Go Big and Go Home!
Welcome friends, old and new, to Grounded 1.0!
We want to give a big and special thanks to our community who helped us in our two year journey from Game Preview/Early Access to full release. Now that we've hit 1.0, your top question might be, “What is going to get wiped?”. Lucky for you the answer to that is, not a lot! The Grounded team is happy to inform you that your bases, recipes, and other unlocks will carry over. You will be placed at the New Game starting location to ensure there aren't any issues and all Milk Molar points will be refunded (more on that later!). The story quests and content for this full game release will be reset but your beloved bases, unlocked recipes, and inventory items will be there when you open your save.
Now that you know what you'll be able to carry over, let's get into what's new in the 1.0 release.
The world is a vast, beautiful, and dangerous place – especially when you have been shrunk to the size of an ant. Explore, build and survive together in this first-person, multiplayer, survival adventure. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?
Uncover the mysteries while playing through the story!
How did you wind up so small? Who did this to you? How do you go home? These are all answers you will uncover as you play through the story.
Solo or with friends – anytime!
You can face the backyard alone or together, online, with up to three friends. Not only that, but with the Shared Worlds feature, you can continue to play in your shared world even if the original host is not on, with all your progression saving!
Nowhere is safe – not even your base!
Creatures can be found roaming the yard in a multitude of environments, such as the depths of the pond, the caverns of the termite den, and even the sweltering heat found in the sandbox. You can even attract them to different places in the yard by activating the MIX.R devices. However, the more you interfere with the creatures in the yard, the higher the chance that they come knocking at your own door, so you better prepare.
Play true to your playstyle!
Use the in-game customization systems such as Mutations and Milk Molars to activate the bonuses and perks you want for your character. Not only that, but craft and upgrade your armor and weapons to give your character the stats and advantages you need in order to take on the perils of the backyard.
It’s time to go big, or never go home!