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.
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Mostly Positive (30) - 70% of the 30 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (3,141) - 73% of the 3,141 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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August 29

Development Blog: Upcoming changes

Hey survivors!

Today we would like to take a moment to share some details on what the development team is working on right now and what will happen with The Wild Eight this Fall.

We’re currently preparing a very important update for The Wild Eight. This very update was the reason why we kept silent for the last couple of months. Our goal is to improve the player experience and bring lots of new features to the game in the future.

Network improvements

Lately we’ve been revamping our network system to provide smooth and stable performance. We completely changed the structure of the multiplayer by introducing a new, more streamlined networking system. For the sole purpose of bringing you the best multiplayer experience we’ve created a whole new network architecture.

The host machine will now give permissions to the client machines and manage the synchronization. Previously the world logic was running on both host and client PCs. This caused lots of issues including actions leading to different results on client PCs. The new approach will also help reduce server load and in general has proven itself to be way more stable.

Moreover, our new system will allow players to switch back and forth between singleplayer and multiplayer anytime. So The Wild Eight will have fully functioning Drop-In-Drop-Out Multiplayer. Therefore, you can invite your friends to the game you started solo or just continue playing on your own using the same session you had with your friends.

UI rework and controller support

You asked, we listened - UI will also be receiving a major visual update! We’ll be adding a mini-map that should help you navigate the world more easily. We also didn’t forget about the general map - it also receives some visual and mechanical improvements. Other UI elements will get enhancements here and there as well for a better experience.

Moreover, we’re not only working on the visual improvements, but also adding the long-awaited full controller support. And we must say that The Wild Eight feels just right when played with a gamepad.

New content

We’re also very excited to introduce all the new content we’ve been preparing. The content update is coming in a bit after the performance one.

Get ready for a new adventure with a new Quest we worked on lately. The Quest takes place in the new location - Alaska Visitor Center. Are there any survivors hiding inside? Why does this place feel so gloomy? Discover the secrets of this mysterious place.

Of course, lots of other additions are on it’s way so we guarantee that you’ll have fun exploring everything we worked on.

Recent update summary

In the previous several updates we’ve added quite a bit of new stuff to the game. For those who missed out on the game during the summer we will give a brief overview. We’ve added a player revival for the multiplayer mode, blueprint system and snow piles. Of course, we didn’t forget to add new content like new weapons, items, side quests. Besides that we fixed lots and lots of bugs and introduced a new improved pathfinding system.

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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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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“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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