The Wild Eight

An eerie, plot-driven survival adventure game with killer co-op mechanics

 

8 Points

“I felt my body temperature drop a few degrees just from playing [The Wild Eight].”

– Alec Meer (Rock Paper Shotgun)

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Face the Harsh Alaskan Wilderness After Surviving a Harrowing Plane Crash in The Wild Eight

Now on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight

 

YAKUTSK, Russian Federation– April 6, 2016 — 8 Points delivers players a new hardcore experience in The Wild Eight, an eerie survival adventure now on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight. Plot-driven and heavily focused on co-op gameplay, The Wild Eight impresses with a polished art style based on flat-shaded polygons, unexplained phenomena, and a huge variety of bloodthirsty predators inhabiting a procedurally-generated world which may (or may not!) be quite like our own…

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2130955486/the-wild-eight-an-eerie-survival-adventure
Steam Greenlight: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=659231831
Pre-Alpha Gameplay Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7pLi0TI-qU

Funding Goal: $50,000
Only one day into the crowdfunding campaign, 8 Points has already secured more than $9,000 from backers — close to 20% of the $50,000 funding goal. The Kickstarter will support the hiring of full-time developers (needed to speed up production) and strategic outsourcing of sound design and quality assurance. The crowdfunding campaign is set to end on a Friday: May 13, 2016.

The Story So Far
The Wild Eight follows eight individuals who survive a terrible plane crash and now find themselves stranded in the snowy wastes of an Alaskan forest. After waking up in a pile of debris, you must immediately find food and build a makeshift shelter before hypothermia sets in. Surviving this harsh, unfair world is not for the faint of heart. While it might be better to have companions, there’s a traitor in your midst … someone who has been driven mad by bloodlust. Will you search for other survivors or try to make it on your own?

When Nature Wants You Dead
The environment is cruel and uncivilized. A realistic weather system and merciless wildlife bring it to life. You will need to craft, build, and learn new skills if you want to stay alive. Has traveling all day left you hungry? You’d better go hunting or forage for food before you starve to death. (Careful, though: These animals are not going to become dinner without a fight!) Has chopping wood made you thirsty? You’d better have a source of fresh water nearby … before dehydration takes over. Don’t forget to keep one eye on the horizon: You don’t want to be caught in the wilderness without fire when the sun sets — or without shelter when a blizzard appears out of nowhere!

Skill-Building
Work together with up to seven of your friends as you explore the snowy wastelands — including a mysterious forgotten civilization. Find quests and uncover the hidden truth that lies at the heart of this barren world. As you progress through The Wild Eight’s quests, you’ll learn new skills — most of them essential to survival. Learn how to craft armor, forge weapons, enhance your shelter, and more.

All characters in The Wild Eight have their own strengths and weaknesses ranging from increased attack and leadership stats to superior chemistry and engineering output. These skills must be put to good use if you want to survive another day.

Quests & Enemies
The Wild Eight features a procedurally-generated world and quest system ensuring that every playthrough is a fresh, challenging experience. You will encounter wolf packs, raging bears, and other wild animals ready to make you their next meal. You’ll also end up facing special boss-like creatures; make sure to stockpile enough weapons and supplies to take them down without losing life (or limb). Will you become prey to the monsters in the snow — or will the environment do you in? Only one thing is certain: Prepare to die. A lot.

“We are an experienced team that has been making games individually for many, many years,” says Ed Gotovtsev, Head of Development at 8 Points. “The Wild Eight has been in production for six months now. The game is a combination of our experience as hardcore gamers and living in one of the most remote corners of the world — where nature can actually be the end of you. We hope you will join us on our journey to make The Wild Eight a reality!”

