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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"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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November 18

Rhymes with Play Ep. 64 - Don't Starve: Shipwrecked

Join the Klei team this Thursday, November 19th at 3:30 PM PST on the Twitch Rhymes with Play Dev Cast where we will be playing Don't Starve: Shipwrecked!

6:30 PM ET (East)
5:30 PM CT (Central)
4:30 PM MT (Mountain)

Where Is It?
On our official Twitch channel here:

When Is It?
Thursday, November 19th at 3:30 PM PST. Here's a handy tool to figure out what time that means for you:

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November 17

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked coming to Early-Access Dec. 1st

Originally posted on the official forums by Bryce:

I know you all have been waiting for information on shipwrecked so I’ll get right to the point -
Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked will launch into Steam’s Early Access program on December 1st.

Phew. Ok, now that we’ve got that out of the way, here are some more words!

As with Don’t Starve and Reign of Giants, we’re going to be using early access up until the full release of Shipwrecked. Your feedback and suggestions were invaluable during the development of past Don’t Starve content and frankly, we’d be fools to not involve you again when it comes to the development of Shipwrecked.

The early access version of the game is fully playable, but there is still some work to be done. The initial version contains new seasons, creatures, biomes, and many other exciting ways to die. As always, during early access we will be releasing regular updates containing new content as well as tweaks and bug fixes based on your input. Remember, we’re listening, so join our forums and share your thoughts!


What platforms is early access available on?
Early access is available on Windows through Steam.

I use Mac/ Linux. Can I participate in early access?
Mac & Linux will not be supported for the initial December 1st launch.

I don’t use Steam. Can I still play during the early access period?
No. However, the final release of the game will be available for the standalone client.

Is world migration (traveling between worlds) working yet?
No. We’re still working on this - it will be done before the final release.

What is Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked?
Shipwrecked is an expansion for Don’t Starve. Wilson finds himself stranded in a tropical archipelago and must struggle to survive in this new world! Shipwrecked is being developed by CAPY and Klei Entertainment.

Do I need Reign of Giants?
No. Shipwrecked is compatible with and without Reign of Giants.

Will Shipwrecked work with DST?
An awesome idea, but right now Shipwrecked is single player only.

Is Shipwrecked coming to consoles/ mobile?
We’d love to, but right now we’re focused on making the PC version as good as it can be.

Cool image! Can I get a version without the logos?

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Don't Starve Together Now in Early-Access!

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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:
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    2D characters and odd creatures inhabiting a unique 3D world.

  • Randomly Generated New Worlds:
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    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

    Mac OS X
    SteamOS + Linux
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
    168 of 174 people (97%) found this review helpful
    18 people found this review funny
    73.2 hrs on record
    Posted: June 1
    Don’t Starve tries its best to be a haunting challenge, with a Tim Burton art style. It does a good job.

    The core gameplay is simply trying to survive. gathering materials and food during the day, and huddling by a fire, trying to craft useful tools at night. As the day to night cycle progresses, so does the seasonal cycle. After a couple days, winter comes, making it harder to collect food, and hunt. The nights become longer and the days become shorter as you huddle by your fire, trying not to freeze to death. During winter, your homemade farms stop becoming useful. Huntable animals disappear and other more dangerous animals come in swarms.

    As far as the story goes, there is an oddly rich story, which can only be experienced by skilled players. Whenever a new game is started, Maxwell, the games antagonist, warns him to get food. The real story mode cannot be achieved unless the player has found the four pieces, and then moves to the next level. After beating a few levels, they reach the epilogue, where maxwell is unlocked as a playable character and the game is complete.

    Don't starve’s graphics and art style is very Tim Burton. The monsters, alone have a scary but yet cute feel to them. The sound of the game is very creepy yet welcoming. depending on what the player is doing at the time. The music changes whenever the player is in combat or not, making the combat feel even more immersive.

    Don’t stare also has a large amount of options. Not only can you pick your character but you can also modify the world and its many resources. Players can make the world a food rich wonderland, or a barren wasteland, randomized each time. Each playable character has its own stats, and buffs/debuffs, tailoring to each possible playstyle.

