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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (31,190 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 23, 2013

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"It's honestly not my cup of tea but I can absolutely see why people enjoy this strange and creepy survival game. You will die, repeatedly."
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May 20

Rhymes With Play Dev Cast - Don't Starve: Giant Edition (Wii U)



Join the Klei team this Thursday, May 21 at 3:30 PM PDT where we'll be showing Don't Starve: Giant Edition on the Nintendo Wii U for the first time! We'll also be chatting about game's design and answering your questions.
 
Where Is It?
On our official Twitch channel here:
http://www.twitch.tv/kleientertainment

When Is It?
Thursday, May 21st at 3:30 PM PDT. Here's a handy tool to figure out what time that means for you:
http://www.worldtimebuddy.com

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May 1

Don't Starve Together: Floodgates are Opening Soon!



Originally posted by Bigfoot on the official forums:

Hello everyone, It’s time for another update on Don’t Starve Together!

In our previous Roadmap Update we announced that we were focused on 4 major things; dedicated servers, controller support, Mac/Linux support and Reign of Giants. As of recently we have achieved each of these goals. While we have some more work to do to polish these things, they are currently looking good and we want to update you all on what’s next.

We can now confirm that Don’t Starve owners will be gifted Don’t Starve Together on June 3, 2015.

For everyone who has participated in Early-Access so far, we are extremely appreciative. Your playtesting has been amazingly helpful to help us scale our systems. Now that Reign of Giants content is in, we need a bit more time to make some adjustments and iron out the bugs on this massive update, which will take a few more weeks.

Initially, we had wanted to wait until the caves content (more info below) was in before opening the floodgates, but we believe that the game’s in great shape and players have waited long enough. So come June 3rd, all Don’t Starve owners in Steam who don’t already own Don’t Starve Together will get DST for free; and we will continue with Early-Access in order to complete the caves, fix up any leftover bugs and make some more general improvements and other goodies as we have throughout early-access.

On June 3rd, new Don’t Starve owners will no longer get Don’t Starve Together, and there will no longer be a loyalty discount. In other words, if you haven’t bought Don’t Starve yet, now would be a good time to do so!

The main packages available on June 3rd will be the following:
  • Don’t Starve will continue to be $14.99
  • Don’t Starve Together will be $14.99, and include an extra giftable copy of Don’t Starve Together for your friend
  • Don’t Starve + Don’t Starve Together + a giftable copy of Don’t Starve Together will be $19.99
Now that we’ve covered that, let’s discuss a bit about the future content updates.

Upcoming Updates
In the short term, we are continuing to make lots of improvements to the game. Some things include:
  • More collaborative tools to help players work with each other (writeable signs, anyone?)
  • A streamlined UI to help players find the servers they’re looking for, and more easily manage their servers.
  • Moddable vote-kick options.
  • And more!
Through the Ages
A few months ago, we also discussed our plans for Through the Ages, and our expected timeline. Our priorities have been to get the game ready for Don’t Starve owners first, and then work on Through the Ages -- because this took longer than expected, we’ve had to push out the date for Through the Ages content. I don’t have concrete dates for this right now, but I can say that we’re actively working on the content and will become our focus after Early-Access ends. As we discussed, this expansion is free for all players!

Caves
Because caves is implemented as a separate world in Don’t Starve (it is separately generated), it is a relatively significant technical hurdle for Don’t Starve Together. We’re currently working on some ideas, and when we have more information to give you we’ll update you as we have more information.

F.A.Q.

After June 3, will new purchases of Don’t Starve get Don’t Starve Together for free?
No, we will only be gifting a free copy of Don’t Starve Together on June 3rd;This means that June 2nd, will be the last day to qualify to receive Don’t Starve Together by purchasing Don’t Starve. After this date, there will no longer be a loyalty discount to upgrade to Don’t Starve Together as well.

When is the end of Early-Access?
We do not have a current date for the end of Early-Access. When we have a solid date, we will make sure we announce it here.

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Don't Starve Together Now in Early-Access!


Don't Starve Together is a standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising survival game, Don't Starve. Note: If you currently own Don't Starve on Steam, you will get Don't Starve Together for free when it exits Early-Access. By purchasing the Frontier Pack, current owners get Early-Access, and a bonus copy for a friend.

Click here to learn more!

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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
Helpful customer reviews
267 of 312 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
151.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
So much better than real camping.
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207 of 245 people (84%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
46.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
>Join server
>See huge base
>Two players run at me with spears
>>>Friendly, I say<<<
>Instantly get impaled

>Am Ghost
>Float around
> See mushroom next to their base
>Decide to haunt
>It catches on fire
>Tree catches on fire
>Base catches on fire
>Players catch on fire
>Players die from fire consuming their evil souls

>I am dead
>Players are dead
>Base is dead

?//noone alive on server

1337/69 would sp00k again
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112 of 126 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
You will die.

Spiders will murder you.
Hounds will murder you.
Bunnymen 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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78 of 85 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
No matter now much food you save up, no matter what clothing you create, and no matter how long your beard is, a frog is all it takes to destroy your life and make you rage harder than Leonardo DiCaprio at an Oscars event.
9.5/10 Love it.
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196 of 260 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
I WORE A MELON ON MY HEAD AND DIED OF STARVING. BEST GAME EVER.

