So, there was a massive sale during Christmas. I mean MASSIVE! Games that cost a lot of money on Steam were up to 90% off on some games. So, naturally, we decided to dump $100+ on said sale. This is one of the games we purchased. Don’t Starve Together is a version of the game Don’t Starve. This one allows you to play with friends and survive in the same world. The concept is pretty simple. You spawn into an unknown random world and begin looking for materials to allow you to survive. A lot of stuff is needed to survive.
As a beginning tip, the night is your enemy, and a big one at that. You need fire to survive each night and eventually keep warm in the winter. While it is night time and you are without a fire, you are attacked by an entity known as Charlie. Charlie is the creature that stalks you in the night, eventually hurting you if you linger too long. Also, make sure you manage your sanity well. If you don’t, eventually shadow creatures will take form and attack you during the day and night.
Hunger is also a big factor, and eventually, it can get a bit hard to manage. So the basics of the game are, eat, manage supplies, don’t go insane, and stay away from the night. Now for the story!
The background of the game and why you’re there starts with a magician named Maxwell (At first he is considered the king of the Don’t Starve universe). He is a struggling magician until he finds a rare book, a book that can summon shadows. he begins using the book and its dark magic for fame and glory, until one day it backfired. He seems to have constructed the Don’t Starve world as his set for magic. During a show with him and his assistant Charlie, he attempts to pull a shadow out of the book. At first, it worked, but then it retaliated, and pulled Maxwell and Charlie in. Maxwell became trapped in a chair of shadows, then becoming the king of the Don’t Starve world. Charlie became a monster who is half herself, and half of the evil shadow. She often can’t control the shadow’s actions, which makes her attack people.
Now here comes Wilson, a scientist always looking for new knowledge. One day, he receives a weird message from a device telling him it can offer a secret knowledge. Greedy to know more, Wilson began building the portal the device was telling him. Once it was made, Wilson began having doubts about it, but he was shouted at to turn it on. Then shadows grabbed him and forced him into Don’t Starve. The device that was talking to Wilson was Maxwell, he was luring Wilson in to save him from the chair that he can’t get out of. As Wilson adventures throughout Don’t Starve, he gears up and finds a tired and sad Maxwell trapped in his chair. He asks Wilson to free him because he has the option to do so. Without knowing, however, the chair takes Wilson as the new host instead, leaving him trapped there while Maxwell is happy and free.
When Don’t Starve Together was announced, another cutscene was released showing what happened to Wilson. Charlie comes to him in her regular form, but the evil shadow quickly takes control. It begins painfully zapping the shadow magic out of Wilson from him being on the chair, leaving him unconscious and falling into a portal. Wilson is now free, but Charlie takes the throne for herself. She does, however, have trouble deciding which version of her controls it, the good of bad. Eventually both forms come together and agree and Charlie controls the throne.
Thus is the story of Don’t Starve, as it continues with more people spawning into the Don’t Starve world.