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…

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
Project Zomboid: Build 26 Project Zomboid: Build 26 Hunting?
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Erosion Integration

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
Be sure to check the upcoming version post and subscribe to our newsletter to be sure you won’t miss anything!

Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Downloads RSS Feed Latest Downloads
Zomboid Map Tools - 32bit

Zomboid Map Tools - 32bit

Jan 14, 2014 Mapping Tool 2 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 14 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 58 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...

Post comment Comments  (1970 - 1980 of 4,065)
danate94 Jan 27 2013, 3:00pm says:

Is this worth a buy? I tried the demo and I'm not to sure.

+1 vote     reply to comment
educogo Jan 28 2013, 6:06pm replied:

its only 8 dollars to buy, and more, its a contribution to their work. so is it WORTH a buy? yes, certainly its worth it, for yourself and for the creators, who use the money. even if the game doesn't work out, which im sure it will in time, you lost less money then it costs to go to lunch. they are working hard, and its hard work. give them a chance and buy the game, however if your not into the concept of pre-beta then go onto something else and enjoy your lunch.

take your time guys dont give up!!

+2 votes     reply to comment
NeuerOrdner Jan 28 2013, 5:04pm replied:

The question you need to ask yourself is this:
Do I want to buy a game that is in pre-betaphase and ultimatly bet my money on it.
The things Feety pointed out, are true in the regard that for now, the game is in PRE-Beta, it is by no means a full game. You can take a look at their very informative an pleasent to read blogposts and you'll see that they are currently overhauling their whole code to fit a more modifiable and more efficient programmstructure, to allow frequent updatedes like i.e. Minecraft did. That is mostly because of Steam/Valve, if you ask me, since steam probably gave them some tips.
The version that runs stable for now is far from being "just a few pictures" or being lower than some "high school projects".
However, if you excpect a fully developed triple-A title that is developed by a big stuff 24/7 like mr. Feesty obviously did, I'd advice you to wait till it'll come to steam, as it sure will.

0 votes     reply to comment
Feesty Jan 29 2013, 4:22am replied:

didnt expect AAA see the above.

0 votes     reply to comment
Feesty Jan 28 2013, 5:03am replied:

not until they add a save or least drop somekind of update as it stands Im regreting buying it in its current state, people will tell you to DL the 2.5 alpha build but its broken to hell and half the features in the other versions arnt in it, if I were you id wait on more than just a couple of pictures to show this isnt just vaporware vbecause as it stand there isnt anything to show they are working on this other than a couple of pics of some tool sat infront of a keyboard. Ive seen better high school projects put out and a lot of a lot quicker too.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Ianandrew2000 Jan 27 2013, 12:06pm says:

how do you save your game and this game has not updated in about half a year for god sake and they keep saying there going to update it but they havent

+3 votes     reply to comment
Feesty Jan 28 2013, 4:33am replied:

Im with you on this m8 they should at least introduce a save feature to the older version of hte game Ive bought it bu not really been able to play because of the lack of a save function and considering the time its been between the last update and now they should at least have added this feature.

+1 vote     reply to comment
ravrax Jan 27 2013, 2:08am says:

Hello people. For those who wants to see some gameplay or are just patiently waiting for the new RC3 update, here is one gameplay video of Project Zomboid RC2 -

I'm a brand new gaming commentator and I will be making a whole lot more Project Zomboid gameplay episodes through the entire alpha phase and beyond.

Ratings and meaningful feedback are all appreciated.

+4 votes     reply to comment
Warlash Jan 26 2013, 3:38pm says:

Rediculous length of time since last update.

Very, very poor update schedule in comparison to other alpha-funded titles.

Avoid this one till the developers get their act together.

-3 votes     reply to comment
Jaffa_5 Jan 27 2013, 12:48am replied:

if you look at the articals posts( right there above the comment section) you will see that they are currently adding a lot of new content.

if you go to the website/forum you can download the newer (unstable) rc2 update.

be patcient this game is worth the megar £5 you have paid.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Warlash Jan 27 2013, 11:32am replied:

Yes, the "newer" build you mention is 6 months old.

It is easy to like a game, and want to provide positive feedback as often as possible.

But please, be transparent - it is one of the many things the indie scene has in it's favour.

+2 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 Jun 19, 2011
Game Watch
Track this game
Community Rating



9647 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

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

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
48 of 26,283
Last Update
4 months ago
14,969 members