A sandbox RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world. You awaken from suspended animation far in the future and discover a world on the verge of extinction. Your task is to stop the radioactive decay that threatens to destroy the world and discover the source of the epidemic. You must save as many as you can and rebuild civilization in order to survive.

Features:

  • Built upon a fully destructible world, the entire landscape can be mined and built upon.
  • A robust crafting system. You are rewarded for building and crafting by unlocking more advanced crafting options with higher level materials.
  • An extensive world to explore with epic dungeons and boss encounters.
  • Unlock new skills by gaining experience with a unique RPG leveling system.
  • An advanced system for connecting objects that utilizes both mechanical systems and wiring. You can attach objects to a lever using gear shaft or wire switches to trigger doors, lights and other mechanisms.
  • Interactive objects with in-game menus that can opened by clicking on them. You can interact in-game with storage containers, paint paintings, solve puzzles and more!
  • Build a town with the NPCs you rescue and assign them to a profession of your choice. NPCs will help you craft and unlock new items.
  • A large variety of weapons and items to master. Unlock power weaponry as you progress through the world.
  • Near infinitely procedural generating world.

Future Features:

  • Multiplayer
  • Vehicles
  • Minions
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Ground Seal Update 2024

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Hello! First off, I want to apologize to anyone who was looking forward to this release, or anticipating playing this. I started working on this game a decade ago but my development has been intermittent due to life issues. Got married a couple years ago and started getting into my first love, which is music production. That being said I have always regretted not finishing this project and feel I am in a good place to finish this finally.

I have started working on heavily since the beginning of the year and have implemented all the features I really wanted to add.

Update to Monogame
I was still developing this on the original XNA code library back in 2019. The fact that I hadn't ported this project yet was definitely holding me back. I finally got the initiative to do that in January and it didn't prove to be quite as difficult as I feared. It did take me a while to move my audio out of the old XNA Audio utility but now I can ditch that and have all my audio loaded in game! So now it's much easier to add sounds and I've added a few new updated songs as well.

Update to NPC Logic
I've finally added pathfinding to my NPCs and now they can do all sorts of things to help you out. They will automatically chop your logs into wood planks and load ore into your furnace. In addition they go to sleep and use beds when it's nighttime! Check out the video below:

Infinite World Generation
Even more complicated was now the world has near-infinite procedural generation. You can walk to either edge of the map and it will load or generate the next area. You could basically keep going as long as there is space on your hard drive for new worlds but I have it capped at around 250 so I can have the some special worlds that you teleport to directly. 250 would already be insanely large but I should be able to easily adjust that as needed. I made a video of walking through a couple regions. Still some things to be fixed but you can see the world generation works pretty smooth.

Other updates
Now I am really working on focusing on polishing the first part of the game. I've been updating my tech tree logic. Before it was kind of weird you would just unlock the next tier by crafting items in that category but I am changing so you have to put the correct materials into the menu to unlock it. Also, some major updates on my dungeons. Before the rooms would not always link up correctly but I've found if you make the room images a uniform size they will always link up and create a correct dungeon. Otherwise I am implementing more enemies & items, balancing enemy hit-points, attacks, armors, buffs so it's starting to feel actually like a fun game.

I am aiming for 2025 early access, I think that should be reasonable to finish a beta by mid next-year. Thanks again to everyone who is following Ground Seal!

Menu Updates

Menu Updates

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v2 of my menus. A lot more functionality and information has been added.

Weapon and Tool Sprites

Weapon and Tool Sprites

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Images of new picks and axes I made recently. Take a look!

Current State of Ground Seal

Current State of Ground Seal

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Latest progress after a bit of a hiatus. Check out this article for the latest developments!

Working on Boss and first dungeon

Working on Boss and first dungeon

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Been working out the kinks and the mechanics of my first boss.

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Guest
Guest - - 693,347 comments

this looks so cool!! when will this be coming out?

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them-bonez Creator
them-bonez - - 8 comments

Hey I appreciate the comment! I'm shooting for next year. I've been working really hard the last few months to get this into Beta. Could be sooner though!

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zartax35
zartax35 - - 11 comments

gimme it now!!!!!

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them-bonez Creator
them-bonez - - 8 comments

Thank you for your comment! Unfortunately things have been hectic since I started my job a few months ago so it's been tough making time to work on this. I definitely don't plan on quitting this game is too far along! This fall I plan on really getting things going again. Thank you for your patience!

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zartax35
zartax35 - - 11 comments

And here we are. 2023. I mean 2024. I'm a grown man now, but for some reason I didn't forget about Ground Seal. I'd still play it man.

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them-bonez Creator
them-bonez - - 8 comments

Hey friend. I really appreciate the comment and you following it for so many. It honestly really gets fired up to finish this. Been working really hard to get this polished enough for Beta so fingers crossed you will get your chance!

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alex103r
alex103r - - 4 comments

It seems to be a very good game. I wanted to test this game :)

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them-bonez Creator
them-bonez - - 8 comments

Thank you very much! I'm really close to getting an alpha ready for people to test but I've had a hard time getting work done on it since I started my new job a few months ago. After this summer I will definitely start working on it more.

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ChickenDelight
ChickenDelight - - 126 comments

Looks cool.

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