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Don't Starve: Pocket Edition

By Klei Entertainment

Editors’ Choice

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


***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.

What's New in Version 1.14

- Fix for iOS9 crash bug.


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Customer Reviews

Plays surprisingly well for mobile

Bug: Full moon only works if you re-enter in the game. I'm playing a perpetual night world where getting s full moon is a saving grace. And if you re-enter in the game to get the full moon effect, it doesn't go away after the full moon has past. So if wear pigs are chasing you, they never change back.

I'm listing all the negatives here but I've played this game for many hours and enjoying it.

Some cons I found:
- Cooking and eating is tedious where it takes 5 actions to cook and eat something. And you must have an empty slot.
- Hard to attack specific targets. I was attacking some hounds when they were attacking lightning goats. The attack button locked on the goat so both agroed on me. I had to book it out of there.
- The build menu is a bit fiddly. Sometimes you can't collapse one section and expand another without exiting first. The game pauses when you open it so it's not a big deal.
- Can't really multi task. While I was using the virtual joy stick, I wasn't able to open the map without stopping first. Not a big deal until you are being chaste by a wear pig and trying to find where the beefalo are on the map. The pig killed me because of it.

Solid game, worth the price

I must say, having played this on console before, I didn’t expect this game to port so well! If your a fan of games like terraria and Minecraft but want more of a challenge, then this is a must have.

Something to note, this game is HARD. If you don’t prepare for winter ( or sometimes summer) you WILL die. This game is not for casual players and unless and really like a challenge then I recommend at least looking a few things up. My only complaint is that the multiplayer edition isn’t here. But don’t starve is a massive enough game to not need that for years and years to come. Overall, if you like a good challenge and got the time to spend, try this game

I really wanted to like this game

I’ve had to start over multiple times. There are zero customization options for ios. During winter you can’t move more than an inch from the fire or you die. Day 21-35. So 13 in game days of just standing next to the fire. Seriously!?!? Are you freaking SERIOUS???!!! That is BORING!!! My guy went from happy, sane , surviving well to completely loony-tunes insane in one day of winter. Insanity in this game makes no sense. Instead of gaining sanity from eating, you loose it. I really wanted to like this game. The whole winter thing has really put me off it. Don’t bother unless you like your tune to die. There is no tutorial, no help at all. I really hate games that force me to cheat and look up stuff such as HOW to play their game. Would not buy again. Will not deal with this company again.
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Don't Starve: Pocket Edition
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.14
  • Size: 409 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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