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


It hurts so good

DoctorPicklepus | Sept. 9, 2015 | See all DoctorPicklepus's reviews »

Its so hard but its so much fun. The art style is fun the world has so much to offer and the possibilities are endless. Pick up this game if your prepared to play for hours and loose it all to a tentacle monster in the ground.


The Artwork Makes it

LrmNick | Sept. 7, 2015 | See all LrmNick's reviews »

Don't Starve makes you spend lots of hours trying to survive in a place full of creatures and monsters, while you have to discover a way to survive making campfires, houses, finding food, etc. The design of the game is beautiful,i'm writing a review while watching a Tim Burton movie and it is a lot similar and i enjoyed a lot,recommend it if you love his artwork and survival games.


Why can't i starve?

vitorhermes | Sept. 7, 2015 | See all vitorhermes's reviews »

Cool game, various mods to increase gameplay, the crafting is well made, and you can increase difficulty, or make it easier as you wish, going on just make it harder, most i survived was 135 days, and it was hard, the winter was blowing me up, those giants were putting my base down, and all i could do was watch and cry.


What Am I Doing? What Is That Tree Doing? AAARRGH!

MysticMatt | Sept. 2, 2015 | See all MysticMatt's reviews »

The title is pretty much a summation of what happened in my first game of Don't Starve. I picked it up knowing the general idea of what it was (a survival and semi-horror rogue-like game) but nothing further. I believe that after that I started the typical Minecraft stuff of making an axe and pickaxe and gathering food and resources. But then as night came, things got weird. Pretty sure I saw a tree monster or two which freaked me out. The "What Am I Doing?" comes from when I went through a marsh and was getting attacked by things coming from the ground. I died because even though I threw down a campfire I was already dangerously low. Went out and a tallbird punched me after day came again. If you can't tell, I sucked. But after playing a good deal I still suck, just not as bad. This is one of those games where if your goal is to pick it up on the fly you will almost never succeed. I still find myself looking up new things that I find even though I am a pretty good deal into the game. If you bother to learn the game and plan things out and do research, you will have fun. But it is indeed frustrating when you can't even get Wilson to grow any facial hair at all (took me about 10 runs to reach day 5). Not for Beginners, but Fun for Intermediates->Experts


Exploration and crafting, just... be careful

Valoo321 | Aug. 18, 2015 | See all Valoo321's reviews »

Hey remember that one time we found a field, ran into a herd of Beefalo that were in heat, and got mauled to death? Or that other time we tried to pick some flowers, but ran into a field of killer bees instead? Or what about the one time when we finally found the desert and got burned to death by a Dragonfly? These are just a few of the things that happen in Don't Starve. The biomes are varied and each one carries with its own resources to gather and dangers to be wary of. The level of constructing items is pretty high, there's a lot of different things to be built to help your survive in this wasteland. While gathering and collecting the resources, and avoiding the enemies, you also have to worry about sanity and hunger. Sanity drains during night time and when you are near the baddies (or other items that are of ill-making). All of your gauges that you have to worry about can be replenished by items that you build or acquire, however, so it's a constant balance and battle. There IS an endgame in this, but you have to be able to build your way to find it and get there. It isn't easy, necessarily, but you just may get lucky as the worlds are randomly generated. This is a fun survival game with a wonderful art style and sense of dark humour that underlies all of it. Definitely recommended.