How’s this for an elevator pitch: Take the overcrowded survival game genre but shrink the players and thrust them into a Honey, I Shrunk the Kids-type world.
That’s Grounded, Obsidian Entertainment’s newest game.
Revealed this week for PC and Xbox One and coming out next year, Grounded challenges players to survive in “the beautiful yet perilous micro-world of a suburban backyard.” Up to four players can work together to build bases, solve story missions, and explore the world. Considering that swarms of insects will be the primary foes here, we’re guessing that this won’t be the game for the bug-phobic among you.
“It’s a perfect setting to flex our creative muscles,” Obsidian said. “We want to create a versatile sandbox where players can create their own memorable experiences.”