Don't Starve

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Third party DRM: Steam

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Description

"If you like survival games, if you enjoy Tim Burton-esque artwork, or if you’re just looking for an unforgiving challenge of a game, pick up Don’t Starve immediately. Pretty much everything about this game is fantastic, and you’ll undoubtedly fall in love with it." - Cheatcc.com

"This community engagement is not only smart from a marketing and outreach perspective, but it's what gives Don't Starve its depth: All of these features bundled into a survival game with streamlined, robust mechanics and infinite ways to die." - Joystiq.com


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.

  • Constant Updates:

    Join an active community that continues to help shape the game as new content is added!

  • 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.

Customer reviews

95

Hunger Pains

DerBleistift | July 21, 2015 | See all DerBleistift's reviews »

Don't Starve is an addictive survival game that I highly recommend. The regular survival mode drops you into a wild and dangerous world with barely the clothes on your back. You have to scavenge for materials and food right away if you want to make it through the first night. Night time is when the spooky things come out. Over time, you'll gather more supplies and build up your camp to become well settled in the world, but be careful! Manage your resources carefully or you might not do what the name of the game says... Especially when Winter hits. I would describe the overall design of the game as charming. It has a hand drawn, Tim Burton-esque art style that gives it a distinctive character; it's both spooky and comical. The audio is just as good, with lots of humorous effects. Despite its lighthearted, comical nature, the game is very punishing. Retries are very rare, and you will die sooner or later, with the main purpose of the game being about endurance. But whether or not I died on day 1 or day 100 (I may or may not have ever made it that far), I kept wanting to play--I kept wanting to see how big I could make my camp, and how far I could venture into the world to discover new things. The only "con" that comes to mind is originality. Many survival games have flooded the market over the past few years, and Don't Starve is part of that current. However, you can tell some real love and hard work was put into this game to help make it stand on its own. I had lots of fun spending way too many hours with this game, and I think you will too.

90

The best survival game

The1337N00Bx | July 18, 2015 | See all The1337N00Bx's reviews »

This game can be pretty hard to pick up at first because there's a lot to learn about it, but after you get the hang of it, it can be a lot of fun. It's a giant randomly generated world, so each playthrough is a unique experience and gives plenty to explore. The game is accurately titled as well because I found myself starving to death about as frequently as I was being killed by enemies. And the art style kind of feels like Tim Burton made a game. It's a very unique game and would highly recommend giving it a shot if you're a fan of survival games.

85

Charming take on the Survival Genre

Zaggeta | May 8, 2015 | See all Zaggeta's reviews »

Don't Starve is a charming cartoonish survival game with aesthetics reminiscent of Tim Burton and 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'. This sense of tongue-in-cheek style contrasts well with the feeling of hopelessness that arrives with the night. Don't Starve can be hard at first. Very hard. But with subsequent games, a player will gain the hang of it - making death even more unpleasant. Once your survival has been achieved, the randomly generated maps open up to reveal a mysterious and intriguing world begging for discovery. For lovers of survival games (who are sick of zombies) and exploration, Don't Starve is a must buy.

90

Be vewy, vewy, quiet. I'm hunting the wabbit...

Obsessor | May 5, 2015 | See all Obsessor's reviews »

When I finally killed the rabbit, I found a cocoon, smashed it. Got swarmed and killed by spiders. Thus ended my glorious adventure. Started again right away though. In Don't Starve you are put in a world without any items, help, guidelines. Go around, gather twigs, grass, flint... flower petals, berries. Try to survive. Craft some basic equipment, but be wary, as it degrades, and you'll need to have enough materials to craft a new one soon.. Fire is your friend.

90

The True Survival Game Experrience

mothaflippin | May 1, 2015 | See all mothaflippin's reviews »

Don't Starve is a indie game made by Klei Entertainment, and it is an interesting take on the so popular Survival Game. In Don't Starve you are never safe. Whenever you think you have reached a fullproof strategy that will allow you to survive for ever, the game will throw a new twist on your way making you have to rethink everything you have made so far. It's visual and audio style is incredible and stands out from any other game outthere, it is beautiful and unique. The game keeps getting harder and harder until you end up dieing, no matter how hard you try. But in that path you unlock new characters making it a new experience the next time you play. Everything is randomly generated which gives this game an amazing replay value, and with the upcoming coop, it will be even better to play with your friends.