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Adrian Hon

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Episode 1: Adrian Hon - Zombies, Run!

Health Points : Health Gamification

In the first Health Points episode we are joined by the Founder and CEO of SixtoStart which delivers the award-winning story-based running app Zombies, Run! Adrian Hon talks about how creating a narrative is a powerful tool that can encourage more active behaviours and the role of gamification in creating healthy behaviours.  https://zombiesrungame.com/ https://www.sixtostart.com/


10 Jun 2021

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The Simple Games that Win with Adrian Hon of Zombies, Run! | Episode 146

Professor Game Podcast | Rob Alvarez Bucholska chats with gamification gurus, experts and practitioners about education

Adrian Hon is co-founder and CEO at Six to Start, creators of gamelike stories and story-like games including the world's bestselling smartphone fitness game, "Zombies, Run!" with four million players. Six to Start's clients have included Disney, the BBC, Channel 4, and Penguin, and the company has won multiple awards including Best of Show at SXSW. Adrian is author of A History of the Future in 100 Objects, has spoken at the flagship TED conference, the Long Now, Google, and Mozilla, and has written a column about technology for the Telegraph. He originally trained as a neuroscientist at Cambridge, UCSD, and Oxford.


10 Aug 2020

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Ep. 104: Encouraging Fitness For Gamers | ft. Adrian Hon

Games and Groceries

In this week's episode, we discuss the issues of racial inequality in our country, we then move to a lighter note of reviewing an indie film on Hulu called Disappearance at Clifton Hill, Sony losing a court ruling of refunds, the announcement of the Sega Game Gear Micro, the statements of the protests from different companies, and our big topic is a discussion of Encouraging Fitness for Gamers with our special guest, Adrian Hon! Time Stamps ⌛: 0:00 - Intro Talk 15:06 - ‘Disappearance at Clifton Hill’ Review 23:36 - Sony Loses Refund Court Case 28:40 - Sega Game Gear Micro 33:16 - Gaming Industry Pauses for Protests 42:00 - Encouraging Fitness for Gamers w/ Adrian Hon Daryl Davis Changes Minds: https://www.npr.org/2017/08/20/544861933/how-one-man-convinced-200-ku-klux-klan-members-to-give-up-their-robes Watch his Documentary 'Accidental Courtesy' on Prime Video Listen To What’s The Biz: https://open.spotify.com/show/3TtjvyQqqibjqPcynWjqkW Give Us A Review Over At Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/games-and-groceries-690975 Intro Animation Artwork by Visual Don https://instagram.com/visualdon Intro and Outro Music by Voltz Supreme www.voltzsupreme.com Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamingGroceries Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gamesandgroceries/ Website: https://gamesandgroceries.com/ Articles 📰: Sony Loses Refund Court Case: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-has-lost-a-court-case-over-declining-playstation-store-refunds/ Sega Game Gear Micro: https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/3/21278895/sega-game-gear-micro-games-list-price-magnifying-glass Gaming Industry Pauses for Protests: https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/george-floyd-gaming-industry/?itm_medium=topic&itm_source=5&itm_content=2x8&itm_term=2376943

1hr 31mins

8 Jun 2020

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Pixeldiskurs-Podcast #160 – Fit dank Zombies (mit Adrian Hon)


Unterstützt uns auf steadyhq.com/pixeldiskurs! Als eines der beliebtesten Exergames war Zombies, Run! seiner Zeit beachtlich voraus. Wir selbst haben mehrfach über den Titel gesprochen. Diesmal wollen wir die Gelegenheit nutzen, um sowohl über die Ästhetik des Zombies als auch über Fitness-Spiele zu sprechen. Als Gast haben wir den CEO von sixtostart, Adrian Hon, eingeladen, um über Zombies, Run! zu sprechen. Außerdem geht es um Coin Master, den Sinkflug von ActivisionBlizzard und Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Inhalt: 00:00:00 - 00:19:1100:19:11 - 00:50:1300:50:13 - 01:24:43 Shownotes: Böhmermann fordert Verbot von Coin Master – Behörde reagiert tatsächlich (Cortyn) zur Debatte um den Terroranschlag in Halle:Nach Anschlag in Halle: Bundesinnenminister möchte die Gamerszene beobachten und erntet Kritik (Maik Seidl) Hat Gaming ein „Nazi-Problem“? (Rainer Sigl) Anschlag in Halle: „Gefährlich, Gamer unter Generalverdacht zu stellen“ (Thomas Vitzthum im Interview mit Dorothee Bär) Horst Seehofer will nach Halle jetzt Gamer überwachen – damit hat er recht (Tarek Barkouni) Spieleentwickler über Rechtsextremismus. „Weniger über Überwachung reden“ (Jörg Friedrich) Blizzard Gives 6-Month Ban To College Team That Held Up 'Free Hong Kong' Sign (Heather Alexandra) Blizzard postpones event in Taiwan amid Hong Kong protests (Nicole Carpenter) Riot's 7 new games are a declaration of war against Blizzard (Steven Messner)

19 Oct 2019

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Episode 62: Adrian Hon


In Episode 62, Elizabeth and Flourish talk with Adrian Hon, co-founder and CEO of the independent game developer Six to Start and one of the creators of their most popular game, “Zombies, Run!” Topics covered include ARGs, moderating forums, POV in games, fan/creator interaction, accessibility in gaming, and more. Plus Flourish pitches him what will surely be the next big hit in fitness games, “Zombies, Lift!”


