ObsidianDan

ObsidianDan


29 Jul

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Want to check out Grounded but haven't yet? Then why not do it now since it's free to play for this weekend only on Steam!

The event is only for this weekend, so be sure to grab your friends, download today, and come check out the backyard before then! It'll be fun, I promise!

30 Jun

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🏡 Join Shyla, Obsidian's Social Media Manager, as we find out where the shrooms and impeding DOOM are that give this update its name! From new building materials, Photo Mode additions, SITTING, pets, and more, you'll want to check out this vlog to give you a proper head start into the update!



The Shroom


NEW BUILDING MATERIAL: THE SHROOMBRICKS
Every mushroom you see in the yard is now harvestable! Chop down those toadstools and grind them down into slurry you can use to make bricks! The castles you can create from these bricks are the current sturdiest defense you'll have against th... Read more

13 Jun

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Build mushroom castles, tame an aphid and make it your pet, take on the terrifying Broodmother, and much more in the upcoming Shroom and Doom update for Grounded!



The Shroom and Doom update for Grounded will launch on June 30th, 2021! See you in the backyard!

For more information on Grounded, check out our channels:

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28 May

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It's been a while since you've last heard from the Grounded dev team at Obsidian, and we wanted to update you all what's up and coming for Grounded.

We are approaching the one-year mark from the Game Preview/Early Access launch and we still have so much that we want to do for the game. Some of these larger features take time, and with a small team it's difficult to release content every month while balancing larger tasks that need to get done to finish the game.

We will be looking at doing larger and slightly less frequent updates moving forward, which will allow us to make our updates more meaningful with more and better content. Our goal is to find the right balance of keeping the game fresh with new things while giving the team enough time to make quality features. As always your feedback in this process is critical as we figure out a good release cadence as we continue on the path towards our 1.0 launch.

We are hard at work on the next update (0.10.0),... Read more

27 Apr

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🏡 Join Shyla, Obsidian's Social Media Manager, as we go over some new additions to Photo Mode (works in multiplayer now!), new items such as ladders, updated attacks for the handsome stinkbug, the ability to cancel attack animations when blocking, and so much more that came with today's update!




Patch Notes:
0.9.0 New Features
Buildings Ladders
  • Unlocked via the Hedge BURG.L Chip
Curved Walls, Floors, and Railings
  • 3 Curved Grass Walls
  • 2 Curved Grass Floors
  • 3 Curved Stem Walls
  • 2 Curved Stem Floors
  • 2 Curved Railings
    ...
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22 Apr

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    ObsidianDan on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
The Public Test Servers are now open for players who wish to help test out the 0.9.0 update content and features that will release to the live server at a later date.

Join the test server today if you wish, and then be sure to join our Discord server if you haven't yet so that you can chat with others who are testing and have an easy way to share your feedback and suggestions with not only the community but directly with the dev team as well!

Patch Notes:
New Features
Buildings Ladders
  • Unlocked via the Hedge BURG.L Chip
Curved Walls, Floors, and Railings
  • 3 Curved Grass Walls
  • 2 Curved Grass Floors
  • 3 Curved Stem Walls
  • 2 Curved Stem Floors
  • 2 Curved Railings
  • Unlocked via the Pond BURG.L Chip

Creative with Bugs New Mode Added: Creative with Bugs
  • ...
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30 Mar

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🏡 Join Shyla, Obsidian's Social Media Manager, as she takes you through this March 0.8.0 update and goes over some of the new content and features, including the first iteration of Photo Mode available in single-player games, allowing players to show their creativity and share images from their life in the backyard! Password-protected games, changes to the UI in multiplayer, updates to some of your favorite neighbors, and more are included, so check out all the changes now!



For a full list of everything that went into today's update, you can view the full patch notes[grounded.obsidian.net] on our website.

Thank you e... Read more

26 Feb

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It's that time, time for another update!

🏡 Join Shyla, Obsidian's Social Media Manager, as she goes over some of the Quality of Life updates that released today, along with some new craftable items and a few changes made to the overall survival aspect in the game!



For a full list of everything that went into today's update, you can view the full patch notes[grounded.obsidian.net] on our website.

Thank you everyone for your continued support and reports, we appreciate them!

To stay current with the commonly reported issues and to follow their status, please visit our ... Read more

28 Jan

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Hello all explorers of the backyard, both old and new, and welcome to another Early Access content update for Grounded: Patch 0.6, which will introduce flying creatures! Check out what's in store with Shyla in our developer vlog, or just head right in to the patch notes below it!



New Creatures Mosquitos Fireflies
Bees! ... Read more

20 Jan

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    ObsidianDan on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Mosquitos, fireflies, and bees, OH MY!

The Public Test Servers are now open for players who wish to help test out the 0.6.0 update content and features that will release to the live server at a later date.

Join the test server today if you wish, and then be sure to join our Discord server if you haven't yet so that you can chat with others who are testing and have an easy way to share your feedback and suggestions with not only the community but directly with the dev team as well!

We hope you enjoy your time in the Public Test Server and stay tuned for more Grounded news!

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay Grounded!

Helpful links:
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16 Dec

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The latest update is here for you all! 🙌

🏡 Join Shyla, Obsidian's Social Media Manager, as she goes over some of the many changes made to the Pond and more that you'll notice with today's update. From changes to the Pond Lab, updates and changes made to combat, and even a few adjustments made to some building structures, this update is sure to improve the time you spend in the backyard!



For a full list of everything that went into today's update, you can view the full patch notes below:

BUILD 0.5.0.2752 NEW FEATURES POND REVAMP
  • The Pond and Pond Lab have been revamped with additional puzzles, gameplay, and secrets to discover.
  • New underwater caves to find and explore.
  • New Pond Lab outposts.
  • New Resources: Algae, Muscle Sprouts.
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09 Dec

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    ObsidianDan on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
We released a new Public Test build for folks who might want to check out Version 0.5.0 before we formally release it across all platforms.

