Submission #5262 - Don't Starve (Game Overview) page

Someone removed the pictures of the characters and removed Wendy. I readded wendy but instead of adding the pictures back, I added some new smaller ones. i plan to complete the characters today.

02/18/2013 2:46:11 pm
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Game - Don't Starve EDIT  


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 first playable character that has the ability to . Unlike other characters, he can grow a beard. Which also makes him the only player The beard can be shaven to produce beard hairs, which is used 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.

Wendy "The Bereaved'

'Abigail! Come back! I'm not done playing with you."

Wendy is the third playable character. At night, there is a chance that here ghost sister, Abigail, will appear and protect Wendy from any near by hostile mobs.



The axe is made from one twig and one flint. The axe is used to chop down trees to obtain wood. The Luxury axe 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.

Fire Pit:

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.

Miner Hat:

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.

Pumpkin Lantern:

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.



A backpack is made with 4 twigs and 4 cut grass. The backpack is a wearable item that occupies the chest/armor slot. The backpack is used to carry around extra items, it provides 8 additional slots. The backpack can not be placed in a chest.


The trap is made with 6 cut grass and 2 twigs. the trap is used to capture Rabbits, Bees, frogs, redbirds, crows, and spiders. The trap can baited with seeds, vegetables, fruits, and meat. 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. A trap can be only be used 10 times.

Bug Net:

The bug net is made with 4 twigs, 2 silks, and 1 rope. The bug net is used to catch bees, fireflies, and butterflies.

Fishing Rod:

The fishing rod is made with 2 twigs and 2 silks. The fishing rod is use to catch fish from ponds, located in swamp biomes.

Bird Trap:

The bird trap is made with 3 twigs and 4 silks. The bird trap is used to capture red birds and crows. The bird trap, as well as the trap, can be baited to speed up the process.

Straw Roll:

The straw roll is made with 6 cut grass and 1 rope. The straw roll allows the player to skip the night but with a 50% hunger penalty.


The tent is made with 6 silk, 4 twigs, and 3 ropes. The tent is used to change the character. Afterwards the tent will disappear.


Farm Plot:

The farm plot is made with 6 cut grass and 2 manure. The farm plot is used to grow vegetables using seeds. Fertilizers, such as manure, can be used to speed up the process.

Speedy Farm Plot:

The speedy farm plot is made with 6 grass and 4 manure. It functions the same as the farm plot, but quicker.

Crock Pot:

The crock pot is made using 3 cut stones, 6 charcoal, and 6 twigs. The crock pot is used to create food using 4 food items. Different foods are made by using different recipes.

Ice Box:

The ice box is made with 2 cut stones, 2 gold nuggets, and 1 boards. The ice box is used to store food, food inside spoils at half the rate.

Turbo Farm Plot:

The turbo farm plot is created with 10 grass, 6 anure, and 4 rocks. In functions the same as the speedy farm plot, but even faster!

Crock Pot

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


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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