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Award-Winning Video Game ‘Don’t Starve’ is Making Its Way to the Tabletop World

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Mar 27 2024

Don’t starve waiting for Dont Starve: The Board Game, the award-winning wilderness survival video game adaptation!

Don’t Starve has been begging players to keep themselves satiated for over 10 years. But now, thanks to Glass Cannon Unplugged, in collaboration with Klei Entertainment, Don’t Starve is coming to tabletops through their Kickstarter campaign.

Don’t Starve: The Board Game Overview

In this roguelike-ish cooperative survival game, players are dropped into a randomly generated world where magic and science intertwine. They’ll have to rely on their wits to outsmart fate and stay alive. The game emphasizes player choice, dynamic combat, and open-world exploration with a day/night cycle. The iconic visual design adds to the allure of this bizarre and strange land.

Don’t Starve has always been a game about immersion. When you start a new game, you’re dropped into this world with nothing and expected to survive with nothing but sticks and rocks. But by the end, you’re a fully realized survival adventurer. The video game has tens of thousands of 5-star reviews and a solid 10/10 track record.

By Glass Cannon Unplugged

The game will be available through Kickstarter. Expansions, add-ons, and a retail release are expected later down the line. Stay up to date with everything regarding Don’t Starve: The Board Game by following Glass Cannon Unplugged on FacebookX (Twitter)InstagramTikTokDiscord, and their official website

Glass Cannon Unplugged is also behind the upcoming Apex Legends board game, the soon-to-be-released Dying Light board game, and Forstpunk, based on This War of Mine. So they know their way around a video game adaptation. Don’t Starve: The Board Game is designed by Rafał Pieczyński, who was the lead developer for Forstpunk. Jakub Wiśniewski, best known for his work in Frostpunk and This War of Mine, and Natanel Vo-Apfel of Into The Outside: Prelude fame, both provided narrative direction.

Warsaw, Poland (March 27, 2024) —Glass Cannon Unplugged is pleased to announce that they will be responsible for bringing to the world the official board game adaptation of the award-winning video game Don’t Starve as part of a long-term licensing partnership with Klei Entertainment.

Designed by Rafał Pieczyński – lead developer of the highly acclaimed and multi-award-winning Frostpunk: The Board Game, with narrative direction by Jakub Wiśniewski – known for his work on This War Of Mine and Frostpunk: The Board Game – and Natanel Vo-Apfel of Into The Outside: Prelude fame, Don’t Starve: The Board Game transports 1-4 players into the unrelenting, randomly generated nightmare world of the Constant, a distant and ominous realm where magic and science intertwine in ways better left unspoken. Pitched against the elements and a grim pantheon of baddies, the players assume the roles of iconic characters from the video game, having to work closely together and use their wits to outsmart fate, strive for subsistence, and simply stay alive.

With its mechanics highlighting player choice, dynamic combat, and open-world exploration in night and day conditions, Don’t Starve: The Board Game is bound to transcend to unexplored levels of immersion, with its visual design fully embracing the unique, whimsical art style long cherished by fans of the series.The game will be made available through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that is expected to fully utilize the creative potential of the source material, with a wealth of content offered via expansions, add-ons, and future retail releases. The Kickstarter campaign will launch near the end of the 3rd quarter of 2024.


Author: Matt Sall
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