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One of the last human survivors, you find yourself stranded on an uninhabited island. With a few other victims of the crash, can you craft, mine, and build your way to survival?

Aground was designed around the theme of Progression, and inspired by Utopian Mining and other mining/crafting games. You start out with almost nothing, and you can eventually build your way up to a thriving settlement.

Currently, you can only explore and build on the first few islands, but we have lots of plans for expansion, and the sky is literally not the limit. You can also expand the game further with mods: https://aground.mod.io/

We're planning to continue developing Aground based on feedback and suggestions from players, so definitely send me a message or post in our subreddit or discord to determine the course of this game.

Controls are explained in game, and it can be played with keyboard or gamepad. The mouse can also be used to navigate menus (but is not required).

For players who want to play on multiple computers/versions of the game: Save files can be exported from the Options menu on the title page and imported by dragging and dropping the save file into the game.


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

aground-mac_full.zip 123 MB
Version 1.5.3
aground-linux_full.zip 125 MB
Version 1.5.3
aground-windows_full.zip 120 MB
Version 1.5.3

Download demo

aground-windows_demo.zip 58 MB
Version 1.5.3
aground-linux_demo.zip 62 MB
Version 1.5.3
aground-mac_demo.zip 60 MB
Version 1.5.3

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I am using the 1.5.1 updated game :D, love the game, just hate the crashes :(

1. Does it have an error report? If so, let me know.

2. If you have mods installed, try disabling them. Some can cause crashes.

3. If it crashes randomly with no report, that is usually a graphics card error. Try updating your graphics card driver.

Hi it does crash randomly without an error report and I am using a  Geforce1050 laptop. will try update my driver and give you feed back. thanks :D 

the game tends to crash if I don't save regularly, is there a fix to this?

Hi! I have the game on Steam, but for some reason it keeps glitching and closing. I believe it's a Steam problem, so I was hoping to download a different version without having to pay again by linking my profile. I was wondering if there was a method to do so. Any help would be appreciated.

How frequent are the crashes? Are there any error messages or popups? I would be a little shocked if it was steam that was causing the problem, but you can download the demo here on itch, and if that works and the steam version doesn't, I can help you get the full version in direct messages.

Every time I open the game it crashes. Other version demos work. The last tine I opened the game, it crashed as soon as I chose which save to play. The game doesn't provide an error message, but since I have a MacBook, I get a problem report.

I'm guessing this is your steam profile? https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198849074049 (I noticed you posted on steam too). Make your games public so I can confirm you own Aground on Steam (edit profile, my privacy settings, and set my profile and game details to public), and I'll give you an itch.io copy of the full version. Once I confirm you own the game, you can change your privacy settings back if you'd like.

Thank you so much! I really enjoy this game. Yes, that is my profile, and I've made it public.

Alright, I just need a way to send you the key (I don't want to just post it here publicly :P ). Send me an e-mail at david.m@fancyfishgames.com and I'll reply with your key.

It still won't sync I think it might be my computer or I messed something up is there anyway to tell what's wrong?

Usually sync failures are just a temporary network glitch. If it persists, let me know. If you hit Ctrl+Shift+D, you can get a little more info about the errors.

It still won't sync

After trying to sync and failing, hit Ctrl+Shift+D and copy the log (or at least the end of it), it gives info on why the sync failed. My saves seem to be syncing without trouble.

Actually, I think I have an idea. There's a 10 second timeout on syncing... so for really long saves (on slower internet connection) it will time out. I'll up that timeout to 30 seconds.

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thnx it's working now I was scared because I kinda have a history for my computers breaking lol.

I have already bought the game, do I need to pay again or is there a way to get the update free.

The page where you got your initial downloads should have the updated version (1.5.1) now. Just go there, and you'll be able to download the update for free (and all future updates too)!

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hey uh when I click on Aground.exe it says null object reference but if I go into the files and click aground it runs.

also, I can't put the power cores in the space ship and when I try to fly it says "this the end of the science path for this update" and I can't sinc

can you help me? I'm using a Windows Dell.

