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Grounded September content update arrives September 30, watch latest developer vlog

Grounded Screenshot Ladybug
Grounded Screenshot Ladybug (Image credit: Obsidian Entertainment)

What you need to know

  • Grounded is an open world survival game where players are microsopic, created by Obsidian Entertainment.
  • The game is in early access, with montly content drops planned, as well as regular developer vlogs.
  • The latest developer vlog is out, and talks about how insects go about their day.
  • It also reveals that the September content update is coming September 30, 2020.

Grounded is a game that continues to grow in scale and ambition, despite the dimunitive nature of its inhabitants, and has promised monthly content updates as part of its Early Access and Game Preview. August delivered with its content update, but Grounded's next update has been shrouded in mystery for all of September. Well, Grounded's latest developer vlog (opens in new tab) reveals when players can expect the next feature drop, after going over how insects in the game go about their day.

According to the developer vlog, the various insects in Grounded follow a G.O.A.P., or "Goal Oriented Action Plan," which dictates how and why insects do what they do. In the case of the aphid, these tiny creatures love exploring, but can also become quite sad if they spend too much time away from clovers. Give aphids lots of time with clovers, and they'll give aphid honeydew in response. Weevils spend all their time searching for mushrooms, while ants do everything for the colony. Every insect has an agenda they want to follow, be it exploration, food gathering, or defense of their territory.

It's an interesting look at how the Grounded team developed the insects, and why insects do what they do. Gnats are especially amusing, as apparently gnats just enjoy, well, "booping" players. However, this insight into Grounded's life isn't the climax of this developer blog, rather its the news that the September content update is dropping for all players on September 30, 2020, and will include new features for everyone to explore. We'll hopefully learn a little bit more about the update right before it's here, but we're expecting this content update to be a little more on the conservative side.

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Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.