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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#SaveNobo
( 72.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Ironically I have yet to starve, however I have plenty of deaths under my belt from frogs.
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orcus_00
( 69.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
great game
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nickn4
( 42.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I like the game very much. it does has it cons such as getting bored if you play too long sessions, but i always seem to get back and want more of it. try diffrent aproaches to survive, even though i always do end up dead haha. it is very enjoyable
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Ϯ ₽ȕȼҟ Ϯ
( 85.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
It's hard... but I felt so good when I beat it! I have bragging rights now! Yay.
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ƊᎯℛᏦ_ฟℴℒℱ
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
The game at first seemed a bit shabby and not very attracted to buy it, but it turned out differently. The game at the moment more than satisfied. Gameplay, graphics, animation, everything is at a decent level. In general, their money did not regret, it is really very interesting game)
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KevinHungary
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Good survival game
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epicfaceman
( 729.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
this game is crazy fun i played this for at least 600 hours. i have left the game on before so...

this game is about you chosing a chariter then through into a randomly genrated world with nothing. there is a wiki page and if your stuck check it out. you will have to change the world or more like domonate it. if you do want this game its for one kind of guy who likes dieing in a unknown world and re going back with permadeath. then theres pepole who say screw it this guy is misspelling things i am out. well one i dont care and two no matter what this is a game were you will die. you know how you learn from your mistakes? this game is all about that. little mistakes that should of killed me i made it work you will have lots of those type of things. the cool thing is there are two naturle death defyers. touch stones and you can mak a meateffigy witch defys death at a resbonle cost, 30 life out of you, perminatly, until you die and respone at the effigy.

have fun and remeber.... Don't Starve
fyi i am spellong a lot of things becuse i am tired.
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PsFg | DeaDrone
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
I recieved this product for free cause my friend owed me and he gave me this game, at first it was collecting dust while i was searching for survival crafting games then i told myself try it and i was just so happy that my head told me this.

Dont starve is a survival hardcore based game, i say hardcore cause its really hard to play as the one goal is basicly not starving. its art style is magnificent and the enemies get harder and harder. youll probably get alot of time playing this game cause of the many things to dscover not to mention the dlcs it still has. dont starve together maybe out but i still find the challenging part of dont starve together a better experience, so if you really want a challenge get this game, enjoy.
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Real Russian Blyat
( 35.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
The anise porn part is the best
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darwinalcala9
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I'm loving it is a great game.
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Toxic Immobilizer
( 23.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Good game with a nice concept and depth but definitely has some holes in its gameplay. If you can pick this game up on a steam sale for $5, get it. Otherwise you will probablly want to pass on the normal $15 price tag as the game becomes irritating and the novelty begins to wear off around 15 hours or so in.
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FDSMDP
( 71.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
There's so much food in this game, yet it still manages to starve you...
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sav66655
( 21.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
i loved it and it made me rage if i dies ,but one feature i extra love is the ablility to chnage the uuorld!!!


I would like to play with other send me a friend request and lets play together
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Thrier
( 20.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
I played it a while back, and now I think I'm going to get backing to it!
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hardcorewrestlingradio
( 144.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Great game! The expansions & mods are just incredible!
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FiggyPig
( 97.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Amazing hardcore survival game and now it's multi-player!
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Fabrhell
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
One of the best survival games you can find in steam
a lot of items to create
a lot of things to kill
you can shave off your dirty beard
you can kill colossal bosses in dlcs
you can shave off your dirty beard
when the full moon comes, you can hunt down werepigs
and shave off your dirty beard
and will run on this garbage you call PC
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Bom
( 19.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
help im doing the exact opposite of what the game wants me to do
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DcM8_FreeMemesKids
( 83.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Essentially an interactive Tim Burton movie. Very vague when it comes to a storyline, but there is a reason for this: The Developer ( Klei ) wants you to find clues and figure it out for yourself. No cutscenes, thats one of the reasons i recommend this game, it just throws you straight in.

P.S. - Buy the shipwrecked expansion.

: ) 10/10
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skorpion
( 29.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
This game suffers from an error of design many survival games suffer from: it requires you to eat way too frequently. Actually the whole game revolves around this error of design, thus the title. I find it strange that someone would deliberately make a game in this way.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
35.4 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
74.9 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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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
11 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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5 of 5 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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4 of 4 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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4 of 4 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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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
5 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
It's a good game, that can feel serene in when you're not dying, made me want to start developing games.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
93.5 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Cool art style and fun gameplay.
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2 of 2 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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4 of 6 people (67%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
100.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Amazing and addicting
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
163.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Don't read reviews for this game, go to youtube and look at the 1000's of hours of gameplay or just buy it everybody loves it you will not be dissapointed
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
55.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
I LOVE THIS GAME! It's so addicting, and you are able to play in either survival mode or adventure mode, depending. A++++ love this game so much! The art style is amazing, and a definite challenge.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
82.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Spent months getting killed by every stupid thing in the game, then spend weeks on a single game only to get killed by a stupid thing or my stupid self. This is the most trollish survival game I've ever played and yet that very sadistic nature makes for hilarious memories as I ranted and raved on one too many Skype or Teamspeak groups. Now I rule the land with iron tentacle gonads.

Play this game and have more fun getting killed by everything while dealing with a deceptive learning curve than you've had with just about any Minecraft clone selected at random.

♥♥♥♥ing trees.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
115.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
I tried it back in the day, but back then i didn't really understand most of the idea behind it.
However, a couple days back i picked it up again, thought i'd give it a shot again, and boy am i hooked on it now!
Been playing where and WHEN ever i can, and yes that does mean at school aswell ;)
Great game, Punishing, yes, but once you get the hang of it and a bit of luck with a good spawn ;) the game has so much depth and is really all about HOW you do things.
Dont worry and dont put the game aside if you die in a matter of days, Its all worth it in the end, you'll learn certain behaviors, patterns, how to conquer winter etc.
Dieing constantly put me off at first, but now i'm fully hooked on the game, don't be like me and let it put you off! Its now part of the charm for the game for me!

As for bulletpoint list
+Very good replayability (something thats important cause you will die alot ;) )
+Design/art Style, my god is it gorgeous!
+Music
+Price(both base and xpack prices)
+Depth (on everything)
+Customization (console, world adapting, Mods)
+Punishment for f**king up (yes i died once when i was making a base and blocked myself in with stone walls and had no hammer to get out!)
+Amazing wiki, good place to learn some stuff!

- Learning curve can be steep and since its so punishing it can be hard on new people
- Sometimes when building a structure you can block yourself in due to the way the character will move when placing a wall.
- You not owning this game!

Most def a 8/8 for me m8!
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