29 Nov 2017

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#2 Adrian Hon: Game Developer With 3+ Million Downloads

Wanna Be

Adrian is co-founder and CEO of Six to Start. He is best known as the co-creator of the international smash hit mobile app, “Zombies, Run!” Previously, Six to Start has worked with Disney, the BBC, Channel 4, and Penguin, and Six to Start has won multiple awards including Best of Show at SXSW. Adrian has also been a speaker at the main TED Conference. He is the author of A History of the Future in 100 Objects and writes a tech column for the Telegraph. He used to works at Cambridge, UCSD, and Oxford as a trained neuroscientist.Follow Adrian on TwitterIn Part 2 of this episode, Adrian discusses how he used Kickstarter to fund Zombies Run! Their goal was $12,500, and they raised over 73k.We also discuss the history of the future.The best business advice he’s ever received.And how to successfully build your team of developers with no programming knowledge. If you’re thinking about developing a game or an app stay tuned and even if you’re not there’s a lot of great insights on building and funding your projects. So be sure to subscribe.Don’t forget that the last episode of the month I’ll be joined by Brand and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa the Founder of Moyesa co. Every month we’ll answer your questions on branding, marketing, careers, freelancing and much more so if you have a question you can submit them under Ask Prisca on wannabepodcast.comWannabepodcast.com/ask-prisca. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


8 Nov 2017

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#1 Adrian Hon: A Creative CEO

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Meet Adrian Hon the CEO and Founder of Six to Start an incredible game development and entertainment agency. Adrian and author Naomi Alderman are the geniuses behind the highly successful running app Zombies Run! which has generated nearly 4 million downloads, over a quarter of a million monthly active users and tens of thousands of subscribers. Support This! four-part documentary series, Young, Gifted and Grinding which focuses on innovative black entrepreneurs in Britain who are carving out opportunities for themselves and turning their passion into profit. Watch the documentary on Ndrika.comGet the free 'Nine Long Reads To Spark Creativity' guide here.Don’t forget that the last episode of the month I’ll be joined by Brand and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa the Founder of Moyesa co. Every month we’ll answer your questions on branding, marketing, careers, freelancing and much more so if you have a problem you can submit them under Ask Prisca on wannabepodcast.com.Thank you to Efe the Sound Engineer on Wanna Be.If you’re looking for somewhere affordable in central London to record check out the shoutoutnetwork.co.ukArtwork: Angelika Scudmore- Find more of her work on Instagram @AngelikasillustrationAnd to Sarah Nwafor @EclecticSarah for the photography.Visit: Wannabepodcast.comFollow WB on TwitterFollow Imrie on Twitter and InstagramThanks! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


6 Nov 2017

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Adrian Hon: A History of the Future in 100 Objects

Long Now: Seminars About Long-term Thinking

Thinking about the future is so hard and so important that any trick to get some traction is a boon. Adrian Hon’s trick is to particularize. What thing would manifest a whole future trend the way museum objects manifest important past trends?Building on the pattern set by the British Museum’s great book, A History of the World in 100 Objects, Hon imagines 100 future objects that would illuminate transformative events in technology, politics, sports, justice, war, science, entertainment, religion, and exploration over the course of this century. The javelin that won victory for the last baseline human to compete successfully in the Paralympic Games for prosthetically enhanced athletes. The “Contrapuntal Hack” of 02031 that massively and consequentially altered computerized records so subtly that the changes were undetected. The empathy drug and targeted virus treatment that set off the Christian Consummation Movement.Adrian Hon is author of the new book, A History of the Future in 100 Objects, and CEO and founder of Six to Start, creators of the hugely successful smartphone fitness game “Zombies, Run!” His background is in neuroscience at Oxford and Cambridge.

1hr 21mins

17 Jul 2014

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Podcast: StoryForward, Episode 008 -- Adrian Hon, Jim Babb & Mur Lafferty

Updates, Interviews and More - J.C. Hutchins

Note: J.C.'s recent conversation with Shadowrun creator Jordan Weisman was re-broadcast at the StoryForward site as episode 007 of that show. This explains the "missing" 007 episode of StoryForward in J.C.'s podcast feed -- it was already published.In a special roundtable discussion, Mur Lafferty, Adrian Hon (Six to Start) and Jim Babb (Awkward Hug) join hosts J.C. Hutchins and Steve Peters as they talk about their recent Kickstarter campaigns.If you’re in the midst of, or thinking about, starting a Kickstarter campaign for your creative project, you won’t want to miss this episode. Best practices and great advice abound!Links mentioned in this episode: The Ugly Side of Kickstarter Download StoryForward, Episode 8


24 Apr 2012