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?
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (82) - 68% of the 82 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (2,140) - 75% of the 2,140 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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19 October

0.7.29 – Hotfix

Hi!

Here is what we've fixed in the latest update:

- Fixed a bug where Tamed Deer with Sledge equipped stopped moving and did not react to player’s actions
- Fixed a bug where taming a Wolf would make an already tamed Deer’s AI not function properly
- Fixed a bug where on rare occasions using a Transit system killed the Player upon arrival
- Fixed initialization bugs of tamed animals, which caused them to not load properly
- Fixed a bug where the game didn’t save active window settings after changing the resolution or output mode

Thanks for all your feedback!
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16 October

0.7 is LIVE!



Hi!

Animal Update 0.7 is finally live! I'd like to say once again that it includes the brand new feature that everyone in our office love – deer and wolf taming! Hope you'll enjoy it as well!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkb14e9uyJk

Here is the full patch notes as well:

New Features:
  1. Added an ability to tame a Deer and give him a name
  2. New crafting item - Deer Food
  3. New crafting item - Deer Bait
  4. New crafting item - Sledge for your tamed Deer
  5. Added an ability to tame a Wolf and give him a name
  6. New crafting item - Wolf Food
  7. New crafting item - Wolf Bait
  8. Added Steam Achievments


Changes to following mechanics:

  1. Increased stamina recovery speed
  2. Changes to stamina system
  3. Opening the map now automatically centers it on the player character


Fixes:

  1. Fixes to synchronization of objects in multiplayer
  2. Fixed “The Door” side quest missing an objective waypoint
  3. Fixed Chang’s passive ability not working properly
  4. Fixed stacks of trees getting stuck mid-air
  5. Fixed a bug where the player could use the signal rocket inside buildings
  6. Fixed a bug where quest items would duplicate after their use in multiplayer
  7. Fixed a bug with the auto-kitchen where you could select other items while cooking
  8. Fixed a bug where opening the Greenhouse while having the Bunker Key in your inventory would lead to a loss of Bunker Key
  9. Fixed the incorrect display of ore menu in Workshop Upgrade
  10. Fixed weapons “sliding away” from character’s model in multiplayer
  11. Fixed the training terminal in the Hub not displaying skills higher than level 6
  12. Fixed the bug where partially picked up stacks of resources would refill
  13. Fixed the bug where the food wouldn’t stop cooking even with the fire is out
  14. Fixed the bug where the Throwing Stone doesn’t stop Mutant Boss’s special attack animation
  15. Fixed control settings not saving after restart


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THE WILD EIGHT: ANIMAL UPDATE 0.7



With the “Animal Update”, the wintry wilds of Alaska are becoming less lonely - even when you’re playing by yourself!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkb14e9uyJk

The players now have an ability to tame wild animals, each with their own unique abilities, that aid you in surviving the Alaskan wilderness. Just use some animal-specific bait to lure the wild beast closer and then click the icon over its head - now he's your pet!

Deer become your personal couriers if you build them an item-carrying sledge, and wolves help you defend yourself - they warn you of any approaching danger, as well as attack hostile creatures. Bond with your animal buddy as you give him a name and wander the world of The Wild Eight together - just remember to watch out for his health and hunger, if you want to keep him by your side.

Aside from the taming system, Animal Update 0.7 features updated stamina, Steam Trading Cards and Achievements.

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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