a 50%-off 4-year anniversary sale price of $3.99 USD, and is the perfect holiday gift or purchase for outdoor enthusiasts, professionals, students, teachers, and high-tech gadget lovers (it’s also great for battling zombies). Theodolite runs on any camera-equipped iPhone or iPod touch. Theodolite HD runs on any camera-equipped iPad or iPad Mini. More information, including screenshots, is available on the Hunter Research and Technology website. Media professionals interested in reviewing Theodolite can request a promotional code to download the apps from iTunes at no cost.



NERF Mission App 1.1

Theodolite 3.2 iTunes Link (iPhone and iPod touch)

Theodolite HD 3.2 iTunes Link (iPad and iPad mini)

Hunter Research and Technology is run by Dr. Craig Hunter, a practicing engineer with over 20 years of experience in engineering and software development. Dr. Hunter received the 2004 NASA Software of the Year Award and a 2004 Apple Design Award (Best Scientific Computing Solution on Mac OS X) for his work in software development. He founded Hunter Research and Technology in 2008 to create innovative apps that leverage the advanced hardware and software capabilities of iOS devices and Macs. The company has numerous apps available on the iTunes App Store, and develops apps for a range of clients worldwide. Copyright (C) 2013 Hunter Research and Technology. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, iTunes, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and iPad mini are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Nerf, N-Strike Elite, Zombie Strike, Centurion, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro, Inc.

Nerf ProShop and Target Range: Images!

EDIT:  A far more comprehensive and informative piece (from an actual UK Nerf blogger) at My Last Dart!

Remember this article?

Thanks to the folks at Paragon, I have a couple of images to share!  I’ll update with more info, but don’t have that much time at the moment (remember, I do have a day job.)

I’m back!  Now I’m not too sure about how much I can say, but here’s the story so far:

  • No plans for this in the U.S. yet; only UK, Europe and South Africa.
  • 1st Nerf attraction of this sort opened up November 9, you can find it in Westfield Merry Hill.  Name of the thing is called “Quest”.  If you find pics, send’em!  Post on the Foam From Above Facebook page!
  • There will be any number of components; notably a Nerf-only toy store/Pro Shop, Shooting Range, and Arena (the arenas should start popping up around March 2013, again in the UK.
  • Definitely a “try before you buy” setup, and there is going to be something they’re doing to make visiting worth your while, and even more worth your while to keep coming back 🙂  Again, not sure what I can say about that at this point in time. 

The pics above show the shooting range (up to about 6 meters, about 20 feet).  No pics on what the arenas are going to look like, but I will say there are going to be a couple of versions, depending on what kind of location you’re in.

Either way, this is super exciting!  Official arenas, all-Nerf stores, target ranges, the works.  It just saddens me that much like the Stockade and Iron Man Firefly, this is going on overseas first.  Hopefully there’s a company out there willing to take this project on to bring it to the U.S., though maybe between having paintball and airsoft so readily available, maybe it was considered a tall order to start here?

Here’s the best part; all the material is official and Nerf-licensed, so if you’re looking for a true Nerf event/game, this is it.  I imagine it would only be Nerf products/ammo, but ultimately the quality of a dedicated field/play space just might outweigh the lack of modded blasters and other off-brand stuff, no?  The Nerf Dart Tag League seemed popular plenty, why not a store?  What’s to say a number of storefronts couldn’t band together in a proper Nerf League?  The potential seems strong here.  Nerf supporting the use of its brand in a competitive setting.  I remember countless posts on forums in the past about setting up a Nerf arena/proshop/whatever… and here we go.  It’s all set, and we just need to find it and hope it happens in our area.  Well played, Across the Pond.  Enjoy your jump on the U.S. in having this initiative there first.