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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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Klei Entertainment -- Reddit AMA.

August 19th, 2014

To help us kick off the launch of Invisible, Inc. on Steam Early-Access; Join Klei Entertainment on Reddit for an AMA.

Come ask us anything!

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2e00uc/we_are_klei_entertainment_creators_of_dont_starve/

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Don’t Starve Together -- Multiplayer Officially Coming Summer 2014

May 7th, 2014

Yes, you read that correctly.

We are bringing multiplayer to Don't Starve.

We have a lot of info to cover here, so head over to the official announcement thread on the Klei forums for details:

http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/35989-don%E2%80%99t-starve-together-multiplayer-officially-coming-summer-2014/

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Coming Soon: "Don't Starve Together"

Free for all owners of Don't Starve!

Survive or perish with friends or complete strangers.

A new multiplayer experience, coming to Steam this summer!

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

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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

Linux System Requirements

    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
Helpful customer reviews
176 of 181 people (97%) found this review helpful
65 products in account
3 reviews
149.9 hrs on record
Say pal, this is a nice game we've got over here, better buy it before night comes.

In all seriousness, Don't Starve is great. You start it up and you have no single clue of who you are and what you're doing, the only thing that you're allowed to know is that you have to "find something to eat before the night comes". From that point on, you learn. You learn which animals you can approach and which you may not, you learn how to craft more advanced tiers of wares than the simple Axe and Pickaxe, you learn how to survive in that particular dystopia you were forced into, but the way you learn about surviving is pretty ironically encountered in death. PERMANENT death, to be specific. In my honest opinion, that is one of the biggest beauties of this game. As a highly unforgiving piece, it just has one strict law you must follow throughout your whole experience: Screw up, and you're done for this life. But then you start a new one, and screw up in that too, sooner or later, until you've witnessed at least a good part of what the game has in its sleeve to kill you, and from that point you can start living longer and longer. Maybe you could even make a town of pig men, maybe you could even unite a herd of beefalo to protect your base, maybe you could even delve deep into the caves to find yourself challenged by many more new mechanics and challenges, or maybe you could just die again. That's always a possibility. The only thing you can't avoid in this game is death, as it comes in all shapes and sizes, and you can never be prepared enough for it.

Now that I took that big chunk of text out of the way, I can talk about something else. The lack of achievements, multiplayer and information in this game. While for many these three factors could be seen as very critical downsides, I see it as what gives the game its format. Let's see: Lack of achievements. Why would they make a game without what's possibly the most common form of reward in the modern age of gaming? The answer is simple: To keep your interest into the game. You see, with achievements, your main goal would just be hunting for them, and then you'd be faced with yourself thinking "What now?" even though the game still has a myriad of experiences to give you. So that's why there are no achievements in this game, to keep the playstyle far from linear. Second point, lack of multiplayer. I don't even feel like there is a lot to talk here. In a game like this one, the aspect of complete loneliness and desertion created by the atmosphere is a critical factor for enjoyment, and the sharing of experiences in the game can be made outside of the game itself, by sharing experiences and weird new discoveries with your friends. I feel like this community wouldn't be the same if Don't Starve had multiplayer. For the third and last point of this review before I wrap it all up, we have the lack of information. This is quite possibly the simplest of the three, as it is explained by a single sentence: Discovery is your biggest reward. Yeah, just that. For dying, you are rewarded with the discovery about something, be it the mechanics of what killed you, be it the existance of a creature you want to find again, be it the fact that you're just stupid and inneficient at doing stuff.

To wrap it all up, I just wanna say that this game is a real work of art, and that we are getting a DLC! Come at me, Reign of Giants, because my body is sure all ready for you!
Posted: March 16th, 2014
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572 of 722 people (79%) found this review helpful
477 products in account
40 reviews
7.5 hrs on record
Probably the only survival game where you can grow a beard. 10/10
Posted: April 9th, 2014
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120 of 157 people (76%) found this review helpful
185 products in account
3 reviews
6.2 hrs on record
walked too far. died
got in a fight with a pig. died
didn't eat enough. died
ate some flower petals. went insane. died.
worth it.
Posted: March 20th, 2014
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100 of 131 people (76%) found this review helpful
106 products in account
10 reviews
18.2 hrs on record
A tree came to life and burned down the forest.

300/10
Posted: June 20th, 2014
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27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
92 products in account
3 reviews
57.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 17th, 2014
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842 of 906 people (93%) found this review helpful
237 products in account
2 reviews
69.4 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!

May 2014 Edit: Multiplayer is coming to Don't Starve! Estimated arrival date is late Summer 2014!
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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