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You can't fly the spaceship yet without cheating - that's intentional, as that part of the game isn't done yet. Try syncing now - there was a bug a while back that caused saves that were larger than 1MB to not sync, that should be fixed. I have no clue what you mean with the first problem - it runs in the files but not when you click it?

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when I try to click the aground Icon I have on my task bar it says "null object" but if I go into the aground folder and click the one that say aground it works fine.   and thank you for fixing the issues,  this one isn't that important though.  For some odd reason one of my saves won't sync (the first one I made) the rest will though.

So, it'll do that if you change the run start in directory of the shortcut. Right click on the shortcut, click properties, and in the shortcut tab make sure Start in: shows the path to the exe (shown in Target).

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where can I get the 1.4.3 update as its says it available on the game

Just download it here - the current version on the itch.io page is 1.4.3

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The next update will be Tuesday, and will include the magic path to space.

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It should say 1.4.3b (b is just a few patches/bugfixes from a). You can download the latest version from itch.io if you have the wrong version. The next update should come mid october (but I don't have an exact date set yet).

What should i do if the space ship doesnt recognize my powercores? Im on mac

There was a bug in 1.4.3 that was fixed in 1.4.3a, so updating may help, but even if you install cores you can't fly the spaceship yet.

it still doesnt recognize them. Thanks for the response.

I found a glitch when taking a boat through the portal (in the ocean) and I accidently jumped out at the last second I could not find the boat anywhere I had to quit and come back to my last save.

Not a glitch - if you leave your boat while it's being sucked into the whirlpool, it'll get sucked in and destroyed and you'll have to build a new boat (or reload).

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when do the updates come out each month and how do I access them?

Updates are not regularly scheduled, but come about once a month. I post updates for each major update, and you can get them here (I think the itch client should auto-update your game as well).

Is this multiplayer

Not yet, but we are planning to add co-op multiplayer before the full release.

when i extract the file, i don't get the file to start the game


There is already a submarine in the early access version!

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What operating system are you using?

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how do i play on the early version

The early access version? It's the _full zip files instead of the _demo, you get access to it when you buy the game, and it includes more content now and all updates (including the full release late next year).


If this game goes on steam, I hope you make it free or atleast cheap. Dollar is almost 5 times my countries money so even 10$ is out of my range.


No worries!  You can play it for free!  https://www.kongregate.com/games/terra0nova/aground


But i think it is the demo?? OR IS THIS THE FULL VERSION!!


The web version is the same as the demo available here, and includes the first 3 islands (about 8 hours of content). The early access version includes an additional 4 hours of content right now (completing the science path on the first planet), and we plan to update it monthly with new content!

Game isn't working. There is every data exported but it says something is missing

One other person had this problem, and we figured out that it had to do with permissions on their computer. If the game doesn't have permission to access the files, it can't run. Try putting the game in a non-protected folder (and make sure all subfolders extracted are readable), or run the game as administrator.

The quest is unlocked, I have all of the ingredients, and I have the dockhouse but there is no option available to me to get the boat. I'm not really sure what to do about it and I've looked around but I can't find anyone else having this problem.

This is a bug in 1.3.1a, but there's a patch to fix it - replace data/core/structures/structures.xml (in your game files) with this file: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/385203222396010508/460121338393264128/str... .

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Thank you so much,  I'm looking forward to visiting the other island. Unfortunately, my dockhouse is now invisible but that's  probably something I did wrong. 

I love your game btw, it's so addicting and interesting.  The friend who told me about Aground said that it looks like Minecraft but after playing, it's obvious that there's way more to this. There are people to talk to, for one, which I think is vital. There's a plot and quests but it's also kind of open world/do what you want.  There's more to mention but I've got a new boat to sail away in and I don't want to keep her waiting!

Keep up  the good work! :)

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Download the .zip file and extract all the contents to a folder before running the exe.

