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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.
Release Date: Apr 23, 2013
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[RoG Beta Update] Feasting and Forging - April 16, 2014

April 16th, 2014

Here are the patch notes for our April 16, 2014 update. As with the previous updates, the additions we made to the game have been deliberately left vague.

  • Tweaked visual effects for overheating.
  • Changed the placer icon of the Ice Flingomatic to better represent the effective range.
  • Giants are more powerful in general.
  • Changed giant loot into crafting mats instead of completed items.
  • Made changes to the items that can be crafted with the giant's crafting materials.
    • Dragonfly Armour now doesn't provide as much protection. Enemies who hit you will be lit on fire.
    • Down Thermantidote is now called the Luxury Fan. Increased number of uses to 15. Fires in the area of use will be put out.
    • Hibearnation Vest causes less hunger reduction.
    • Eyebrella is now a hat.
  • Added additional craftables!
  • Added cookpot food recipes!
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a crash that happened when cookpots and drying racks burn down with food on them.
  • Cleaned up some Catcoon behaviours and crashes.
  • Cleaned up the behaviours and animations of some of the giants.
  • Fixed a crash that happened when using gunpowder on the g/moose egg.
  • Fixed improper eat prompts appearing for some characters.
  • Moles aren't raised dirt anymore.
  • Pigs have gained a taste for foods they would previously ignore.
  • Fixed some bugs with Webber's eating habits.
  • Buzzards no longer disappear when sleeping.
  • Vargs no longer use the Volt Goat hit sound.
  • Dragonfly SFX will now turn off on death.
  • Spiders emerging from tumble weed will now properly recognize when the player is wearing a spider hat.
  • Wilson's "Red Bird" inspect has been changed.
  • Poop no longer duplicates when trying to fertilize an invalid target.
  • Sanity eyes have learned to better hide themselves.

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Reign of Giants now Available on Steam Early-Access!

April 2nd, 2014

They're here!

Reign of Giants is now available for purchase on Steam!

For more info, check out our forum.


To get straight to it, you can find the DLC here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/282470/

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Now featuring "The Screecher!"

The Screecher is a Horror Mod for Don't Starve. It is included as free content for all owners!

Now with Steam Workshop!

Create and upload new mods to add new characters, items, and game mechanics to Don't Starve. Explore new ways to survive in the wilderness, or create new challenges for yourself and others. Click here to learn more and get started!

About the 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.

PC System Requirements

    • 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

Mac System Requirements

    • 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

Linux System Requirements

    • 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
678 of 723 people (94%) found this review helpful
197 products in account
2 reviews
67.2 hrs on record
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!
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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469 of 507 people (93%) found this review helpful
93 products in account
5 reviews
96.5 hrs on record
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
Posted: December 20th, 2013
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285 of 324 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,299 products in account
29 reviews
20.4 hrs on record
Updated now to include the massive lot of new content and Klei's commitment to the game -

So. Tim Burton designs minecraft, this is what it would look like. That's the quick version. The not so quick version involves you attempting to survive in a world which is pretty much entirely out to kill you (even the trees will try to kill you...), having been dumped there by a mysterious character called Maxwell. It is down to you to, as with many Minecraft games, start from the ground up by collecting flint and twigs, and putting together rudimentary tools, before hacking down trees and mining rocks for the more advanced stuff. As your toolset grows, so do your options, and thankfully, so does your diet choices (berries work for a while, but there's nothing like cooked rabbit).

The game now has a fair bit of lore and background to it, and with the addition of caves, and sub areas, now has a more "exploratory" feel on top. Combined with the Steam Workshop, a slew of unlockable characters, and a soundtrack which I seriously suggest everyone who picks up the game -also- collects, results in an outstanding offering that will appeal to survivalists and minecrafters alike.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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258 of 299 people (86%) found this review helpful
128 products in account
4 reviews
57.6 hrs on record
This game offers hours of endless fun (and sometimes, frustration)! Addictive is an understatement. With the addition of new updated content frequently to explore, this game has not got old and continues to throw in new thrills.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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92 of 107 people (86%) found this review helpful
36 products in account
1 review
97.3 hrs on record
What is Don't Starve all about?

Don't Starve is a survival horror game that drops the character in an open and fully explorable world filled with numerous monsters and many interactive objects. This is a must buy for anyone who enjoys a game where the player is given total freedom to do what they want, how they want and when they want. So as a player and big fan here is my own personal experience on such an awesome single player experience game.

J20Hawkz Personal Opinion

I have been playing this game since early release and still find it extremely hard to stop playing it. Personally for me I enjoy adventure, action and rpg, Don't Starve combines all three in a unique way and blends in survival horror and a sort of farming, resource hoarding element also. If you enjoyed playing games such as Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon you will definitely feel right at home playing this. The added twist is you are always on your feet to make sure you don't go insane and lose health. Oh and of course don't starve.

Seasons, Days, Interactions

Almost everything can be interacted with, from catching small butterflies and bees to having epic battles with huge lumbering monsters that hunt you in the coldest and hardest of times. Yes Don't Starve has seasonal changes, and not only do you live to survive, you must survive to live. Days go from light to dark, they don't last very long making it all important you do enough to survive the dark night and start again when the sun comes out. Anything that moves and would potentially pose a threat can harm the player if you choose to get too close or in some way anger it.

Weapons, Traps, Armour, Food

Craft weapons, armour, traps and walls to defend yourself against continuous threat. Capture, kill, gather and cook food to make sure your hunger never drops. Everything you see can be used to collect valuable resources that will be used to craft hundreds of helpful survival items.

Explore a living world

Not only are we free to explore a fairly large open map, we can also go deeper into the caves and explore a strange and creepy ancient world. With the addition of such levels Don't Starve replay ability went through the window. Again exploring either the world above ground or venturing deep into the darkness of the caves, is all up to the player. There are no strings attached. You do as you wish.

Minor Issues

There are some minor faults with the game, but the team behind this game are very supportive and at least one member is on hand to help sort out any technical issues or those annoying bugs we encounter while playing. Never have I seen a more committed development team than Klei. Most questions can be answered by reading the community made Don't Starve Wiki, you can also visit the Official Klei site and post questions or reply to other friendly members of the Don't Starve community. The Steam Don't Starve forum is also a good place to share or ask what's on your mind.


Death can be a pain, if you die that's it, you have to start all over again. The further you get is based on the number of days survived. However you gain experience points based on this number that is used to unlock other playable characters all of which have unique aspects about them. There are ways of avoiding a permanent game ending death so not all hope is lost.


All in all, this game is a great single player oriented experience. The achievements we get is what we find hard and over come. With no online capabilities or steam associated achievements, some may find this game not worth buying. However if those are the only negatives in a game you will be hard pressed to find something that is as captivating as Don't Starve.

I give this game a solid 85/100.

Here is just one example of what can be made in Don't Starve.

Posted: June 4th, 2013
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