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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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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April 9

0.7.84 — Wanogah and Dorg update, level optimizations



Hello, Volunteers!

We have released a new patch.

New features and updates
  • Wanogah: added two new attacks(gas cloud and toxic bombs); wanogah can get on the walls and attack from a distance, you can make it go down with ranged weapons or stones..
  • Dorg: they have a chance to start biting your leg(QTE event). We would like to point out that current version does not have final animations and will be improved later. Extra animations need more testing and some changes to be used in multiplayer, they will be added in the future patches.
  • Saves: we have turned on the Steam Cloud saves.
  • Optimizations:
    — partial optimization of assets on many locations;
    — improved optimization of the following locations: Oasis safezone, Ray-1, Hospital, Radar Station “Dome”, Southern Bay Piers.

Fixes
  • Meds, food, water, etc add a percentage of the parameter without any regard to the perks which increased them — fixed.
  • Numerous localization fixes.

Answers to frequently asked questions

When will optimization be improved?

We are constantly working on optimizations. At the same time we have started analyzing all the aspects of the game to find the most performance heavy items to improve the situation.

When will you add new quests?

We are working according to the roadmap we have posted earlier. The roadmap describes all the patches planned until the end of April.

Soon we will post the next roadmap, where we will describe the following changes and periods of the development. It will contain information about main quest and side quests. We will start working according to that roadmap after the last patch described in the previous one.

When will you add more space to the personal stash or make team stashes?

We have described the problem we encountered with the infinite stashes. Many people experienced problems with performance and multiplayer connection due to too many items in the stash. This problem was not solved yet. It will be added to the next roadmap and we will make it a separate task to leave extra time for the programmers..

The same can be said about the team stash and possibility of adding it into the game.

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

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April 2

0.7.80 — Grutch update, new combat animations, location updates and more



Hello, Volunteers!

New patch is live. Grutch AI update, new combat animations and several other changes we will describe lower in the text.

New features and changes
  • We have updated grutch — it has new attack types and debuffs during the fight, be careful dealing with them.
  • There are new attack animations for player character — we have added new strike animations when you move to the sides..
  • Safe zone “Oasis” was updated.
  • You can trade with all NPCs in the safezone “Oasis”. But they have less goods for sale compared to the trader. Don’t forget about Uncle Misha.
  • The models for ice modifications were changed. List of modifications: “Frio”, “Frio 2.0”, “Freezer”.
  • The location “Southern Bay Pier” was updated — new lootable objects, changes to the environment, the monolith and crafting bench were moved to the cinema; if you die on the territory of this location you will teleport to the fire there from the bunker.
  • The blueprints for modifications “Shoker” and “Radiator” can be found on the map.
  • All tasks in the journal have categories now.
  • If you have already learned a blueprint you will see that when you choose it in the inventory. If you already know the blueprint you can’t learn it again.
  • Rebalanced shotgun ammo recipe — it requires gunpowder and 100 scrap now.
  • The posters in your collection have subtitles when you look at them now.
  • Paranormal activities happening in different locations will be more scary. And we are not talking about stress meter of the character.
  • We have added a hyperlink to our steam forums into the main menu and to the ingame menu. If you have any problems or suggestions please post there everything, it will help us too.

We would like to point out that with each patch enemies are getting stronger. Remember that you can always tune the difficulty using custom options.

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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 660 GTX or analogue with 2GB VRAM
    • 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 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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