The Wild Eight is an intense survival action-adventure set in frozen wilderness of Alaska. Team up with friends in online co-op or go solo, explore the mysterious land, craft weapons and fight to live another day.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (77) - 84% of the 77 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (3,203) - 74% of the 3,203 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?

“At first, we planned to release The Wild Eight as a full game - however, over the course of development, we’ve decided that Early Access would be a better fit for a game of our scale. In short - the current game has all of its core features implemented, and the work we’re currently doing concerns mostly content development and fine-tuning of certain aspects of the game.

Even though all of the core features are already in place, we feel that The Wild Eight can become so much more - and for that, we need your help.

Your participation in Early Access will be crucial to the game’s future. Please leave any and all feedback in Steam Discussions - we constantly look for ways to improve the game over the time, especially if it is in tune with our vision for the game’s future.

You can help us by joining Discussions and Discord Server, where you can share your thoughts and experiences about the game.

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We’re currently aim to release the 1.0 version of the game sometime in Q1 2019. Until that, we’ll continue to develop the game in accordance with our roadmap, removing bugs and fixing issues along the way - and, of course, taking your feedback into account.”

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

“The full version will include more gameplay features, as well as story expansions that will be added throughout Early Access.

The full feature list for 1.0 includes, but is not limited to:
  • 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, but there is more content to be added. Also, we’re working heavily to improve the game’s balance - and your direct participation will help us achieve that. So we await your feedback and stories, especially from multiplayer experience!”

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

“Yes, we plan to raise the price, according to the new content and features. Only the players who bought the Early Access version will have a price that will not change.”

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 The Wild Eight will move forward towards release. We actively engage our community on the game’s Discussion Boards on Steam, so be sure to leave any feedback you might have.””
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December 18

0.10 is Coming Tomorrow!

Greetings, Survivors!

Finally, here we are - the long-awaited 0.10 update is just around the corner.

This update focuses on some of the most requested features and improvements, so let’s dive a bit deeper into what 0.10 actually includes:

Controller Support

Finally, you’ll be able to play through all of The Wild Eight with your gamepad! Some even say that the game is more comfortable to play with a controller - why not give it a go?

New Interface

To make sure the game is fully playable with a controller, we’ve given both the main menu and in-game HUD a major overhaul! It’s more practical than the previous version for multiple reasons - just as an example, the game now has a Mini-Map! The new style also gives the game a new, “fancy” feel, which we hope you’ll enjoy.

Changes To Game Session Structure

We’ve decided to give players more freedom in regards to how they want to experience The Wild Eight. Starting from 0.10, you won’t have to choose between “Single-player” and “Multiplayer” every time you start a server - now, you’ll be able to change between those modes right from the Pause menu!

Had a fun time exploring Alaska on your own, and want your friends to join? That’s great! Got really far in a public game, and want to play alone, while keeping the character’s experience and items? No problem!

Network Optimization

Last, but certainly not least! As we’ve mentioned in the posts above, at a certain point in development we realized that our network solution had to be re-designed - and it took a lot of work, but we did just that!

No more of that pesky de-synchronization, no servers dropping for no apparent reason, and finally - 8 people can play the game on the same server without any netcode issues! (Hopefully.) So, we’re excited for you to give it a go and tell us your opinion! Please Note - there still may be some kinks to figure out with the new netcode, so please be patient - it will get perfected over time.

Please Note

Due to significant changes in the game’s architecture, the support for previous versions’ save files is now limited. Saves from 0.9 will be converted, and all of your progress will be brought over to the new version! Save files made on older versions (0.8 or below) will, unfortunately, not be available for use.

All of this, along with multiple bug fixes and balance changes, will be available on December 19th, 6 PM GMT / 12 PM CST / 1 PM EST - when the 0.10 Update becomes available!

P.S. You can try out a Beta version of the 0.10 Update right now! See this post for more details on how to join the Early Survivors, and try out the new features for yourself!
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December 14

Join 0.10 Beta (Network rework, Controller support, new UI)

Hey survivors!

As all of you already remember, we’ve been working on the network rework, UI changes, Controller support and other enhancements.

Before this patch can go live for everyone we have to test the network performance and other new features. That’s why we need your help! We’re inviting those who already owns the game to participate in 0.10 beta testing.

How can I access Beta?
To access it you have to right click on The Wild Eight in your list of games, select Properties, choose "Betas" and input a beta code WildEightBeta10. After that you should be able to select “0.10 Network Rework” in your beta list and wait for the game to update.

Where can I share my impressions on the Beta?
You’re also very welcome to join our Discord server to try out the new networking system with other players. If you just want to drop by to say hi, don’t be shy and join us there as well. :)

After you’ll try out the 0.10 Beta version of the game, we would really appreciate if you could participate in the survey. That will helps us to improve the game for the best possible experience for all of our players. As this version is still a beta it might have minor issues, so we humbly ask for your understanding.

We hope you’re as excited about the upcoming changes as we’re! Stay tuned for more updates, we’ll make sure to come back with some content to show soon.
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“It's simple to pick up and play, easy to control, has a wonderful soundtrack, with this gorgeously sparse aesthetic to boot.”

“I love the art style, the world looks great”

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THE WILD EIGHT: Research Vault Update

With Research Vault update players will now have to look for Scrap (a new resource) and build weapons/tools from it using Blueprints. You’ll be able to get Scrap from different cars all over Alaska.

Next, there are new items:

  • Circular Saw will quickly chop down trees and your enemies
  • Portable Heater is a great way to warm yourself and your party while raiding the wild
  • Repair Kits are your best friends if you want to keep your equipment functioning
  • Spiked Stick is just like an ordinary stick, but hurts more!
  • Taser electrocutes foes and stuns them for a couple of seconds — use this time wisely
  • Snow Piles hide loot crates… or something dangerous

We also added a new side quest that allows you to unlock a new fast travel station in transit system. Finally, you can now revive your fallen teammates in online co-op. Hooray for that!

Let us know if you stumble across any issues with the new update and, as always, feel free to share your feedback on the game.

About This Game

The mysterious plane crash was only the beginning. Eight survivors are stranded in the middle of an unforgiving frozen wilderness of Alaska. Don’t let it consume you. Find out the truth. Survive and live to tell the tale of The Wild Eight.

In The Wild Eight, always be on the move — it is your only way to survive and find out what happened with this mysterious place. It is a challenging and fun game designed for both teamwork multiplayer and an immersive single-player experience.
  • Explore and Survive

    Embark on the adventure into the ruthless arctic wilderness and uncover truth behind a mysterious plane crash that left its surviving passengers to die.
  • Cooperate

    Join with other players online (up to 8 players in one party) or begin the dangerous journey on your own.
  • Hunt or Be Hunted

    Gather resources, craft and improve your equipment at the camping site, escape blizzards and fight deadly beasts that lurk in the woods.
  • Loot

    Find the uncanny anomalies, strange laboratories and abandoned facilities, full of useful loot and even something out of this world.

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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