Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style.
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November 24

Game Update 197843, Hotfixes 198080, 198177, 198251 - 11/25/2016

Update 197843 Information:

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a bug with the Physics. Dropped items drop properly, Wilbur won’t throw poop at himself anymore, Ice machine won’t break the laws of gravity, etc..
  • Fixed a bug that caused puddles to stick around after the Monsoon season.
  • Fixed a bug with world gen putting spring and summer defaults to none in ROG worlds.
  • Fixed a bug with the Moose/Goose egg causing a crash in ROG worlds.
  • The wall placer visual will now hide when the “repair” option is the actual action available.

HOTFIX 198080 - 11/24/2016

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue with new string parsing code that was causing a crash with mods.

HOTFIX 198177 - 11/25/2016

Another issue was discovered as a result of yesterday's update that was causing the game to not display any joypad or mouse button icons. This should now be resolved.

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue with new string parsing code that was causing button prompts to not show correctly

HOTFIX 198251 - 11/25/2016

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue where some po files could cause the game to assert.

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October 20

Shipwrecked Update 193934 - 10/20/2016

Update 193934 Information:
Hey Starvers,

Another bugfix patch for Shipwrecked! Awesome! This time we were focused on performance improvements, especially in Shipwrecked worlds. Take 'er for a spin, feel the speed!

We also fixed up some lingering world merging/world travel issues, and we believe we've fixed the issues people were having with steam cloud saving failing to save at all (this resulted in things like caves being regenerated every time you tried to leave).

Change List:

Changes:
  • Lots of performance improvements! The main areas that have been improved are:
    - Gameplay slowing down as the world is explored.
    - Gameplay slowing down after a long play session.
    - Performance during wind storms.
    - Certain creatures brains when they are stuck behind walls.
    - Monkeys. Oh the monkeys.

Bug Fixes:
  • Fix crash when an object blowing in wind leaves the screen.
  • Hounds progress is correctly synchronized between worlds -- no more hound attacks every time you use the Seaworthy! Now, hounds "progress" is shared across worlds.
  • Volcano/appeasement is correctly synchronized between worlds.
  • Eyebone/Fishbone is properly ejected from backpacks when using seaworthy.
  • Altered some Steam Cloud settings to prevent caves from continuously regenerating and progress from being lost.
  • ROG toggle works properly in shipwrecked-compatible slots. This includes: Starting a new Vanilla or ROG slot w/ SW compatibility, connecting SW to an existing Vanilla or ROG slot, and making a new Vanilla or ROG world using the Seaworthy.
  • Goose Egg/Goose Egg no longer disappear shortly after appearing.

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Don't Starve: Shipwrecked DLC


In Don't Starve: Shipwrecked, Wilson finds himself stranded in a tropical archipelago. He must learn to survive all over again in this new environment filled with new biomes, seasons, and creatures.

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Don't Starve Together


Don't Starve Together is a standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising survival game, Don't Starve.

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About This Game

Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic.

You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home.

Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.

Key Features:

  • Uncompromising Survival & World Exploration:
      No instructions. No help. No hand holding. Start with nothing and craft, hunt, research, farm and fight to survive.
  • Dark and Whimsical Visuals:
      2D characters and odd creatures inhabiting a unique 3D world.
  • Randomly Generated New Worlds:
      Want a new map? No problem! At any time you can generate a new living and breathing world that hates you and wants you to die.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor:1.7+ GHz or better
    • Memory:1+ gigs of RAM GB RAM
    • Graphics:Radeon HD5450 or better; 256 MB or higher
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:100% DirectX9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
    Minimum:
    • OS:Lion (OSX 10.7.X)
    • Processor:2.0 GHz Intel
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
    • Hard Drive:512 MB Free Space
    • Additional:Not recommended for Intel GMA Graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks
    Minimum:
    • Processor:1.7+ GHz or better
    • Memory:1+ gigs of RAM GB RAM
    • Graphics:Radeon HD5450 or better; 256 MB or higher
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
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1,795 of 1,920 people (93%) found this review helpful
1,147 people found this review funny
Recommended
251.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
"Oh, i just bought this gam-" -Killed by a Bee.
"Ok, one more try" - Killed by a Bee.
"100 days!, 2 giants, 4 seasons, I'm invincible!" - Killed by a Bee.

