DESOLATE is a first person horror survival experience. Form a research team with up to 4 players and explore an open world filled with mysteries and unsolved questions, or do it all on your own.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (125) - 48% of the 125 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (1,953) - 70% of the 1,953 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 8, 2018

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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?

“DESOLATE is quite a large game, filled with different types of content - so naturally, for a small team like ours, working out all the kinks and bugs while developing new content would be the best possible option. We are ready to show our game to the world, but are still on our way to making DESOLATE realise its full potential.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It’s quite early to name a concrete length for DESOLATE’s time in Early Access, but we are currently planning to spend no less than 6 months polishing and finalising the gameplay on its way to the game’s full release.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“It goes without saying that the full version of the game is going to be more stable and have less bugs than the Early Access version available for purchase now. Story Missions and other types of gameplay content will be added to DESOLATE, and the game may be balanced and tweaked according to community feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of the game is fully playable, and has 2 Story Acts out of 3 currently planned, as well as the ability to explore the island in both single player and multiplayer with up to 4 people in total.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, there are plans to raise the price on the release of the full version. We plan to add several Story Acts as well as other gameplay content before 1.0, so the price will change according to the new content and features.”

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 DESOLATE will move forward towards release. We actively engage our community on our Discord Server, as well as the game’s Discussion Boards on Steam, so be sure to leave any feedback you might have.”
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June 13

0.8.10 — New side quest “The Butcher”

Hello, Volunteers!

New patch is live.

New features and changes
  • Main new feature of the patch is the side quest “Missing corpses” (or “ the Butcher “ from the roadmap). It is a life threatening adventure, so be sure to prepare a lot of supplies in advance or even gather a party of fellow volunteers.

    It becomes available from the Biologist after the end of the chapter two (end of the current main quest).

    At the end you will receive a new type of item, this type will be fully implemented in the third chapter.

  • Changes to the location Radar Station Zaslon.

  • Level design:

    — general optimizations;
    — bug fixes (floating objects, gaps, places players got stuck in).

  • Sound:

    — small bug fixes;
    — rebalanced the loudness of madmen and footsteps.

  • Some NPCs in the safe zone could stop and stay in place infinitely — fixed.

  • Some NPC groups were frozen — fixed the main bug, but this may happen again in special situations, please report if you see this problem again.

  • The “Research” screen was unavailable for the clients, when they connected to a game — fixed.

  • Perks which increased the number of scrap from recycling did not work properly — fixed.

Volunteers, we receive lots of reports through the ingame interface every day. It is not possible to get in touch with everyone immediately, but we read all the reports and work to resolve all the bugs we are able reproduce. Thank you for your help!

And of course, if you’re enjoying the game - please don’t hesitate to give us a review!

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May 29

0.8.00 — Fast travel, UI update

Hello, Volunteers!

New patch is here.

New features and changes
  • Pneumatic elevators are added to the game — fast travel system. After you fix it, you can travel to the second station for a small fee (this way you can only move along one line from point A to B and back).

    We don’t plan adding free fast travel between all the locations, we think it will have a negative impact on the exploration and make the game too casual. With the current system it will be much easier to travel longer distances if you need it.

  • Updated UI for crafting and inventory — we received a lot of feedback about clarity of craftable items and item descriptions in the inventory. We tried to fix the problems and make these screens more friendly.

  • The ruptures will change their positions more frequently during a session.

  • Changed the starting screens of the game ( you can skip logos).

  • Changes to the custom settings UI — we have changed the names and descriptions of different options. Players should be able to understand what each option means now.

  • Optimization of many assets.

  • Increased quality of icons in the UI.

  • Ranged weapons had problems with the durability in the UI — fixed.

  • Small fixes to several sounds.

  • Small fixes in several locations.

  • There was a problem with the interface in the prologue, some items could not be looted because of it — fixed.

  • If the special animal needed for a side quest ran away too far, players could not find it after a restart of the game — changed, now the animal will respawn in its initial spawn point at the start of the game.

  • It was impossible to make a modification using the Stick from the bunker alpha — fixed.

And of course, if you’re enjoying the game - please don’t hesitate to give us a review!

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About This Game

Two years ago Granichny Island became an epicentre of a large-scale disaster of unknown origin. “The New Light” conglomerate covered up this catastrophic event - and now aims to rectify the consequences as much as they can.

A massive campaign is underway, during which so-called “Volunteers” - most of whom have never held a weapon in their hands - are sent out onto Granichny. Their mission - to research the paranormal activities of the island, gathering information and undertaking dangerous tasks, all in hope of amending mistakes of the past. None of them are ready for what comes next.

Play the role of a Volunteer, and explore a place filled with threats of every shape and size - from monsters and madmen to supernatural anomalies and seemingly impossible weather patterns. Journey through the present of this forsaken world to uncover its secrets.

  • Dark past

    Explore the enigmatic island filled with abandoned settlements, military bases and top secret facilities. Investigate secrets of the island - find notes and diaries from Granichny’s previous settlers to uncover its mysterious history.
  • Research the threats

    Battle for your life in open fights against monsters, marauders and soldiers, or use stealth to do critical damage out of the shadows. Research the creatures of Granichny - and gain advantages in battle while you learn more about them.
  • Strength Through Unity

    Join a 4-player team to have a better chance at surviving the dangers of the island with unique team-based abilities, such as reviving your fallen team members - or act as a lone wolf to prove your mettle.
  • Thrive among the wastes

    Unlock new abilities and train them to increase your chances of survival. Gather recipes and components to craft, modify and upgrade your weapons and equipment. Customize your Volunteer with new clothing and armor you scavenge throughout your journey on the island.
  • Resist the madness (Or let it consume you)

    Take care of not only your physical condition, but your mental state as well. The insanity of Granichny will change the world around you, as well as yourself.

Survive, explore and investigate the dark world of DESOLATE, alone or with friends in a party of four.

System Requirements

    • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or analogue with 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or analogue with 4 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
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