Don't Starve

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Third party DRM: Steam

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"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." -

"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." -

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


Yet another survival game, but in 2D!

aiat_gamer | Feb. 18, 2015 | See all aiat_gamer's reviews »

It seems that survival games are a dime a dozen these days. Everyday there is a new one popping out and most follow the same trend: First person view, monsters to fight (mostly zombies) and such. Don`t Starve however, stands out as being a top down 2D game with art that brings the works of Tim Burton to mind. The game is highly unconventional. Everything about it is unique, the mechanics, characters, monsters and crafting system. The goal is basically not starving! During the day you can run around gathering material, food and at night, you have to have a light source or be devoured by monsters of the night! There are enemy characters during the day too, so you need to gather resources to build armor and weapons to defend yourself. I really can not get into the details of the crafting and gathering system, it is HUGE. There are tons of stuff you can build, tons of stuff you can gather and tons of places to visit. For example you can build farms and grow crops using seeds that you can find. You can go hunt rabbits, you fish... However, one thing stops me from recommending this game to everyone: the game a VERY hard. You barely have enough time to do all you need to do in a day to careful planning is required. Make one mistake and you will die losing everything and you have to start all over again, doing everything all over again. This can be really frustrating. The fighting system leaves something to be desired as well, where is basically boils down to clicking on the enemy and clicking away when they wind up for an attack. Overall, the game is highly unique and entertaining, however frustration can kick in in a long run so be warned!


Your a dead man walking

my123for5 | Jan. 10, 2015 | See all my123for5's reviews »

Don't starve is hard. its a survival game where just doing that is a challenge. The crafting systems are interesting and varied with everything from a torch (which you will need) to fancy armor and beds to sleep though the night. You have some customization choices as far as weapons (axe,sword,spear) and different armor you get throughout the game but the bulk of the game is just trying not to starve. This is a gem of a game simply because they made it simple and fun. Oh and its rather dark...


One of the best games I've played

pomarf | Oct. 21, 2014 | See all pomarf's reviews »

Like I said, this is one of the best games I've played in a very long time. I would highly suggest anyone that is even contemplating getting this game to just stop thinking about it, and go ahead and spend the fifteen dollars on it. I have owned it for quite a while and I still find myself coming back to it a lot. If you like survival games like Minecraft, or city builders like banished, this is most definitely the game for you, So, stop thinking about getting this game and just give in already. Do it, you wont regret it, and even if you don't like it as much as you thought you would, who doesn't like adding another game to their library?


Visually stunning, but ok gameplay

BlockAgent | Oct. 17, 2014 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »

Don't Starve is a striking game. It wows you with it's hand drawn, paper cutout style the moment you launch the game. The art of it is honestly my favorite part. The gameplay on the otherhand, isn't that great. It is one of those games where you start out, make a good amount of progress, then make a small mistake that ends in your death, then you have to start all over again. This was very frustrating to me. I died several times at night because i took longer than 5 seconds to craft a campfire. If you enjoy very challenging, everything is on the line at all times type of games, there is no way you not love this game. It just didn't do it for me.


It's okay

Dingusaurus | Oct. 1, 2014 | See all Dingusaurus's reviews »

This game is pretty good for what it is, which is an indie game, but it just can't hold my attention for more than half an hour at a time. I don't know why, I just find it incredibly boring after that. The combat is kind of boring, the crafting is okay, but I don't enjoy how it drops you off with no explanation. It is an okay game though, and I recommend it to any who like indie or survival games.