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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March 31

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked Launches!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mScnLxvFEWg
We're happy to announce Don't Starve: Shipwrecked is ready to set sail and fully launch. From everyone at Klei and CAPY, thank you to everyone who participated in yet another amazing Early-Access! After all the amazing discussions and feedback from the community, we're excited for everyone to dive in to the finished expansion!

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked expansion is available now for $4.99 USD on Steam, as well as DRM free on GOG and Humble!

We've also got a brand new animated launch trailer for you to feast your eyes upon!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/393010

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March 28

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked Launches March 31st!


We here at Klei Entertainment and our friends over at CAPY, creators of Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery, Super Time Force and Below; are excited to announce Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked will fully launch on March 31st!

Fans of Don’t Starve have been hungry for more adventure. To create this tropical expansion to the original Don't Starve, we teamed up with fellow beloved Canadian studio CAPY!

It was tremendous working together with them on Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked, and we’re extra grateful to have them be a part of Klei’s fourth successful Early-Access project!

Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked single-player expansion will set sail on Steam, and DRM free on GOG, Humble for $4.99 USD

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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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Linkonme
( 120.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
Loved it a few years ago. The game were great, and I couldn't stop playing. It's a really great game, especially for the people who love the art and survival over all.
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XcodemanX01
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
i enjoyed it but not for long thiers just no real objective maybe if they added one it would have lasted longer but i did love the style, crafting, and pretty much everything else in it.
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Badger
( 32.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Don't Starve: Shipwrecked is a standalone expansion to the base survival game Don't Starve . Let it be known that I have not played the original game to any extent and my impressions are based on the expansion and its content.

Narrative
The narrative is entirely freeform and allows the player to create their own story according to personal playstyle. Your enjoyment in this regard is mostly limited to your own imagination. However, each playable character has his or her own personality quirks, quips and unique gameplay interactions. For example, my favorite character is a snotty librarian who is able to bypass certain tech restrictions due to her vast intelligence and in exchange is unwilling to eat spoiled food.

Gameplay
Due to the nature of permadeath games, the player's response to death is paramount to whether or not the game succeeds. When the player inevitably sees the "You died" screen, frustration will be a natural response. However, does the player feel enticed to try again? Has the player learned valuable information that will serve to prevent the same death from occurring? Don't Starve: Shipwrecked succeeds for the most part in this regard. For example, at a predetermined time a certain mob will spawn and attack the player. This acts as a test to see if the player has adequately prepared. The first time I had to fight this mob, I instantly died - I was not prepared. How could I be? I did not know that the pounding footsteps and the shaking ground were signs of my coming death. However, during my second attempt, I realized that this certain mobs' movements were incredibly predictable and burdened with a long attack animation. I kited them and dispatched them with ease. Five minutes later, while congratulating myself with a hearty vegetable stew, I was punched to mincemeat by a enraged ent revenging his fallen children who I had unwittingly used as my kindling for said stew. And so the ouroboric cycle of punishment/information/success/punishment continued. During the downtime when you are not being chased by rabid sharks or angry buffalo, you will spend your time traveling from island to island in search of new materials, new technologies and establishing bases of operation. There is also a beautiful settings menu with ample customization options for certain mobs/events/seasons/resources to be tweaked, increased or even removed. Do you really love picking berries? Increase the berry bush seed. Do you HATE @#(%@^( KLEPTOMANIC MONKEYS? Remove the monkeys... Or just feed them a banana next time, recruit them permamently, and start a primate civil war. Watch their monkey huts burn down; watch the baby monkeys scream for mercy while you lounge by the shore sipping some iced tea and listening to Rage Against the Machine.

Sensory
The art style looks like the baby of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and American McGee's Alice: sharp lines and bright, contrasting colors all wrapped up in a twisted design. You will never look so good being mutilated over and over again. The sounds are interesting, unique, and did not devolve into repetition. However, the musical soundtrack needed more variance - I eventually listened to my own music and was perfectly content.