    The in game crafting provides a large variety of machines, tools, farms and structures. The player can craft anything from carpets, campfires, spears, drying racks, walls, bee-based mines and a large variety of clothing, all with special perks. Winter coats to keep you warm, mining hats to provide light, feather hats to increase how many birds there are, armour to reduce damage, and a flower garland to keep sanity up.

    Don't starve does lots of things right.

    The art style and sound design is amazing for this game

    The crafting feels organic and worth the effort.

    The clothes in the game change not only how the player looks, but also has bonuses.

    The Monsters in the game are interesting and fun to hunt.

    The many varieties of food make the game more interesting

    The story is enjoyable, even if you don't play through it.

    The antagonist is one of the best “bad guys” i've seen in games for a while

    The different playable characters are fantastic

    The game has a customizable world setting.

    The game has playing cards

    Don't starve does a few thing wrong.

    The cave mechanic is hardly explored until late game

    The game has a few bugs still needing to be fixed

    The follower mechanic should be touched up

    The vanilla game can be a tad boring

    The player may rage-quit after dieing on a long time world.

    The game lacks achievements

    The game lacks vanilla co-op

    Don’t Starve isn't only a magnificent survival game, but it is also a well told story, for those who care to play it. I believe that there is a large market for this game, and that market keeps on growing. If you don't already own this game, pick it up on sale. Its on sale almost every winter and summer sale. I payed full price for it and i think its worth it.
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    160 of 178 people (90%) found this review helpful
    164 people found this review funny
    46.2 hrs on record
    Posted: June 22
    You survived for a long time--hundreds, thousands of days?
    Your base looked so friggin' nice you took crap load of screenshots of it?
    You had all the cool machines and devices you even knew when it's going to rain?
    You had plenty of food sources, enough to never leave your base?

    Prepare for a stupid, absurdly humiliating death you never saw it coming.

    0/10 would fight frogs again.

    P.S. I warn you, spoiler below.

    You'd better use grass traps for them greenie meanies.
    Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
    79 of 97 people (81%) found this review helpful
    99 people found this review funny
    57.3 hrs on record
    Posted: June 24
    Gave pigmen food
    Pigmen followed me
    Walked to spiders
    Spiders attacked me
    Pigmen attack spiders
    Big fight
    Everything dies
    Collect loot
    10/10 would lead pigmen to death again
    Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
    55 of 61 people (90%) found this review helpful
    10 people found this review funny
    9.3 hrs on record
    Posted: August 2
    I'm a little late to the awesomeness but suffice to say this game is just that. Better than basically any AAA $60 game... rewards skill and patience and has untold depth and stuff to discover and master.

    Don't let your gaming chops go to waste and dare to starve, it's horrifyingly funtastic!
    Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
    60 of 69 people (87%) found this review helpful
    5 people found this review funny
    13.9 hrs on record
    Posted: June 11
    Charmingly addictive // Recommended for survival gamers who don't want their hands held

    + The longer one lives, the more XP is accumulated; characters are unlocked via XP, so unlocks can be obtained by those struggling to acclimate to the game, albeit not as quickly
    + Boasts myriad environments and biomes, all of them offering a unique pallet of items and consumables
    + Camera rotation is a godsend, and makes camp construction much less frustrating
    + Permadeath offers a rousing incentive to succeed, particularly due to nighttime being so fatal
    + Absolutely fantastic art style and animations
    + Has an intricate, yet fairly intuitive, crafting system; this is greatly complemented by the mechanics of magic and scientific advancement
    + Controls are practical and responsive; works very well with mouse and keyboard
    + In addition to the hunger and health meters, the player must also consider the needs of the 'sanity' meter, adding further to the logistical challenge; sanity requirements can be satiated differently between the unlockable characters
    + Worlds are all procedurally generated, making each experience into something refreshing and unique
    + Sound design is nothing less than superb

    - Game can often lend itself to tedious frustrations, in large part due to the unforgiving environment and the fragile nature of the player's character
    - Crippling lack of a tutorial or beginner's handicaps; this will not appear as a negative to most enthusiasts of the genre, but less experienced survival gamers may find it off-putting

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