DESOLATE is a first person horror survival experience. Form a research team with up to 4 players and explore an open world filled with mysteries and unsolved questions, or do it all on your own.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“DESOLATE is quite a large game, filled with different types of content - so naturally, for a small team like ours, working out all the kinks and bugs while developing new content would be the best possible option. We are ready to show our game to the world, but are still on our way to making DESOLATE realise its full potential.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It’s quite early to name a concrete length for DESOLATE’s time in Early Access, but we are currently planning to spend no less than 6 months polishing and finalising the gameplay on its way to the game’s full release.”

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

“It goes without saying that the full version of the game is going to be more stable and have less bugs than the Early Access version available for purchase now. Story Missions and other types of gameplay content will be added to DESOLATE, and the game may be balanced and tweaked according to community feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of the game is fully playable, and has 2 Story Acts out of 3 currently planned, as well as the ability to explore the island in both single player and multiplayer with up to 4 people in total.”

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

“Yes, there are plans to raise the price on the release of the full version. We plan to add several Story Acts as well as other gameplay content before 1.0, so the price will change according to the new content and features.”

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

“We deeply appreciate community feedback. Something that’s really important to us is how players experience the game, and therefore community feedback will play a key role in determining the way DESOLATE will move forward towards release. We actively engage our community on our Discord Server, as well as the game’s Discussion Boards on Steam, so be sure to leave any feedback you might have.”
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February 22

First Development Roadmap



Greetings, Volunteers!

We’re two weeks into the game’s release on Early Access, and we’d like to start this update by thanking each and every one of our players for their interest and support.

We understand that DESOLATE has a long way to go, and we decided to line out the roadmap for future updates, from now through April. These updates will feature enhanced AI, new enemy types and combat mechanics, as well as general game improvements.

Patch 1 - March 1
Madman AI improvements and new attacks, additional model variety
Rebalancing of in-game economics
Changes to weapon repair system

Patch 2 - March 10
Marauder & New Light Soldiers AI improvements and new attacks
Player Room Customization

Patch 3 - March 20
Additional Madman Variety
General Gameplay Improvements

Patch 4 - April 2
Grootch AI improvements
Updated Combat System

Patch 5 - April 9
Dorg & Vanoga AI improvements and new attacks

Patch 6 - April 26
Additional New Light Soldier Variety
In-game Scripted Events
Additional animations and sounds for Oasis NPC’s

Some dates may change due to the unpredictable things which happen in game development too often ;)

Bug fixes, additional UI upgrades and other quality-of-life improvements will also be coming along with the updates listed above. Work on additional story missions is already underway, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted with an estimated release date as soon as possible.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for DESOLATE, please leave a comment below or make a thread in Steam Discussions, any and all feedback is greatly appreciated.

And of course, if you’re enjoying the game - please don’t hesitate to give us a review!

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February 17

Hotfix #3 - 0.7.58



Hello, Volunteers!

Last update had several bugs. We have prepared a patch to fix them.

Fixes

  • Quest “And the world will know”. We removed the need to power the station, but the button did not work anyway — fixed.

  • Some sounds were missing — fixed.

  • Some daily missions could be finished without killing monsters, but could not be reported back to the NPC — fixed.

  • Guns now drop from enemies who use them.

If you’re enjoying the game - please don’t hesitate to give us a review.
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About This Game



Two years ago Granichny Island became an epicentre of a large-scale disaster of unknown origin. “The New Light” conglomerate covered up this catastrophic event - and now aims to rectify the consequences as much as they can.

A massive campaign is underway, during which so-called “Volunteers” - most of whom have never held a weapon in their hands - are sent out onto Granichny. Their mission - to research the paranormal activities of the island, gathering information and undertaking dangerous tasks, all in hope of amending mistakes of the past. None of them are ready for what comes next.

Play the role of a Volunteer, and explore a place filled with threats of every shape and size - from monsters and madmen to supernatural anomalies and seemingly impossible weather patterns. Journey through the present of this forsaken world to uncover its secrets.

  • Dark past

    Explore the enigmatic island filled with abandoned settlements, military bases and top secret facilities. Investigate secrets of the island - find notes and diaries from Granichny’s previous settlers to uncover its mysterious history.
  • Research the threats

    Battle for your life in open fights against monsters, marauders and soldiers, or use stealth to do critical damage out of the shadows. Research the creatures of Granichny - and gain advantages in battle while you learn more about them.
  • Strength Through Unity

    Join a 4-player team to have a better chance at surviving the dangers of the island with unique team-based abilities, such as reviving your fallen team members - or act as a lone wolf to prove your mettle.
  • Thrive among the wastes

    Unlock new abilities and train them to increase your chances of survival. Gather recipes and components to craft, modify and upgrade your weapons and equipment. Customize your Volunteer with new clothing and armor you scavenge throughout your journey on the island.
  • Resist the madness (Or let it consume you)

    Take care of not only your physical condition, but your mental state as well. The insanity of Granichny will change the world around you, as well as yourself.

Survive, explore and investigate the dark world of DESOLATE, alone or with friends in a party of four.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 3.0 GHz or AMD analogue
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 560 GTX or AMD analogue
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 Intel Core i5/i7 3.0 GHz or AMD analogue
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
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