Open World Multiplayer Survival Smalland: Survive the Wilds Launches May Taming Update

Open World Multiplayer Survival Smalland: Survive the Wilds Launches May Taming Update Featuring New Mount Bonding Systems, Petting Interactions, Creature Traits and More!

Plus tons more to come in this massive, open-world survival adventure.

Maximum Entertainment are thrilled to launch the much-awaited May Taming Update to multiplayer survival adventure Smalland: Survive the Wilds! Available from now on PC, the latest update adds new features and systems to taming mounts including new bonding systems, petting interactions, creature traits and more. The update will be coming soon to PS5 & Xbox Series X|S.


The full scope of Taming update contains:

  • New Bond system

Includes benefits when tamed creatures are well cared for

Creatures may release themselves if neglected

  • Petting interaction with tamed creatures

Increases bond with tamed creatures

  • Brand new Creature traits

4 tiers of traits from common to legendary

Each trait adds a unique benefit to every tamed creature

More than 15 traits

  • Multiple active tamed creatures

Players now have a party budget which allows for multiple, active tamed creatures

Each creature has it’s own budget value depending on species, level and traits

  • New taming system

4 new tiers of deployable taming traps, which work on all tamable creatures

Updated NPC dialogue and recipes for the new traps and baits required to craft them

More engaging capture encounters with random chance elements

  • Improved tame survivability

Tamed creates will now be ‘incapacitated’ when their health hits 0

New item for reviving incapacitated tames

  • New player options

Including controls for turning off tamed creature death

Traverse lake sized puddles and mountainous trees as you battle against the landscape and elements themselves. Tame and ride monstrous creatures from grasshoppers to geckos in a bid to survive in a harsh and wild world. Play solo or with up to 9 friends, with dedicated server support, emotes and more.

Watch Smalland: Survive the Wilds Taming Update Video:

Developed and published in-house, Smalland: Survive the Wilds launched to version 1.0 via Steam, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S back in February, hitting a peak of over 52k daily players and garnering over 1.9 million Twitch watch hours to date.


Uncover ancient lore scattered throughout a multitude of diverse biomes as you learn to survive, battling the hostile wilderness and elements themselves.

Tame and ride wild creatures including colossal bugs, birds, lizards and more, with each mount providing unique means of traversal.

Craft powerful armour sets to personalise your appearance and arm yourself with a myriad of lethal weapons from great hammers to ballistic hand cannons.

Build encampments and claim a Great Tree to design a base that will follow you to any world, allowing you to join any server and take your camp with you.

Develop your Smallfolk by levelling up your character and mounts, while scavenging resources to refine and craft gear, items, food and more.

Players are invited to explore solo or with up to 9 additional friends in multiplayer as you battle to conquer the world and its inhabitants.

Smalland: Survive the Wilds Key Features:

  • Scale skyscraper sized trees, scramble through cavernous cracks in roads, and more as you experience the unique biomes of Smalland’s huge open world.
  • Craft powerful armour sets to personalise your appearance, grant you resistance from the elements, abilities and more
  • Tame and ride wild creatures from Geckos to Scorpions, the world and its inhabitants are yours to conquer
  • Scavenge, refine and craft resources to build your encampment on the ground or in the canopy
  • Claim a Great Tree to design and build a base that will follow you to any world
  • Uncover ancient lore from hidden NPCs scattered throughout the world as you learn to survive in this hostile wilderness.
  • Play solo or with up to 9 additional friends in multiplayer with crossplay between Steam and Epic Games Store
  • Smalland: Survive the Wilds is developed and published by Merge Games, a Maximum Entertainment company. Out now on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S! Fans can buy now on Steam and the Epic Games Store.

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Maximum Entertainment is a global entertainment company dedicated to crafting indie to AA video game experiences through original content and licensed partnerships. A fully integrated group with a broad portfolio of content, the company emphasizes collaboration and inclusivity in its partnerships to produce the highest level of interactive entertainment. With more than 300 titles in its catalog, Maximum Entertainment has joined forces with talented creators and renowned franchises around the globe to deliver magic to the gamer in everyone. Maximum Entertainment employs more than 200 professionals across the entire value chain of video games including development, publishing, transmedia, sales, and operations. Visit Maximum Entertainment at

About Merge

Merge Games is a global video game publisher, developer and distributor based in Manchester, UK that specializes in triple-I content with colorful characters, breathtaking atmospheres, and illuminating gameplay. Releasing games worldwide for PC, consoles and streaming platforms, Merge has proudly delivered Smalland: Survive the Wilds, Bramble: The Mountain King, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, Spirit of the North, and many more. Merge Games is part of Maximum Entertainment. Visit Merge Games at

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