Don't Starve

Klei Entertainment's whimsical survival sim comes to console, with all its punishing intensity intact.

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Don't Starve Together launches on Xbox One this week

Don't Starve Together launches on Xbox One this week

The night is dark and full of terrors.

Don't Starve Together: Console Edition is coming to Xbox One on 13th September.

According to the Microsoft Store, the standalone multiplayer expansion of wilderness survival game Don't Starve will be available on Xbox One from Wednesday and is currently available to pre-order for £11.99. Previously the console edition was only available for PlayStation 4.

Don't Starve sees you explore a strange gothic world full of peculiar creatures and unknown dangers. You must craft and scavenge to survive the harsh environment. In Don't Starve Together you can cooperate with friends or strangers to battle the wilderness together.

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Invisible, Inc. is brilliant, and free on Steam this weekend

Plus Don't Starve, Mark of the Ninja, all Klei's other games.

As if there wasn't enough gaming to do this weekend - Fallout 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void, Star Wars Battlefront on EA Access, all those Xbox 360 classics hitting Xbox One backwards compatibility (I'm downloading Pac-Man: Championship Edition and Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, officially two of the greatest games ever made, as I type) - talented Vancouver indie Klei is celebrating its 10th anniversary by making its entire catalogue free on Steam for the weekend.

Don't Starve announces Shipwrecked DLC

Don't Starve announces Shipwrecked DLC

Single-player expansion due this autumn.

Don't Starve will be getting a new single-player expansion entitled Shipwrecked.

Due this autumn on PC, Mac and Linux, Shipwrecked is being published by Capy Games, the company behind Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery, Super Time Force and Below

Shipwrecked will contain "new playable characters, biomes, creatures and seasonal effects."

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Don't Starve: Reign of Giants PS4 release date

Reign of Giants, the first expansion for indie roguelike Don't Starve, launches on PlayStation 4 next week.

The add-on will be available to download on Wednesday, 23rd July, priced at the UK equivalent of $4.99 (about £2.99). There's also a 10 per cent launch discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers, developer Klei Entertainment confirmed via the game's official forum.

Reign of Giants adds two new playable characters and another unforgiving world to survive in - this time for a whole year.

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Don't Starve review

Klei Entertainment's survival sim is a tricky one. That title seems so helpful, pretty much doubling as a minimalist player's guide, but it misleads you, dear reader. It makes you start the game thinking that your main concern will be acquiring ample food reserves, but that's not the case. Not really.

I have died many, many times in Don't Starve, and not once was my cause of death mere starvation. I came close once or twice, but every time my demise came from the local wildlife. My first game ended almost immediately after I was hacked to death by territorial Pig Men. Next, I was pecked and kicked to death by Tallbirds. A later game came to an abrupt and ignoble halt when a herd of Beefalo took it in turns to trample me into the dirt. In my most shameful moment, I was done in by frogs. ****ing frogs.

Thing is, responsibility for each death rested undeniably with me. Don't Starve is a game that you prod with sticks, gingerly testing each new thing you discover to see what is dangerous. Clue: pretty much everything is. And yet I still wandered around its ominous yet charming randomly generated maps, blundering into the paths of creatures and then goading them into deadly action like an inept Bear Grylls. It was my idiotic notion that I could swipe a Tallbird egg for me tea. It was me who reckoned I could kill a Beefalo with my feeble flint axe and be away with its meat before its family noticed. It was my hubris that led me to take on a gang of frogs - ****ing frogs - confident that I could do more damage to them, en masse, than they could do to me with their stupid sticky tongues and fat rubbery thighs. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

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Independent Games Festival 2014 finalists announced

Independent Games Festival 2014 finalists announced

Led by Device 6, Dominique Pamplemousse and Papers, Please.

They're not the only indie games you should care about but they're some of the best: finalists for this year's Independent Games Festival - the Oscars of the indie world - have been announced.

The main event, the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, will be contested by The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe); Papers, Please (Lucas Pope); Don't Starve (Klei); Device 6 (Simogo); Jazzpunk (Necrophone); and Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!" (Deirdra Kiai Productions).

The Stanley Parable and Papers, Please finished as two of Eurogamer's Games of 2013.

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Don't Starve plushy triples its Kickstarter goal in a day

Chester toy was successfully funded in 90 minutes.

Yesterday Klei Entertainment and toy manufacturer ESC-Toy launched a Kickstarter campaign to mass produce plushies of the game's lovable pack mule-esque monster Chester. The campaign met its $15K goal in less than an hour and a half.

Klei's gothic survival game Don't Starve has officially launched on Steam

Mark of the Ninja and Shank developer Klei Entertainment's most recent PC and Mac offering, Don't Starve, has graduated from beta and been released to the masses as a "complete game" on Steam and GoG.

That doesn't mean Klei is done with it, as the Vancouver-based studio will be providing six months of free post-release content.

Currently Don't Starve is on sale for 20 per cent off on GoG for two weeks, bringing the total to $11.99. It's also 10 per cent off on Steam, making it £10.79 / $13.49 rather than £11.99 / $14.99. Additionally, the soundtrack can be purchased for £3.99 / $4.99.

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FeatureWhere Lovecraft and Minecraft meet

Welcome to Don't Starve, Klei's brilliant new game of survival and exploration.

When you're terrified of the dark, a forest fire has a beauty. When you're surrounded by an inferno and the night is lit up with an aggressive combustion, rampaging through your carefully planted wall of trees, you almost feel safe, comforted by the warmth and this blazing warning to all the things that go bump in the night.

Shank dev's upcoming survival game Don't Starve enters beta, goes on sale

Shank dev's upcoming survival game Don't Starve enters beta, goes on sale

Pre-order at half price and get an extra copy. Demo available.

Shank developer Klei Entertainment's upcoming survival game Don't Starve has entered a closed beta available to those who pre-order the game at $6.99.

Doing so nets players an extra copy for a friend. The full game is expected to cost about $15 when it comes to Steam, making pre-orders essentially 77 per cent off.

Additionally, a demo is currently available at the official site, so you can get a taste of the game without spending a pence.

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