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...

Q: What to expect from v1? Whats the ETA?

Project Zomboid

Image RSS Feed Screens
Blue Mondiod Opening Hours Winter is Coming
RSS Feed Articles

Project Zomboid the amazingly moddable, zombie infested creative sandbox has just released another standout feature for all you budding architects of the apocalypse.

The new creative mode in build 33 gives survivors the option to build their own houses, forts or even towns and cities with a innovative and simple to use editor, coupled with the ability to join forces and build with your online friends, you will never be alone in your creative endeavors again.

Here's what the devs have to say about build 33s release.


Creative Mode is something we first experimented with in the dim and distant past, but came back to mind when we were looking at the speed of our own map production and the tools that we use. The Louisville map we’re building is very ambitious so, alongside EasyPickins’ awesome existing mapping systems, we started to think about ways we could populate our world more quickly.


Furthermore, Creative Mode works completely in online multiplayer, so players can join forces to build an entire town on their server – before using it as a fun and engaging place to die from zombies. Split screen support isn’t currently coded, but will certainly be something we look into as we refine the system.

In terms of Build 33 – the first version of Creative Mode will cover only the essentials: containing basic house construction, furniture population, landscaping and so on. As we roll it out further, however, we’ll provide additional tools that will let you create neat road systems, sidewalks, gardens, fences, levels of erosion and all that fun stuff.

A stand out comment from the developers is the possibility in linking all user created maps so they are linked into one huge zombie infested world created by the players for the players.


Then if all servers have their own unique maps, who’s to say we couldn’t see about giving them an option to have their borders connected one day? With Build 33 the Zomboid infection will be easier to spread than ever before. Exciting times!

Don't forget you can also share your creations on modDB and indieDB to get even more exposure for your custom maps, mods and creations, so why not add yours today.

You can read the full release on the Project Zomboid Dev blog here.

Blue Mondoid

Blue Mondoid

4 months ago News 1 comment

Why a Blue Mondoid? Perhaps it’s because you’ll let out a cuss-word in surprise and delight at the treats in-store for you below? Maybe Zombies turn...

Build Balancin’

Build Balancin’

9 months ago News 0 comments

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

Killing You a Build Earlier…

Killing You a Build Earlier…

9 months ago News 1 comment

We’ve made the decision to bump up the ‘Kill You Before The End Game’ tweaks into build 30 instead of build 31, since a lot of the sandbox options...

Turbo to the Finishing Line

Turbo to the Finishing Line

9 months ago News 8 comments

Hello everyone. Quick and lazy Mondoid this week since we had video and release goodness last week. Sorry! We’re all hard at work trying to get build...

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...
Zomboid Map Tools - 32bit

Zomboid Map Tools - 32bit

1 year ago Mapping Tool 8 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

1 year ago Mapping Tool 0 comments

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

2 years ago Prefabs 13 comments

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

2 years ago Patch 18 comments

Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - Mac - Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - Mac

Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - PC

Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - PC

2 years ago Patch 73 comments

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

4 years ago Demo 31 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...

Post comment Comments  (1780 - 1790 of 4,079)
majermaine Mar 8 2013 says:

im new to this ow do i add updates to my game? is tere a easy way?

+2 votes     reply to comment
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013 replied:

The easiest is to program it yourself, the updates ur talking about are unstable, full of bugs, no save, no scenario, no new craft items; no AI, just a few options, a ****** 3d engine absolutely laughable that makes every 2d character a joke, in the desura version u can feel the vibe coming in, after, this is just jokes after jokes.
Just play with the desura version, its the better u can get.

-1 votes     reply to comment
ChaoticDownpour Mar 9 2013 replied:

you are an idiot. All you have to do to save is hit alt F4. or you can sleep. Have you even played the game? and desura gives the most recent build which is full of more bugs. You can download more stable versions from their site, which you can access by copying and pasting your desura key on login. Rouge. Just stop talking. You have no idea what you are talking about, and I'm beginning to doubt if you have even touched this game, much less played it enough for a half decent review.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest Mar 7 2013 says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

ceriux Mar 7 2013 says:

has there been an update released on desura yet? i bought this a long time ago and stopped playing because there were never any updates... felt like i was playing an unfinished game...

0 votes     reply to comment
Feesty Mar 7 2013 replied:

I agree but your not allowed to say that or else you get attacked by fanboys calling you entittled and accusing you of being a 12 year old CoD player but had they bothered to look they would see that your neither 12 or a CoD player

0 votes     reply to comment
rawweirdness Mar 7 2013 replied:

"Project Zomboid Alpha"
It say Alpha in the title. And if you look at the the Zomboid site there is this text.

"Please note, this game is currently in development. You’re buying access to the game in its current state, and all future improvements or updates come free – although we consider the game to be well worth the price, please consider looking into the progress of the game before committing to purchasing" .

