Multiplayer Coming to ‘Don’t Starve’

Klei, the developers behind the Tim Burton-esque survival game “Don’t Starve”, has announced that they’re taking their highly addictive single-player game and moving it towards the realm of multiplayer.

Making the announcement on their forums, Klei discussed the path the studios took towards developing the game for multiplayer.  Essentially it wasn’t a matter of not wanting to do it, but rather about waiting until they had enough resources to deliver on a multiplayer feature that they would be proud of.

Multiplayer will be added to the game in an upcoming expansion and, according to the announcement, will allow “friends or complete strangers to survive together, in either public or private games. As far as we know, it will have most of (if not all) the normal features in Don’t Starve, balanced for multiplayer, and potentially even add new features.”  So far they aren’t sure how many players will be able to join a game, but they’re hoping to allow a minimum of four.

The new expansion, which is being titled “Don’t Starve Together”, will be due out some time this summer and will come free for those that already own “Don’t Starve.”  However, when the multiplayer reaches alpha phase, the core game will go up in price to $19.99.  So if you’re thinking about jumping in on this, better do so sooner rather than later.

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