If you haven’t picked up the original version of Don’t Starve (and the expansions!) you’re missing out. For the uninitiated, it’s an old-timey survival horror-esque game. The goal of the game is a to find a way off the island you’ve been teleported to, and of course: don’t starve. It has a lot in common with the general feel of Minecraft. This isn’t to say the feel and gameplay of Don’t Starve and Minecraft are identical or even really similar, but the genre is the same.
Don’t Starve is a game we at Certain Age Gamer return to again and again. We’ve been eagerly awaiting the long since announced expansion to multiplayer (which was supposed to hit this summer, but alas, didn’t).
But now it’s here! James bought the game and gifted it to me (Kody had to buy his own version, HA!) because he’s a kind and charitable person.
At this point we shelved the idea of playing together for a week.
When we finally did manage to play together…well. It was like herding cows. Cows in the late stages of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease). What I’m saying is that teamwork is a must in the version of the game.
However, I’m fairly sure the boys had unchecked “works well with others” boxes on their grade school report cards.
At one point, the guys had died so many times it felt like the game was punishing me for my ability to continue to exist.
Still, we played for four hours and there were no glitches (which is unexpected from a game still in Beta). Ever since we stopped playing all I want to do is load the server back up, run around getting into each others way, and drive each other insane.
It’s $5 on steam right now (if you own the original version) and makes an excellent companion to the solo version of the game. If you really enjoy Don’t Starve and it’s myriad ways of dealing doom and death to the player adding the multiplayer version of the gamer is going to a must for you.
Keep on eye on the blog for more posts about Don’t Starve Together.