Don't Starve - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

If you’ve got the hang of not starving with your pals in multiplayer survival sandbox Don’t Starve Together, it’s time for a new challenge: not getting kicked to bits in a gladiatorial arena together. Don’t Starve Together has launched the first of its new time-limited events, a trip into a fiery world to fight the Battlemaster’s army. Still, maybe you’ll get to drink your own spilt blood, eat your own smashed-off limbs, and die sated.

Klei Entertainment are holding a big sale this weekend too, including their own (Invisible Inc, Mark of the Ninja…) as well as those they’ve published (Darkest Dungeon, Crypt of the NecroDancer…). Good video games.

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With the Ancient Gateway activated our survivors now find themselves trapped in a hostile world of fire and battle. They’ll need to team up to defeat the Battlemaster’s army and his champion, the Grand Forge Boarrior, if they have any hopes of returning home.

The Forge is a free limited time 6-player co-op challenge, where the goal is to try and defeat the Grand Forge Boarrior in an arena. The only way to survive will be to work together.

With The Forge we developed a lot of new things that we can also use for future events.
  • New character skins, emotes, item skins and more. In total over 200 items.
  • New free on-demand dedicated event servers (Forge Only).
  • Tons of new main menu UI additions and changes.
  • Simple Matchmaking with friends / community groups.
  • Updated drop system (Now 4 items per Chest - Forge only).
  • Implemented ability to purchase item sets.
  • Event specific challenges and “level” progression.
  • Matches are played on official Klei servers that are available only during the event. There are no community hosted servers during this event.
The Forge event will last until November 30th. So join in now and collect all the good stuff before it’s gone.

FAQ
What is The Forge?
The Forge is the first of a series of limited time events that we have created for Don’t Starve Together. The purpose of these events is to add fun new content to the world of Don’t Starve Together without altering core DST gameplay.

Is The Forge free?
Yes! Events are free for everyone who owns DST. Players will have the option to purchase a single character’s Warrior Skin Set for $2.99(USD), or the entire Warrior Skin Set collection for $12.99(USD).

We hope that with this mechanism, we can both continue creating great free content while also supporting the development team. In addition, this method of funding allows us to provide content to all our players, instead of splitting the player community if we implemented it with a DLC paywall.

Can I still play The Forge after Nov 30th?
No, the event will end at that time but we do hope to bring it back in the future if it is successful.

Can I keep the things I earn in The Forge?
Yes however some unlocks such as portrait backgrounds and profile icons are currently only available in the Forge but future events will also use these and we hope to support these things in the base game in the future. All unlocks will remain unlocked on your account between events. Item and character skins are usable in the main game.

Will these items and unlocks be available in the future?
Maybe. The next event will have new items and unlocks and we may make some of them available, however many of the items are specific to The Forge and will only be available at that time.

When will the next event like The Forge be?
We will have more info when we know for sure.
Don't Starve Together - Klei-JoeW
The Forge is coming November 9th at 10am PST!

Join the Don't Starve Together team this Thursday, November 9th as we play The Forge with the community for DST's first event launch! As always, the stream will be going live at 3:30 PM PST (11:30 PM UTC) only on the Rhymes with Play Dev Cast on Twitch.

When is it?
Twitch Stream Date: November 9th - 3:30 PM PST (11:30 PM UTC)
https://go.twitch.tv/kleientertainment

Check here for the time in your area: https://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/83896-rhymes-with-play-dev-cast-dont-starve-together-the-forge/
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The Hallowed Nights are upon us once again!

Something special lies in wait for you. Everyone on can once again discover tricks and treats around the world of Don't Starve. Fill your candy bag to the brim and satisfy your sweet tooth with all sorts of sugary seasonal treats!

Spooky costumes are available for a limited time, so be sure to enjoy them before the event ends and they're go back from whence they came!

Also available are special disguises and new item skins for 2017 that will stick around, but they’ll only drop during the season of Hallowed Nights, so be on the look-out for these rare items and snag them all while you can!

Good luck, have fun, and brace yourself for a scare!

[Game Update] - 239637
  • The Hallowed Nights are upon you.
  • Existing worlds, with the Event world settings set to Auto, will have Hallowed Nights content retrofitted into the world.
  • To create a world with all current and future events disabled, set the Event world settings to None.

NOTE: The Forge Beta has now closed.
Thanks to everybody who participated.

Please see this post for details: http://steamcommunity.com/app/322330/discussions/0/1479856439032038653/
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BETA IS NOW CLOSED
Please see this post for details: http://steamcommunity.com/app/322330/discussions/0/1479856439032038653/
Ok, Here we go!

As we mentioned last week, we’re introducing dedicated Event Servers servers specially for the event. Whether you start your own game or join up in a quick match you and your team will be playing on a dedicated server running specially for the event.

We’ve been playtesting for a little while now and we’re currently putting on some finishing touches. This next week of testing is to iron out both balance and bug fixes. In particular, we need to stress test the servers all over the world to make sure they hold up.

