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 (43) - 41% of the 43 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (3,418) - 72% of the 3,418 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
8 Feb, 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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13 March

0.10.180 – Mini-map Upgrade and fixes!

Hey there, Survivors,

It’s time for a big-big portion of the optimization fixes, changes and adjustments!

We are constantly working on the game to make sure you get the most pleasant gaming experience. Also, we are getting ready to reveal our future plans to you this week - so stay tuned and keep an eye on our Steam page!

New features and changes:
  • Added location display on the mini-map - a major one
  • UI: new tips and quest panel animations, quest notification button when using a gamepad
  • Load Game screen now shows the number of days on the server, not the number of days survived
  • Tutorial: new stages and their localization added
  • Crafting items sequence on the All tab in Workshop is changed
  • Weapons can now be switched with LMB
  • Distance to the nearest objects on the minimap is now displayed differently
  • Icons are now displayed according to the player’s elevation level.
  • Torch thrown to the ground is now gradually losing its durability
  • When creating a new Solo game the Create a Lobby screen is now skipped
  • New received and completed quest notifications

Bug fixes:
  • Animals passing through a player - one of the major issues, fixed
  • Major optimization issues - fixed
  • After freezing to death the character does not warm up in the bunker - fixed
  • Issues with the emerging and completing Lost Future, The Door and Dark Matter quests - fixed
  • Issues with animals’ movement and them getting stuck - fixed
  • Tutorial issues - fixed
  • Map icon disappearing from the toolbar - fixed
  • Items with low durability get destroyed during pickup - fixed
  • Construction speed of Shelter and Workshop above level 1 - fixed
  • Underground premises icons display on the map and mini-map - fixed
  • Create a Lobby screen appearing when loading a Solo game - fixed
  • Game sounds - fixed
  • Blizzard balance - fixed
  • Algorithm of animal creation - optimized

And, as usual - if you happen to encounter any type of errors or bugs, please report them to us in The Wild Eight's Steam Discussions thread or our official Discord channel.
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25 February

0.10.177 - Changes & Fixes

What's up, Survivors!
Another portion of piping-hot fixes coming up! This time, focusing on our save system and fixing out the remaining kinks with the tutorial.

Just to remind you - in the nearest future we'll disclose detailed information on the future of The Wild EIght, namely - new content and upcoming updates. Be sure to keep an eye out for more news on that soon!

Below is a full list of fixes and improvements in this update:
  • Major savefile fixes - all of the reported savefile issues should be resolved with this fix.
  • "Press Space to Use" prompt would, in some cases, not appear near ladders and hatches - fixed.
  • "Map" button in the toolbar now doesn't appear before Player obtains the Map in the Tutorial (if you skip the Tutorial, the Map will still automatically be there)
  • Strong Attack and Weapon Throw hints don't stay on-screen until you complete the required action - they now fade away after several seconds.
  • The icon on the Map now changes when completing the Side-Quest.
  • Save files are now being properly sorted, from newest to oldest.
  • While standing next to a bonfire, Player was unable to discard items from his inventory with the T button - fixed.
  • Upon first opening of the Map screen, the Map wasn't centered around the player character properly - fixed.
  • Tutorial step fix - if a Player builds a Workshop before the required Tutorial step, he won't be able to progress further - fix.
  • Multiple UI fixes.

And, as always - if you happen to encounter any type of errors or bugs, please report them to us in The Wild Eight's Steam Discussions thread or our official Discord channel.

Take care, and have a great day!
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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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