I’m a zombie… how can I turn more humans into zombies?

There are two elements to turning humans into zombies: 1) Catching human teams and 2) doing enough damage to human team members to reduce their health to zero.


For number 1, take as many steps as possible to help increase the Horde’s speed.

For number 2, track exercise and/or play UtiliFIT Deskercise games to increase the Horde’s ferocity, which determines the amount of damage that is done to human teams when the Horde catches them.

How does my team earn bonus points for zombie kills?


Your (human) team can earn up to 2,500 bonus points each day for killing zombies. Kill zombies by tracking exercise in the UtiliFIT tracker and/or by playing UtiliFIT Deskercise games. Each individual team member can contribute to the daily Zombie Kill Bonus proportionately.

For example, on a 10 person team, each member can earn up to 250 points of the Zombie Kill Bonus for the team daily.

Along with earning your team bonus points for zombie kills, tracking exercise and playing UtiliFIT Deskercise games will increase your team’s clash strength, which helps your team fight off the Zombie Horde should you get caught.

Will tracking exercise/playing Deskercise Mini-games help my team fight off zombies?

Yes! Tracking exercise and playing UtiliFIT Deskercise mini-games increase your team’s Clash Strength, which determines who wins a clash between human teams and the Zombie Horde.

Read more on Human vs. Zombie clashes.

What’s the relationship between tracking exercise/Deskercise Mini-games and my team’s clash strength?


Clash strength is an attribute of both human teams and the Zombie Horde that’s determined by the amount of exercise tracked and UtiliFIT Deskercise games played. Clash strength is used to determine who wins if a human vs. zombie clash occurs.

A human vs. zombie clash outcome is determined by comparing the clash strength of the human team and the Zombie Horde. Whichever group has the greater clash strength will win the clash. If you look at the A Step Ahead: Zombies game board, simply compare the human team’s clash strength meter to the Zombie Horde clash strength meter to see who will win in a clash.

What’s the relationship between tracking exercise/Deskercise Mini-games and zombie kills?


Kill zombies by tracking exercise in the UtiliFIT Tracker and/or by playing UtiliFIT Deskercise games. Your team can earn up to 2,500 bonus points each day for killing zombies. Each individual team member can contribute to the daily Zombie Kill Bonus proportionately.

For example, on a 10 person team, each member can earn up to 250 points of the Zombie Kill Bonus for the team daily.

How can tracking diet make me human again if I turn into a zombie?

Tracking diet and/or lifestyle increases your health, even as a zombie. If you maintain full health (5 hearts) for 5 consecutive days you will fight off the zombie virus and return to your human team.


How to regain/maintain health

To regain or maintain the maximum health needed to return to your human team, track healthy Diet and/or Lifestyle items in the UtiliFIT Tracker.

How returning to your human team affects steps and scoring

Your steps and activity only benefit the team you’re currently on. If you switch sides, the steps and points you accrued while on the other side remain on that side, and any new steps and points you accrue are credited to your current team.

Will tracking diet make me more resistant to zombie contact?

Yes! As a human player, your character has a health rating, which is represented by the 5 hearts in the upper-right corner of the A Step Ahead: Zombies game board. The more health you have, the more damage you can sustain from the zombies without becoming sick and/or turning into a zombie.

Track diet and/or lifestyle items in the UtiliFIT Tracker to increase and/or recover health.

What’s the relationship between tracking diet and my avatar’s health?


Whether you are playing as a human or a zombie, you increase/recover your character’s health by tracking healthy diet and/or lifestyle activities in the UtiliFIT Tracker.

As a human player, tracking diet and/or lifestyle to recover health is crucial to survival if you get into contact with the Zombie Horde.

As a zombie player, tracking diet and/or lifestyle will grant your character a speed boost, and if you sustain maximum (5 hearts) of health for 5 consecutive days, you will turn back into a human and re-join your former human team.

Why do I need to enter my steps or sync my pedometer every day by a certain time?

A Step Ahead is a turn-based game, where each day of the challenge is a turn. Each night, the game engine runs and calculates all of the steps, tracking, combat, zombie conversions etc. for the previous day, concluding the day-long turn. There is a daily cutoff (specified for each individual group/company) after which steps/tracking will no longer count for the current day because the game engine has already finalized the previous day’s turn.

How do my steps impact my team?

Your individual steps impact your team in a number of ways, from movement to scoring. A Step Ahead is designed to be a team-based experience, and as such, it’s important to remember that it’s in your team’s best interest for all teammates to participate and contribute.

Team Movement

Your team’s movement across the game board is determined by the average of your team’s steps. As an individual, your steps are averaged in with your teammates’ steps, so encouraging your teammates to perform is as important as your own performance.

Team Scoring: Steps

Like movement, your the points your team earns for steps are awarded based upon the average of your team’s steps.

Team Scoring: Safehouse Bonus

A point bonus is awarded to the team that reaches any given chapter safehouse first. Again, because your team’s movement is based upon the average of the your team members’ steps, your steps contribute toward your team being able to claim any chapter’s safehouse bonus.