Availability
If funded, The Wild Eight will be released on Windows, Mac, and Linux in late 2016/early 2017, followed by Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Assets

Pre-Alpha Gameplay Trailer

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7pLi0TI-qU
Download https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/gameplay_video_The_Wild_Eight.zip

Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR http://imgur.com/a/H6uJ8
Download https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/screenshots_The_Wild_Eight.zip

Social Media

8 Points

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/8pointsofficial/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/8pointsofficial
Website – http://www.8pts.co/

The Wild Eight

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thewildeight/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/thewildeight
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB5V2SsvmqwsBtAuKxPBy8Q
Newsletter – http://thewildeight.com/
SoundCloud – https://soundcloud.com/thewildeight
VK – https://vk.com/thewildeight

About 8 Points
Founded in 2015, 8 Points consists of nine developers making games in one of the strangest and coldest places on Earth: Yakutia, where people eat bears for breakfast, develop games for lunch, and gather firewood for dinner — because electricity is way too expensive. Who else would know anything about surviving in the wild if not 8 Points? To learn more, please visit http://www.8pts.co

The Wild Eight Pre-Alpha Demo is Now Available!

 

The wait is over. You can now check out THE WILD EIGHT in the safety of your own Windows PC 🙂

Pre-Alpha Demo https://thewildeight.blob.core.windows.net/versions/The%20Wild%20Eight%20(Pre-Alpha%20Demo).exe

Pre-Alpha Gameplay Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7pLi0TI-qU

With only 17 days left in its crowdfunding campaign, The Wild Eight is on a fight for survival not unlike the one faced by its characters — with $23,594 still needed to meet its $50,000 Kickstarter goal. The clock runs out on Friday, May 13th at 7:00 pm Pacific!

Kickstarter Page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2130955486/the-wild-eight-an-eerie-survival-adventure

If you like what you see in the demo, please help us spread the word so that we can get this project funded 🙂

ABOUT THE GAME

Plot-driven and heavily focused on co-op gameplay, The Wild Eight features a polished art style based on flat-shaded polygons, plenty of unexplained phenomena, and a huge variety of bloodthirsty predators inhabiting a procedurally-generated world that may (or may not!) be quite like our own…

The Wild Eight follows eight individuals who survive a terrible plane crash and now find themselves stranded in the snowy wastes of an Alaskan forest. After waking up in a pile of debris, you must immediately find food and build a makeshift shelter before hypothermia sets in. Surviving this harsh, unfair world is not for the faint of heart. While it might be better to have companions, there’s a traitor in your midst … someone who has been driven mad by bloodlust. Will you search for other survivors or try to make it on your own?

The environment is cruel and uncivilized. A realistic weather system and merciless wildlife bring it to life. You will need to craft, build, and learn new skills if you want to stay alive. Has traveling all day left you hungry? You’d better go hunting or forage for food before you starve to death. (Careful, though: These animals are not going to become dinner without a fight!) Has chopping wood made you thirsty? You’d better have a source of fresh water nearby … before dehydration takes over. Don’t forget to keep one eye on the horizon: You don’t want to be caught in the wilderness without fire when the sun sets — or without shelter when a blizzard appears out of nowhere!

Work together with up to seven of your friends as you explore the snowy wastelands — including a mysterious forgotten civilization. Find quests and uncover the hidden truth that lies at the heart of this barren world. As you progress through The Wild Eight’s quests, you’ll learn new skills — most of them essential to survival. Learn how to craft armor, forge weapons, enhance your shelter, and more.

The Wild Eight features a procedurally-generated world and quest system ensuring that every playthrough is a fresh, challenging experience. In addition to wolf packs, raging bears, and other wild animals ready to make you their next meal, you’ll encounter special boss-like creatures; make sure to stockpile enough weapons and supplies to take them down without losing life (or limb). Will you become prey to the monsters in the snow — or will the environment do you in? Only one thing is certain: Prepare to die. A lot.

AVAILABILITY

The Wild Eight will be released on Windows, Mac, and Linux in late 2016/early 2017, followed by Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

ASSETS

Pre-Alpha Gameplay Trailer

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7pLi0TI-qU
Download https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/gameplay_video_The_Wild_Eight.zip

Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR http://imgur.com/a/H6uJ8
Download https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/screenshots_The_Wild_Eight.zip

ABOUT THE DEVELOPER

Founded in 2015, 8 Points consists of nine developers making games in one of the strangest and coldest places on Earth: Yakutia — where people eat bears for breakfast, develop games for lunch, and gather firewood for dinner (because electricity is way too expensive). Who else would know anything about surviving in the wild if not 8 Points? To learn more, please visit http://www.8pts.co