Project Zomboid is an open-ended zombie-infested sandbox. It asks one simple question – how will you die? Whether surviving in Knox County free-roam or controlling Indie Stone mascot Baldspot in his quest to save his injured wife Kate – death is always a certainty. Quite how long you manage to put it off is another matter…

Its not just Zombies that will kill but the environment. You can build and fortify to keep the horde at bay or always be on the move. Fight the cold during winter. Farm to spend less time making risky supply runs. Make to much noise with firearms and zombies will be attracted to your location, forming groups organically making it difficult to fight them off or pass by unnoticed. Over exert yourself and you might not be able to make a run for it when it counts. Depression, starvation, loneliness, illness, insanity, a lethal bite...

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Build 33 Released!

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Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, zomboys and zombettes… build 33 is now open for general consumption! We’ve released two new IWBUMS updates (33.11, 33.12 and 33.13) since the last Mondoid, and we’re now satisfied with it enough to push it out into the great wild wilderness of Steam.

As always the sheer number of extra systems that live in the world beyond our IWBUMS testers might throw up issues, in which case our bug tracker lives here and official thread here, but hopefully this will mean all survivors everywhere will be giving the map event randomization, radio and TV broadcast system, vastly improved FMOD sound, new game start options and all the many/varied other stuff a whirl!


  • FMOD: New sound engine!
    • Tons of new sounds and ambient! (fridge buzz, water drip, birds...)
    • New random music algorythm: some weird music will start at night to give a creepy ambient!
    • Proper 3D sound!
    • The helicopter will now circle around a player, you'll need to hide (forest or house) for it to stop!
    • Added an ambient volume slider in the option.
  • New randomized buildings:
    • Some buildings will now be burnt, looted or already barricaded.
    • Some will have specific professions loots
    • Made world more alive, some windows/inside door will be open.
  • New main menu!
    • Allowing to custom your difficulty settings easier.
    • You can choose a difficulty for the world/zombie and then for your starter/character. (need more balancing)
    • Choose from "The First Day" to "6 Months After the Apocalypse" (hard early game), and don't forget our hardcore Survival (hard late game!)
    • Then select if your character will start with some bonuses, such as items or xp multiplier!
  • New trait: herbalist
    • With this trait you can find medicinal herbs by foraging.
    • They'll help you fixing your broken bones, your stomach disease, etc.
    • Some will require to be transformed in poultice with a mortar and a pilon!
    • Now each new game a random berry/mushroom (yay mushroom!) will be poisonous, same for multiplayer and only the herbalist will know which one you shouldn't eat. Not a herbalist? Take care when eating berries ;)
  • Radios
  • TVs
  • Moveable furnitures! (icon is on the left)
  • Balanced zombies grouping a bit, start game should be way more easier (no zombies thumping at your door when you spawn, less zombies around you, etc...)
  • Added sandbox options to make zombies thump only if they're chasing/heard a sound (still enabled in 6 months/survival)
  • Added /alarm server admin command to force an alarm to play in the current room.
  • Added farming mag to learn the mild flies cure
  • Added electronics mag to learn how to make and add remote trigger
  • Added way to learn remote controller v2 and v3 in electronics mag
  • PZServerSettings edits INI as well as SandboxVars.lua.
  • Save players every minute instead of every 2 seconds.
  • Active translation mods will be loaded when joining a server.
  • Added a context-menu item to show the remaining water in a Rain Collector Barrel. The info is shown by a tooltip. The menu item is displayed only when the player is close to the barrel.
  • Zombies that fall from a height fall over and take some damage.
  • Added buttons to enable/disable mods. Double-clicking still works.
  • Added warning about Workshop items not being displayed when Steam is disabled.
  • The URL button in the Mods screen opens the Steam Overlay to a mod's Workshop page if it has one.
  • PZServerSettings reads/writes servertest_zombies.ini (i.e., the advanced zombie population options)
  • The Maps= line in a server's INI file may contain multiple maps separated by semicolons. Previously, the only way to combine maps was by creating a new map with a file that referred to the other map directories.
  • Added MaxAccountsPerUser to limit the number of accounts tied to each SteamID. If this number is zero (the default) then there is no limit. Admins may create any number of accounts for themselves.


  • Canned food now appears as food and not "normal" item (can't be eat tho, need to be opened first)
  • Crafting UI displays spices and poison already added to a recipe.
  • Crafting UI displays poison icon next to known poisonous ingredients.
  • Fixed watermelon sliced/smashed weight
  • Possibly fixed multiple copies of other players appearing in multiplayer.
  • Fixed speed of falling not considering framerate.
  • Reduced movement rate when going up or down stairs.
  • Fixed OpeningHours sprite bug.
  • Fixed flickering when in the Lua debugger.
  • Fixed health-panel errors when spamming right-click actions.
  • Fixed some outdoor chairs showing "Remove Bush" in context menu.
  • Fixed generators only powering levels 0,1,2 no matter which level the generator was on.
  • ProjectZomboid exe prints any exception after running the main() method.
  • Fixed an exception with footstep sounds when the player was falling.
  • Fixed lighting flashes not working when shaders were turned off.
  • Fixed clicked-on worn clothing not being used by a recipe.
  • Fixed a number of issues with using the bundled Java Runtime Environment on Linux.
IWBUMS 33 Released

IWBUMS 33 Released

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New sound engine, Randomized buildings, New main menu for deeper difficulty settings and Radio/TV implemented.

