Adrian Hon announced he’ll be leaving mobile developer Six to Start in early 2024.
Hon, who founded the studio in 2006 with his brother Dan, revealed he’ll be taking a “long break”before returning to game development and book writing.
Six to Start is best known for its Android and iOS fitness game,Zombies, Run!. In the years since its release, it’s been a commercial success and spawned a spinoff app and spinoff board game. The game was also recently featured in the British Library’s exhibit for digital storytelling.
Earlier this year, it releasedMarvel Move,an adventure-themed title that pairs comic book audio adventures with running. Hon spoke to Game Developer ahead of its summer release, where he discussed how the game evolves on the formula established byZombies.
Looking back on his time at Six to Start, Hon remarked that the developer “chose to make games that help people get fit and stay healthy—games that people wouldn’t regret playing, games that we wouldn’t regret making. And I think we achieved that.”
Beyond Zombies, Run!,the developer also released fitness gamesThe Walkin 2021 andDustland Runnerthe following year. Separately, Hon wrote the sci-fi novel A History of the Future in 100 Objects and the gamification-focusedYou’ve Been Played: How Corporations, Governments, and Schools Use Games to Control Us All.