Conclusion
Do you enjoy being slapped in the face repeatedly by someone other than your wife? Do you relish the idea of convincing monkeys to murder each other with their own feces? Are you titillated by the notion of spending five hours building an empire only to die from a coconut falling on your head? Do you enjoy complex games with a myriad of gameplay elements which allow you to play your own game against the game? If you said yes to the above then Don't Starve: Shipwrecked is a game definitely worth dying.
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♛Mizzet5♛ [Mobile Authed]
( 26.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This is quite an underrated game. Many more people should play it, even though it is a challenge.

While I wouldn't call it underrated, a few more people should play it, and perhaps get mods to make it simpler.

Over all, highly underrated.
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LockOFF csgoSwapper.com
( 27.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
OMG I Love It It's SOO FUN!!!!
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Master Tyllon
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Basically, buy this game. (FIN)
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littlekirsty
( 87.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Love this game, I'm not a massive gamer but like the exploration/survival aspects of this
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Stephen
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
>Get a Fire
>End up setting forest on fire
> Running around to find spiders and hardly any food
>Get ♥♥♥♥♥ by a pig
>Repeat
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CrazyJayBe
( 31.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
tl;dr stuff:

1. Collect grass, twigs and flint while foraging for food.
2. Make axe. Grab wood. You can kill rabbits while standing between their holes.
3. Survive the night with a campfire. Cook all food.
4. Make a torch and keep exploring.
5. Make pickaxe. Find boulders with gold flecks on them.
6. Make science machine. Make backpack. Make chest.
7. Don't die. Use SPACE to pick up multiple objects quickly, F to attack without clicking on trees...why?...

CHAPTER 2

"It's all piney. It's all piney. It's all p--" dead.

This is not a survival horror game. It barely qualifies as playable sometimes.

It's a pixel-perfect-clickfest. Like...click-survival. Click not to die.

What do I mean? I have died so many times, some because of game rules like hunger or attacks but many because of POOR DESIGN.

Whenever you chop down a tree or break a rock, you have a few pieces to pick up...but you gotta click so perfectly on EACH---AND EVERY----PIEEEEEEEECE...to pick it all up. God help you chopping down trees in--oh, I dunno--a FOREST. You have to swing the camera around just to get it all behind the other trees.

Alright, alright, I know you can hold down space but really? More stuff to press?

Then, I go to check the map to get back to camp to heal up because I have 7 HP left, come back from the map, click, beehive, dead. WHAT?!?! I wanted to move somewhere, not swing a shovel at BEES!

How about them spiders? Pretty easy to take out a few actually if you just dodge their attack and lunge back in for a strike.

---UUUUUUNLEEEEEESSSS----

You're fighting them in the woods? Ha! Good luck as your spear-wielding idiot admires the local pines while getting butt nibbled. Another death...another restart.

Not too crazy about the Nightmare-Before-Christmas-esque music and artwork...

As long as you don't let it beat you, this clickfest can be somewhat rewarding.
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[UR] Sido Olavich
( 135.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
8.9/10!

A very good game, takes time learning it (as with any good game), but worth it if you like survival horror games!

absolute worth full price let alone on sale!!!
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AldentheMighty
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This game is very fun but it crashes alot whenyou try to open it
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StatSavage
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Everything in this game will somehow, and eventually kill you.

