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 (23) - 52% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (3,611) - 71% of the 3,611 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 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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July 30

0.11.23 - More fixes!

What's happening, Survivors?
The Wild Eight is well on its way to come out of Early Access - and while we're slaving away at the game's final version, here's a patch to hold you guys over - featuring some fresh bug and error fixes.

Below is the full list of fixes included in the update:

  • Added new in-game indicator for poor internet connection.
  • Fixed an issue, in which players’ inventory reset to default size after death.
  • Fixed an issue, which allowed players to duplicate items in a contextual window during "Scotty doesn't know" side-quest.
  • Fixed an issue in which players' Warmth did not decrease while outdoors.
  • Bidirectional Teleporter now restores durability of items in the inventory as it suppose to.
  • Fixed an issue in which players could stuck with a black screen while going down the cellar of the Cabin in the tutorial.
  • Fixed an issue which allowed players to craft any item despite the level of the workshop.
  • Building tab can now be closed with respective button (B by default).
  • Fixed an issue, in which icons stuck on the screen after exiting the Shelter while dragging items out of the Shelter’s inventory.

Here's hoping the game became just a bit better for you guys - and as always, please don't forget to leave any feedback, ideas or just thoughts about The Wild Eight in the official Steam Discussion forums, or join our Discord Channel to hang out with other fans!
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July 16

0.11.20 - Hotfixes!

What's happening, Survivors?

The Wild Eight is well on its way to come out of Early Access - and while we're slaving away at the game's final version, here's a patch to hold you guys over - featuring some fresh bug and error fixes.

  • - Fixed an issue in which Mirror Transit Station did not prevent a character from freezing.
  • - Fixed an issue which let players to open Map, Equipment and Journal windows over Workshop’s and Shelter’s windows.
  • - Fixed an issue which led players to deal critical hits to Ore.
  • - Fixed an issue in which “Quest Completed” notification did not show up upon completing a quest.
  • - Fixed an issue which allowed players to start the animation of upgrading a skill for a fully upgraded skill.
  • - Fixed an issue in which effect of View Radius reset after loading a save.
  • - Fixed the content of one of the notes in the Alaska Visitor Center.
  • - Fixed an issue in which “Near Death” state made screen to stay in grayscale after getting back to normal state.
  • - Fixed several objects in the world that were floating above the ground.
  • - Fixed several objects in the world that did not have a physical model.

Thank you guys so much for finding and reporting these issues!
Here's hoping you'll have fun with the game - and as always, please don't forget to leave any feedback, ideas or just thoughts about The Wild Eight in the official Steam Discussion forums, or join our Discord Channel to hang out with other fans!
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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: Shadow Hunt

The harsh lands of Alaska will present new challenges for the survivors with the introduction of the new boss and the food spoilage system!

New quest

Find the mysterious totems around the map and get the clues for lifting The Curse Of Wendigo. Face Wendigo, the dark manifestation of the ancient indian evil, himself. Explore the darkest corners of the abandoned museum or study the bizarre stonehenges.

Food spoilage system

Gone are the times when you could always have a fresh snack in your pocket. All of your food items now have three conditions - Fresh, Spoiled and Rotten. The freshness is portrayed by a bar in the lower part of the item and its description. The freshness decays at a constant rate that can be slowed down by storing the food in the snow or in the Chest.

New accessory and vanity items

Pay homage to the indian heritage by wearing the Native American garb and fight the cold with the lighter which will help you lit campfires easier.


A fresh coat of paint for all of the main parts of the interface and player HUD. And even more additions and fixes: improved visuals for the world and its creatures, animals re-balance, tweaks for melee combat and all weapons.

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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