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…

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A first foray for the long awaited Public Test Build R is now shambling its way through Knox County . Anyone who has bought the game can now (finally) try out the game's new combat and animations.

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You can find the new release candidates here on the forums. After the initial necessary fixes we will be reintegrating fire, rain and the Kate & Baldspot tutorial. In order to expedite release we've also had to mute the music after a late bug reared its ugly head - so this too will need a fix. After all this tinkering we will have the content that'll become the official Project Zomboid 0.2.0 release both on our own website and Desura.

We hope you feel that it's all been worth the effort, and can assure you that as PZ grows the foundation work done over the past months will pay dividends.


To celebrate the current R build's release we're doing a few things with the community. First off we have the chance for UK survivors (or international survivors who don't mind a plane flight) to win two-day tickets for next week's Rezzed show in Brighton. The Indie Stone will be presenting a PZ session on Friday 6th July - but will be doing community meet-ups on both days - if people are interested in coming down. We have ten tickets to give away - and all you have to do is post up an answer to a very important question in this thread: 'If zombies were to burst into the room right now - what would you do?'.

The five best responses by Monday afternoon will be awarded two Rezzed passes, and in the event of more than five people entering (!) we will be asking a Eurogamer staff member (the organisers of Rezzed) for the casting vote - just so there's no funny business.


Secondly, there's the return (fanfare) of the Project Zomboid Screenshot Competition. We need images of our new characters and animations to decorate our home page, Facebook group and to appear on the pages of the magazines and websites that choose to cover us. So that's where you lot come in! As before, we'll be awarding six prizes - three for artistic merit, and three for accurately summing up life in Knox County.

Prizes will be gaming goodies collected by Will on his journalistic travels - and the last batch we sent out included Duke Nukem Forever Y-fronts, a copy of Crusader Kings 2, a Left 4 Dead cap and a whole bunch of cool t-shirts. This competition will be ongoing, we clearly need images of a fixed K&B story and fire, but we thought we'd open the competition since people are now playing R.

We'll have Community of the Dead and Phill Cameron's Modding of the Damned coming up soon, as well as other PZ-based fun, so enjoy your time in R in the mean-time. We can tell it's a little more crowded in there than you're used to...

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Jesusfreak
Jesusfreak

This is one big update. I'm glad I bought the game now.

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melvindesmoulin
melvindesmoulin

how do I update my PZ?

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xXNIGHTRAV3NXx
xXNIGHTRAV3NXx

D: It dosent work on a mac is there a way i can still play on a mac???

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leezer
leezer

Afraid they're still working on Mac and Linux but I dare say they'll have it working as soon as. :)

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GrampsHiro
GrampsHiro

windows emulator is your only bet, probably.

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Henley Staff
Henley

wine is not an emulator

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Yuriyoku
Yuriyoku

I don't think so yet, but they will probably intergrade it in soon (but I don't know when "soon" is)

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cdsparey
cdsparey

I think it would have still been worth it if you dint released it for another month! Hahaha I love this new combat system and how everyone looks. It really makes the game more unique.

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cdsparey
cdsparey

I think it would have still been worth it if you dint released it for another month! Hahaha I love this new combat system and how everyone looks. It really makes the game more unique.

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Daerchador
Daerchador

D-D-D-Double post!!!

indeed awesome, though I am fanatically waiting for the official build!

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl

Neat. I'll try that asap !

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VandalSQ
VandalSQ

Awesome !

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Thombomb64
Thombomb64

Sweet! I Have mannaged, while trying it, not to hit anything except windows. Guns work against zombies. only guns though.

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xDeadCasper
xDeadCasper

My God, That is so cooooooooool :D

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StormTrooperLove
StormTrooperLove

I purchased 0.1.5d on the official site, does that mean I get this update?

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xDeadCasper
xDeadCasper

Yes, do not worry. When they release the next version it will update. The version (0.2.0r) is just testing, they are fixing some bugs. Once the fix will be made available in Desura.

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frostshoxx
frostshoxx

I had to download the update from the dev's website, but they will require a key that come with Desura purchase.

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Cocobro247
Cocobro247

I didn't get a key unless i missed something... :(
I really want to try this new update.

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joeman2nd12
joeman2nd12

does desura automaticly update it?

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xDeadCasper
xDeadCasper

yes, when they released the version without bugs. Or Oficcial

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babarteo
babarteo

how long till update is released cant wait :-)

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sparkey2142
sparkey2142

Cant wait for the update! its gonna be a looong time before it comes out! and how do i get chat?

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roman814
roman814

I'm very confused. So did the update already come out and if so where can I get it?

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xshinokishix
xshinokishix

I know it's still early in the development to be asking, but is there even a very rough estimate of when we can expect the co-op multiplayer?

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chowder9504
chowder9504

is pz multiplayer?

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fungar
fungar

When is it out we must at least know.

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MasterionX
MasterionX

This looks like Survival Crisis Z HD :O

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