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Don't Starve: Pocket Edition

Magic and science are the keys to survival

In Don't Starve, you have to rely on the power of science and magic to survive the dark wilderness

Don't Starve: Pocket Edition

by Klei
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Don't Starve: Pocket Edition
Don't Starve: Pocket Edition
$4.99 in the App Store

In Don't Starve, you have to rely on the power of science and magic to survive the dark wilderness.

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What is it about?

Don't Starve: Pocket Edition is the iOS port of the popular PC strategy survival game that is loved by millions. In the game, you take on the role of Wilson, the intrepid Gentleman Scientist, who has found himself stuck in a mysterious wilderness world. To find his way back home, he will have to exploit the environment and the inhabitants through the power of science and magic. You'll have to gather resources to build structures and tools that match your survival style, and just make sure you last long enough to get back home.

For those who...

  • Love dark games
  • Enjoy survival strategy games

Not for those who...

  • Don't like to be resourceful
  • Don't like dark and gloomy games

Why we love it

Don't Starve is a dark and gloomy strategy survival game that is packed with a ton of interesting and dangerous creatures and obstacles that stand in your way. You'll have to outsmart everyone and everything if you want to make it back home...alive.

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App Details

Last updated
May 13, 2021
Release date
July 9, 2015
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App Store Description

***NOTE: Don't Starve requires iOS 8 and at least an iPhone 5, iPad 3, or iPad mini 2. Due to memory constraints, it will not run on older devices.***

Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition, brings the hit PC game enjoyed by over 4 million players to the iPhone and iPad. Now you can experience the uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic on the go!

Play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home.

Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.


- Independent Games Festival: Grand Prize Nominee
- Independent Games Festival: Excellence in Design Nominee
- Independent Games Festival: Audience Award Nominee
- Capsule Computers: Editor’s Choice
- Indie Game Reviewer: Game of the Year

Key Features:

Optimized for Touch: New intuitive touch interface lets you explore, fight, craft and manage inventory with ease.

Uncompromising Survival & World Exploration: No instructions. No help. No hand holding. Start with nothing and craft, hunt, research, farm and fight to survive.

Dark and Whimsical Visuals: 2D characters and odd creatures inhabiting a unique 3D world.

Randomly Generated New Worlds: Want a new map? No problem! At any time you can generate a new living and breathing world that hates you and wants you to die.

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