Don't Starve is currently in closed Early Access beta.
The focus is to have the player collect as many resources as possible to create weapons and items. The player is given a allotted amount of time before nightfall to build a campfire so the player may be safe from the darkness. The player will also require nourishment in order to survive.
Wilson "The German Scientist"
"I will conquer it all with the power of my MIND!"
Wilson is the only playable character that has the ability to grow a beard. Which also makes him the only player to create the Meat Effigy.
Willow "The Firestarter"
"Things are so much prettier when they burn!"
Willow is the second playable character. Her ability is she is able to start a fire in complete darkness. Which can either be beneficial or dangerous. She is also immune to fire damage and take less damage from eating monster meat.
The axe is made from one twig and one flint. The axe is use to chop down trees to obtain wood. The Luxury axe is lasts 4x longer.
The pickaxe is made from 2 twigs and 2 flints. The pickaxe is used for mining stones. Stones obtain rocks, flint, and gold. The Opulent Pickaxe lasts 4x longer.
The shovel is made with 2 twigs and 2 flints. The Shovel is also used to digging up plants, such as Berry bushes, and logs from the ground. The Regal Shovel lasts 4x longer.
The pitchfork is made with 2 twigs and 2 flints. The pitchfork is used to "pick up" the terrain. After picking up the terrain, the player can place it anywhere they want.
The hammer is made with 3 twigs, 3 rocks, and 2 strings. The Hammer is used to break down structures to receive some of resources it cost to make the structure, back.
The razor is made with 2 twigs and 2 flints. The Razor is used by Wilson to shave his beard.
The campfire is made with 3 cut grass and 2 logs. The Campfire is used to cook food and provide light during the night. Once the fire goes out, the campfire disappears. The Campfire can set fire to nearby trees, tall grass, etc., if not placed carefully.
The fire pit is made with 2 logs and 12 rocks. The fire pit is an upgraded version of the campfire, its more efficient, safer, and can be used again once the fire goes out.
The torch is made with 2 cut grass and one twig. The torch is held in hand and slowly loses its percentage. Once it hits %0, the fire goes out. The torch is used to create a small light that allows you travel during the night.
The mine hat is created with a straw hat, 1 fireflies, and 1 gold nugget. A miner hat provide a light similar to the torch. But, unlike the torch, the miner hat can be worn, so the hands are free to use tools. Once the miner hat is depleted, it becomes a regular straw hat again.
The pumpkin lantern is crafted using 1 pumpkin and 1 fireflies. The lantern can be placed to provide light to an area. The lantern will work for a period of time before falling apart. The lantern can also be smashed to release the fireflies inside.
Using the Crock pot, one can craft more powerful foods. Some recipes include:
- Berry + Berry + Berry + Berry = Fruit Medley
- Braised Eggplant + Braised Eggplant + Roasted Berry + Prepared Dragonfruit = Dragon Pie
- Berry + Berry + Corn + Carrot = Ratatouille
- Berry + Berry + Morsel(uncooked) + Seeds = Meaty Stew
- Monster Meat + Monster Meat + Flower Petals + Stick = Kabob
Crafting traps is very useful to find excellent sources of food in the early game. The basic trap, which captures bunnies can be baited to increase success. Carrots and Berries are excellent sources of bait in the early game. Alternatively, one can place the trap by the rabbit hole, and once the rabbit has gone inside, one can dig the rabbit out of the hole into the trap. However, this technique is not recommended and should only be used if no bait is readily available.
PC System Requirements
- OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
- Processor: 1.7+ GHz or better
- Memory: 1+ gigs of RAM GB RAM
- Graphics: Radeon HD5450 or better
- DirectX: 9.0c
- Hard Drive: 500 MB HD space
- Sound: 100% DirectX9.0c compatible sound card and drivers