Obsidian Answers Questions About Base-Building Mechanics of Survival GROUNDED in Latest Video
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Survival Games
Unlike the vast majority of Obsidian Entertainment–developed video games, the fast-approaching Grounded won't tell a complex story, instead putting emphasis on gameplay mechanics — including gathering resources and building shelters. That's right, Obsidian's next big production is a full-blown survival game.
Considering that Obsidian is best known for creating huge (and often quite long) titles — such as Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Alpha Protocol and The Outer Worlds — the fact that company is trying something completely new is definitely a welcome change of pace (for the studio and players alike).
The word "huge" is the key to understanding what Grounded is all about. Although the game itself is rather small budget-wise, its world is actually gigantic. You see, your Grounded character will be small. Super small.
In the game's universe, something went terribly wrong and its main cast has been permanently shrunk, forcing players to search for a means of escape from a sunny, beautiful garden. With your protagonist being tiny, even the smallest insects — including spiders, flies, and even ants — will be life-threatening danger.
To even the odds, players will try to locate the best places for base-building. To learn more about that crucial gameplay mechanism, be sure to check out the all-new video — shared by Game Informer — down below:
The world is a vast, beautiful and dangerous place – especially when you have been shrunk to the size of an ant. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?
Grunded is coming to Xbox One and PC (via Steam and the Microsoft Store) on July 28, 2020.