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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December 1

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked now available on Steam Early-Access

We just launched Don't Starve Shipwrecked on Steam and buoy are our merms tired!

It's been a long time coming and here we are! While Don't Starve Together was still just a twinkle in Wilson's eye, our friends at Capy have been quietly plugging away at Shipwrecked with us for quite some time now. We’re all excited for you to come aboard; but first we wanted give you some quick details.

We've decided to release Shipwrecked in Early-Access because similar to the Reign of Giants expansion before it; Shipwrecked is a substantial amount of content. In fact, much larger. With new characters, biomes, items, creatures,recipes and water exploration; just about everything in Don't Starve Shipwrecked is new. However, we still have a little further to go; but first, we want to get your feedback about the game. Like Don't Starve, Reign of Giants and Don't Starve Together, it's important for us to really get a feel for what you think so we can adjust and adapt to your feedback. You should have a good, solid game in it’s current state; a great experience on it’s own.

Not everything is quite sea-worthy yet. As mentioned, the game is fully playable and nearly complete, but the new playable characters are still to come, as well as the "boss encounters” and some other cool things we have planned. Since we need to get a better sense of balance and feedback, we want to get everything in a good place before we get those in for official launch.

As many of you know, originally Don't Starve: Shipwrecked was originally being designed a standalone DLC completely separate from Don't Starve and players would not be able to move between Shipwrecked and the original game. Due to community response we have since changed course and we are now steering the ship toward integrating the experience so that you may move between worlds! This is still in the works and will not be immediately available and will likely be in a version closer to launch. We are certainly going to want to test this before the final launch version, so expect integration to come a few updates before final version sets sail. This is going to take a bit of time though, so we will need to tread water for a little while as we get that in order, but we'll let you know the progress on this before we pull up anchor.

We're not going to give an official date for the final launch of the game at this time. Frankly we tend to add in more new cool stuff that we didn't consider before your feedback, and since our priority is always having the best launch-ready game possible; we often choose to add more stuff rather than push things out just to hit a deadline. We are aiming for Spring 2016; but, that's mostly so we have something to aim for. In the end it's really just going to be when it's ready. We're going to try; but we care about delivering what we promised much more than hitting a date. We don’t consider a game ready when it’s “done”; we consider it “done” when it’s ready.

If you don't enjoy sailing into the uncharted territory of early-access, you might want to consider waiting until we launch the game fully before you dive in.

As we are aft to do, we will be hanging out here on the forums, lurking in streams and watching YouTube videos trawling for feedback and bug reports.

All ashore that's going ashore!
Klei Entertainment & Capy
What platforms is early access available on?
Early access is available on Windows through Steam.
I use Mac/ Linux. Can I participate in early access?
Mac & Linux will not be supported for the initial December 1st launch.
I don’t use Steam. Can I still play during the early access period?
No. However, the final release of the game will be available for the standalone client.
Can I play Reign of Giants and Shipwrecked at the same time?
Yes, but not during early access. We're working on implementing this in a style similar to entering caves but it's not ready yet!
What is Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked?
Shipwrecked is an expansion for Don’t Starve. Wilson finds himself stranded in a tropical archipelago and must struggle to survive in this new world! Shipwrecked is being developed by CAPY and Klei Entertainment.
Do I need Reign of Giants?
No. Shipwrecked is compatible with and without Reign of Giants.
Will Shipwrecked work with DST?
An awesome idea, but right now Shipwrecked is single player only.
Is Shipwrecked coming to consoles/ mobile?
We’d love to, but right now we’re focused on making the PC version as good as it can be.

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November 18

Rhymes with Play Ep. 64 - Don't Starve: Shipwrecked

Join the Klei team this Thursday, November 19th at 3:30 PM PST on the Twitch Rhymes with Play Dev Cast where we will be playing Don't Starve: Shipwrecked!

6:30 PM ET (East)
5:30 PM CT (Central)
4:30 PM MT (Mountain)

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Don't Starve: Shipwrecked Now in Early-Access!

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 Now in Early-Access!

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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
178 of 200 people (89%) found this review helpful
181 people found this review funny
46.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
You survived for a long time--hundreds, thousands of days?
Your base looked so friggin' nice you took crap load of screenshots of it?
You had all the cool machines and devices you even knew when it's going to rain?
You had plenty of food sources, enough to never leave your base?

Prepare for a stupid, absurdly humiliating death you never saw it coming.

0/10 would fight frogs again.

P.S. I warn you, spoiler below.

You'd better use grass traps for them greenie meanies.
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67 of 73 people (92%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
I'm a little late to the awesomeness but suffice to say this game is just that. Better than basically any AAA $60 game... rewards skill and patience and has untold depth and stuff to discover and master.

Don't let your gaming chops go to waste and dare to starve, it's horrifyingly funtastic!
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69 of 78 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Charmingly addictive // Recommended for survival gamers who don't want their hands held

+ The longer one lives, the more XP is accumulated; characters are unlocked via XP, so unlocks can be obtained by those struggling to acclimate to the game, albeit not as quickly
+ Boasts myriad environments and biomes, all of them offering a unique pallet of items and consumables
+ Camera rotation is a godsend, and makes camp construction much less frustrating
+ Permadeath offers a rousing incentive to succeed, particularly due to nighttime being so fatal
+ Absolutely fantastic art style and animations
+ Has an intricate, yet fairly intuitive, crafting system; this is greatly complemented by the mechanics of magic and scientific advancement
+ Controls are practical and responsive; works very well with mouse and keyboard
+ In addition to the hunger and health meters, the player must also consider the needs of the 'sanity' meter, adding further to the logistical challenge; sanity requirements can be satiated differently between the unlockable characters
+ Worlds are all procedurally generated, making each experience into something refreshing and unique
+ Sound design is nothing less than superb

- Game can often lend itself to tedious frustrations, in large part due to the unforgiving environment and the fragile nature of the player's character
- Crippling lack of a tutorial or beginner's handicaps; this will not appear as a negative to most enthusiasts of the genre, but less experienced survival gamers may find it off-putting

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93 of 114 people (82%) found this review helpful
112 people found this review funny
57.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Gave pigmen food
Pigmen followed me
Walked to spiders
Spiders attacked me
Pigmen attack spiders
Big fight
Everything dies
Collect loot
10/10 would lead pigmen to death again
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44 of 51 people (86%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
82.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
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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