Developers Eight Points have revealed that The Wild Eight, an eerie survival adventure that challenges you to survive the Alaskan wilderness following a plane crash, is now seeking funding on Kickstarter. You can check out the reveal trailer for the game below:
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 game looks really neat – I especially like the visual style of the game. You can check out some pre-alpha footage of the game in action in the video below:
If you’re interested in backing The Wild Eight you can check out the Kickstarter page by clicking this link. If successfully funded The Wild Eight is due to arrive on PC, Mac and Linux late 2016/early 2017 with a console release coming a little later.