Back in February I posted an article about The Wild Eight coming to Xbox One. This co-op survival game being developed by Eight Points tells the story of eight people whose everyday lives are forever changed after a horrific plane crash. Finding themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere, deep in the forests of Alaska, the survivors await rescue, their lives threatened by a number of mysterious entities, unseen creatures, and objects that definitely don’t belong in this world. After desperately trying to reach help on the radio, but finding no one answers they soon realise something is wrong.
Like many indie development teams nowadays Eight Points has now turned to Kickstarter to try and raise the money to take the game to the next level.
Kickstarter is always a hard decision. However, it is the only way to make The Wild Eight real. Our team has been developing The Wild Eight for six months and has already come up with the story, worked on the core mechanics, and also implemented multiplayer mode.
The team are now looking for funding to make a release date of the end of 2016 a reality. However the initial funding ask of $50,000 is for the PC release and once this goal has been met the team will then look at stretch goals to allow a Day 1 console port. At present though there is no fixed date for the console release. Now personally I do hope this happens, the game even in its Pre-Alpha state (see the trailer above) looks great and the idea behind the story makes this something potentially refreshing that is coming to our consoles.
The game will allow you to play The Wild Eight on your own, or in co-op mode, sharing resources and covering each other’s back by resuscitating one another with a defibrillator, if you happen to get attacked and killed by hungry wolves. It’s because of this I feel the game will do well as it enters into the current popular team co-op survival realm and you never know it might have a bit of couch co-op and cross platform.
For further information about the The Wild Eight game then why don’t you check out their website, or if you fancy backing the project and helping this great looking game come to the Xbox One then check out their Kickstarter campaign.
Why don’t you drop up a note in the comments section below with your thoughts about the game or even your thoughts about why so many indie game developers are turning to kickstarter now to fund their projects, a brief topic of conversation in the recent podcast with myself, Greg and Steve. Stay tuned for more information about The Wild Eight over the coming months.