Obsidian Entertainment and the survival game from Xbox, Based, receives an animated series from the author behind star wars rebels and The Clone Wars.
If you’re one of the 10 million players who love the fantasy survival game, Grounded, then you’ll be happy to hear that more adventures in this universe are on the way…in animated form! Today, Obsidian Entertainment and Xbox are working with Waterproof Studios/SC Productions, Kinetic Media and Bardel Entertainment to make a series starring Brent Friedman (star wars rebels, clone wars) writing and Brien Goodrich directing.
The series will exist in the same universe as the game. The summer before high school, four friends plan “big things” to elevate their social status, but their plans are upended when they stumble upon dwindling technology that makes them two inches taller. Now the four shrunken friends must learn to survive in a towering backyard which is a jungle full of huge predators and hiding a vast corporate conspiracy threatening their entire town.
Release details are yet to come, but the folks behind the series and the game had a few quotes to share:
“Grounded has captured the imagination of millions and we’ve learned that the biggest fans want even more from this world. This partnership will allow us to give fans more of Grounded while expanding the world that so many have come to love.”
– Adam Brennecke, Game Director
“We couldn’t be more excited to dive into the whimsical world of Grounded. This partnership will be one of great collaboration, extending an already wonderful journey of exploration and adventure.”
– Tina Chow, CEO, Bardel Entertainment Inc.
“The Obsidian team has created an incredible world that has already caught the attention of the gaming community. We’re excited to work with our amazing partners to bring the story to life in an animated series!”
–Carl Whiteside, SC Productions
“The idea that our greatest and deepest adventures are all around us, hiding in plain sight on a microcosmic level, is just pure childish genius. We immediately knew that we wanted to be part of Grounded’s journey beyond the gaming space.”
– Tarik Heitmann, Kinetic Media