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:
Mixed (70) - 64% of the 70 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (3,000) - 74% of the 3,000 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 we currently aim to release the 1.0 version of the game sometime in Q2 2018. Before that, we’ll continue to develop the game in account with your feedback, remove bugs, and add more features.”

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?

“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?

“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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July 4

0.9.27 – Fixes

Just a bunch of small fixes.

1) Fixed an error which caused the game to infinitely save on the host side;
2) Fixed a bug which caused player's character to randomly get stuck after resurrection;
3) Fixed a bug with missing colliders at the hospital;
4) Fixed a bug which made players who construct a workbench within buildings to stay inside;
5) Fixed errors in English and German localization regarding in-game tips and tutorials.
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June 22

0.9.23-0.9.25 – new pathfinding system



Hey survivors!

0.9.25 contains a renewed navigation pathfinding system, which ensures a smoother in-game animal movement. From now on, creatures in-game create their path not by using a regular square grid, but using a Navigation Mesh. This system will minimize issues, in which creatures got stuck and stopped moving altogether.

Be warned, you may still encounter some issues with animals moving through terrain - and we will resume our work on improving pathfinding and eliminating any issues that might occur. We would also greatly appreciate any and all feedback concerning issues you may encounter in-game.

Other improvements and fixes:

* Your blows now hit both animals and objects when they are standing close to each other
* Fixed a bug that forced a 'black screen' after teleporting into the past in 'The Door' quest
* Fixed a bug that made animals stand still and not drop resources
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Reviews

“It's simple to pick up and play, easy to control, has a wonderful soundtrack, with this gorgeously sparse aesthetic to boot.”
Destructoid

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

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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

Please note: The Wild Eight is currently in Early Access and is work in progress. Right now, the game is fully functioning and has all main features such as multiplayer, main story line and various side quests. But still, bugs and crashes might occur. 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.

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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

    Minimum:
    • 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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