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Don't Starve: Shipwrecked On Early Access Next Month

Don't Starve, but with fruity cocktails.

The latest Don't Starve [official site] expansion, Shipwrecked, will crash headlong into Steam Early Access in December. If you are perhaps fond of not starving and are looking forward to not starving again—maybe while drinking fruity cocktails on a desert island—then you'd better mark your calendar for December 1st.

It's an ironic release date for me and my fellow Americans, given the amount of food I'm prepared to consume the week before for Thanksgiving. Starving will be the least of my worries.

The details, via Klei:

"The early access version of the game is fully playable, but there is still some work to be done. The initial version contains new seasons, creatures, biomes, and many other exciting ways to die. As always, during early access we will be releasing regular updates containing new content as well as tweaks and bug fixes based on your input."

Today's news is our first major update on Don't Starve: Shipwrecked Robinson Crusoe Edition since August, when Klei announced the new expansion would actually be the result of an indie developer Voltron/1980s hair metal supergroup consisting of them and Capy (of Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery fame).

The expansion will be Windows-only to start, though Klei does imply Mac and Linux support is coming down the pipeline. Also worth noting: you don't need the previous expansion, Reign of Giants, to play. And Shipwrecked is singleplayer only for now, though Klei says the idea of it working with Don't Starve Together is "an awesome idea."

Awesome if you want to reenact Lord of the Flies, maybe. Me? I'll take my islands lonely and desolate.

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