+4 votes     reply to comment
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013 buried:


Guys, go look for indie bundles, for 1 dollar u can have 5 games that are far better than this ******* interactive screensaver.
Praise to Toadie, making dwarf fortress for free, when there are such bastards and vain people telling u to pay for a good idea turned into an empty case.

-5 votes     reply to comment
ceriux Mar 7 2013 replied:

iv bought into beta games before and they still release updates. what i meant is i PURCHASED an unfinished game. as in i bought it and thats all i get.

0 votes     reply to comment
Icetea117 Mar 8 2013 replied:

This update is really BIG and its hopefuly coming late March

+3 votes     reply to comment
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013 replied:

and i just say ******** !! i'm ready to bet anything on this..
I'll be back in april to laugh.

-3 votes     reply to comment
Hollthulhu Mar 7 2013 replied:

First of all, if you check the website at all, you can find updated releases in the forums. The Devs have also been nice enough to link those updated downloads to the Desura profile.

Yes the game is in Alpha, you knew that when you bought it. So don't complain about it not being "finished". I'm guessing you never got on the Minecraft bus when it first came out, either? I mean, it's okay if you arne't used to Alphas and Betas.. and I mean REAL Alphas and Betas. The Betas big companies put out are generally quite polished up and near completion, where as when you deal with an Indie Developer, they are giving you the nitty-gritty and making you part of the development team because you can provide them feedback to help improve things from the beginning. And if you refer to Open Betas from big companies, then they are pretty much just "previews" of the game that will be released in the very near future.

PZ has been in development a long time, with tons of updates. I really don't see how you missed these unless you just didn't know where to look.

-1 votes     reply to comment
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013 replied:

PZ has been in development a long time, with tons of updates, and my father is Obama.

-4 votes     reply to comment
ceriux Mar 7 2013 replied:

iv been playing betas since i was a kid and yes i knew it was in alpha. but i bought it on desura for a ******* reason. i shouldnt have to download my updates elsewhere they need to put their updates directly on desura, rather than just linking them there. if they didnt want to mess with desura they shouldnt have sold me the game through it. **** them being nice enough to link the updates. i was nice enough to buy their unfinished game so that they could continue to develope it, they can atleast upload there patches to the client that they sold it to me on. ( i generally dont play big label games) what im complaining about has nothing to do with an ALHPA or BETA game, nor the gameplay in it. im bitching about the fact that i payed them and im not getting the customer service i should be getting, since i gave them my money! so before you attempt to insult me like im some kiddie you should notice im only a few years younger than you are, and iv been around probably just as long as you. if anything my profile should show you that i probably understand more about alpha and beta builds than you even do. considering looking at your profile you no form of game development happening on it at all. aside from being slightly rude your comment does have quite a bit of information on it. yet its still not helpful because once again i bought the game on desura so i wouldnt have to deal with doing all of that manual ********.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Treiger Mar 8 2013 replied:

This is why i'm holding off from buying it. The RC3 update is so big that they reworked the entire and game are unable to release it until it's done. Which is a long *** time if you haven't noticed. The reason the updates aren't released on Desura is because alot of the builds are unstable, the version you have is the last stable build, which was months ago if I recall. It's pretty ********.

+3 votes     reply to comment
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013 replied:

P.S: is 7 september 2011 months ago ? if that's the case, i can tell u Nibiru doesn't exist, and that u don't have to be afraid, here is the futur, the date is 08 march 2013, and i don't care if u don't believe me..

-4 votes     reply to comment
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013 replied:

"The RC3 update is so big that they reworked the entire and game are unable to release it until it's done." LMAO
I bet u weren't there for the nightmare update then ? 2 years ago ? When they excuses themselves for being late with the update ? That it was a nightmare for them, they can't handle this game, it's simply too ambitious and will always be half-made.
Then they got robbed...... And they closed all the comment section on their site because everybody was ****** off by their unprofessionalism.. I mean the WarZ thing on steam was nothing compare to what these scums are doin'
Good for them they started it before there was any kickstarter thing in the air, it would have been a ******* horrible mess.
I'd like to know why u don't stabilize any of the new version to release something during the years people are waiting, how ungrateful are you regarding to people who paid, and believed in you ? Will u quit finding unstable excuses ? and make the thing happen ?

-3 votes     reply to comment
ceriux Mar 8 2013 replied:

Treiger thanks for the information on why the updates are not on desura yet. a proper answer to my original post and question.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Project Zomboid
Windows, Mac, Linux
Developer & Publisher
The Indie Stone
Custom Built
Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Released 2011
Game Watch
Track this game
Community Rating



9662 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

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

Role Playing
Single Player
Embed Buttons

Promote Project Zomboid on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the embed code provided (more).

Project Zomboid Project Zomboid
Project Zomboid
Last Update
2 months ago
15,014 members