In this article of the Gamesplanation series, I’ll be talking about a game that I’ve racked many hours on, Don’t Starve Together (DST). Although very similar in content, DST differs in multiple ways compared to its single-player counterpart.
Gamesplanation of Don’t Starve Together
Don’t Starve Together (DST) is the standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising survival game Don’t Starve (Keep in mind that I’ll mostly be referring to DST in this article).
The game sets you in a wilderness full of science and magic. You’ll be spawned in a strange and unexplored world that will be filled with weird creatures, dangers, and surprises. Your job is to gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. With DST, you’ll be able to cooperate with your friends in a private game or take your chances online.
The characters that you can play as in Don’t Starve Together are created with quirks that help them suit different forms of play style. If you’re the type of person who never backs down from a fight, then a character like Wigfrid would be the perfect choice for you. If you enjoy the more supportive role or having someone else fight for you, then Wendy’s your best bet. With the large list of characters available for you to choose from, there’s surely someone that will suit you best.
You’ll run into the many different creatures that’ll inhibit the mysterious world of Don’t Starve Together. From Beefalos to Deerclops, your sighs of affection can quickly change to screams of terror if you’re unlucky enough to encounter an aggressive monster.
Many of the creatures you’ll see are a comical blend of different animals. From Moosegoose to Bearger, you’ll definitely run into some interesting monsters. Some creatures will be easy to kill while others might require you and your team to work together.
Everything will try to kill you in this game. Think you’re safe chopping down that seemingly harmless tree? Think again as you watch that tree transform into a walking tree guard that will chase you down until you pay for what you’ve done.
The season is another factor that you have to take into consideration if you wish to survive in the late game. Each season will present a threat to you and your friends. You have to make sure that you’re prepared beforehand if you want a chance to live through it.
Whenever my friends decide to try out Don’t Starve Together with me, it’s always a great rollercoaster ride. It can be extremely hard (although definitely entertaining) to watch them make those simple mistakes that we all did when we were new to the game. So here are some of the main tips that I can think of to help you survive through your first couple of dark nights:
- Gather twigs, flint and cut grass to begin creating tools necessary to collect more items.
- Make sure you have a source of light before nightfall.
- Make an axe and a torch. You can use the logs from chopping down trees to create a fire to survive your first night.
- Do. Not. Hit. The. Beehive. For some odd reason, every new person I’ve played with has insisted on hitting the beehive. This is usually followed up with screaming and calls for help.
- There’s always something that you could be doing in this game. Help out your team by collecting resources that can be used to build structures. Farm some spiders for valuable silk. Work towards your next base upgrade.
- Don’t eat simple food. As soon as you can, try and build a Crock Pot, this will give you a much better stats boost.
- Don’t eat monster meat.
- Pay attention. Your character’s stats are at the top right corner. It’s important that you keep track of your hunger, health and sanity meters.
Where to Buy it
Don’t Starve Together is available on Steam for US$14.99.
You can also purchase Don’t Starve, the single player counterpart for the same price.