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  (60 - 70 of 4,065)
alucard-hellsing Jan 2 2014, 10:10am says:

Will the story game of Baldspot be added back in eventually?

+2 votes     reply to comment
nasKoo Jan 3 2014, 7:18am replied:

Yes, of course. Kate and Baldspot will return together with the implementation of NPCs

+1 vote     reply to comment
thesetales Jan 4 2014, 5:23pm replied:

looking forward to. i for my part liked that story a lot

+1 vote     reply to comment
MENTALTAKEDOWN Dec 29 2013, 8:17am says:

So im confused. I know NPCs were removed a while ago and i know there was talk of them being added back in but has that happened yet?

+2 votes     reply to comment
habitdasher#2 Jan 5 2014, 6:34am replied:

These things take time, but of course they'll be added back in. It would be a very lonely game without them lol.

+1 vote     reply to comment
EnigmaGrey Dec 30 2013, 6:59am replied:

It hasn't happened yet, no.

+2 votes     reply to comment
iamnan1 Dec 29 2013, 1:44am says:

So I post in the "tech support" here, understandbly more dead than the PZ forums. Ok... I register with the PZ forums to post the error. Ah... Perfect. Just collected my email and I not only CAN NOT post a new thread but I CANT even reply to a tech support thread. Wow. I have like 3-4 2-5 dollar games on here that work, are fun and allow me to post, and many reply, for tech support. Hmmm. fsck this.

+2 votes     reply to comment
EnigmaGrey Dec 30 2013, 7:01am replied:

PM me your username for the TIS forum and I'll take a look.

+2 votes     reply to comment
iamnan1 Dec 31 2013, 11:37am replied:

Tried to login and presumed I could not recall my password. Attempts to recover just said account nor email exist. Guess Ill register a new one and try again.

+2 votes     reply to comment
EnigmaGrey Jan 1 2014, 1:09pm replied:

No, PM me your desired username for TheInideStone here, on Desura. =D Then I can pul up your account details.

+1 vote     reply to comment
iamnan1 Dec 28 2013, 6:32pm says:

Bought without a demo because a friend has it running. Should have stuck with my instinct because it is missing classes within its own jar files and will not run. Not sure what version difference he has over mine. Fedora 19 64bit with Sun (Or *ack* cle) 64 JDK doesnt work.

+3 votes     reply to comment
EnigmaGrey Dec 30 2013, 7:04am replied:

Most likely requires bypassing the launcher by changing zombie.core.LaunchDialog to zombie.gameStates.MainScreenState within the script -- you might have more luck with the Steam build of the game, however.

+1 vote     reply to comment
iamnan1 Dec 31 2013, 11:34am replied:

Thanks but effectively the same error but now the class shown above. I just did a simple replace of the other reference with that posted above.

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: zombie/gameStates/MainScreenState (wrong name: zombie/gameStates/MainScreenState$ScreenElement)

I dont have nor will I use Steam and I wont debate the reasons why.

+2 votes     reply to comment
EnigmaGrey Jan 1 2014, 1:07pm replied:

Sorry for the trouble then. Hopefully it'll be resolved when the launcher is fixed.

+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
31 of 26,287
Last Update
4 months ago
14,969 members