The Art of Darkness

Don’t Starve

June 18th, 2013 by Cobwebs

Don't StarveDon’t Starve is a weirdly appealing little indie game with the slogan, “Survive! Collect! Attack!”

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.

It appears to be a hybrid adventure/resource gathering game, with artwork that’s rather reminiscent of Gorey. The game developers appear to have a fine sense of humor, as evidenced by the recent update notes on the site:

New Things To Discover:
Peaceful rock lobster herds roam the gloomy depths.
Bunnymen turn into beardlords when your sanity is low.
Ever wonder what’s right below a tentacle? MORE TENTACLE!
The invasive Lureplant will taunt you with its delicious veggiemeat.
Eat exotic cave bananas!
Ferns! You can burn ’em!
More colourful mushtree varieties.
Stalagmites come in more varied shapes.

New Things to Craft and Use!
The vampiric BatBat.
The marginally useful Compass.

New Map Generation Features:
Gaze into the abyss in the caves!
Cave walls are prettier.
Cave layouts are… caveier.

(I was hooked the moment I learned that the main antagonist is a demon named Maxwell.)

There are lots of gameplay screenshots and videos (the latter, unfortunately, featuring flickers and scratches that are supposed to mimic old-timey film artifacts but are mainly just annoying) in their gallery. Here’s a trailer:

The game is playable either through Steam or as a standalone on Chrome. You can buy it here.

(Hat tip to xJane)

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  1. xJane Says:

    I’ve got a disease and the only cure is MORE TENTACLE!

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