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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Release Date: 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 our aim is 3-4 months so we can take in account your feedback, remove bugs, and add more features to the game. We don’t want to extend it so people won’t lose interest, but we also can’t make it shorter, because then we won’t be able to include everything we will acquire through feedback.”

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?

“The price will be the same after Early Access because people supported us during Kickstarter buying the game for the full price and we want to be very loyal to them.”

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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April 7

First big content update - "Beyond The Door"



Welcome the first big content update for The Wild Eight - Beyond The Door!

Finally, after a long wait, something even bigger awaits both experienced survivors and newcomers alike in the harsh lands of Alaska: we're proud to announce that the first big content update for The Wild Eight - “Beyond The Door” is here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpinGH7NJcY

Here are some of the main features that the survivors have to look forward to in the new update:


  1. New Quests: team up with other survivors to uncover even more secrets of Vapor-3 research project.
  2. Expanded In-game World: a huge abandoned scientific bunker awaiting somewhere within the frozen landscape, that have all the options to become your new home. One of its key features is a full-scale greenhouse farm, where you can grow up crops with further possibility to cook them into something edible.
  3. Fast travel system: uncover hidden railway stations that will allow you to instantly jump between them
  4. Dangerous Bosses: a furious beast got unleashed on the world of The Wild Eight - track him down and defeat him for big rewards.
  5. Added new skills and abilities: enhanced and updated character development system.
  6. General bug fixes and rebalance: smooth gameplay will become even more enjoyable.
  7. And of course new items on locations.


Full Update Notes:
  • Added “The Door” side quest - it will shed light on some parts of the plot an
    d the reward for completion will be one of the most useful items in game.
  • Added “Home, Sweet Home” side quest -gain access to a fully operational bunker with a lot of useful functions. Inside you’ll be able to grow crops and prepare dishes from them, increase your skill points by using gym equipment and fast travel between main in-game locations using the underground railroad system.
  • Added a new fearsome enemy (Raid Boss) - There is a new cave on map that will lead you to an unknown ferocious creature. It will take all your efforts to take him down, but the reward is well worth it.
  • Added 7 new equipment items, which can be found in the game world
  • Added another skill level for a total of 6
  • Added a new workshop level, and 8 new craftable items
  • Optimised the skill system - added new skills and rebalanced the previous ones, mainly the “Hunting” skill tree
  • Arrows can be equipped in your inventory window now.
  • Game is now playable in windowed mode.
  • Rebalanced the amount of items on all the tiles.
  • Rebalanced animal population in the game.
  • Rebalanced item drops from animals.
  • Improved Animal AI
  • UI changes for a better and more optimised experience

    Please notice: this update does not support savings from older versions of the game since it adds new tiles and objects to the game world.

    Thanks for your patience and good luck in the frozen lands of Alaska!

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March 1

v0.3.10 is live! What's new?



Hey!

Thank you for your activity in Steam Discussions and elsewhere! We are so happy to receive so much feedback from you!

Here is patch notes from the latest updates.

v0.3.8

Improvements
  1. Removed double use of items by triple click
  2. Bone Arrows recipe - Tendon added
  3. Debuff for the animals with low health was decreased from 30% to 25%
  4. Now escaping animals wouldn't feel themselves lost when the player gets too close
  5. Main Menu optimization
  6. Chinese Translation corrections

Fixes
  1. Fixed a bug with unpickable Grindstone
  2. Fixed a bug with stacking of adrenalines (character was becoming super fast)
  3. Fixed a bug when using of Fat wasn't restarting the previous Fat effect
  4. Fixed a bug when scrollbar in the Load Game screen wasn't returning to the start position after changing a tab (potential fix for players reporting that their list of saves was empty)
  5. Fixed a bug when the save-and-quitting at the dawn was leading to corrupt save file (lost progress, etc.)
  6. Fixed a bug when the keyboard layout wasn't saved after restarting the game
  7. Fixed a bug with wrong translation of video options in Options window
  8. Input Manager was cleared from non-used inputs - potential fix for players reporting that their characters were moving automatically
  9. Fixed a bug when pause was not stopping from zooming
  10. Fixed a bug when there were servers with 0 ping in Server Browser

v0.3.8b

Two major issues of the v0.3.8 now fixed:
  1. Fixed an unexitable Options window
  2. Increased waiting time for response from Workshops in Multiplayer (issue when you was entering Workshop, but nothing happened and then you was auto-quitting it)

v0.3.9

Key Changes
  1. Steam Invites added
  2. Chat command "/unstuck" added

You can use unstuck command to get yourself out of stuckable places. It was added only to help you with this issue, please use it for its intended purpose only. We do not guarantee the performance of the game at the abuse of this command. Just in case we've added a 15 seconds cooldown.

Remember to send the screenshot of a place where you have stuck to our e-mail info@fntastic.com, whether the "unstuck" helped you or not.

Instruction:
- Write "/unstuck" to get instructions
- Write "/unstuck north" or "/unstuck n" to unstuck to the northern position
- Same for "east" ("e"), "south" ("s") and "west" ("w")

Fixes
  1. Fixed a situation when animals were chasing you but after chasing they were starting to run in opposite direction
  2. Fixed a situation when aggressive animals were ignoring the Campfire if you was hitting them when they were running away from the Campfire
  3. Fixed incorrect work of character's stats (cold resistance, etc.) after the death
  4. Reduced possibility of falling to death in the location where there is a trap with a bone that was leading to the cave (teleport will happen earlier than before)
  5. Some locations were fixed/optimized
  6. Some multiplayer fixes

v0.3.10

Key Changes

  1. Mexican Spanish localization
  2. Polish localization

Improvements
  1. Now you can change movement to IJKL buttons (for left-handed players)
  2. Now you can bind Numpad keys (for players with arrow keys)
  3. Visual improvements and optimization

Fixes
  1. Fixed a bug with broken lighting and fog when you were loading inside of the bunker
  2. Some multiplayer fixes

v0.3.10b

Fixes:
  1. Now when you'll load game inside of the building (which is part of the location) the roof will hide automatically
  2. Workshop window optimized - list of recipes will load gradually and only after the window creation
  3. Fixed a bug with inability to attack after you have entered your building during firing a Bow
  4. Side quest "Goodbye, Laura" - eliminated the possibility to fall to the Laura's core

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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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