Grounded Continues to Impress As the 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"-Sim You've Always Wanted

Check out 30 minutes of uncut Grounded gameplay.

August 3, 2020

Grounded from Obsidian recently launched into early access via Game Pass. The game puts you in the shoes of a shrunken down teen, desperately trying to survive the wilds of someone’s backyard. In this universe, spiders are the new apex predator. Learning how to make it is going to be a tough challenge. Below, you can watch around 30 minutes of uncut gameplay that gives you a great at the game in its early stages. Check it out.

Grounded is already a solid success for the team at Obsidian. Already, the game boasts a player count over one million. Obviously, the challenge is getting players to stick with it. However, the early success proves they at least have a great concept on their hands.

And really, it’s not too surprising. I mean, it’s a unique setting in the video game space that is ripe for inventive gameplay. While I’ve heard some reports of the spiders being a little too overpowered, everyone who’s played the game seems to enjoy the core conceit.

Plus, Obsidian has proven that they’re willing to listen to fans. They got ahead of things and released that awesome arachnophobia slider to make the spiders less scary. Not to mention, they’ve already started updating important parts of the game. As the team moves through early access, I fully expect them to implement even more changes in response to fan feedback.

Grounded is available now on PC and Xbox One via early access. The game is currently slated to release sometime in 2021, so stay tuned for further updates on that front.

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