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 (106) - 45% of the 106 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (3,307) - 73% of the 3,307 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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January 18

0.10.164 - Changes and Fixes!

Hey there, Survivors!

Here comes the first update in the new year!

Thank you so much for your feedback - it greatly helped us to pinpoint some of the critical issues in the 0.10 version, which we fixed in this update.

Below is a full list of changes and bug fixeds included in this update:

  • - Changes and additions to the Revival mechanic - the revival icon was changed, making it even easier to understand. Also changed the icon's active radius, and added the ability to revive a player by clicking right on the character model.
  • - Feature added - you can now added custom markers to the Map. Custom markers will be visible by all players in Multiplayer, making communication between players that much easier!
  • - Issue, where Players were not able to take items out of the Chest while playing with a gamepad - fixed
  • - Issue, where Player's Skills and Building Upgrades would sometimes reset upon entering Near Death state, even after the player was revived - fixed
  • - Issue, where the Player was in some cases unable to use Ranged Weapons properly - fixed.
  • - Issue, where Blizzard wouldn't start properly in some cases - fixed
  • - Issue, where players would in some cases fall through the level terrain (especially after moving to a different location) - fixed
  • - Fixes to animal movement - they should no longer get stuck in terrain.

If you encounter any other errors or bugs, please report them to us in Steam Discussions thread, or our Discord channel.

Take care, and have a great weekend!
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December 27, 2018

0.10.157 – Fixes

Greetings, Survivors!

Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays!

While some of you are out there celebrating the holidays, we’re spreading the holiday cheer the only way we know how - by working very hard on making The Wild Eight the best game it can be!

Here’s another patch, fixing the major issues our players have encountered in 0.10 - check out the full list of fixes below:

  • Fixed an issue where the players could not access the Transit System.
  • Fixed an issue where players could fall through the Tram while using the Transit System.
  • Fixed an issue with name of the chest did not appear properly during the mouse hovering over it.
  • Fixed an issue with auto-saves not working properly in Multiplayer games.
  • Fixed an issue with Friendly Fire not working properly, and defaulted to being always on
  • Fixed an issue with player’s skills resetting upon death or quitting the game.
  • Fixed an issue with text pop-ups displaying incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue with Anna’s Healing Salve being replaced with a regular one in her Crafting Menu.

We’re hard at work at fixing all of the issues encountered in the 0.10 patch, and we implore you to be patient and thoughtful. All of the issues reported by players in our Steam Discussions, Discord or Steam Reviews will be fixed soon - if they’re not fixed by this patch, or the ones that came before it.

Don’t hesitate to leave a review if you’re enjoying the game!
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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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