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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Release Date:
Feb 8, 2018

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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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March 23

Hotfix — 0.7.77

Greetings, Volunteers!

We’ve cooked up a hotfix, which addresses some of the problems that were encountered in the previous patch. The full list below:

  • Aggressive enemy with a flammable weapon could ignite the player with a kick - fixed
  • Player wasn’t able to craft bullets - fixed
  • Some merchants throughout Oasis were not interactable - fixed
  • Merchants throughout Oasis sold some items for 0 Scrap that you could disassemble for Scrap - fixed, these items now have a price
  • Throwing Weapons (Grenades, Molotov Cocktails, Knives) did not appear in “Weapon” section of Backpack and Crafting Menu - fixed
  • You could gain EXP by hitting a dead enemy with a Throwing Weapon - fixed
  • A Player couldn’t open Inventory while on fire - fixed

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

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March 21

0.7.75 - Brazilian Portuguese, Throwing weapons, Weapon wheel and more!

Hello, Volunteers!

Patch 0.7.75 is here.

There is a new type of madmen, throwable weapons and lights, changes to the monster AI. Detailed list of changes can be found lower in the text.

We see a lot of comments about personal chest volume.

The changes made in patch 0.7.56 were the most logical and correct way to deal with the problem. The cause is that there appear technical issues when the stash or player inventory have more than a set number of items in them. This issue prevented players from playing together in coop. Players could not connect if the number of items was too high in of the player’s inventories or stashes. Another issue was that the autosave function took much longer if the inventory was too big.

We are still testing ways to solve these issues, but we will need some more time to do it right. Thank you for patience.

New features and changes
  • Localization to brazilian portuguese language.
  • Players can craft and use grenades, throwing knives, molotovs, flares, chem lights.
  • In the equipment menu players can use the hotbar for items, you can equip meds, food and water, and throwable weapons in it.
  • We have added new interface element, quick access wheel where you can choose equipped weapons and items from the hotbar.
  • New class of madmen was added. They use torches and may set player on fire. You can meet them at night time.
  • New light soldiers can set player on fire with the modified mace.
  • Marauders can set the player on fire with the molotovs.
  • New QTE mechanic to stop the burning when enemies have set you on fire.
  • General improvement of the AI — blocking, attacks, debuffs for the player.
  • Improved group fighting for the NL soldiers and marauders. They can surround players and attack together.
  • Changed the sound of the max stress level.
  • Added the sound of a new trophy.
  • Merchant in Oasis now has voice lines that activate upon interaction.

  • Problems with the texts in interface and on the road signs — fixed.
  • Small fixes in the russian and english localization.
  • Several fixes of flying objects and places where players can get stuck.
  • Rebalance, optimization and changes to the radius of the sounds.

And of course, 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

    • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 3.0 GHz or AMD analogue
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 660 GTX or analogue with 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • 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 970 or analogue with 4 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
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