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The Wild Eight reaches out to Kickstarter

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.

Co-op survival The Wild Eight announced for Xbox One

The Wild Eight is a new co-operative survival game being developed by 8 Points. You take the role of one of 8 survivors who have just survived a mystic plane crash and now find themselves in the middle of a horizonless winter forest in Alaska.

The Wild Eight promises to bring you an experience like no other before ..

  • Try to survive and explore the forest side by side with other players. It’s the right way to stand against this harsh world… until a madman appears in your group who wishes to grab the catch. Or to taste the human flesh.
  • At night the temperature drops to critical points, and a bleeding wound worries you when least expected. You must develop all survival skills such as creation of shelters and other necessary things, otherwise you’re doomed to death.
  • Where did all these deserted buildings and mutated wolves come from? Solve all the puzzles of this place to get out of here.

You are one of the survivors. Act on your own or join efforts with other players and do your best to get back home!


Due for release in Autumn 2016 for Xbox One, The Wild Eight definitely looks like a game we need to keep a close eye on. Just from the screenshots and trailer the game looks amazing, but let us know your thoughts?

Stay tuned for further information or check out the official The Wild Eight website.