Can some one tell me how to download the english version of this,,,,,,i downloaded two times from this site end from another but it is in like a chinese font...please help me

Make sure you extract everything from the .zip folder before you try to run the exe, and if it still doesn't work, make sure your graphics card driver is up to date.

I have downloaded updates from this site for months.  There have been no problems.  However, I downloaded on a work machine which has Arabic capability and I got the Chinese (probably) font plus the characters were different.  I deleted the download and went back to my own machines.  Try downloading on a different machine and then copying the zip file to your own machine and opening.

wow Thanks for the UPDATE Fancy Fish I like this game Because for my Ultra Vip i can't kill EVERYONE with one punch like "ONE PUNCH MAN

This game is a real treat to play. I've seen it grow a lot since I first played it on Kongregate (right before the mountain was added I believe) and glad it's doing so well. Can't wait to see more from your team!

I love this game so much and I was wondering how much it would cost when you released the full version and where I could get it. This is so much fun and it's easily the game I've spent the most time on, on itch.io. It's a lot like Terraria though

The game will be $10 in early access (and will release sometime in July here and on other storefronts). The price will increase once the game's out of early access, but everyone who buys it during early access gets the full game.

I keep getting this error message anyone know how to solve it? 

error: spawn /home/hubuntu/.config/itch/apps/Aground/Aground ENOENT

When the next update comes around. what will I have to do?

I downloaded and finished this game before I downloaded the itch.io app. So if it doesnt do it automatically, how do I get my save to the new version?

If you download the latest version of the game onto the same computer, the saves should be available automatically. If you don't have the itch.io app, just download the game and replace the old files whenever there is an update (that won't replace your save files).

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Hi everyone

When can we expect the next update?

I really enjoy the game but I'm kicking my heels at the moment.  I've become strangely addicted to farming and would like more places to farm as well as a wider range of animals and plants.  I covered all empty areas in Science Island and am overjoyed that the pesky bandits no longer appear.  

I'm desperate to see what happens next.

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I beat the game, but when it got updated, my save got lost...

Edit: I was using a MacBook Air 

On the windows version, your saves should be in "%APPDATA%\Fancy Fish Games\Aground\aground", and they are never wiped with updates. If you're playing on a different computer, you'll have to copy them over.

I wish I'd known that a month ago.  

I want to you add nights , and save button, when you sleep your progress do not save but when you touch the save button you progress save and you will not sleep in day sleep in night

I want to you add nights , and save button, when you sleep your progress do not save but when you touch the save button you progress save and you will not sleep in day sleep in night

right at the start of the game where im mining for coal to build a smelter it keeps exiting and its really annoying

This was fixed in a patch recently uploaded (1.3.0a).

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Assim que eu retornar da ilha mágica com o dragão eu não posso andar nem nada, basta mover o mouse, como se os botões travassem

Why Spanish is outdated? // ¿por qué el español está desactualizado?

I love the game :D

I feel as if it'd be better to add a Mac version, I've gotten to the current end (awaiting to find out what the alchemist and everybody else does in response to the old one's signal), my profile is on Kongregate, I have exported my file, and, I use a Mac, so, for all Mac users, is it possible to to make a Mac version, so we can play offline? It is a very good game to me and I'd love it if I could play without having to get an internet connection just to get to the page, and sync my saves.

Yes, I'll be adding a Mac and Linux build with the next update (version 1.3.0), which is the end of the demo content.

maybe i am dumb, but can you use rail and minecart vertically?

No, right now it's horizontal only (although I might add a way to add ramps.

Help It Keeps Saying (Null Object Reference) then Closing

That usually means you didn't extract everything before running the exe, or you deleted or modified the files in the core folder. Try re-downloading the game, then extract everything into a new folder and run Aground.exe


1.2.1 Log , Stone Statues Found! down of the Dragon Lair , Dirt Element Required! But put the Dirt Element : I need other item wait for a future actualization

Strange stones

It's earth gem

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