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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Mostly Positive (112 reviews) - 76% of the 112 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,813 reviews) - 76% of the 1,813 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: 8 Feb, 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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16 June

Version 0.4.3. - Bunker Update is live!



What’s up, survivors? Time to check out our latest content update.

Here’s the full note, that is not only explaining what’s been added to the game, but also describes the fixes and improvements applied.

HUB
  • Additional rooms - added three new HUB-1 locations. Players can unlock them with the keycards, they have found earlier.
  • New Boss Enemy - ferocious and creepy mutant creature has been added to the game. It’s a strong enemy, which should be approached with caution.
  • Sidearms - the pistol can now be found in one of the unlocked bunker rooms.
Improvements
  • Sleep mode - player can now open in-game menus during the sleep process.
  • Sleep mode - automatic prolongation of sleep time. The character will remain in sleep mode, until the player won’t wake him up. Useful when in strong need of making a break, without exiting the game.
Fixes
  • Save files - further fixes to prevent world resets.
  • Shelter storage slots - the items in the tent will no longer disappear after the player’s death. If the tent was unpacked the items will remain in it last known location. Otherwise they will spawn with the player.
  • Multiplayer fix - general netcode optimisation in order to improve smoothness and stability of the game.
  • Music - volume troubles fixed.
That’s all for now. Have a nice bunker exploration!

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14 June

Friday Update: part II. Bunker.

Hey, survivors!

Here’s some more news about the upcoming update, just as we promised:

You’ve already seen our new enemy creature. Apart from it the update will also expand bunker, unlocking three additional rooms, one of which contains a very rare and useful item. A pack of fixes and improvements will also be included.



So upgrade your workshops and shelters, craft the best weapon and armor that you only can -

it’s time to score a big game out there.

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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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