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Grounded

Grounded Spider Silk guide: how to kill Spiders with ease

C'mon, be brave. It isn't that hard really.

Grounded Quartzite: where to find Quartzite and what you can do with it

Learn all the discovered locations of Quartzite

3 weeks ago

2 months ago

Feature: Good things, small packages

How Obsidian made tiny survival fun in Grounded

As we all know at this point, I am a big fan of the ants in Obsidian's new early access survival game Grounded. But the ants aren't the only thing I ask about when I interview Obsidian's Adam Brennecke, the game's lead designer.In Grounded you play as a child, or group of children working together, who has been mysteriously shrunk down so that a normal…

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Feature: Pheromones? Build him a pyramid, idk

A day in the life of Grounded’s ants: Obsidian talk eggs, pheromones and their incoming queen

It's been less than a month since ant-bothering shrinky garden survival game Grounded entered early access, but in the current era, three weeks could mean anything between a day and four hundred years. In any case, I'm rather fond of the game, and have attacked my own friends for daring to menace its ants, as warned. So you can probably imagine how excited I got…

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Feature: C'mon, be brave. It isn't that hard really.

Grounded Spider Silk guide: how to kill Spiders with ease

Spider Silk is an extremely valuable material in Grounded, and it's no understatement to say that obtaining Spider Silk is a gateway from the early game to the mid-game of Obsidian Entertainment's fantastic survival experience. In this Grounded Spider guide, we'll walk you through exactly how you can obtain Spider Silk, alongside some handy and practical tips on defeating Orb Weavers and other Spiders.

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Feature: Learn all the discovered locations of Quartzite

Grounded Quartzite: where to find Quartzite and what you can do with it

Quartzite is a fairly important resource in Grounded, and one which has eluded a great many players during their first ventures into this fascinating survival game. In this guide, we'll reveal all the locations we've discovered where you can mine Quartzite in Grounded, along with what you can use it for once you have it.

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3 months ago

That Facebook group where people pretend to be ants loves Grounded

You have possibly already heard about the Facebook group called "A group where we all pretend to be ants in an ant colony". Statistically speaking, it is likely that some of you are members. It prompted many slightly bemused articles around May and April of this year, as outlets like Buzzfeed tried to parse what it was and why over a million and a half…

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Props to Microsoft for letting you play Flight Simulator for £1

The standard edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator costs £59, but like me trying to show my parents their house from a Airbus A320neo, we can go lower. A lot lower, as it turns out. Here’s how you can play (but not own) what’s looking to be the first game of the next, next, next-generation for as low as £1. And you get over 200 other…

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Feature: GROUND BEES

Grounded’s co-op is fantastic, if you can get it to work

I threw a spear at the first person to harm an ant. They were warned. But the lag meant I kept missing and it just got a bit embarassing, so we retrieved the spears and went back to scouting for dewdrops.Grounded's multiplayer has captured something special. Even after several hours (which flew by for all of us), we found it hard to pin down exactly…

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Feature: Down to earth

I am willing to die for the ants in Grounded

Ants are a strong contender for the most fascinating creature on the planet. Arguably the most successful animal (discounting micro-organisms, those smug jerks), even. I was fascinated by them as a kid. There's an ant with only one pair of chromosomes. There are ants that transform themselves into food storage units. There are kamikaze ants that defend their nest by exploding. Blind ants. Ants that…

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Shrink down into Obsidian’s survival game Grounded, out in early access today

If you've ever wondered what it's like to become a very tiny child forced to survive in the jungle that is your own back garden, well, today is your day. Obsidian's Honey I Shrunk The Kids-like, Grounded, releases in early access at around 6pm BST, inviting you to make spears out of twigs and create armour from the carcasses of your buggy foes. I mean…

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7 months ago

Obsidian’s Grounded will enter early access in July

Obsidian Entertainment tonight announced an early access launch date of July 28th for Grounded, their craft-o-survival game about teenagers shrunk down smaller than ants and turned loose in a back garden. If I've learned anything from the oeuvre of Rick Moranis, is that those kids are in for a tough time. It's a surprising game to see coming from a studio known for RPGs including…

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11 months ago

Feature: Honey, they shrunk the story elements

Obsidian’s next game is Grounded, co-op survival about being shrunk

Transforming the ordinary into the fantastical. It’s a tenet of Magical Realist fiction, Brechtian theatre, staring too long at your hands while on edibles, and now Grounded, a new survival RPG from Obsidian. It features four plucky teens, a shrink-ray experiment and a mundane back garden transformed into a vast, dangerous, colorful wilderness. Gnats are now the size of your face. You can build trampolines…

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Obsidian announce Grounded, a shrunk-down survival game

Obsidian Entertainment, the gang behind The Outer Worlds and Alpha Protocol, have announced a new game and it is... not an RPG? It's named Grounded and it's a survival game with more than a whiff of Honey I Shrunk The Kids, having us play as kiddywinkles shrunk down smaller than creepy-crawlies. Trying to survive in a garden looks a touch more challenging at that scale.…

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