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Wildmender

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Kwalee
Developer: Muse Games
Release Date: 2023

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'Wildmender' Playable PC Demo Available During Steam Survival Fest

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2022 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT

In Wildmender, you face the challenge of restoring the environment. Explore the landscape, revive withering plant life, cultivate your garden, and build a better world alone or with friends in four-player online co-op in this beautiful survival game. 

You find yourself in a vast and arid landscape, surrounded by the ruins of a once glorious and mystical age. It is up to you to traverse the boundless dunes, gather what resources you can, create a blossoming oasis, and uncover the secrets that lie buried beneath the sands of time.

Explore the desert alone or with your friends. Craft new tools and use them to bring life back to a dying world. Befriend local wildlife and defend the land from the vicious wraiths who seek to corrupt it. Delve into the mystery behind a fallen civilization. Take on their teachings, learn from their mistakes, and master the arcane arts that once allowed them to thrive.

Venture into the barren wilderness in search of seeds, the key to new life. The world of Wildmender is procedurally generated, so your world and your adventure will be unique to you. If you want to survive, you’ll have to explore the world, revive the plant life you find along the way, and use seeds to cultivate your own lush garden.

Develop a harmonious relationship with the landscape and you’ll benefit as a result! Extracting the resources from dead flora and fauna may be helpful in the short term, but the real skill lies in making your resources last in the long term. Take the time to revive or cultivate plants and gather their materials strategically. If you care for them, plants will provide you with an abundance of food and magical essence. Keep an eye out for local wildlife as well, who may lend you their helpful services in exchange for treats or favors.


By communing with the lost spirits you’ll meet on your adventures, you’ll unlock spells and upgradable items that will help you on your mission to restore the landscape. Learn to soar above the very lands that once challenged you. Heal, revive, and charm the plant life you encounter on your travels. Battle against wraiths, the cursed ethereal beings that linger in these lands. As you gather more magical essence and master new spells, you’ll grow powerful enough to rescue ancient deities, earn their favour, and learn even more from them about the old magic that lies buried deep within the heart of the landscape.

Building a healthier and happier world is far easier when you’ve got friends to help you! Work with up to 3 of your friends to manage your flourishing oasis, head out on adventures into the desert, collect and store essential resources, and defend against the wraiths that threaten to spread corruption throughout the land.

Our complex crafting system means that you can customize your oasis depending on your preferences and playstyle. Unlock new items to craft, develop and upgrade your tools, construct useful buildings, build up your defences against inclement weather or vicious wraiths, create unique irrigation systems, manage your garden, harness the magical essence that emanates from your well-tended plants, and add decorations to make your home lovingly your own.

What will your personal or shared paradise look like?

Publisher Kwalee and independent game development studio Muse Games are pleased to announce a new Steam demo for Wildmender as part of Steam Survival Fest, a festival of current and upcoming survival games of all kinds. 

In the demo, you can explore the landscape, meet your spirit guide, begin to learn how you can counter the threats facing your world and build a better world alone or with a friend in 2-player online co-op.

Key Features:

  • Survival, crafting and building:
    • Explore diverse massive procedurally generated worlds, with a unique variety of plant and animal species to discover; 
    • Scour the landscape to obtain new seeds, discover blueprints for tools and commune with lost spirits to uncover new tools to craft, and unlock new craftable items and magical abilities; 
    • Construct buildings, layout your irrigation system, decorate your base, and build your own custom garden; 
  • Magic:
    • Protect your world from the corruptive influence of the wraiths using a range of weapons and magical abilities; 
    • Befriend the local wildlife and receive magical boons in exchange; 
  • Co-op multiplayer:
    • Build your own lush paradise in single player or develop an oasis with up to three friends in co-op mode; 
    • Customize your character with crafted items and clothing. 

Wildmender is coming to PC (Steam), PS5, and Xbox Series X|S in 2023.


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