Don’t Starve Together is a multiplayer version of the critically acclaimed rogue-like game Don’t Starve. Choose one of many bizarre characters and enter a hostile world, where cooperation with other players may drastically improve your chances of survival… or drastically reduce them, depending on the players’ whim.
Don’t Starve Together keeps the core game’s peculiar aesthetic. Beautiful, stylized hand-drawn paper-cutout-like animation is reminiscent of Tim Burton’s works. Full of contrasts, with a strongly gothic atmosphere the visuals of Don’t Starve Together perfectly capture the mood of a game set in a world where the arrival of darkness can kill you.
Meet with your friends over LAN or network, or via matchmaking and try surviving in a world full of bizarre monsters and deadly night. Gather materials and use them to build tool and structures, possibly building an enclave where everybody will be safe by the wispy fire. Or become another nightly terror, hunting other people, both in life and as a ghost after you die. Don’t Starve Together never loses the horror atmosphere.
Don’t Starve Together features dozens of crafting recipes, from tools to weapons and clothing, to items allowing you to create a safe place for you and your fellow players. The more elaborate the recipe, the further into the wilds for materials you will have to go, and the more dangerous the enemies to beat will become. So are you daring enough to go gathering resources to bolster your defenses?
Health isn’t the only thing you should keep your eye on. Your characters have the Hunger meter, as well as a Sanity meter, showcasing how much the hostile and bizarre world is getting to their minds. Careful management of each of the meters is essential to survival, and starvation is the least of your worries. In adverse weather conditions pay attention, or your character may overheat or freeze. In Don’t Starve Together you don’t need monsters to kill you, the world itself will do it for them if you are not careful.
The too-inquisitive scientist with a spectacular beard-growing powers is just one of 15 playable characters with different approaches to survival. Among others there are Willow the spontaneous firestarter, WX-78- an automaton very responsive to water and lightning, and Woodie the lumberjack in plaid shirt. The cast of Don’t Starve Together is as bizarre as the world they were thrown into. Find with friends which characters work best together.
Don’t Stave Together PC offers three core multiplayer modes. Survival, treated as the default mode, requiring the characters to cooperate in order to survive. The Endless mode is a more peaceful experience, where characters can respawn, the world doesn’t reset and the players do not have to cooperate. And the Wilderness is more similar to other multiplayer survival games. No resurrection, the map wipes on death and reality is brutal.
Each mode can be further customized by the world’s admin.