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...

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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.

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1 year ago Mapping Tool 0 comments

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Save Editor

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Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - Mac

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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

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4 years ago Demo 32 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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Tomsomad42 Dec 23 2012 says:

I can't play PZ, I click "play game" on desura but It doesn't get PZ up for me to play :I

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IcedV Dec 23 2012 replied:

I'm fairly sure of that as well, it's just I've never seen that happen before so it threw me off. It also bugs me that with the files missing that caused that it runs just fine. Just being paranoid myself.

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VitaminK Dec 20 2012 says:

can't reload pistol? hit r, hold down r, nothing works?

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dThunder746 Dec 21 2012 replied:

pistol is broken in RC2.5, downgrade to RC2 if you want to give it a try

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VitaminK Dec 21 2012 replied:

damn, any eta on RC3?

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VitaminK Dec 20 2012 says:

the auto-installed is only the tech demo, i uninstall and try to install 2.5 from the side menu but it does nothing? how do i get most recent

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Humungusungus Dec 20 2012 replied:

Yea same thing happend to me, just go to the website for the game, check the forum, D/L the newest (unstable) version, put in your desura key and your done man, good to go.

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VitaminK Dec 20 2012 replied:

thanks, that worked

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bingham.brie Dec 23 2012 replied:

I Still Can't Figure Out How To Get The Latest Version Of PZ Can Someone Help?

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TheUnbeholden Dec 20 2012 says:

I would MOTY vote for it if it was under the "upcoming" category... I can't in good conscience vote for this as a released game because its very very unfinished.

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irogue Dec 23 2012 replied:

You do realise this game is still in alpha stage, thus any complaints about the game being unfinished are moot...

being a Beta or Alpha doesn't mean it is finished the devs are working on it with limited resources they continue to pimprove it and support a modding community and listen to the fans fo the game for changes or such as asked or talked about.

Supporting this kind of progression iis in a gamers best interest, being an impatient whinger helps no one.

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rawrieatchu01 Dec 22 2012 replied:

Agreed. It's a 2/10 until it's actually at a playable level with content that will last more then a few minutes.

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Project Zomboid
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Released 2011
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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

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