The Wild Eight is an unforgiving survival game set in Alaska full of mystery and danger. Explore, hunt and craft shoulder-to-shoulder with friends or random players online. Unless you are brave enough to survive this nightmare on your own?
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Mixed (70) - 67% of the 70 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Feb 8, 2017
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The Wild Eight at first was planned for the full release. Yes, you heard that right, it was planned to be released as a finished product all along. However after big changes were made along the course of the development and one unforeseen event, we decided to move it to the Early Access. This does not mean that the game is unplayable or lacks features, it’s actually vice-versa.

Even though we have all the core mechanics and features already in the game, we feel that it can be so much more, but it can become that only with your help.

Your participation in Early Access will be crucial to the game’s future, because we will listen to your feedback and improve the game over the time, especially if it fits our vision of the game.

You can help us by joining Discussions and Discord Server, where you can share your thoughts and experiences about the game.

Join us on this adventure to make the survival game that we always dreamed of!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The length is variable, but we currently aim to release the 1.0 version of the game sometime in Q2 2018. Before that, we’ll continue to develop the game in account with your feedback, remove bugs, and add more features.”

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

“The full version will include more features and expanded story that will be added throughout Early Access.

That includes:
  • New quests
  • More items to interact with
  • Improved gameplay mechanics
  • Content based on your feedback

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Right now the game is fully playable and has all main features, but it’s still not the game we dreamed of. At least not yet. Your direct participation will help us to achieve that. So we await your feedback and stories, especially from multiplayer experience!”

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

“Yes, we plan to raise the price, according to the new content and features. Only the players who bought the Early Access version will have a price that will not change.”

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

“Our entire Early Access will be revolving around the feedback from the community and the particular design of the game make it very community-oriented game, finding all the secrets will be definitely hard for one person. Particular individuals may have the opportunity to participate in internal meetings and tests!”
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February 21

Development update: Network code rework



Hi!

Today we want to share some details on what the development team is working right now and what will happen with The Wild Eight in the nearest future.

In January we decided to take the plunge and rework the netcode from the ground up. It takes almost all of time of our engineers and they need around a month to implement it into the game.

Does the game really need it? Absolutely! It will fix most connection and desync problems we’re having, and will also let us add new game mechanics and content way easier.

Why wasn’t it done right from the beginning? There are a number of reasons: for original developers it was a first big game project and weak points were unavoidable. Also requirements to the system have been changing during the development, which also led to the increasing complexity of the architecture. Now, with a more experienced team and stable core mechanics, there is no doubt that new netcode is what the game needs.

We will keep you informed about all progress that’s been made. It will take some time, however - and we implore you to be patient. Thanks!
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February 7

0.8.52 — Fox, Reworked “Dark Matter” and Map Update



Greetings from The Wild Eight Development Team! Below are the patch notes for version 0.8.52

Additions:
  1. Foxes are now added to the world of The Wild Eight. Hunt a Fox for a chance to get its tail, which can be used to craft a Fox Hat.
  2. Other players, represented by icons, can now be seen on the Map.
  3. Added the ability to invite other players into the game from lobby.

Changes:
  1. “Dark Matter” side-quest reworked.
  2. Lowered health and hunger meter regeneration rates on several food items.
  3. Fixed an issue, where instead of equipping all Throwing Stones in a single stack, player would only equip one.
  4. You can now activate Hydra-1 Radio Tower with a single click, instead of two - if you’ve acquired both a Generator and a Key Card.

Fixes:
  1. Changes to networking, which caused de-synchronization between players
  2. Fixed an issue with some of the quest-related items not displaying properly.
  3. Fixed an issue where “Garden Salad” healed 15 health points a second instead of intended 1.5 points.
  4. Fixed an issue where the player would receive additional damage after dying from a fall, and therefore dying again after respawn.
  5. Fixed an issue where a non-equipped weapon remained in player’s inventory after his death.
  6. Fixed an issue in “Home, Sweet Home” side-quest, where a key-card dropped by a mutant could get stuck in the wall.
  7. If the furnace is extinguished during the smelting process, the player now receives the intended 60 Ore instead of 1.
  8. Ammo picked up from the ground is now automatically equipped.
  9. Changed stamina rates for the Power Attack.
  10. Removed the ability to fix the broken bridge after finishing the main quest line.
  11. Changes to the Blizzard event - now it spawns no more than once a day.
  12. Fixed an issue where the player was not able to pick the Sledge back up after removing it from his inventory.
  13. Fixed an issue where a player would re-acquire all of the Decipher Keys for “The Door” quest after restarting the game.
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THE WILD EIGHT: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM



With the new and improved Battle System, the combat is now more responsive and fluid than ever before!

You’re able to charge your attack to do massive damage to whatever stands in your way! Moving freely while charging your Power Attack allows for a more tactical approach to hunting. You can now throw any equipped weapon - which is really useful for dealing damage to your opponents from a distance. Dads the ability to lock onto enemies during combat, which improves your general aim.



We’ve also added a few improvements to the way you use throws - for example, RMB no longer acts as a dedicated throwing button. You still can throw items out of your inventory with the T button, so you’ll be able to share resources (or hit your friend in the face with some human meat) any time you want.

Along with an updated Battle System, 0.8 features minor quality-of-life improvements and general bug fixes.

We hope you enjoy checking out the new update, while we continue working on The Wild Eight and enhancing the player experience. Check back for more details real soon!

About This Game

The Wild Eight is in a constant state of improvement, and it is not yet complete. If you are not ready for rare bugs and wipes, we recommend waiting for the full release. This does not mean that the game is unplayable or lacks features, it’s actually vice-versa! Right now The Wild Eight is fully enjoyable and has all main features such as the multiplayer, storyline and side quests. Buying the game and providing your feedback during Early Access will support us in improving the game. For more details check out our Early Access section above.

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The plane crash was only the beginning. Eight survivors are stranded in the middle of an unforgiving Alaska. Don’t let it consume you. Survive and live to tell the tale of The Wild Eight.

In The Wild Eight always keeping on the move is your only way to survive and find out what happened with this mysterious place. It doesn't pretend to be a realistic survival sim, but very challenging and fun game designed for both, a teamwork multiplayer and an immersive singleplayer experience.

  • EXPLORE

    Uncover the mystery behind the plane crash by following the quest lines and find all the anomalies that lie hidden in this snowy region. Follow the side quests to abandoned buildings, strange laboratories, facilities for unique loot and something out of this world!

  • COOPERATE

    Join with other players online to take on the toughest of all the challenges.

  • SURVIVE

    Brave new horizons in this beautiful, yet deadly random generated low-poly world. Warm your body around the campfire at night. Take shelter from blizzards and share the food with other survivors!

  • CRAFT & IMPROVE

    Gather whatever you can to create the tools that will ensure your survival - weapons, clothing and gathering tools. Upgrade survival skills in your shelter to tailor the gameplay to your needs.

  • HUNT OR BE HUNTED

    Flee from the ferocious beasts or turn the tables and let them taste your fear. However, there are things lurking in the wild that are even more dangerous than wild animals and blizzards.

All of this and more awaits you in The Wild Eight that gets updates with new features on a weekly basis. There’s more than the cold earth beneath the snow…

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.00 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 450 or higher with 1GB Memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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