10/10 *Hardest, funnest, simplest game out there.
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- FGR - Deadly_Shadow
( 129.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Really fun game. Died a bit, but good game
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SyncArts
( 131.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
It's like fishing, people mostly don't get why some of us spend so long on this kind of game.
It gives me that "empty box" inside my mind which I'd stare for hours, like waiting a fish to get hooked - like a meditation of some sort, of course until the world wants to kill me with frog rains.
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thebaldrush
( 72.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
its gr8 m8 r8 8/8
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Simtastic
( 139.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Yes. Good.
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Doomguy
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I see the draw. I thought it was rather boring.
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37 of 40 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
409.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
The first time I played this game I didn't really "get" it. I ran around, I found some food, I died. Then I put away the game for a long time. Recently I decided to play again and started to realize just how much depth there is to the game. I've now played for hundreds of hours, I've tried streaming on twitch and watching others do the same. It has become one of my favorite games and I definitely recommend it.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
+ Great playability, very challenging
+ Easy, self-explanatory controls
+ Addictive
+ Amazing soundtrack
+ Adorable character design
+ Their voices are musical instruments, how cool is that
+ They have bones in their hair, damn
+ WILSON IS A BABE ♥
+ WOODIE IS A BABE ♥ (love dem bearded hipster dudes)
+ Wes is precious, protect him at all costs ♥

- NEEDS achievements. Like, I survived an entire year in the wild, braving the cold, rain and monsters, I want to be acknowledged for that. Klei please add.

(jk, I can barely survive a month. I suck)

10/10 would be killed by a Scottish walrus wearing a monocle again.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Picture this: It is my first night and I find a lovely rock biome where I can get some gold for my science machine. It begins to turn to night so I put down a campfire and begin to mine, I hear the familar sound of a tallbird. I think to myself, "this is no problem I'll just avoid it by running around the campfire all night, right? Wrong. More and more Tallbird sounds appear and soon I am being chased around the campfire by 6 Tallbirds who are hungry for my flesh. Morning comes and I run down from my campfire to discover a Tallfort (a real thing) with 20+ Tallbirds. 20 Tallbirds all attack me at once.

11/10 would be destroyed by Tallbird orgy again.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
69.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Don’t Starve is a survival/sandbox/roguelike game developed by Klei Entertainment. You take on the role of Wilson, a scientist who wakes up in a strange, untamed land and must battle hunger, hostile creatures, and insanity to stay alive as he searches for a way to escape. To that end, you gather resources from the mundane (twigs, logs, flint) to the bizarre (ghostly nightmare fuel, exotic animal hides, monster tentacles), explore, build a camp, invent new tools and buildings, and eventually find a door that takes you on a journey to the game’s antagonist, the enigmatic Maxwell.

Against all of my expectations, Don’t Starve turned out to be one of my favorite games. On a first pass, it seemed like a pretty repetitive ordeal: spend 30 minutes watching a nicely animated character pick grass, then mine stone and gold, then accidentally annoy one of the land’s many, many monsters, and start over again. When I gave it another try, however, I fell in love. The repetitive parts don’t actually take up that much of your time, and once you start building up a secure spot for yourself, defending it from hound attacks and lightning strikes, and striking out to see just what the heck is out in the beyond, it becomes immensely satisfying. For those who don’t like slow starts, there are options to customize the world that the game generates (procedural, if that wasn’t obvious), and there are guides aplenty for those struggling with basic questions like “how do I not die when the sun sets.”

The gameplay is simple and rock solid. You have three stats (hunger, health, and sanity), and for the most part you have to try to keep them all up. You roam around, you gather resources, you build what you need to survive, and if you aren’t dead, you start branching out: you discover how to make new things, you explore, you learn how to tame the wilderness, and eventually, you find a mysterious doorway that shows you what the game is REALLY about. It’s dark. And if you die somewhere along the way, you unlock new characters that still give you a sense of progression and can present you with entirely new ways to approach the game.

The sandbox component of the game is definitely not Minecraft by any stretch, and it doesn’t try to be. If you prefer direction in your gaming, there’s more here than you might expect. The fighting is pretty simple: you equip a weapon and some armor, you click on whatever you want to kill, your character takes a swing at them, and then you kite backwards to dodge their attack. Rinse and repeat. This can feel a little clunky when you’re surrounded by assorted objects, but I got used to it after a while. Despite its simplicity, the combat can get pretty tense, especially when certain gigantic winter beasts decide to appear inside your warm, cozy campsite.

