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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elliout3 Oct 23 2012 says:

this might sound a bit stupid but how do you update this?

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Batsphinx Oct 24 2012 replied:

There's the latest Public Test Build over in your Desura Purchased Downloads, if you haven't seen it already?

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Icetea117 Oct 24 2012 replied:

Its alright man a lot of people ask this, currently there is no update but there sould be one soon

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tonablitz Oct 24 2012 replied:

I hope there is one coming soon.

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Chalk Oct 23 2012 buried:


I defended you guys for a long time but now this is just getting ridiculous. The game is glitched, the game is bugged, the game doesn't play well. And the mythical new update is obviously never going to come out, so I have to rate you guys on the newest patch. Newest patch? I'd give it a 2/10 thanks to the numerous bugs and glitches. Simply horrible and unplayable. Sorry, but I lost faith in the Indie Stone. You're never going to release the new patch.

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Vhorthex Oct 22 2012 says:

I just wish they'd just release builds already. Obviously there will be bugs, it's the alpha right? The whole 'we want to release something stable' act is beyond tedious at this point. I'd be more than happy to run into bugs and die for no reason. And do you know what's going to be in the first release they do after all this time? Bugs, and surely lots of em.

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josh0371 Oct 22 2012 replied:

"It will be released Minecraft style, where there will be continual updates adding new features, weapons, game-play and locations." -Project Zomboid Team. I'm just wondering if you saw this, and if you know minecraft then you'll understand their method.

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Vhorthex Oct 24 2012 replied:

Seriously, I'm dying for you to explain this in more detail. I'm fully aware of how minecraft was developped, I backed it way back in early alpha.

You would get builds every now and then, and get to see the progress. Some builds were stable, others were ****. It was never guaranteed that a build would be amazing. Perhaps more towards the end, they were a little more stringent with updates but still; there was for a long time, at least 1 build per month.

Have you looked at the calander recently? It's nearly been what, 5 months since the last update? If you look at the reasons why, it's always that they added a new feature and it's causing XYZ issues. A bit of a normal thing in early development when you are adding new stuff.

But my point is; I want to try this unstable version. I didn't "pre-order" the game thinking I was only going to get the game was it was fully stable and without any issues. I bought the tech demo, knowing I was going to savor the early Alpha builds, and later beta.

I just feel that they've cut off the flow of the sweet alpha access, and are sitting behind a wall of "But it's not ready". One of the reasons posted, and it is very sad, is because they want to avoid getting bad press for an unstable build. How idiotic is that? If someone goes off ranting and raving because an alpha build isn't to their liking, that person is just an idiot. And they should stick to buying released games only, and forgoe the whole Alpha build process.

Anyway, I stand behind my statement that you simply failed to undersand what I was trying to say, because that quote explains jack nothing about my complaint.

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Vhorthex Oct 22 2012 replied:

I don't understand your reply. My qualms are from the lack of access to said updates. Not that the game is being built in incremental stages. Perhaps you misunderstood my post.

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YuriIvanovx Oct 22 2012 replied:

Yeah i agree, i love the game, i'm not complaining at All, I'd just like to experience the new Build. I haven't even played the game in a while until the new build comes out.

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stevenmlowry Oct 22 2012 replied:

Same here.

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YuriIvanovx Oct 21 2012 says:

Hm i've been waiting for the next update to come out, when is it coming out?

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Vhorthex Oct 22 2012 replied:

They are foregoing the whole alpha build release concepts and will only release the game when it' has all features fully implemented, with zero bugs. (I'm exagerating, but it's not far off at this point.)

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kibertoad Oct 21 2012 replied:

No official date yet. "Soon".

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Project Zomboid
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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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