5 Tips to Survive Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked, Out August 2 on PS4

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5 Tips to Survive Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked, Out August 2 on PS4

Hey everyone! We’re happy to announce Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked is getting ready to set sail into the wild waters of PlayStation! In our first announcement we had estimated an ambiguous target of “spring.” We know lots of people have been patiently waiting and wondering where it is (Especially since it’s summer now…). Well, we’re able to confirm that the wait is almost over and on August 2 it will hit PlayStation Store with a 10% launch discount!

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of five useful tips to help you survive treacherous waters and craft your own island paradise — assuming your idea of paradise includes hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, poop flinging Prime Apes, vicious Tiger Sharks, and trying not to starve.

1.) Beware of Mutinies
Don’t be fooled by their cute, vacant faces — monkeys aren’t your mates, “first” or otherwise. These adorable thieving scoundrels are just itching to get their lil’ hands on your hard-won goods, so remember, it’s “finders keepers” ’round these parts… unless you can find something to keep them occupied.

2.) Don’t Feed the Quacken
It’s best to not go trawling for trouble, but if you do choose to face off against this deepsea behemoth, you’ll have do so on his turf. Pack your sails and ready yourself for terror on high seas. (And be warned, his screech is as bad as his bite.)

3.) Always Wear a Lifejacket
Remember, safety first! The sea itself may prove to be one of your worst enemies out here, and it’s best to come prepared. Craft a cozy life jacket and you might narrowly avoid a watery grave if you happen to find yourself overboard. When it’s sink or swim, we recommend the latter.

4.) Appease the Volcano
There are few things more dangerous than an angry volcano, and you won’t want to get on this one’s bad side. Offer your finest odds and ends to the fiery titan at the Altar of Snackrifice and you might just stave off its wrath. For a while, anyway.

5.) Don’t Starve!
With tons of new ingredients and tasty dishes including lobster dinners, seafood gumbo, and even dried jellyfish jerky, there are now dozens more foods for you to daydream about as you waste away on your own scorching archipelago.

With these survival essentials under your belt you’re one step closer to conquering the tropical unknown. We’re really excited for the PS4 community to experience Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked on August 2. We look forward to hearing all about your harrowing tales of nautical misadventures.

Keep those bellies full, and happy sailing!

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  • Does it feature cross-save? Yes or no, it’s still a sure buy. It will be fun to play on the go with the Vita after months of playing it on the PC.

    • The Shipwrecked expansion is currently only slated for PS4. We don’t have any plans for Vita at the moment. If that changes we’ll be back to let everyone know.

    • Even critically-acclaimed indies can’t make money off Vita. So glad I haven’t moved off 3.18.

  • Day 1! Can’t wait. I believe you said at one point this was an add on to Don’t Starve, does it use Reign of Giants as well?

    • Don’t Starve Shipwrecked is it’s own adventure with its own original creatures, items, characters, bioms, features etc. That being said… once you find yourself Shipwrecked on an existing Don’t Starve game, it is absolutely possible to traverse between the two worlds, with some effort.

  • Played this at PAX East. Had a blast playing. I really enjoy the series as well.

  • I can’t even find these games on the store. I’m trying to give you money.

    • This expansion will be coming on August 2nd. Original Don’t Starve and the first expansion Reign of Giants is currently available on the PSN.

  • It will be awesome on my PSVita !

  • Is the co-op online only or is there offline, too?

    • Shipwrecked is an expansion we made specifically for single player original Don’t Starve. Don’t Starve Together, which is both local co-op and online multiplayer is coming this year. We’re currently doing a closed beta for it as we get closer to launch.

  • Just gonna throw out there that I’d totally buy some kind of Limited Run version of Don’t Starve >.>

    Looking forward to this tho! This was the Cappy Games collaboration, right? If so, what was it like taking your game and opening it up to ideas from another party? I’d imagine they had a great sense of what Don’t Starve was all about so it seems like quite a fruitful partnership =)

    • Hey thanks! Correct, we collaborated with good friends, and fellow Canadian studio, Capy Games!

