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 (71 reviews) - 66% of the 71 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (2,008 reviews) - 76% of the 2,008 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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August 23

0.6 - Re-balancing progress and Generator revision

Patch 0.6 is now available to download! The key changes in this update affect character progression and player’s interaction with the environment.

Now the player character requires less EXP to gain a new level - so skill points are earned faster. This affects all skill trees, especially “Gathering” and ‘Defense”.

The amount of resources required for structure upgrades has also been subject to re-balancing and now correlates to player’s ability to stack up more wood and stone in his inventory.

Seeds and generators have now been moved from regular items to quest items - which means they can’t be lost for good in pits anymore. In addition to that, they are no longer require free space in inventory and can easily be accessed by all players on the server. Putting generators and seeds into quest items has eliminated the need for drag and drop - all you need to do is click on the object you wish to interact with.

We’ve also increased the gun’s damage output and made it so the player can pick up unused traps from the ground back into his inventory.

Full list of changes and fixes:

  1. Lowered amount of experience points required for gaining a new level
  2. Lowered amount of resources needed for upgrading structures
  3. Generators and seeds are now a quest item
  4. Generators and seeds are now used automatically, no drag-and-drop required
  5. Increased Gun’s damage output
  6. Player is now able to pick up unused traps from the ground
  1. Fixed a bug where a player character falls through textures in “The Door” quest.
  2. Depleted ore deposits now give the player additional resources;
  3. Fixed a bug where a player couldn’t pick up “enhanced steel axe” from the ground;
  4. Fixed a bug that resulted in player’s items hanging up in the air at the respawn point;
  5. Fixed a bug that caused player’s structures to become unavailable for upgrade or packing up;
  6. Fixed version recognition bug that caused joined players positions to be rolled back to the plane crash after loading an MP game.
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August 14

0.5 - 2 more structure levels, fixes, and improvements

After taking a brief pause, we’re finally updating the game to version 0.5.12. This update will serve as a foundation for the game’s biggest content update so far, which is currently planned to be released early this fall.

Your previously created save files will be converted into a new format, resulting in your character being transported back to the plane crash. However, his skills and acquired items, as well as completed quests, will be left untouched. It was necessary for us to do so in order to stabilize the save data for the future expansion of the world.

In this update we’ve added 2 upgrade levels for both the workshop and the shelter: more skills and items to craft are now available. All high-grade weapons and armor will now require steel - a resource obtained by smelting iron chunks in the furnace. This update also brings changes to resource gathering mechanics: from now on, every chopped down tree or a depleted ore deposit gives the player additional resources, depending on character’s equipment and skills.

This update also provides various bug fixes and enhances game optimization. We’ve paid most attention to stabilizing game saves and multiplayer sessions, completely eliminating save corruption in most cases.

In order to simplify fixing potential bugs in the future, we’ve opened access to game’s inner logs, which can now be found in the main game folder. If you ever stumble across a bug - feel free to send your personal log data to an e-mail Inspecting these logs will help us determine the root of the problem and fix them much faster.

Gameplay improvements:
  1. Enhanced resource gathering - chopping down a tree or working-out an ore deposit gives player additional resources;

  2. “Steel” renewed - previously untapped resource has now become the main component in crafting top-notch weaponry and armor;

  3. New structure and skill levels - shelter and workshop can now be upgraded to the 8th level;

  4. Map screen visual improvements - navigating the world and finding your friends has become a much easier task due to a new coordinate system;

  5. Last death location - finding and retrieving your lost items has now become much easier.

  1. Various technical fixes and optimization improvements;

  2. Fixed most common errors related to corruption of save files. In addition to that a temporary storage file will now be written, resulting in a rollback to the previous stable save data if corrupted;

  3. Stabilization of existing saves, in order to prevent their corruption in future versions of the game;

  4. Various multiplayer fixes;

  5. Fixed a bug when swapping items in sleep mode resulted in losing already equipped weapon/armor;

  6. Fixed a bug when player tended to lose health in sleep mode.
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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.


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.


    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!


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


    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!


    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.


    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

    • 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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