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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"It's honestly not my cup of tea but I can absolutely see why people enjoy this strange and creepy survival game. You will die, repeatedly."
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June 3

Welcome to Don't Starve Together!


 
It’s June 3, and that means that all previous owners of Don’t Starve now have Don’t Starve Together! NOTE: You will find Don't Starve Together as a new game in your Steam library.
 
Today, we welcome 2 million new players into the Don't Starve Together community. Thank you once again to everyone who supported us on this journey. For everyone who purchased Don’t Starve, to everyone who jumped into the Frontier Pack, to everyone who told their friends about our little game -- thank you! 
 
Over the last 6+ months, we’ve been updating the game at a furious pace, and all the while, we’ve been upgrading our backend to get ready for bigger load. Since our Early Access launch in December, we’ve added new creatures, integrated the Reign of Giants DLC for free, created new games modes, added significant improvements to modding, and in general made over 50 significant updates to the game. While we’re not yet done (see below!) we feel players have waited long enough.
 
And on the note of new updates, today we are releasing an update to Willow. Full update notes will be available later today, but suffice it to say that she has been reunited with an old friend.
 

 

What’s Next?
As we discussed previously, Caves has been a huge technical challenge for us, because each cave is implemented as a whole new world in single player. We are now actively working on adapting caves into DST, and we’ll update you as we know more. Please understand that this may take some time as we do some experimentation.
 
Alright, that’s it for now. Below is a F.A.Q., but if you have any other questions, let us know! Thanks again for sticking with us. We really appreciate it.
 
F.A.Q.
 
Is Early-Access over now?
We are not out of Early-Access yet. There are a few reasons for this, mainly because we decided to add many more features to the game such as the addition of Reign of Giants DLC content and additional new features specifically made for multiplayer.
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/53413-dont-starve-together-floodgates-are-opening-soon/
 
When is the end of Early-Access?
We do not have a current date for the end of Early-Access. When we have a solid date, we will make sure we announce it here.
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/53413-dont-starve-together-floodgates-are-opening-soon/
 
Who got Don't Starve Together for Free?
Don't Starve Together was added to the original purchase of Don't Starve. This means, that if you purchased Don't Starve at any time before June 3rd, Don't Starve Together is included with your purchase. If you purchased Don't Starve Together separately before June 3rd, you were given an extra copy of DST at that time, and you will not be given another key for Don't Starve Together.
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/54719-welcome-to-dont-starve-together/
 
What if I bought Don't Starve before June, 3rd and haven't used my key yet?
If you purchased Don't Starve on the Humble Store, or through our website and never used your steam key, just head over to steam and once you activate your key, you will find both Don't Starve and Don't Starve Together in your library. If you bought Don't Starve on gog.com, send us an email with the key you got from gog.com and we will give you a steam key.
http://support.kleientertainment.com/
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/54719-welcome-to-dont-starve-together/
 
Is Don't Starve done now?
Nope!
 
What's in Don't Starve Together?
Don't Starve Together has almost everything from Don't Starve, including Content from the Reign of Giants expansion, and some extras. You can check out all our past update notes on the forum.
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/54720-dst-updates-4232015-622015/
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/forum/72-dont-starve-together-beta-developer-log/
 
What's missing from Don't Starve Together?
Due to technical limitations that we are still smoothing out, Caves are not in DST yet. This is one of our current focuses in development right now, we should have more info on that pretty soon. We don't know what's going on with adventure mode just yet. Maxwell, Wes and Woodie are coming soon as well.
 
What's coming for Don't Starve Together?
Aside from a few things from Don't Starve, we have a few things we are cooking up. Character skins and Through the Ages are in the not so distant future. Check out these posts for more info on what we have in mind for the future of Don't Starve Together.
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/53413-dont-starve-together-floodgates-are-opening-soon/
 
What happens if I buy Don't Starve now?
If you buy Don't Starve now, you have the choice of buying just Don't Starve, or buying Don't Starve along with Don't Starve Together. Don't Starve Together is no longer being gifted to new purchases of Don't Starve. 
 
