If you know of the grim events that transpired in the movie. you cant help but wonder if any similarities made their way into the game.. *cough Canibalism.
So here is what we currently know:
The Wild Eight is a co-op survival game with a mysterious storyline featuring a procedurally-generated world. It is currently in the final weeks of a Kickstarter Campiagn, which at the time of writing has about 1000 backers and $38,273 pledged of its $50,000 goal.
I feel that the game will get there. But I encourage you to support quality indie dev and throw them a few bucks so we might see this game released sooner rather then later.
The game tells the story of eight people whose everyday lives are forever changed after a horrific plane crash. They now find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere, deep in the forests of Alaska. Welcome to a world without civilization, where you and the other survivors are at the mercy of nature — and wild animals starved by the cold!
While the survivors await rescue, their lives are threatened by a number of mysterious entities, unseen creatures and objects that definitely don’t belong in this world. And the deeper you go, the harder it gets to survive. Through the storyline you’ll desperately try to reach help on the radio, but no one’ll answer you. Something is wrong here. In here is no room for mistakes: if you went hunting but forgot to cut some wood for the fire before nightfall, you’re dead. If you didn’t have time to cook your meat, you might have to eat it raw — and if you don’t have medicine, you’ll surely die from food poisoning. To stay alive, you’ll need to scavenge and craft like a pro.
You can play The Wild Eight on your own, but the game fully opens up in co-op mode. Other players are your only backup — either by sharing resources or covering your back! Even if you were mauled by wolves and “you died” appears onscreen, your teammate can still resuscitate you with a defibrillator (which are very rare to find, by the way).
- Release Date: December 2016 (Steam)
- Languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Japanese
- Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
- Website: thewildeight.com