Got this in my inbox of press releases today and it caught my eye, partially because of the name Michael Johnson and because it’s a kid’s app that focuses on a healthy lifestyle for children. Yes, it sounds a bit weird that gaming is supposed to promote healthiness, but this app is supposed to teach children the benefits of a proper diet and exercise and will hopefully get kids interested in running.
Check out the full press release for more detail as well as some screenshots of Michael Johnson’s Fun Run.
MICHAEL JOHNSON PUTS THE FUN INTO RUNNING WITH NEWS KIDS APP
Olympic champion Michael Johnson has fast food on the run with the forthcoming launch of his arcade-style mobile phone casual game.
Michael Johnson’s Fun Run promises frighteningly fast-paced action, fantastic foody facts and most importantly features the message that getting plenty of exercise and eating right can lead to a healthy lifestyle.
Join ‘The Fastest Man In The World’ on top of the podium by putting in a gold medal winning performance. Whilst your fingers are doing the sprinting with a series of challenging runs it’s your mind that’s doing the thinking, reinforcing the message that a poor diet slows you down whilst healthy alternatives can put you on the right track.
Michael Johnson’s Fun Run features fast sprints and long distance runs through a variety of challenging environments. Chase your target time and cross the finish line in front of a cheering crowd to see if you can claim bronze, silver or gold.
With personal bests and multi-player leaderboards, Michael Johnson’s Fun Run is the ultimate rush of fun-filled casual gaming.
Speaking about the app Michael Johnson said: “We need more children to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and excercise and a good diet are key to achieving this. Michael’s app will hopefully get kids interesting in running and also teach them about a balanced diet in a fun way.”
Michael Johnson’s Fun Run will be launched alongside his Motiv8 app at an exclusive event at the Regents Street Apple store on Wednesday 11th July at 2pm. Michael will be answering questions from fans and the media at a specially arranged Q&A session.
Michael Johnson’s Fun Run is priced at $0.99 in the United States and 69p in the United Kingdom and will be available on iTunes.