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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September 20

[Shipwrecked Update] - 190713

Update Information:
Another small patch to fix up some things.

Change List:
Bug Fixes
  • Packim’s fire form will shoot at targets as intended.
  • Coffee Plants won’t be targeted by flingomatics now.
  • Only shipwrecked character’s uncraftable items are guaranteed when loading or starting a world, which means only Warly’s cookpot.
  • Fixed save files being created for each day in game.
  • Contents of boats that are hammered or destroyed will spill out and not be lost.
  • Land traps won’t function on water and can’t be baited on water

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September 16

Game Update 190428 - 9/16/2016

190428 - 9/16/2016

Update Information:

This is a short list of bug patches mainly for putting out the fix for the RemoveHerd() function crash that is affecting a number of folks.

Change List:

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed the “RemoveHerd” crash.
  • Seagulls won’t spawn on land during monsoon season when set to “none” at world gen.
  • Fixed a potential crash when testing if something not in the world is on water.
  • Shipwrecked character’s specific items are guaranteed so they will appear when using the teleportato
  • Fixed a crash with the wake spawner.
  • Cleaned up a “stale component” message in the log when exiting a boat
  • Fixed a bug with the wave collision calculation that would cause collisions when it shouldn’t
  • Fixed a graphic bug with ash.
There are a number of different entries on the bug tracker at the moment that are most likely caused the same bug. There are some inconsistencies in the way time is processed when entering and leaving places like the Volcano. It touches a lot of places in the code, so it's a trickier problem to solve, but hopefully when it's done, quite a few of the problems that people have reported will clear up.

As always if you run across a bug, please hit up our bug tracker here: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/forum/17-dont-starve-bug-tracker/

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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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Quang Boosted
14.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
Nothing to say just Awesome
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Vani
46.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
I got this during the summer sale, and oh boy, do I regret not buying all of the dlcs right there and then. This game is certainly one of my top favorites. I really love the art style, and there is actually a good amount of things to do.
I highly reccomend this if you are a fan of survival games.

Things I liked:
• The artwork, to me, is wonderful
• Nice soundtrack
• Can be creepy when it wants to
• Different playable characters, each with unique abilities and disadvantages
• The storyline behind this game is actually really interesting to me, and lots of the lore was actually hidden through puzzles the fans had to figure out. Its pretty cool!
• Mod support is always nice, you can have fun with custom characters and such
• World settings you can have fun experimenting with. If you get this game, after you play it a few times, you should try making each setting into the max amount possible. Its a total mosh pit.

As for things I didnt like? Well... it can be frustrating, but thats only expected out of a hardcore game, and to me the challenge can be thrilling. Overall, I've had a fantastic time :)
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Olbi
9.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
A hard, really F***ing hard game with a lurning curve of 90°. To Hard for me unfortunatelly...
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The Donkey
27.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
Super fun game!
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Andreea Esca
17.8 hrs
Posted: September 24
Nice game
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Sinder
16.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
One of the hardest games I've ever played, it more leans toward more hardcore gamers who would invest the time to keep on playing it frequently good for if you enjoy a challenge and if you like detailed and thought out survival mechanics.
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Angelopsi
335.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
Don't Starve is a very addictive and entertaining crafting/survival game, with beautiful art style.
It is kind of difficult at first (you'll die... a lot!), but as you learn the game mechanics it gets easier and more enjoyable.
Get ready to spend dozens of hours before getting bored.
Definitely worth the price!
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RobeKey
21.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
Good.
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NotAzzyTheMLGPro
1.8 hrs
Posted: September 24
awsm
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cwhitebot
9.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
Don't Starve is such a good game to play if you love a sharp and "Tim Burton" esque art style. The ideas and concept of this game are really cool, especially the characters such as Wilson, Willow, etc. Although the game has a nice aesthetic, the survival aspect is pretty relative for survival game goers. The workshop is also very good, I usually get custom characters and items and such. Overall a good game, definately worth a play if you love survival.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
2,175 of 2,291 people (95%) found this review helpful
999 people found this review funny
Recommended
251.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
"Oh, i just bought this gam-" -Killed by a Bee.
"Ok, one more try" - Killed by a Bee.
"100 days!, 2 giants, 4 seasons, I'm invincible!" - Killed by a Bee.

