Don't Starve

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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


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.


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.


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.


One of the best Indie Titles Out There!

Godzzila | April 28, 2015 | See all Godzzila's reviews »

Don't Starve is another new take on the Survival Genre. This game takes it to the limit! It really is a survival game, you can do whatever you want, but sooner or later you will end up dead as the difficulty keeps ramping making you stay on your toes! The style of this game is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Everything from the art style to the soundtrack makes this game unique, there is nothing out there like this! A fun experience with infinite replayability, a lot of unlockable characters and a really good and dedicated company behind it. Its a great, very solid game, and by getting the DLC Reign of Giants will just be adding even more value for this "little" game! The company is even working on a coop mode years after the game being released, showing how much they are dedicated to their fanbase. Overall the only thing that stops this game from being 100, is the fact of it being limited to really dedicated players, if you don't have the time to learn every little thing, you might be limited. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a serious and genuine take on the Survival Genre, this is a must buy.


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!