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?
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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.

*Gravel voice*
“Last time, on Project Zomboid…”
*Exciting music*
Fast cut #1: A pretty lady smokes a cigarillo and looks a bit suspicious.
Fast cut #2: Build 30 is currently undergoing public testing, and you can find out how to join here.
Fast cut #3: A man shouts at an older man about who his real father is.
Fast cut #4: Build 30 contains the integration of TurboTuTone’s Erosion mod, the new medical system and the reintroduction of split-screen co-op.
Fast cut #5: A car drives off a big ramp in slow motion and looks awesome.
Fast cut #6: Build 30.7 was released last Mondoid tested out some mechanics that would make the game tougher such as our Endurance Revamp and new zombie clumping behaviours – alongside a new shader to make our world look more realistic.
Fast cut #7: The suspicious pretty lady does an evil smile*Project Zomboid theme tune plays*
Builds 30.8 and 30.9
We recognise that not everyone watches the forums avidly, so here’s a brief recap of new additions. For the full run-down please click through here.

It’s been a really interesting week on our forums as the debate over our new exhaustion system boiled hither and thither – with, we think, a positive result through balancing and making the old system available to everyone via the Sandbox custom options. For a lengthy missive on what we’re doing in terms of Survival mode difficulty then Lemmy’s post on the Steam forums is also a good place to start.

The response was generally favourable, but the new exhaustion system hampered the gameplay of those who play the game with repeated melee swings without charging them up [the avoidance of which we will have to communicate better in future, beyond the Spiffo instruction screen]. As such, 30.8 tied endurance lost through swinging weapons to zombie damage instead – which was a necessary solution, even if it was somewhat at odds with realism. Along with 30.9 we also did a lot of general, running, stabbing and stamina regeneration balancing and are pretty happy with how it plays currently – and indeed the overall community response.

Amidst loads of bug fixing and zombie behaviour revamps, as part of RJ’s ‘Community Suggestion Coding Day’, we also introduced pickling and canning to the game, so vegetables can be given 2-3 months of extra life through cooking them up inside a jar with water, vinegar and sugar. Because we’re big meanies, we also reduced food spawn rates in general though…

Upcoming: Build 30.10
We’re now content locked on Build 30, and as such Build 30.10 will consist of balancing and bug fixing. We’re aiming for this week in terms of release, but ETAs etc etc. We hope that this will then become the public release that makes that big fancypants step out of the IWBUMS beta branch and into the public domain.

We are also sorry to say report that our watermelons might be alcoholic, and as such will have to be booze-nerfed.

Beyond!
This week has seen some exciting map work getting underway, as Binky and RingoD began unifying the layout of the new city-approach residential zone with the main map file – more of which [alongside Mash’s cool additions elsewhere] will be covered in a later Mondoid.

Initial work on Build 31 is also on course – alongside Lemmy’s ever-present NPC development and all the other must-haves we require before we break out of Early Access. The focus of the next build will be on stealth – that sneak key is about to get a lot more obvious/relevant – and we already have a build in which it’s possible to hug close to walls and nervously look around corners to provide a view-cone glimpse of what horrors could be shambling nearby. It’s all animated, but still looks a little rough as we haven’t implemented transition anims yet – hopefully we can chuck a video your way when it’s all in though.

Finally, new boy TurboTuTone has brought a really interesting (and complex) design for radio transmissions and broadcasts to the table – which will allow for writer Will’s work to spin out in many interesting new ways. That will be their focus in the run-up to Xmas. Oh, and RJ says there’ll be jam-making in a future build too. Which we’d imagine is something of a survival game first?

Until next Mondoid!
This week’s featured screenshot taken by Wick over on Steam.
And once again, we remind you to keep your eyes locked onto the TIS twitter for build updates and testing news, and if you can’t then why not subscribe to our newsletter so that you can have all the PZ goings on sent straight to your email?

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Zomboid Map Tools - 32bit

Zomboid Map Tools - 32bit

Jan 14, 2014 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

Jan 14, 2014 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

Aug 29, 2013 Prefabs 12 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

May 10, 2013 Patch 17 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

May 6, 2013 Patch 67 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

Jun 19, 2011 Demo 29 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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ceriux
ceriux Mar 7 2013, 12:06am 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...

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Feesty
Feesty Mar 7 2013, 5:44am 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

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rawweirdness
rawweirdness Mar 7 2013, 8:42am 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" .

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_Rouge_Xvil
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013, 2:14pm buried:

(buried)

IT IS NOT PROGRESSING, STOP LYING. Well worth the price LLLOOOOOLLLL
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.

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ceriux
ceriux Mar 7 2013, 11:52am 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.

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Icetea117
Icetea117 Mar 8 2013, 12:15am replied:

This update is really BIG and its hopefuly coming late March

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_Rouge_Xvil
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013, 2:25pm replied:

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

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Hollthulhu
Hollthulhu Mar 7 2013, 12:41pm 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.

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_Rouge_Xvil
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013, 2:48pm replied:

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

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ceriux
ceriux Mar 7 2013, 12:50pm 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 ********.

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Treiger
Treiger Mar 8 2013, 12:26am 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 ********.

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_Rouge_Xvil
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013, 2:45pm 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..

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_Rouge_Xvil
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013, 2:34pm 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 ?

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ceriux
ceriux Mar 8 2013, 8:00am replied:

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

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Highest Rated (246 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, 11:39am by Broax

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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.

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