      We had no idea what to expect when we started Shipwrecked, neither of us had really done anything like that before. Having been good friends with the team over at Capy certainly made it easier, or even possible to consider doing this. With Don’t Starve being our baby, it definitely required a lot of trust and great communication on both sides. Capy had mentioned in a previous post, they were equally nervous stepping in to Don’t Starve, but we knew they’d be up to the challenge :)

      Logistically, it was interesting working across time zones with them being in Toronto, and us in Vancouver. I think we expected the whole thing to be a lot more painful than it was thanks to the magic of the internet and great communication on either side.

    • That’s cool! Thanks for the response =)

  • Congratz, will there be trophies this time (not that it matters for this game)?

    Is there a standalone version?

    • Thank you! There aren’t Trophies for Shipwrecked. As you alluded to, Trophies defined to-do lists are kind of counter culture to what Don’t Starve is trying to achieve.

      And for your other question, Shipwrecked is an expansion to the original Don’t Starve much like Reign of Giants.

  • I hope you’ll bring the expansion to the PS Vita as well!

  • Klei Entertainment, From my whole family thank you, we have been waiting for this addition as well as Don’t Starve Together later this year. We have a slew of the vinyl characters from the Don’t Starve Realm.

    This game and and expansions have all of us involved. It is so nice to have something we all can connect on….

    Even in the car we play Guess what Dont Starve character or creature or monster I am….

    The only thing I can wish for is to get better at this game,,,, sadly my gaming skills are average at best…

    That said thank you very much to all of you working on this game series at Klei Entertainment.

    • Thank you so much for the kind words! That really means a lot to hear, especially re: the vinyls. I personally work really hard on turning the 2D characters in to 3D adaptions for the merch. We’re really excited to bring this to PS4 and DST later this year!

  • How about a Vita release? I played the first game obsessively on the vita even after beating adventure mode. This will be a day one pick up for me if it comes to vita.

  • Day one buy for me! Still have not played more then an hour of the last expansion (bought it day one as well) as I am waiting to learn the ropes together with my wife and friends in Don’t Starve Together. Are you guys still handing out beta access for DST? Been checking our e-mail every day this week.

    • We are still doing for the DST beta. We’re just getting ready for a second phase. In the first Phase we needed people who already had Klei Accounts / Have played DST on PC.

      If you registered yesterday and have not received an email already, you should re-register again as we are just getting ready to accept some non PC players to help out too! If you didn’t get an email from the first batch, it was likely due to not meeting PC / Steam past experience requirements we needed first.

      If anyone here is interested in the beta they can sign up here: ps4beta.kleientertainment.com

  • Yeah no history with DST on my PC so that makes sense. I have re-submitted again this morning, thanks for the heads up!

  • Love you guys at Klei to bits and like to throw money at you in anyway I can.
    I would starve myself to get my hands on a limited edition steelbook , even though I
    It on every platform that I have. Or even maybe a lovely dynamic theme because your art style is like no other. All your games are gems in my Library. Can’t wait to get into DST on the PS4 or any of your new titles. I wish you all the best and can’t thank you enough for masterpieces you create.

  • cant seem to find a price anywhere…how much is thus expansion?

  • So to play Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked you just need to have Don’t Starve: Console Edition or is it necessary to have the bundle? Because I just have 20 or so in my wallet and I want to play shipwrecked so badly that I cannot wait until I get paid again in like 15 days. Thank you.

  • Will the game be coming out at midnight . It’s 15 minutes away from officially being august 2nd. Stop teasing us lol. ??

  • Its August 2ND, what time does the game become available on PSN?

  • It’s 8 o clock when will the game release

  • I can’t wait anymore!!! release!!

  • Does this come out a certain time today?!

  • Does any one know how much it will be?

  • Where is it?.it’s 5:30 pm here in Europe and no sign.

  • But where is the 10% discount? Making us wait is one thing but lying to us…

  • So I was able to buy but not dl… Do I have to wait again..

  • Klei have been answering people in Twitter, they say “If you’re in EU / AUS the digital stores will update Aug/03 due to timezones. It’s on the way!”
    They couldn’t have compensated? Or let us know beforehand? :(

  • No new trophies? Why?!?

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