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
Helpful customer reviews
196 of 201 people (98%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
121.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
This game is fantastic.

It combines roguelike and survival gameplay, dumping you in a strange territory to explore, forage, learn, craft and progress on your own terms. For the most part, the controls and interface are intuitive, so it's simply a matter of deciding where to go or what to do.

The game is called Don't Starve, and hunger is indeed a major theme. If you go a few days without food, you will die. That said, there are plenty of other things to kill you - a variety of animals and monsters, environmental hazards, and your own dwindling sanity. To battle this, you rely on building your own equipment, consumables and structures, ranging from weapons and armor to crock pots to unwholesome magical devices.

Don't Starve can be brutal, so you should expect to die, but just making good progress is rewarding in itself. You unlock new characters as you play, each with little touches or specialties to diversify your experience. And while there are some pretty powerful or useful items you can make, there are still a lot of ways to play, and they're all valid (which is good, because sometimes you don't have much choice.)

If you're bored or frustrated, you can change your experience by starting a new game and adding or removing features. If you're tired of fighting certain monsters, you can just turn them off. I haven't messed with this myself, as I like the feeling of surprise, and playing the game as-is, but the developers have left the doors wide open for custom play experiences. In the same way, you can make use of a wealth of user-created elements.

There are a few things I missed for awhile, like the fact that you can view a map of everywhere you've been so far, but overall the game doesn't suffer much from lack of tutorial or hand-holding. You can go read everything on a wiki if you prefer, but this is a game where I don't actually begrudge trial and error learning. Encountering strange new things and deciding what to do with them is a ton of fun, even if it sometimes gets you killed.

A warning (at least from my perspective) - this game is so immersive, I prefer to keep playing it for hours on end once I start. It's not a game I enjoy having to stop, unless I come to good stopping point like dying at the end of a long survival run. In fact, sometimes I forget to eat for a long time when I play this. So, yeah. Irony.
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373 of 442 people (84%) found this review helpful
380 people found this review funny
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
Day 1: What are all of these buttons for?
Day 2: Attacked a bee hive and barely made it out.
Day 3: Man, this is simple.
Day 5: Man, this is complicated.
Day 7: NEED.....FOOOD.....
Day 8: Think I'm starting to lose my mind. Why is everything so dark?
Day 9: *Ate a raw mushroom - died from insanity*

This was all on a live stream. 10/10 would starve again.
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168 of 187 people (90%) found this review helpful
193 people found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
Whats that? You tried to go exploring? DEAD
Hmm? Tried to murder a frog? DEAD
Forgot to make armour? DEAD
Didn't make a torch? DEAD
Tried to fight pigmen? DEAD
Too cold? DEAD
doing anything but cowering in a corner eating beef jerky in this game will kill you.
somehow, that makes it fun.
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176 of 209 people (84%) found this review helpful
195 people found this review funny
60.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
>Is fairly good at the game by now
>Day 129
>Decides to go explore the cave system, prepared with meat effigies

>Goes into cave
>Finds rock lobsters
>Runs away screaming
>Finds nightmare light, shadow creatures start to attack
>More screaming
>Dies

>Tries again
>Finds a way down to ruins
>Crying by this point
>Least favorite monsters all appear, cries more
>Gearbots and shadow creatures are all attacking, running away at this point
>Dies by broken bot thing

>Finds monkey things
>Monkey things turn into demon spawns of Lucifer, chase me away
>Runs into the dark with an empty miner's helmet
>Dies
>Isn't revived

10/10 would scream/cry/die again
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97 of 103 people (94%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
1,031.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
Best. Game. Ever.
I seriously cannot express how awesome this game is. Whether it be the overall gameplay, the lore, the deaths, the nomming, the insanity, or having your base burnt down because of one lightning strike in Spring, the game delivers on all of what it promises and more.
Buy this game and you will not be disappointed.
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