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Multiplayer survival game The Wild Eight will be launching on Steam Early Access on February 8, 2017, according to a news post on the game’s official Steam community page.

The Wild Eight is a multiplayer survival game set in an askew top-down perspective. Players take on the role of survivors of a plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness, and they must work together to fend off cold, hunger, and wild beasts alike while trying to discover the mystery of the plane crash through a quest system. The game will have all of the usual fare one would expect of a survival game such as crafting and maintaining needs like hunger. As the game is based in Alaska, cold will be a particularly important concern. Players will also have to contend with the occasional Blizzard.

The technical backend of multiplayer has been reworked, and the game’s upgrade system has been completely revamped. Multiplayer is slated to work from day one. The developers will be adding side quests, new objects, a better user interface, new languages, and Mac & Linux support throughout the course of development.They expect the game to be in Early Access for approximately three months. Additionally, the developers have finally settled on a name for their studio:

The developers expect the game to be in Early Access for approximately three months. Additionally, the developers have finally settled on a name for their studio: Fntastic. Fntastic is planning on updating the game every two weeks for the duration of the Alpha.

If you’re not yet sick of survival games and The Wild Eight looks like it might be your jam, you’ll be able to grab it on Steam Early Access on February 8, 2017, for $19.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of The Wild Eight? Do you think Fntastic will be able to make a game that stands out in the sea of survival games out there today? Do you still buy survival games in Early Access or are you burned out waiting for games to actually be finished? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!