The Forge will be open for everybody in November. If you’d like to join in the Beta, please follow the instructions below. 

You can can follow the directions here and get started immediately or keep reading below for more details. 

Access The Forge Beta
If you would like to access The Forge, follow these steps: 
  • In Steam, click on Library > Games.
  • Scroll down to Don't Starve Together.
  • Right-click and select Properties.
  • Go to the BETAS tab.
  • In the dropdown, select the name of the branch you want to play. "forgebeta - The Forge Beta branch"
  • In that same Properties window, go to the Local Files tab and press "Verify Integrity Of Game Files."
  • Your game will be updated to The Forge Beta branch.
  • Launch and play Don't Starve Together
F.A.Q.
What is The Forge?
The Forge is the first of a series of limited time events that we are creating for Don’t Starve Together. During this time players can earn event themed skins and rewards that are only dropped during the event. 

Yeah, but WHAT is The Forge?
The Forge is a limited time 6-player co-op challenge, where the goal is to try and defeat the Grand Forge Boarrior in an arena. The only way to survive will be to work together.

The Forge is played on official Klei servers that are available only during the event. There are no community hosted servers during this event. 

What else is in The Forge?
With The Forge we are introducing a lot of other things that we can also use for future events. 
  • New character skins, emotes, item skins and more. In total over 200 items.
  • New free on-demand dedicated event servers (Forge Only).
  • Tons of new main menu UI additions and changes.
  • Simple Matchmaking with friends / community groups.
  • Updated drop system (Now 4 items per Chest - Forge only).
  • Implemented ability to purchase item sets.
  • Event “level” progression.
  • And more!

What kind of feedback are you looking for?
First, we really want to know if something is broken. But we’re also looking for gameplay feedback. If you find a security vulnerability or gameplay exploit, we ask that you send it to us directly at livesupport@kleientertainment.com so that we don’t have issues with abuse. Please also include your steam id so we can investigate and follow-up on the issue properly.

If I play the regular game during the event, can I still earn skins?
You can. However, with one big difference. All common drops will now reward an event chest that contains Forge event items. Regular common items will return after the event. 

Is The Forge free?
Yes! Events are free for everyone who owns DST. Players will have the option to purchase a single character’s Warrior Skin Set for $2.99, or the entire Warrior Skin Set collection for $12.99. 

We hope that with this mechanism, we can both continue creating great free content while also supporting the development team. In addition, this method of funding allows us to provide content to all our players, instead of splitting the player community if we implemented it with a DLC paywall.

What about Forge Chests?
While we think it’s fun to get and open random drops, in terms of purchasing we felt it was better if players could buy the skins directly. We hope you feel the same!

When does the Forge end? 
The Beta will last one week, until October 30. For the full launch, The Forge will last 3 weeks from the time it launches and we expect it to launch around the second week of November, but we don’t have a solid date yet. 

Can I keep the items I gain during the Beta?
The Forge will be in a test environment and will not be using production services. You will not be able to use the items you have in the live service and you will not be able to bring the items you earn during beta to the live service. We will be providing items to players in the beta once The Forge goes live depending on how long you spent playing the beta.

What is available during the Beta?
Pretty much everything is available. The only thing not available is skin purchasing and of course any finishing touches, balance changes and bug fixes that come from testing. 

Where do I submit feedback and bug reports?
Please submit your bug reports here, and feedback here. 
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The Forge is almost here! But first, we’re gonna need a little bit of help.

Beginning with The Forge, we’re doing something new with the introduction of Event Servers. Event servers are new on demand servers available for battles in The Forge and future events. Whether you start your own game or join up in a quick match you and your team will be playing on a dedicated server running specially for the event.

We’ve been play-testing for a little while now and we’re currently putting on the last of the finishing touches, but since we have never done this type of thing before, we want to do a bit of a stress test so see how the servers hold up.

Beginning Monday October 23rd we will be opening a beta branch for players to come check out The Forge. Come help us stress test the servers and give us your feedback for final testing and balance before we open up in November!

As with all Betas, things could go a little wonky and might get a bit messy at times, but we could really use the help to make the official launch as smooth as possible.

The Beta officially begins on October 23, at 2pm PDT. See you here!

For the time in your area Click here
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Hello everyone!

We’ve been a bit quiet about Don’t Starve in the last few months, but we’ve been hard at work. Today I’d like to announce a few new things that we’ve been working on:

Don’t Starve: Hamlet

The first thing to announce is that we’ve been working on another Don’t Starve singleplayer DLC! Wilson has found the portal to the origins of the Pigmen, and he’s off to explore their civilization. There may be some bushwhacking and tomb raiding involved, too.

Hamlet will be available in Q1/Q2 2018. More information will be shown as we get closer to launch.

You can check out the store page for screenshots and wishlist it here.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/712640/Dont_Starve_Hamlet
Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked Content Update
We have a little surprise for you: Shipwrecked is getting more content! We have added the following to the game as a free update.