The Tim Burton style fits this game perfectly, with a bit of survival, and fighting.

>You will fight Giants, Spiders, Metal Chess Things

>You will find Berries, Carrots, Bunnies

>You will have to kill the Bunnies to get Morsel, Pigs/Beefalos/Tallbirds (yes, birds that are, guess what, TALL) to get Meat, Spiders/Merms/Werepigs to get Monster Meat

>You will have to cook all of them if you want to survive.

>You will have to build a shelter if you want to survive.

>You will be INSANE, totally INSANE.

>You will see things. A lot of things.

>You will starve.

>But most importantly... YOU WILL DIE. A LOT.
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1,058 of 1,130 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
100.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
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!

October 2014 Edit: Multiplayer is coming to Don't Starve! It's currently in closed beta at the moment, but should be coming along eventually!
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1,030 of 1,119 people (92%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
99.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
Don't Starve is one of the games I will never forget!I'm sure you ask yourself why? Let me explain:
When I saw the game I were like ,,Naahhhh I'm not going to buy this.'' but a few days later I looked a second time and tought ,,Why not?It looks funny. And it says you can celebrate with your piggy friends.'' that was when I bought it. I can tell you I got addicted to the game. The first day I played 12 h's. I told my brother and my friend they should buy it. They did it and got addicted, too. I think nearly every Computer can run the graphics and the the characters are funny, too. With every game I started a new story war born. For example I started my first game and forgot to make a fire when the night came up I died and I was like ,,Why?I should have know''. And I learned with every new day that the game hates me. The game likes to punch you in the face. And the community is amazing. In the forums you can see artist, storywriters, survivers and so on. Pretty fast updates with new content to explore and even merchandise. It's a tip for everyone who like survival games. You will love it.

Graphics: 10/10
Gameplay: 9/10
Sound: 10/10

I hope you enjoyed my review.If yes press the like button :§D
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396 of 408 people (97%) found this review helpful
129 people found this review funny
Recommended
135.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
Do I recommend this game? Hell yes. Every single time you start a new game file, it's an entirely random generated world where nothing is the same as the last. You can play this game for weeks and still not discover all its secrets. It's a sandbox strategy game that keeps you on your toes for anything and everything that's trying to kill you. And believe me, there's a hundred and one monsters who all want your face on a platter.

GAME TIPS:

1. Always have a means to make fire. Always.
2. Pigs are your friends. Build your base near them.
3. Spiders are not.
4. BEWARE THE BEES.
5. Beefalo herds are awesome. Fill your pockets with their endless poo. Great fire fuel.
6. Prepare for periodic hound attacks. Make spears and tooth traps.
7. Pick flowers.
8. Not starving is the LEAST of your worries.
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705 of 765 people (92%) found this review helpful
649 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
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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404 of 442 people (91%) found this review helpful
468 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2015
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.

Edit: Guess this isn't relevant anymore, but go over and get Don't Starve Together so you can rage harder than Texan at a Donald Trump rally.
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874 of 1,004 people (87%) found this review helpful
602 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
skipped my lunch and dinner playing this game

literally starved/10
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350 of 378 people (93%) found this review helpful
234 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
A great, fun game to play in your free time.
Includes deaths features like:
Starvation
Overheating
Freezing
Over-Exposure
BEES!
Tree Giants of Meanie-ness
Going Insane
Death
(The funny thing is, most of the time you don't die from starvation...)
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266 of 280 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
71.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2014
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.
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808 of 942 people (86%) found this review helpful
1,081 people found this review funny
Recommended
49.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2015
>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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