Project Zomboid - Creative Mode

Project Zomboid - Creative Mode

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The Creative Revolution begins, A Sneak peek at upcoming build 33's new Creative Mode.

Blue Mondoid

Blue Mondoid

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Build Balancin’

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Hello brave survivors. First of all, a recap for those who aren’t up to speed with the wonders of Build 30.

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Zomboid Map Tools - 32bit

Zomboid Map Tools - 32bit

Mapping Tool 9 comments

For Windows 32 bit. Goes without saying all credit for these tools goes to EasyPickins who has done some amazeballs stuff and all credit for tiles to...

Zomboid  Map Tools - 64bit

Zomboid Map Tools - 64bit

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For Windows 64 bit. Goes without saying all credit for these tools goes to EasyPickins who has done some amazeballs stuff and all credit for tiles to...

Save Editor

Save Editor

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A very handy editor made by randomer679. This is just a little program he made to edit sandbox options mid-game. He wanted to be able to turn off zombies...

Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - Mac

Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - Mac

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Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - PC

Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - PC

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Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - PC - Zomboid build RC 2.5 version 7.

Project Zomboid Tech Demo 0.1.4c

Project Zomboid Tech Demo 0.1.4c

Demo 32 comments

A very early demo, so please be kind! Surviving isn’t just about blowing zombie’s heads off. Depression, starvation, trust issues, loneliness, illness...

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this game is awelsome and fantastic survival zombie i like game

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is this game any good?

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It is probably the best zombie survival game out there. If the devs literally just stopped working on it today and left it as it is, you would still be able to have a massively enjoyable time with it. As is, it could be considered a complete game, by the icing on the cake is that it is not yet complete, and there will be more added in the future.

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This is highly overrated. Especially considering the game is in development for like half a decade and still doesn't even have NPCs.

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This game has a nice style to it.

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I need to play this more and give it a fair chance.

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I played this game when it first came out. It's gotten much better.

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Hello can anyone please help me out, how to spawn items in Project Zomboid? I cant find the command line! Please help. Where is the command line? I tried all leters from the keyboard nothing seems to come up. And I tried typing on the CMD background behind the game, nothing's happening. Oh please oh please help me.

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You know what you should do? Play the game as it was meant to be played.

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Yeah but I'm scared to go out of my house. And I dont want to play at newbies difficulty. xD Nvm I already have my own personal spawn mod that I have created. I just loved all my items in one backpack.

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Highest Rated (247 agree) 10/10

This is one of those examples of how great indie alpha funding can be... Project Zomboid is a real work of love fueled by a great community and great interaction between developers and fans. Even if it's just in the earliest stages the colossal potential it has for modding alone makes this a game full of potential. As for the game itself it has great music, and awesome atmosphere... It's a great ride for all the nostalgic gamers that fondly remember isometric games. And the structure of this game…

Aug 28 2011 by Broax

Lowest Rated (12 agree) 1/10

I enjoyed this game for a while, but due to the constant "patch coming soon" but never actually coming, im giving up on this game for now, maybe the game will finally be slightly updated within a year.

Jun 24 2012 by Obelisklarvan1

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Well, I've been denounced as a warmonger because I tried to be friends with everyone but they all declared war on me and then lost /shrugs

7hours ago by captainbinky

Sorry to bang on about this, but it really does feel as if the artists were bored of making the same leaders repeatedly and so desperately..

Oct 22 2016 by captainbinky

RT @ShannonZKiller: I had the same experience a few times with Civ religion - either you play the heavy religion game, or you turn off the condition entirely.

Oct 22 2016 by captainbinky

Civ VI: Love the map graphics, particularly the ye olde worlde map in the fog-of-war. Dislike the way religion works immensely.

Oct 22 2016 by captainbinky

RT @rj_pz: Being Dev is tough.. I'm getting shoot at for testing purpose... :/ #indiedev

Oct 22 2016 by theindiestone

Really Civ VI, REALLY?!? "Naturalists *must* be bought using faith". WTF?

Oct 21 2016 by captainbinky

The new Nintendo six months tops before one of the parts disappears down the back of the sofa never to be seen again.

Oct 20 2016 by captainbinky

And there we go. Red Dead Redemption 2: Also not on PC edition. I hate you, Rockstar.

Oct 18 2016 by captainbinky

It's a Court Short Mondoid! #PZ

Oct 17 2016 by theindiestone

RT @rj_pz: Project Zomboid IWBUMS 35.19 is out! Important change: coop host can now use every admin tools i created!

Oct 17 2016 by theindiestone

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