Lead an expedition and explore an arctic island full of wildlife. Build and customize your base camp, hunt and gather resources, place data collection systems across the island. Use your kayak to reach icebergs and glaciers. Become a true explorer.
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Mostly Positive (282) - 78% of the 282 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 24, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Its just the perfect platform to develop this project. From getting the funds needed for development to all the feedback and suggestions players make. This is the right place to feed and take care of Eternal Winter until its ready to be released into the wild.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“before late 2017”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will feature both a single player and a Co-op mode (4 players).”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“A fully playable single player survival mode is available, the build is very stable and the basic features are all working (saving system,etc).”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The current price will definitely increase once the full version is out.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are open to every bit of feedback we can get. Any idea, critique or recommendation will be extremely useful.”
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August 30

V.42a and steam trading cards

Eternal winter now has trading cards, profile backgrounds, emoticons and badges!

also alpha v.42a is up, changelog:

-radically improved sled collision detection to avoid dogs going under the terrain when crashing with structures.
-fixed sled light causing drastic
frame drops when turned on.

-small tweaks to the UI color scheme
-new mouse cursor

-improvements to the inventory map visuals.
-faster and fluid inventory map controls.
-the settlement now shows an icon in the inventory map.
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August 26

v.42 changelog

-you can now withdraw food crates from any settlement

-you can now place structures using the left and right mouse button.
-building placement distance changes depending on the size of the structure you are placing.
-reduced settlement, hardware welder and lumber hut building time.

adjusted color correction
adjusted kayak camera distance
adjusted binoculars material
adjusted data upload UI

-ssao showing artifacts on lower resolutions.
-settlement npc positions error.
-settlement stove hard to interact with
-settlement arrows and bandage supplies hard to interact with.
-raw meat ammount bug on the inventory.
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About This Game

The main objective in Eternal Winter is to lead an expedition and collect data about this inhospitable island and its ecosystem.

​you will need to face all kind of challenges imposed by Mother Nature, including storms and hungry predators. You are in charge, place data collection systems such as camera traps and weather monitors, set up your main base, take care of your dogs and ensure the success of the expedition

some features:
-Base building customization and management :use the expedition members to build and gather resources.
-Dog sled: 4 loyals dogs that will provide swift transportation, you just have to take care of their basic needs.
-Storms: Storms that get more demanding as days go by, they will test your strategic skills as the leader of your village.
-Working 2 player online co-op

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4xxx Series w/ 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any on-board chip will work
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: i5 quad core 2.60ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 555/ or 1gb VRAM
    • Sound Card: Anything with Surround capabilites
    • OS: OSX 10.9.3
    • Processor: Core i5 @ 2.2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.9.3
    • Processor: Core i7 @ 2.7GHz+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: standalone GPU with 1gb VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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