This Public Test will introduce a few game changes we want you to test out, and it also includes some important updates to the way that saving and loading the game works in the hopes to improve everyone's experience.

For players connecting through Steam, there are always risks involved so you may also wish to make a copy of your save to use on the Public Test. Please note that, if you play with any friends on Xbox or through the Windows 10 store, their saves will be locked into the newest build and will not be able to revert to previous builds once they have opted into the Public Test build.

Thank you all so much for being so amazing, and have fun out in the backyard!

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay Grounded!

Helpful links:

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12 Nov

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Ready to share the backyard with your friends? Well, this is the weekend to bring them in and learn to explore, build, and survive together!

Starting this Thursday, November 12th, and running through Sunday, November 15th, Grounded will be available to play on Steam for FREE!

Event period: Thursday, November 12th, at 10 AM PT, through Sunday, November 15th, at 1 PM PT.

So if you've been waiting to join the over 5 million other players in the backyard, now is the time to start! See you in the backyard!

10 Nov

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THE KOI POND IS HERE
We have a new trailer, a letter from the devs, an update full of previews, and patch notes! Welcome to Grounded's Early Access Update 0.4!




A Letter from the Developers (Click to embiggen)
[obsidian-media.s3.amazonaws.com]

Text version (update continues below):

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26 Oct

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Hello!

We have updated our Grounded public test branch! This test will allow players who own the game to hop into the game to help us test out new changes, features, and content for Update 0.4.0 before it is released for everyone.

Access to this branch will only be available for a limited time and may be unstable. We highly recommend that anyone who opts-in backs their saves up just in case.

Things to keep in mind:
  • The content you are going to experience is currently in development. By participating in our Public Test Branch, you will be able to help us locate issues and fix them before the content is officially released to all platforms.
  • Since this content is still in development, we ask that when discussing unreleased content to please respect those who aren't participating in the public test who may be waiting for the content to officially release. Use spoiler tags when you feel it is appropriate.
  • ...
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19 Oct

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Major Issues
  • Fixed random client crash when pickup up items
  • Fixed crash with destroying Grass Plank Pallet or Weed Log Pallet building
  • Fixed crashes dealing with Cloud Save syncing on the Main Menu
  • Fixed issues with saves not properly uploading or downloading from the Xbox Cloud causing corrupted or missing saved game
Thank you for your reports and your continued support while we further develop the game! We are working to push out updates to enhance your gaming experience continually.

To stay current with the commonly reported issues and to follow their status, please visit our Grounded Issue Tracker Trello Board[trello.com], or you can bookmark our ... Read more

09 Oct

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Earlier today we pushed out Patch 0.3.2 for all players. Please update your game when you see that this update is available to receive the following fixes and changes:

MAJOR ISSUES
  • Fixed client crash when ziplines exist in the yard across very large distances
  • Fixed random crashes when traversing the yard
  • Fixed crash related to Frankenline when loading a saved game
  • Fixed crash for clients when joining a game near a Spinning Wheel / Roasting Spit / Jerky Rack that currently has processing items on it
  • Fixed random crashes when syncing cloud saves
  • Slight improvement on Friends Search reliability
GAME
  • Fixed issue with Inventory and Crafting screens having low FPS on Xbox and Win 10 Store builds
  • Fixed issue where saving the game was not allowed if there was no internet connection
  • Fixed clients not having access to...
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06 Oct

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Patch 0.3.1 was released today for all players. Please update your game when you see that this update is available to receive the following fixes and changes:

MAJOR ISSUES
  • Fixed crash when placing grid-based buildings (Walls, Foundations, etc.)
  • Improved reliability of friend search in the server browser.
GAME
  • Fixed issue with conversations not triggering properly
  • Hedge area art polish
  • Added impact VFX for Ice Cap mints and webbed door
  • Web sacs wiggle when hit
  • Made sticky webs easier to hit while webbed
  • The teens will sometimes verbally express their excitement when using a zipline
  • Fixed durability not randomizing between which armor piece gets deducted from when hit
WILDLIFE
  • Fixed soldier ants red eyes not appearing when angry
  • Removing "venom" from Orb Weave...
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30 Sep

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Hello everyone! Patch 0.3 is now live - thank you to everyone who participated in the public test version and helped to make this patch better!

Included in the patch are the following changes and fixes we've made to the game:

NEW FEATURES
  • The Hedge has been revamped with new content
  • New Building: Zip-lines
  • New Building: Spinning Wheel
  • New Building: Signs
  • New World Landmark: Frankenline
  • Halloween Additions: Jack-o-Lantern landmark, Candy Corn food item
  • Localization for French, German, Spanish, and Italian (more to come at a later date)
  • New spider webs that stick to unsuspecting players and critters
CHANGES/GAME TUNING Engine
  • UE4 Version Upgrade
Combat
  • Ant Soldiers have a set of new attacks
  • Ant Soldiers now deal more damage with their ...
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21 Sep

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Hello!

Today we are excited to announce that we have opened up a Grounded public test for our community! This test will allow players who own the game to hop into the game to help us test out new changes, features, and content for Update 0.3.0 before it is released for everyone.

Access to this branch will only be available for a limited time.

Things to keep in mind:
  • The content you are going to experience is currently in development. By participating in our Public Test Branch, you will be able to help us locate issues and fix them before the content is officially released to all platforms.
  • Since this content is still in development, we ask that when discussing unreleased content to please respect those who aren't participating in the public test who may be waiting for the content to officially release. Use spoiler tags when you feel it is appropriate.
  • It is important to remember that your sa...
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