10/10
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148 of 211 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
2013 Beard Growing Simulator
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37 of 39 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Boy Scouts should be required to play Don't Starve before going on any camping trips – they could even get a badge for it, in the form of a gaping, pointy-toothed wormhole. Or maybe a friendly campfire.Don't Starve is, at its most basic level, a survival game. It features crafting, mysticism, science and all manner of nasty creatures, especially once it gets dark. In order to stay alive, players have to use the surrounding flora and fauna to craft increasingly complex tools, starting with a simple axe and building up to items as intricate as lightning rods and carpeted flooring.When you die in Don't Starve, your current world is destroyed, along with the things you created while surviving in it. There are advanced tricks to escape death – constructing a Meat Effigy or finding an Amulet – but rest assured that you will most likely die before gaining the experience required to craft or dig up these items. A Touch Stone will also resurrect fallen players, but finding that structure early on is more luck than certain death. I did find it, at the beginning of my second run, but I didn't know what the strange circle surrounded by pig heads was, so I didn't use it, and when I died, I was dead.That said, curiosity and a desire to poke at unfamiliar things are essential in Don't Starve.Dying is a fundamental gameplay aspect. Death won't always come from starvation; it inhabits many forms, including beasts large and small, and the terrors that hide in the night. A clock-like status bar in the upper right corner of the map shows how many days you've survived and the current time, and it provides health, hunger and mental gauges. It's an efficient system, the clock hand moving from yellow to red to blue – day, afternoon and night – and circles of health systems draining without proper care. One glance and it's instantly clear how long until you have to build a fire, or if you need to eat or rest.On top of a solid survival game, Don't Starve is a deep, layered experiment in crafting and exploration. Throughout the biomes are wormholes that transport players to different lands, which offer new materials for building science machines – which unlock new crafting recipes – and heartier structures. New characters are unlocked with experience – 20 points per day survived. This is all in Sandbox Mode, but Don't Starve also features an Adventure Mode, which players can enter by finding and activating Maxwell's Door. Adventure Mode is Don't Starve's campaign, pitting Wilson against Maxwell, the demonic genius who brought Wilson to the wilderness in the first place. It's five grueling chapters – upon first entrance, players lose all items and crafting recipes, and can only carry four items between Adventure Mode chapters. Die in Adventure Mode and you're spat back out into Sandbox Mode, precisely where you left it.For its art style, deceptively dark vibe and experimental approach, Don’t Starve is certainly worth a look.
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44 of 55 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
84.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Said Hi to a pig. It beat the ♥♥♥♥ out of me until I died.

10/10 Would die to pig again.
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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
I love this game to death. It is a fantastic game that has been my intro to PC gaming and I recommend this game to anyone who likes to get killed by things weaker than you every twelve seconds. Also I am a fan of collecting poop.
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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
The only game where shadows can kill you
The only game where going insane can kill you
The only game at launch where having a beard is mythical
The only game where a flower hat makes you feel better about yourself
The only game where you need a complex metal machine just to make a fence
The only game where it is 2d and drawn but yet is somehow also 3d, while the sprites are all still drawn
The only game where an eyeball grows two dark hairy legs and a beak that pecks you to death
The only game where the main villian is an unlockable character who is just as weak as everyone else
The only game where it is alike to minecraft but at the same time not alike to minecraft
The only game that doesn't disable achievments for using workshop mods
The only game that I came up with a review this long for that just has a bunch of phrases saying the only game over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over.... etc
The only game that is constantly up to date and par with its console versions... (other than state of decay and free to play games)
The only game where there is a mod to play as markiplier
The only game that could have millions to trillions of memes for it, yet it doesn't have any
JUST BUY THIS GAME!
10/10
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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Murdered a bee. Murdered by a bee. 10/10.
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Don't Starve, A game where poop is more importaint than gems.
10/10
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Great gameplay, every time I play I see something new!
I think more people should try it out because Don't Starve Together is going to be so much fun!
I love this game. <3
^_^
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32 of 42 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
My torch went out at night and I got gangbanged by some spookys. 11/10
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
58.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Although I only purchased Don't Starve recently, I have been following it's development since shortly after release. I had always been fond of it, but playing it was far better than I could have imagined.

Don't Starve has won a very special place in my heart. So much that I even bothered with a review.
One of my favourite titles of all time.

Can't be Recommended Highly Enough
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
75.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
An unforgiving perma-death survival game with a Tim Burton aesthetic that rewards planning and management. A beef jerky you reluctantly ate on day 10 can lead to your demise on day 30. Features a diverse range of characters to play and a great modding community that promotes replayability. Who would have thought we'd see an indie survival game that actually functions properly. Now with multiplayer!
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
This is a real eye-opener game. Unique design concept deep heart and it made ​​a very good detail. Plot is entirely inferior to Hollywood blockbusters. Role model is very fine, making good interface. So what? You worth trying to play!

起初我對這遊戲並不感冒
雖然畫風很卡通.
但沒有中文而且不能聯機.
這減少了不少的興趣.
現在不同了..當走進這個世界.你會發現
卡片人走路好逗啊.好像X6同學啊
笑死我了....天黑太可怕了..被不明物咬死,,
小動物都能搞死人.,...希望能出個 地區boss之類的.
打贏了就能拿高級裝備甚麼的..←不過有了這個就不是生存遊戲了不是嗎2333.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Ran into a Tallbird. I thought to myself,"Hmmm, I should take it's egg, for food." I took it's egg. Bad idea #1. I ran into yet another. Guess what I did. I took it's egg. Bad Idea #2. So now I had 2 Birds on my ♥♥♥. I thought to myself,"Maybe if I ran them into some pigs, the pigs'd kill them. Bad Idea #3. So much bad luck. But yeah. If you'd like to have a fun survival experience, this is the game for you. I give it an 8.5/10 Oh, and my moral of the story: DON'T TAKE THE EGGS!
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
How to play.
Don't Starve.
Don't Die.
Keep Sanity high.
Stay in light.
Live forever in fear of spiders.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
I killed a beefalo, made a hat out of his parts, found his child, tricked the child into thinking I was his father, killed the calf.

10/10
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