Over A Million Fight Starvation While Don’t Starve Dev Considers Portable Versions

Klei has revealed that Don’t Starve has broken the one million user mark, which occurred at the end of 2013, while the latest Plus promotion has pushed the game further into that territory. As a result the Klei is hoping this will generate more sales for the Reign Of Giants DLC.

The studio may also bring Don’t Starve to other platforms:

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“We’re investigating a proper Vita version at the moment, but we’re not quite sure yet. Currently, a lot of people play Don’t Starve: Console Edition using the PS4’s remote play, and really enjoy it.

So we’re looking into a proper Vita release. As for iOS and mobile, that is something we’ve also been investigating and we think might work, but it’s not at the front of our development priorities right now. It’s still on our radar, though.”

The potential Vita port has been talked about publicly for a couple of weeks, but the mobile version announcement is new. It’s great to see the studio finding success with Don’t Starve, but the studio says don’t expect a sequel, as instead Klei will be looking to create a new game.

Source: Edge

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13 Comments

  1. I’m in 2 minds whether to give this another go or not. The 5 mins or so I did play bored the hell out of me, although in the games defence I didn’t know what the hell I was doing and I know it obviously gets more challenging etc.
    I couldn’t comprehend walking around collecting seeds or weeds when I knew my fellow squad mates were on the Battlefield or having more fun on FIFA kicking a ball around.

    • You should give it a try with the Don’t Starve Wiki open. It made the game way more fun for me anyway. Its insanely in depth compared to what you’ll be expecting.

    • Yeah i felt the exact same as you. Played Don’t Starve for five mins and lasted 3 days (game time) and turned it off, Just didn’t get it!

  2. I played this and finished a world last week. However, the game has nagged at me for two reasons (until purchase).

    1. It looked like something I might enjoy
    2. It looked like something I might not enjoy

    So… thank god for the Steam community! I modded the tits out of it and thankfully, turned it into a game were I didn’t die a trillion times and was punished each and every time, thus having to start again. Modding was done judiciously but it meant that when I did die on Day 59, I didn’t have to start again. That’s simply not my idea of fun.

    However, the time I spent with it was genuinely lovely and I’m off to read about the DLC. Congrats to them for selling so many units and also bringing it to the PS4.

  3. I can’t even play this: i tried downloading it more than once, but once installed it has a lock symbol on it, and it states that i don’t have the necessary license to play it… great :/

    • My BBC iPlayer app does this. I’m sure I read somewhere you just have to reset something in your PS4 settings… possibly the Security, can’t remember but I haven’t yet as I don’t like dabbling into all that stuff as long as everything else is working.

      • i’ll try to check on the forums or something about this, specially because i think i might really like the game. but thanks for the tip ;)

    • There is a renew licenses option in the ps4 settings somewhere. That may help? I had to do this for bonus items in ac4 once. It may help?

    • Have you tried Setting>PSN> Restore Licenses? It worked for me when I had this problem.

      • Aha, that sound like the thing I was on about.

  4. I played it constantly until i died.. at the first nightfall. I thought that looking at the Wiki might encourage me to give it another go but it actually put me off playing it again.

  5. I’m really into this. I’m just not very good. I’ve got to day 6. I’ll get it eventually. I’m really looking forward to the land of the giants DLC.

  6. I’m really enjoying game after the initial ‘not for me’ of the first few days. I’ve also reached day six before dying a miserable death. What i’d prefer is that you only go back a few days upon death up to a maximum number of lives. This way there’s still a consequence of dying but with less of the frustration of instant permadeath.

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