It seems that Grounded will join the list of video games to get an animated TV adaptation. This is particularly impressive, considering that the game isn’t even out yet. Not officially, that is.
Grounded: The Animated Series?
Deadline has just reported that Grounded will receive an animated TV adaptation. Apparently, Obsidian Entertainment and Xbox will work on this adaptation in conjunction with Waterproof Studios/SC Productions, Kinetic Media, and Bardel Entertainment (The Magic School Bus, Rick and Morty, Gen: Lock). Brien Goodrich (Halo) will direct this show, with Brent Friedman (Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) writing.
“The team at Obsidian have created an incredible world that has already grabbed the attention of the gaming community. We are excited to work with our incredible partners to bring the story to life in an animated series.”Carl Whiteside, MD, WP/SC Productions
Sadly, none of them give a release date for this Grounded animated adaptation. The closest thing they have is that the development team will have a booth for this at San Diego Comic Con in July 2022. The booth will then move to Kidscreen and Mipcom later in 2022. This show is likely just too early in development for them to even entertain a release window at this point in time. Check back here later for more news on this as we get it.
Grounded is a survival video game made using Unreal Engine 4 and developed by Obsidian Entertainment (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Alpha Protocol, Fallout: New Vegas) and published by Xbox Game Studios. Adam Brennecke is the director, with Bobby Null as the designer. Justin E. Bell composed the music for the game. The game is currently for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X only; making it a Microsoft-only title.
As for what Grounded is about? Well, Steam has a synopsis for us on the game’s store page. Check it out below:
“The world is a vast, beautiful and dangerous place – especially when you have been shrunk to the size of an ant. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?”
Grounded was released on Steam Early Access back in July 2020. The full version of the game will release worldwide in September 2022. If you don’t want to wait for the official release, then you can purchase the Early Access version right now on Steam for $29.99. Note that because it’s in Early Access, it will be a bit buggy. Then again, what with the state of video game development, that’s par for the course. That’s a topic for another day though.