The Tim Burton style fits this game perfectly, with a bit of survival, and fighting.

>You will fight Giants, Spiders, Metal Chess Things

>You will find Berries, Carrots, Bunnies

>You will have to kill the Bunnies to get Morsel, Pigs/Beefalos/Tallbirds (yes, birds that are, guess what, TALL) to get Meat, Spiders/Merms/Werepigs to get Monster Meat

>You will have to cook all of them if you want to survive.

>You will have to build a shelter if you want to survive.

>You will be INSANE, totally INSANE.

>You will see things. A lot of things.

>You will starve.

>But most importantly... YOU WILL DIE. A LOT.
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1,085 of 1,160 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
100.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
One of my absolute favorite games. It's quite a challenging game, especially until you get the hang of things. It's a dark, twisted survival game where pretty much everything is trying to kill you. You've got to scavenge, build things, and defend yourself, all while trying to pay attention to the environment (weather) and the fullness of your stomach. The developers also seem to be constantly updating the game and adding huge amounts of awesome content for free. It just keeps expanding and you just keep wanting to play again and again. Highly recommended!

October 2014 Edit: Multiplayer is coming to Don't Starve! It's currently in closed beta at the moment, but should be coming along eventually!
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1,105 of 1,197 people (92%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
99.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
Don't Starve is one of the games I will never forget!I'm sure you ask yourself why? Let me explain:
When I saw the game I were like ,,Naahhhh I'm not going to buy this.'' but a few days later I looked a second time and tought ,,Why not?It looks funny. And it says you can celebrate with your piggy friends.'' that was when I bought it. I can tell you I got addicted to the game. The first day I played 12 h's. I told my brother and my friend they should buy it. They did it and got addicted, too. I think nearly every Computer can run the graphics and the the characters are funny, too. With every game I started a new story war born. For example I started my first game and forgot to make a fire when the night came up I died and I was like ,,Why?I should have know''. And I learned with every new day that the game hates me. The game likes to punch you in the face. And the community is amazing. In the forums you can see artist, storywriters, survivers and so on. Pretty fast updates with new content to explore and even merchandise. It's a tip for everyone who like survival games. You will love it.

Graphics: 10/10
Gameplay: 9/10
Sound: 10/10

I hope you enjoyed my review.If yes press the like button :§D
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354 of 365 people (97%) found this review helpful
142 people found this review funny
Recommended
158.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
Do I recommend this game? Hell yes. Every single time you start a new game file, it's an entirely random generated world where nothing is the same as the last. You can play this game for weeks and still not discover all its secrets. It's a sandbox strategy game that keeps you on your toes for anything and everything that's trying to kill you. And believe me, there's a hundred and one monsters who all want your face on a platter.

GAME TIPS:

1. Always have a means to make fire. Always.
2. Pigs are your friends. Build your base near them.
3. Spiders are not.
4. BEWARE THE BEES.
5. Beefalo herds are awesome. Fill your pockets with their endless poo. Great fire fuel.
6. Prepare for periodic hound attacks. Make spears and tooth traps.
7. Pick flowers.
8. Not starving is the LEAST of your worries.
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283 of 299 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
71.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2014
This survival rougelike is excellent. You are trapped in a cruel, randomly-generated world where everything wants to kill you, and left to fend for yourself in the wilderness. You will start off with nothing, collecting supplies to make a fire and survive your first night. The goal is simple -- survive for as long as possible.

