What is my Weekly Progress and how do I fill up all 5 stars?

Your UtiliFIT Progress Stars are based upon 4 pillars of healthy living:

Exercise

Diet

Hourly Activity

Sleep/Lifestyle

Progress Stars reset at the beginning of each week, giving you a good snapshot of how healthy of a lifestyle you’re leading.

How to get the maximum 5 stars

To get the maximum 5 Progress stars you’ll need to make healthy choices across all 4 pillars of healthy living throughout the week. Note that you cannot fill up all of the stars in one day.

  1. Exercise: Meet or exceed the U.S. Department of Health’s minimum recommended 150 minutes moderate intensity exercise per week. Record this in UtiliFIT by using the UtiliFIT Tracker. Your steps will contribute to this category.
  2. Diet: Make healthy diet decisions and record them in the UtiliFIT Tracker.
  3. Hourly Activity: Avoid long stretches of inactivity by playing UtiliFIT Deskercise mini-games to complete hourly micro-physical challenges throughout the day.
  4. Sleep and Lifestyle: Get adequate sleep and take part in healthy lifestyle behaviors. Record these in the UtiliFIT Tracker.

How do I view the story?

The story will display automatically when you view the gameboard and your team’s steps have crossed certain thresholds to unlock new story sections. To re-view current or past chapters of the story, click on the STORY icon on the A Step Ahead: Zombies game board.

How do I enter my steps?

Steps must be entered every day of your A Step Ahead: Zombies challenge either by connecting and syncing a supported activity tracker, or by entering steps manually. Choose the method that is the best fit for you.

Sync a Pedometer to UtiliFIT

UtiliFIT will automatically import your steps from many of the most popular activity trackers, including devices from Fitbit, Misfit, Jawbone and Withings.

To connect a device:
1) Click on the CELL PHONE (SORI) icon on the A Step Ahead game board.

2) Click on MANAGE PEDOMETERS in the menu.


3) Click on ADD DEVICE.


4) Select your DEVICE TYPE from the dropdown, add a name for the device you’re adding (Ex. “My Fitbit”) and click SAVE when you’re done.


5) A new browser window or tab from your device’s manufacturer will open. Follow the on-screen prompts to grant UtiliFIT access to your device’s step data. When you get the following confirmation screen you’re good to go!


To Enter Your Steps Manually

1) Click on the CELL PHONE (SORI) icon on the A Step Ahead game board.


2) Click on ENTER MY STEPS in the menu.


3) You may opt to enter a manual step count, or enter the amount of time you spent walking or running to calculate a step total for the day. The latter is useful in a pinch if you forget your pedometer/step tracker. Simply click on the method of your choice and follow the on-screen prompts to enter your data.

What are all those flagpoles on the game board?

The flagpoles represent teams and show their positions on the game board. The RED flagpole represents your human team. The GREEN flagpole represents the Zombie Horde. WHITE flagpoles represent other human teams.

Click on any flagpole to view that team’s details.

What do the red hearts and the zombie claws mean, and how are they related?

The red hearts indicate human player health, and the zombie claws indicate Horde ferocity. Each goes from 0-5, with the Horde Ferocity indicating how much damage the Horde will do to humans it clashes with.

For example, if the Horde Ferocity is 3 claws, it will do 3 hearts of damage to any humans it clashes with.

Human Players

If you are playing as a human, your character health is represented by the hearts on the right side of the screen. Your health ranges from 0-5 hearts, as indicated by the number of hearts filled in red. You can recover/maintain your character health by tracking healthy diet and/or lifestyle activities in the UtiliFIT Tracker.

You can tell how much damage your character will take if your team clashes with the zombies by looking at the Horde’s Ferocity claws. You will take one heart of damage for each Ferocity claw that is filled in with green.

If your health reaches 0 you will become sick with the zombie virus and have 24 hours to avoid turning into a zombie by tracking healthy diet and/or lifestyle items in the UtiliFIT tracker to recover health. If the Horde’s Ferocity is maxed out at 5/5, you will also need to escape the Horde in order to avoid being turned into a zombie when sick.


Zombie Players

If you are playing as a zombie, the red hearts on the right side of the screen indicate the number of players with 0-5 hearts of health on the nearest human team. Increase the Horde’s ferocity by tracking exercise and/or playing UtiliFIT Deskercise games.

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What are the red and green meters on the game board?

The meters on the game board show clash strength. Clash strength determines who will win in a human vs. zombie clash, should any human team(s) end any given day in contact with the Zombie Horde.

Human Players

If you are playing as a human, the red meter indicates your team’s clash strength, and the green meter indicates the Zombie Horde’s clash strength. Track exercise in the UtiliFIT Tracker and/or play UtiliFIT Deskercise games to increase your team’s clash strength.


Zombie Players

If you are playing as a zombie, the red meter indicates the clash strength of the nearest human team, and the green meter indicates the Zombie Horde’s clash strength. Track exercise in the UtiliFIT Tracker and/or play UtiliFIT Deskercise games to increase the Horde’s clash strength.

How do the zombies score points?

1) Steps

The Zombie Horde is awarded 1 point for each step it takes based upon the average of the Horde’s participants. Non-participants are not averaged in. These points are accrued daily.


2) Converting Humans

The Zombie Horde receives 5,000 points for each human converted into a zombie. These points are accrued daily.


3) Safehouse Bonus

The Zombie Horde is awarded a 5,000 point bonus for reaching any given safehouse ahead of the human teams. This bonus is awarded once per chapter.


How do human teams score points?

1) Team Steps Average


Your team receives 1 point per step based upon the average of your team’s steps. This score is subject to the Team Survival Modifier (see more below). These points accrue daily.


2) Safehouse Bonus

Your team is awarded a 5,000 point bonus for being the first team to reach any given safehouse. This score is subject to the Team Survival Modifier (see more below). This bonus is awarded once per chapter.


3) Zombie Kill Bonus

Your 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.

4) Team Survival Modifier

The points that your team earns from both Steps and Safehouse Bonus are multiplied by the Team Survival Modifier, or the percentage of your starting team that is still human.

For example, if your team started with 10 members and you’ve lost 1 member to the Horde, the points your team earns from Steps and Safehouse Bonus will be multiplied by a Team Survival Modifier of 90%.

How do I check the score?

To check the score, click on the SCORE icon on the A Step Ahead: Zombies game board. On the scorecard, you can view a detailed breakdown of your team or other teams, as well as select time periods by day, chapter and episode.

Simply use the LEFT/RIGHT arrows on the scorecard to switch dates, teams, chapters etc.