How much does it cost to get Don’t Starve / Don’t Starve Together now?
The main packages available starting today is the following:
  • Don’t Starve will continue to be $14.99
  • Don’t Starve Together will be $14.99, and include an extra giftable copy of Don’t Starve Together for your friend
  • Don’t Starve + Don’t Starve Together + a giftable copy of Don’t Starve Together will be $19.99
After June 3, will new purchases of Don’t Starve get Don’t Starve Together for free?
No, we are only gifting a free copy of Don’t Starve Together on June 3rd. This means that June 2nd was the last day to qualify to receive Don’t Starve Together by purchasing Don’t Starve. After this date, there will no longer be a loyalty discount to upgrade to Don’t Starve Together as well.
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/53413-dont-starve-together-floodgates-are-opening-soon/
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/46183-dont-starve-and-dont-starve-together/

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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
390 of 437 people (89%) found this review helpful
355 people found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
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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312 of 344 people (91%) found this review helpful
340 people found this review funny
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
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.
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555 of 659 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
48.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
>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
>Oshit.jpg
>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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170 of 179 people (95%) found this review helpful
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Boy Scouts should be required to play Don't Starve before going on any camping trips – they could even get a badge for it, in the form of a gaping, pointy-toothed wormhole. Or maybe a friendly campfire.Don't Starve is, at its most basic level, a survival game. It features crafting, mysticism, science and all manner of nasty creatures, especially once it gets dark. In order to stay alive, players have to use the surrounding flora and fauna to craft increasingly complex tools, starting with a simple axe and building up to items as intricate as lightning rods and carpeted flooring.When you die in Don't Starve, your current world is destroyed, along with the things you created while surviving in it. There are advanced tricks to escape death – constructing a Meat Effigy or finding an Amulet – but rest assured that you will most likely die before gaining the experience required to craft or dig up these items. A Touch Stone will also resurrect fallen players, but finding that structure early on is more luck than certain death. I did find it, at the beginning of my second run, but I didn't know what the strange circle surrounded by pig heads was, so I didn't use it, and when I died, I was dead.That said, curiosity and a desire to poke at unfamiliar things are essential in Don't Starve.Dying is a fundamental gameplay aspect. Death won't always come from starvation; it inhabits many forms, including beasts large and small, and the terrors that hide in the night. A clock-like status bar in the upper right corner of the map shows how many days you've survived and the current time, and it provides health, hunger and mental gauges. It's an efficient system, the clock hand moving from yellow to red to blue – day, afternoon and night – and circles of health systems draining without proper care. One glance and it's instantly clear how long until you have to build a fire, or if you need to eat or rest.On top of a solid survival game, Don't Starve is a deep, layered experiment in crafting and exploration. Throughout the biomes are wormholes that transport players to different lands, which offer new materials for building science machines – which unlock new crafting recipes – and heartier structures. New characters are unlocked with experience – 20 points per day survived. This is all in Sandbox Mode, but Don't Starve also features an Adventure Mode, which players can enter by finding and activating Maxwell's Door. Adventure Mode is Don't Starve's campaign, pitting Wilson against Maxwell, the demonic genius who brought Wilson to the wilderness in the first place. It's five grueling chapters – upon first entrance, players lose all items and crafting recipes, and can only carry four items between Adventure Mode chapters. Die in Adventure Mode and you're spat back out into Sandbox Mode, precisely where you left it.For its art style, deceptively dark vibe and experimental approach, Don’t Starve is certainly worth a look.
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101 of 117 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
The only game where shadows can kill you
The only game where going insane can kill you
The only game at launch where having a beard is mythical
The only game where a flower hat makes you feel better about yourself
The only game where you need a complex metal machine just to make a fence
The only game where it is 2d and drawn but yet is somehow also 3d, while the sprites are all still drawn
The only game where an eyeball grows two dark hairy legs and a beak that pecks you to death
The only game where the main villian is an unlockable character who is just as weak as everyone else
The only game where it is alike to minecraft but at the same time not alike to minecraft
The only game that doesn't disable achievments for using workshop mods
The only game that I came up with a review this long for that just has a bunch of phrases saying the only game over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over.... etc
The only game that is constantly up to date and par with its console versions... (other than state of decay and free to play games)
The only game where there is a mod to play as markiplier
The only game that could have millions to trillions of memes for it, yet it doesn't have any
JUST BUY THIS GAME!
10/10
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