The randomness of the world generation keeps it fresh for every playthrough. There are countless ways to die, ranging from freezing to death to getting mauled by a tentacle. Once you die, you will be forced to start anew, which can be frustrating.

I seriously love this game, and it really is worth picking up. You should also pick up the DLC which adds a lot more challenge to the game. This game is EXTREMELY addicting.
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440 of 496 people (89%) found this review helpful
711 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
You will die.

Spiders will murder you.
Hounds will murder you.
Bunnymen will murder you.
Trees will murder you.
Tentacles will murder you.
Shadows will murder you.
Giants will murder you.
Penguins will obliterate you.
Bees will f**king destroy you.

And that's only if you don't starve first.
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686 of 806 people (85%) found this review helpful
701 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
skipped my lunch and dinner playing this game

literally starved/10
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232 of 248 people (94%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
Don’t Starve starts off slow and punishing and continues to get even harder as you play. Its merciless difficulty coupled with its monotonous gameplay can leave some players feeling frustrated and bored. Those who enjoy a good challenge, however, will relish in the satisfaction they’ll get when they manage to outlive their previous record or clear the game’s evil Adventure mode. It may not be for everyone, but if you’re looking for a roguelike game filled with charm and challenge, be sure not to miss Don’t Starve.
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186 of 194 people (96%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
118.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
You desperately fend off Eldritch horrors manifested by your own insanity while you turn your fallen friends' remains into a colossal bat made out of ham and run from a giant badger who shares a fondness for your dead compatriots. The sun begins to set, counting down the seconds before you are struck blind, tethered to a flickering light with the terrors of the night. Forests are mowed down behind you as the beast pursues.

You dive into a sinkhole that dumps you into a pitch black cavern where you are promptly mauled by a horde of spiders and rabbit-people. You scream in terror as the light from above grows fainter, the rabid shrieking of gigantic insects growing louder and louder.

10/10, extremely relaxing game.
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266 of 294 people (90%) found this review helpful
260 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
A great, fun game to play in your free time.
Includes deaths features like:
Starvation
Overheating
Freezing
Over-Exposure
BEES!
Tree Giants of Meanie-ness
Going Insane
Death
(The funny thing is, most of the time you don't die from starvation...)
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[BMC]Nos_42
19.5 hrs
Posted: December 6
A lovingly crafted game.
Has a very unique edgar-allen-poe feel to it.
Amazingly difficult to master because of the sheer size and randomness of it.
But very entertaining after you learn how to survive a few nights.
A great buy at any time.

Njoy folks.
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Yaboku
4.8 hrs
Posted: December 6
I was weak I couldn't survive the winter
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ṧαиs
25.8 hrs
Posted: December 6
nice survival game
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EverythingCanadian
40.7 hrs
Posted: December 5
I've been sucked into this game for a while and I can't stop enjoying it. I keep dying yes, but it's fun when you're pumped up. A+ to this game.
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HiddenTroll
190.5 hrs
Posted: December 5
best cooking game ever
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game lvl is over 9000
16.8 hrs
Posted: December 5
I bought the Dont starve alone pack including which includes Dont starve,RoG and SW it is amazing and I think you should get mods with it they are fun here are the mods I reccomend Map reaveler and Too many items.
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TwoScreen
9.1 hrs
Posted: December 5
Great game, classic or custom doesn't have a lot of story but it's a basic survival game, it has a unique style.
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Dahovietz
39.6 hrs
Posted: December 5
I've died of probably every possible reason, I am so bad at it, but I love it nevertheless. I didn't get far, but one day I will! Huahauhahauhahaa

But seriously, I just like to die in this game. The most fun part is starting over, and over, and over again. Not knowing what to expect, since it's all procedurally generated.
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!!!
13.3 hrs
Posted: December 5
This is not like Minecraft or Terraria, just play it




And remember...
... Don't starve!
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ChuToy
8.2 hrs
Posted: December 5
Da fuq did I just play.
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