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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7 comments by TheUnbeholden on Aug 20th, 2014

Hello all, so this week we have an announcement to make that we’re sure a few people suspected might happen one day or another. At the moment the PZ team is working with modder extrordinaire TurboTuTone to bring the incredible Erosion mod into the base game!

To those who are not aware of it, the mod is incredible, and simulates the wear and tear of the world over time, with cracks appearing in walls and floors. Grass, vines and trees growing over urban areas as nature reclaims the planet. It also will bring seasons into the game, with snow in the winter, brown trees and grass in autumn, and flowers blooming in summer.

In the process we will be expanding the system, and TurboTuTone has already been working on some awesome new stuff such as soil moisture maps, with Mash drawing new trees, bushes and grasses for the various seasons and map areas!

Here are a few screenshots, please note these are WIP:


The winter will also be getting some love, though we have no screenshots of those yet! Mash intends to do extra stuff such as leaves on the floor for autumn, and grass coming through cracks in concrete and all other good stuff!

So a big big thanks to TurboTuTone for allowing us and helping us bring a more evolving dynamic world to Project Zomboid, and we can’t wait to see what he does in future!

Build 28

As you may be aware, last week we released a test build of 28 onto the password protected Steam branch I Will Backup My Save, which can be found by following the instructions here.

Easy and Romain have been hammering away at a bunch of fixes to the most commonly encountered issues in the test build, and we’re planning on shipping it out to official soon. There may be another hotfix to the IWBUMS branch before that happened, but fingers crossed it won’t be long now!

Work on the map, vehicles and NPCs continues apace, nothing specific to report except as to say they are going very well!

Later folks! <3
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Zomboid Map Tools - 32bit

Zomboid Map Tools - 32bit

Jan 14, 2014 Mapping Tool 0 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 11 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 12 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 54 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 28 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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tmstbsjms Mar 5 2013, 7:59pm says:

damn it forgot my login and my key so Im doomed I want the new update but dont know how to download it they never make this kinda stuff easy

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dThunder746 Mar 6 2013, 1:23am replied:

it is easy... If you've somehow lost your Desura key then email Desura. If you lost your username/password, then email Indiestone and they'll help you. Simple.

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Fluffeh Mar 6 2013, 8:50pm replied:

Sometimes it's sad that the most obvious things are lost on those posting in quick reply places.

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totertot Mar 5 2013, 6:23pm says:

no news this week?

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Icetea117 Mar 5 2013, 11:34pm replied:

Yes there is it just didnt appear on Desura

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Ferdziu Mar 4 2013, 8:26am says:

still waiting to android&ios port

yea, thats possible .. on russian forums (hard to find even with google) working Android port based on the demo

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Backstay Mar 4 2013, 7:52am says:

This game is really awesome. Been playing it since June 2012, and I still love it.

Take all the time you need to finish the big update. I personally prefer longer waiting time with better quality, than short waiting time with sucky quality.

You guys are doing a fantastic job.

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thisknight Mar 4 2013, 3:40pm replied:

i dont rly like this game in my opinoin this game is boring

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TopHatZebra Mar 5 2013, 11:28pm replied:


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Feesty Mar 4 2013, 5:15am replied:

I understand completely the idea behind alpha funding you are welcome to look me up on steam and see what alpha projects im funding and testing atm, there are also a few that I am unable to run thru steam such as the dead linger but I run under this name on all forums.

You seem to have completely misunderstood my problem, it isnt in how the project is funded or how its run (atleast to a degree) but in the lack of anything other than blogs.

And you talk about Alpha but if you read their disclaimer it isnt in alpha youve paid for the product as it and its not listed in alpha on the desura store page.

So ok Ive paid for the product as is and thats the risk you take in funding projects like this and thats something I knew my problem comes from all the talk of RC3 but the Vids i see just look like mods of the 2.5 version and a few other things like recently they mentioned they wernt even going to discuss multiplayer until single player was perfect and then in the next blog I read ok were tackling multiplayer so does that mean the single player is ready?

When I check Desuras store page most of the posts are from new poeple who bought the game thinking it was complete only to find out its not and its only seems to be the people who have been following this for a long time seem to really understand its current state.

For those that say oh well its only €8 well OK your right about that and thats how I justify it but I work hard for my money and while I did buy into this knowing that I was paying for a product as is but with the implication that more would be coming and so far its failed to appear.

As ive siad continually I really hope they prove me wrong because Id love to see a finished product but I dont think they will.

thanks for taking the time to reply like an adult

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Project Zomboid
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Released Jun 19, 2011
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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

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, 3:33pm by Obelisklarvan1

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