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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.

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.

Published Oct 24, 2017
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date 8 days ago
Rating
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AuthorFancy Fish Games
GenreAdventure, Survival
Made withOpenFL
Tags8-Bit, Crafting, mining
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Playstation controller
AccessibilityConfigurable controls
LinksSteam, Homepage, Community, Kickstarter

Purchase

Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

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 83 MB
Version 1.4.0
aground-linux_full.zip 85 MB
Version 1.4.0
aground-windows_full.zip 81 MB
Version 1.4.0

Download demo

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aground-windows_demo.zip 57 MB
Version 1.4.0
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aground-linux_demo.zip 61 MB
Version 1.4.0
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aground-mac_demo.zip 59 MB
Version 1.4.0

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What operating system are you using?

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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

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

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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

The game doesnt work for me when i load it up it says that the game stoped working. any solution please?

You'll have to give me more information, but if it immediately stops working and doesn't show an error log, it's usually a low level error (often having to do with your graphics card driver).

Can you later make like a hd mode where it is not pixels but its animated persons

Fancy Fish, you can make a custom edible armour mod? i can't make more armors and add this to the game

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help it keeps closing down and saying null object refference plz help.

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AMAZING GAME!! I was addicted as soon as the game started. Went on to kickstarter and found that the money had been raised! Can't wait for the full game to be released! BTW are you planning on making it a free game or a payed?? Thank you so much for making such an excellent game it's given me hours of entertainment. Hope you do an item expansion update! Pls reply :)

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I've mined the three islands, met the future bosses on the science and magic islands.  I even managed to fly (although it meant removing the dragon from the science island).    

Is there a way of mining through the purple layer below the magic island?  The wyrm drill can't penetrate it.

I'm enjoying the game - when I contributed to the Kickstarter, I was unsure whether you would make it but was delighted to see it reach the target (and beyond).

Looking forward to the updates.

Gameplay Test: 

I dont know how to change images sorry

Hello, I made a Mod Called Universe OF Swors Are a Copy of Fancy Fish Crystal Sword Mod But Add More Swords Add 16 swords the number 17 are of fancy fish please , say to me how to o a web page to make my mod cant be downloaded and sorry for my bad english im of Venezuela

could you add harder versions where you need to do more things like farm yourself (i mean like plant and water with a water can where you fill water in the water on the side

I might add difficulty modes eventually (as some people want the game harder, and some want it easier), but I think the current balance is pretty good overall. And I might add more to farming - as right now you just have to wait (and maybe apply fertilizer). Perhaps a watering can would make crops grow faster, so players who care will spend time on the farm, those who don't will mine and when they return have some free food even though it took longer to grow.

I ran the troubleshoot again and the game displayed and error [file_contents,data/fonts/font.fnt]

That means it couldn't load the game font. Did you extract everything to a folder before you ran Aground.exe? Make sure data/fonts/font.fnt exists.

Could you mark the zip file as for Windows in your edit page so I can download the game from the itch app? Thanks!

Done.

I love this game, but, it is in chinese :(

Sorry, my english is bad

Can i ask if you can add multiplayer. I would love that because me and my friend wants to play together and he dont know anything about the game so i want to help him and it would be funnier if you can play togheter with your friends. My idea would work if you could add friends to your fancy fish account. The it could be like invite player. Please add this to your game. Love the game and everything to  it. Thanks for listening

We'll be adding co-op multiplayer as a stretch goal for the game to our kickstarter soon. I definitely think multiplayer would add a lot to the game, but it'd be a lot of work to add, which is why it will be a stretch goal and not the main goal.

My computer says it's not compatible 

What OS are you running on your computer? The windows version should work on all versions of windows XP and up.

Windows 7 Ultimate (Service Pack 1)

It works on windows 7 ultimate, so it's not a compatibility issue. Can you post a screenshot of the error message?

https://imgur.com/fnHhyzt

Hmm, that's strange, it doesn't do that on windows 7 for me. Maybe try updating your graphics card driver, really old drivers will cause the game to crash, and it is probably incorrect that the program is incompatible (the troubleshooter probably made a mistake).

Hey it's "WhenTheyCry_" From Kong, thanks for the great game man! I'll be sure to support you when I get a chance.

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Just discovered mods were a thing, I love making mods!! I make mods for skyrim, starbound, terraria and other games too (mostly pixel art type games). Gonna have to get good with the mods and start adding a ton of stuff :D. First order of business? Taco's. Because you don't have a good game till you have tacos. And pandas. Cute bab pandas that will shoot lasers.

can you please make a mod then because i have been searching for days for aground mods but have not found anything. If your going to make a mod then i want to beta test it and be the first to try it out. But please make a mod

cool game.... but a warning that the boat would end the game would be nice.. it said it saved but with i tryed to load it it put my back to the first 13mins of the game... i think maybe when i died on my first run and the game reset it broke the saves?
never got to see what the dragon was about or that underground cave and i cant be assed to play it all again just to get back 

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