News | Grounded will be released in full on September 27th

The full version of the action-survival game Grounded will be available on September 27.

This has been announced by director Adam Brennecke of Obsidian. It was already known that the game would go out of Early Access in September, but now the exact release date has also been revealed. The final version introduces a campaign that can be played alone or in co-op, as well as new weapons and recipes.

The latest update for the Early Access version was also released yesterday, bringing all sorts of changes to the game’s upgrade system. There is also a secret feature in the update called Homestretch – at another time this mysterious new feature will go into effect.

Players in Grounded are a miniscule version of a human and walk through an enlarged version of a garden. There is also a walk through dark caves. Giant ants and other pests attack the player. Players can build complete buildings and collect materials. Grounded is available on PC and Xbox consoles.


News | Dune: Spice Wars will be playable in early access from April 26th

From April 26, the strategy game Dune: Spice Wars can be played in early access on Steam.

Publisher Funcom and developer Shiro Games have announced this. The early access version should provide “essentially the main experience” of the game, with four playable factions and three different ways to win. The early access version will receive several updates upon release that will add new content to the game, including a multiplayer mode, a new playable faction, and a full campaign.

Dune: Space Wars is a 4X-element RTS set on the desert planet Arrakis, known from the books and the movies. Since the game is being developed by Shiro Games, elements of its other rts – Northgard – seem to be carried over. In this way, areas on the planet are explored and taken over and the boundaries of the map are constantly expanding.

Publisher Funcom is also working on an open world survival game based on the Dune franchise. The Dutch studio Abstraction is collaborating on that game.