    Pros
  • Simple but surprisingly engaging (and dark) narrative, once you discover it
  • Taming the wilderness is very satisfying
  • Wide range of distinctive characters and heavy customization and modding options to tailor the experience

    Cons
  • No trading cards
  • Some tasks get repetitive
  • Bad luck can make minor mistakes into restarts

Final Thoughts

Get it if you like building stuff, taming hostile environments, and staying out of the dark.

Rating (Out of 10): 9

This review was written for and is published on the Lit Reviews [LR] curator page.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
61.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Don't buy this game, but Buy Don't Starve MEGA PACK!!!


9.5/10 (Cuz, I always starving)
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
51.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
If you like to feel like you're doing good, then all of a sudden burn everything you spent hours collecting, this game is for you!
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
I starve myself everyday in a desperate bid to lose weight.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Absolutely Recommend!
Love the Game!
Love the Art!
Love the Music!
So awesome.
Buy it.
:)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
It's a very enertaining game, but it can be frustrating!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
172.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
This game makes me... just.... so angry and happy at the same time
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
76.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
All I want to do is have a few days straight of just playing this. THAT'S ALL I WANT.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
There`s really no need for me to write another positive review of this game, just read all the other reviews and you`ll get the point :-)

LOVE this game!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO! >:(
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
survival 8/10
focus on the darkness 10/10
monsters and animals 9/10
the world 7/10
gameplay 8/10
+ mods is in the cummonity option
8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Simply Fantastic. Can't say I've seen anything like it in all my gaming years (over 20 years now).
In a class of its own, despite being a survival game.
When I saw the game in the Steam store, I watched the videos, read some reviews, then checked out the community and workshop. The art direction of this series has always intrigued me, I just wasn't sure if it was something I could get in to.
The game went on Sale this week, so I picked it up. It's safe to say, 'the rest is history'.

What an amazing little survival game! I literally have to watch myself with this one, because what seems like 15-20min ends up being an hour or two, without even batting an eye about it. The sounds, music, mechanics, map design, 'critter' art and designs, all of it are just superb, and unique.

The game runs flawlessly, without any hiccups, so far. The modding community for this game is alive and well, ensuring that this series won't be going away anytime soon.

I highly recommend this game to ANY kind of gamer, it will surprise you! I haven't really played the "Together" version yet, but I'm quite certain it will only add even more fun to the game, and without a doubt, some hillarious moments!

5/5 Stars for this one. Buy it. Play it. I'm not responsible for any addiction that occurs there-after. ;)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
This game is HARD. You get thrown into it with no tutorial, no explanation and no help. Not gonna lie - I ended up looking a lot of things up at the beginning because I don't deal with these types of games very well. However, you learn quickly and it gets to the point where you don't care why you're in this other world, why there are shadow creatures trying to kill you, etc. You just have to survive.

There's a lot of item collection and the opportunity to build bigger and better defenses, offenses, etc. There's no real right or wrong way to play this game. You will probably die a lot but there is tons of replayability.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Died on first day.

10/10 will die again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
63.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
The ultimate survival game! It shows from hunger, wetness, health and even your own sanity from the environment around you! It is a game I would recommend for anyone who is looking for hours of absolute fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
50 hours on the XboxOne version and another 20 hours now that i downloaded it on PC. This is my go to time waster, So much fun and so immersive, it's one of those games that can make you late for work.
On the downside, there is no tutorial and there is a bit of learning curve. It seems like everytime I sit down to play, I learn something new.
This one is a must have.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
207.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
The first time played, everything set to default, piece of cake.

Second time played, raised everything to max, hell awaited.
Continued this type of run for 6 more playthroughs.
Had the time of my life.
Lots of laughs and tears.

Decided to go back to default for one more playthrough.
All I could think of:
"The heck is goin' on?"
Decided to spawn my own hell (a.k.a an arena).
Game crashes after 25th Deerclops and Dragonfly.

11/10
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