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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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:

  • 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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October 14

Shipwrecked Update 193193 to 193234 (10/14/2016)

Update Information:
Hey Starvers,

It's been a little bit since the last update but we've fixed a bunch more issues! In particular, we looked closely at a lot of problems that were arising around linking and travelling between different maps. This has been cleaned up and stabilized so many related issues will have gone away. But as with all big changes, new issues may have appeared or we may have missed a detail, so don't hesitate to post in this thread if you notice anything screwey. (Part of these changes included some tweaks to the way the "Days Survived" count works, see the full patch notes for details.)

Thanks for all your bug reports and logs and save files! It's been invaluable.

Change List:
  • In Shipwrecked-compatible games, especially once they've been merged, the clock now shows the age of the world you are in -- hover with your mouse or pause to see which world it is, either Survival or Shipwrecked. The age of the player is now shown on the pause screen, and includes the player's lifetime across uses of the teleportato, i.e. the total number of days you've survived consecutively.

Bug Fixes
  • Numerous fixes related to synchronizing time between worlds. Note: If your worlds have already gone out of sync, they will remain out of sync, but won't get any worse. This will prevent issues such as:
    - Entering the caves in one season and coming back in another.
    - Volcano taking ages to load.
    - All your food rotting in your pockets when you travel between worlds.
    - And of course, the clocks getting out of sync!
  • Backpack Inventory nesting bug fixed in Shipwrecked
  • Placed items that are guaranteed won't spawn unless needed (Warly's cookpot)
  • Time of day effects (e.g. darkness) will sync properly when travelling between worlds.
  • Floral Shirts now require cactus flowers in ROG and vanilla worlds whether they are shipwrecked compatible or not.
  • Willow won’t be frozen by the flingomatic now, like the other characters.
  • Beardlords won’t occasionally drop regular bunnyman loot now
  • Shark Tooth Crown will now perish when its durability is lost
  • Fix getting stuck on a black screen occasionally when loading a game. This happens because the character died for some reason, so save games suffering from this will either be concluded or end up at a resurrection stone/statue.
  • When you die in a merged or teleportato'd world, you get XP based on the character age, not the world age.
  • Terraformed beach tiles will now be tideable.
  • Planted turf will now block tide so long as it’s dry.
  • Caves and Volcanoes are merged over as well when merging a Survival world with a Shipwrecked world.
  • Survival worlds now correctly retain their RoG or Vanilla season data when merging with a Shipwrecked world.
  • Fixes a save file corruption caused by inventory stack sizes that go below one.

HOTFIX 193234 - 10/14/2016
  • Fix crash when you use the pitchfork on a non Shipwrecked map.

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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

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
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2,194 of 2,310 people (95%) found this review helpful
1,021 people found this review funny
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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1,059 of 1,131 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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1,037 of 1,126 people (92%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
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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400 of 412 people (97%) found this review helpful
130 people found this review funny
135.0 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.


1. Always have a means to make fire. Always.
2. Pigs are your friends. Build your base near them.
3. Spiders are not.
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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714 of 774 people (92%) found this review helpful
664 people found this review funny
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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408 of 446 people (91%) found this review helpful
481 people found this review funny
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2015
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.

Edit: Guess this isn't relevant anymore, but go over and get Don't Starve Together so you can rage harder than Texan at a Donald Trump rally.
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354 of 382 people (93%) found this review helpful
238 people found this review funny
40.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
A great, fun game to play in your free time.
Includes deaths features like:
Tree Giants of Meanie-ness
Going Insane
(The funny thing is, most of the time you don't die from starvation...)
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880 of 1,010 people (87%) found this review helpful
621 people found this review funny
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
skipped my lunch and dinner playing this game

literally starved/10
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266 of 280 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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817 of 951 people (86%) found this review helpful
1,104 people found this review funny
49.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2015
>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
>Start a fire
>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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97.7 hrs
Posted: October 20
It's a pretty great game. Wigfrid is a BAMF!! Use mandrakes to unlock her right quick! Wigfrid with a caged bird = yes
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3.3 hrs
Posted: October 20
Very addicting game, specially if you also buy the shipwrecked dlc
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Corgi wit Glasses
1.2 hrs
Posted: October 20
Good ♥♥♥♥.
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29.3 hrs
Posted: October 20
it can be quite fun in a way and a real big pain in the ♥♥♥ in another way. its kinda like the hunger games just in a more kiddesh way but very hard core because your going to have to die... ALOT before youll get the hang of the game. and trust me that can sometimes never happen with some people like me for instance you'll just eventruly rage quit and never play the game again because your just so sick and tired of die ig ;/ and it probly takes up to 100 hours to fully master the game so your probly going to have to give up the hole of your gaming free time to this if you want to make it worth the price you buyed it for ;/
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28.6 hrs
Posted: October 19
I love this game! super addicting, and i love the mods avaliable for it. i recommend getting the dlc for this game as well. beautiful graphics and soundtrack, the characters are so lovable, and you can change the games settings and make whatever kind of world you want! only con is that it gets boring/repettitive
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7.4 hrs
Posted: October 19
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Last New
32.8 hrs
Posted: October 19
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165.7 hrs
Posted: October 19
i highly recommend this game to anyone who like surviving and thrive! really fun light hearted game that can be really dark and scary which a very rare unique combination #10/10 will forget to have a torch again
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31.0 hrs
Posted: October 19
Don't Starve is a survival title with a slight note of horror that is most recommendable. Though the gameplay itself might seem quite simplistic and menu-driven, this game manages to make the player accept it, no, even manages to make it seem fitting with the overall theme. The game is beautifully designed in a goth-like scribbling style of graphics. It is most simplistic, but at the same time, it is most beautiful.
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102.0 hrs
Posted: October 19
I love I can make my world to the level I want, and get what mod I want 😊 I really love this game 😊
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