In order to test these changes, we’ve put it into a Steam branch called “beta” with the password “shipwreckedbeta”, which is available now. Here are instructions on how to access the beta: http://support.kleientertainment.com/customer/portal/articles/2873712

World
  • Crockodogs. Will hound you at land and sea.
  • Ballphin followers and the Ballphin Den.
  • Roe. New food item. Stocks the fish farm.
  • Cormorants. New sea bird. Source of Roe.
  • Tar Slick. Pools of crude oil bubbling on the surface of the water.
  • Tar. New resource.
  • 3 new variety of tropical fish.
  • Rainbow Jellyfish. 
  • Coral Nubbin. Replant coral after it's mined.
  • Ox will produce offspring.
New Craftables
  • Galley and Sea Lab . Make your base at sea.
  • Sea Yard. Keeps your ship repaired on the water.
  • Tar Extractor. Gets Tar from Tar Slick.
  • Tar Suit. Temporary protection from wetness.
  • Tar patch. A sticky situation.    
  • Oil Lamp. Quick lightsource for land and sea.    
  • Fish Farms. Grow food on the water.
  • Encrusted Boat.
  • Quackering Ram. New craftable for the Quacken Beak.
  • Sea wall. Water craftable wall. Blocks waves.
  • Tropical Bouillabaisse. New recipe with new tropical fish. 
  • Caviar. New recipe with Roe


Don’t Starve Together: The Forge

In addition to the singleplayer DLC, we are also announcing that we are working on a series of events for Don’t Starve Together. DST events are limited-time play modes that create a new way to play with the cast of Don’t Starve. They serve as a way to mix up the experience, allowing us to try crazy new things without breaking the core game. Events are free for everyone who owns DST to play and will be coming in November.

With the Ancient Gateway activated our survivors now find themselves trapped in a hostile world of fire and battle. They’ll need to team up to defeat the Battlemaster’s army and his champion, the Grand Forge Boarrior, if they have any hopes of returning home. Here’s what’s in store in Don’t Starve’s first event, The Forge:

  • 6-player co-op challenge, where the goal is to try and defeat the Grand Forge Boarrior in an arena. The only way to survive will be to work together.
  • New creatures and bosses with their own attack patterns.
  • New character traits for all characters, each with their own bonuses during combat.
  • New weapons, armor, items, and combat abilities to help you survive the onslaught.

Players who participate in the event will also be eligible to earn event specific skins. For the skin system, we are doing several changes:
  • Far more skins will drop for players than ever before (by a factor of 4x or more!)
  • There’s a new trader in town! If you get duplicates, you will be able to break them down to scrap and craft them into event items.
  • The event features event-time skin drops, including the Warrior Skin Set, putting each character in grizzled gladiator-wear.
  • In addition to the chance of receiving them as drops, players will have the option to purchase a single character’s Warrior Skin Set for $2.99, or the entire Warrior Skin Set collection for $12.99.
  • The nature of the skins themselves will not change, they are still purely cosmetic and optional. However, purchase of the Warrior Set will help us fund further content and events like this one.
  • We hope that with this mechanism, we can both continue creating great free content while also supporting the development team. In addition, this method of funding allows us to provide content to all our players, instead of splitting the player community if we implemented it with a DLC paywall.
This is just the first of many experiments we intend to run, and we would love your feedback! We have many ideas for events, and we would love to know what you would liketo see. 

And more!
Besides events, we will also continue working on Quality of Life improvements and bug fixes. 

And finally, a new challenger has arrived in Don’t Starve Together, and she is coming to all platforms and is available on Steam now!

Armed with her indomitable spirit and trusty mending tape, Winona seems to have been plucked straight off the factory line and dropped into the world of Don’t Starve for something or someone’s unfathomable amusement. There may be more to her arrival than it appears, however, as more than a few eyes will be watching the next move of the newest survivor…

Whew, that’s it! Once again, thank you for your support of our games! 

F.A.Q.

When is Hamlet coming?
We estimate Q1/Q2 next year, but as always, we’ll keep working until we feel it’s ready!

Why not sell DLC for Don’t Starve Together instead of skins?
DST is a multiplayer game, and we decided that we want everyone to be able to play, instead of splitting the community. We hope that in this way, we can continue to develop updates for the game while allowing everyone to enjoy it.

When is The Forge being released?
We are aiming to release it this November.

Are the events coming to console?
The events are going to launch first on PC, but we are looking into bringing them to other platforms at a later date.
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Bug Fixes
(8/2/2017)
  • Fixed bug with Abigail’s damage aura if she was hurt while spawning.
  • Fixed missing tooltip for Succulent ingredient tiles.
  • Fixed controller bug where dropping items could interrupt some character states unintentionally.
  • Fixed memory leak when using threaded renderer.
  • Improved World Gen random seed.

[Hotfix Update] - 233071
(9/18/2017)
  • Fixed issues with running the game on Windows XP.
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