Don't Starve

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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


A Gentlemen's Minecraft

StupidMarioBros | July 3, 2014 | See all StupidMarioBros's reviews »

The survival genre has always been somewhat of a drought genre, and was even more until minecraft came along, but this game takes the survival concept and really brings it into a great world of a very unique art style that works perfectly for the world. While the title states that it seems very simple, this game is full of complexity that becomes simple once gotten down. While I do think it looks great and plays great, the story is a bit mysterious, which can be a great story element, but mostly I don't even know why I should care about them, but this game isnt even about story, because in the freeplay, you create the story. You can shave him if you wish, you can dress him a flower hat or a straw hat, or whatever.

All in all, a great game that adds to a growing genre. I recommend.


Don't Starve: Best Indie RPG game

mrminecrafter1 | June 19, 2014 | See all mrminecrafter1's reviews »

Don't Starve is simply fantastic. The fact that it's an indie title is just mind-blowing considering it's not made by a AAA company. Gameplay is diverse and really in-depth with resource gathering, excellent fighting mechanics, and random world generation. The atmosphere is sold so well thanks to the excellent sound design. The unique cast of characters you can choose to play as is also a nice welcome. The art style of the game is done really well. There are hardly any technical issues which is a good thing considering it's a PC game. Overall this game is astoundingly great and shows the gaming industry the potential of indie gaming.


One of the best single-player survival

patacon | June 8, 2014 | See all patacon's reviews »

Don´t starve is one of the best games I played survival, being in 3D but 3 person is quite innovative, the crafting system is not all games have to create different machines to use in this game , the night really is not as funny if you run out of light, is the end of your adventure, unlike other games, this has a map that shows you everything you traveled, very useful, especially when you make a camp to remember where you did, how bad is that this game has no multiplayer (although they will add a dlc) and is only in English (for now), seeing all this, I give it a 9/10, my congratulations the creators of the game.


it's alright, though not for me

mirta000 | May 19, 2014 | See all mirta000's reviews »

The game gives you a simple goal - to survive. I found out that that mostly includes wondering around to find food, then to find gold to build upgrades, then to find dung to build a farm. The game will continue to get harder as it goes forward. If you lose your sanity, by not spending the nights next to a fire, everything that's positive will turn dark, however even if you will stay sane slowly more and more enemies will spawn. The game has a level up system - the more days you spend alive, the more exp you get, the more characters you unlock.

Now why is this not for me? First I found the lack of goal to be a problem. I never thought that I would, because I like plenty of roguealikes, but I did. In Rogue Legacy you're trying to upgrade to beat all the bosses, in the Binding of Isaac you try and get to the last room. Here, there is no goal. You find yourself respawning and donig the same things over and over again. Sometimes the world generation is amusing though and you get to experience something new, but normally after you get familiar with the biodomes the interest kind of fades. Second reason - I can not own a house to hide in. Sounds silly, I know. However in both Project Zomboid and in Minecraft I can set up something that is mine. Here my things constantly get trampled by animals, because while you can build fences, you can't build gates, meaning that no matter how many walls you'll build there will still be gaps, so in the long run fences and walls seem pointless.

For what it is though it's a good game.


Survive, Survive, Survive

drakso | May 15, 2014 | See all drakso's reviews »

When they say survival games they usually mean that you have to gather resources and defend from the cruel world. But in this case that is just a small part from your worries. Don't starve is a very unforgiving game in a sense that you must be on your guard every second while playing. While trying not to die from horrible creatures and the evil that lurks in the night you also need to watch out to not die of starvation or insanity. The resources are very sparse so you will explore most of the time and hang out near camp fires. The art style suits the game and world very much and the sounds and music is amazing. For all of you that really want a survival game, this one is for you.