Sunday, March 31, 2013

Don't Starve: PAX East 2013

From the creators of Shank and Mark of the Ninja, Klei Entertainment takes a new route and take a more open-world sandbox approach to their next title: Don’t Starve. As the title implies, the entire premise of the game is to survive as long as you can while not starving. Don't Starve has as simple an interface as it does a premise. It’s up to the player to figure out how to progress and increase their chances of survival. While the basic items do show what components are needed to create them, it’s not always clear how to obtain those components. Some of the most basic items that are first crafted are the Axe and Pickaxe. From there wood can be gathered to build fire, rocks can be smashed to create a firepit and logs can be added to extend the life of the flames.