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  1. Hey everyone! As we enter Early Access, the Alpha price of $19.99 will be retired and the base price will become $24.99. In addition to this, we will be providing a 20% loyalty discount for all Klei game owners, so for these players the game will continue to be $19.99. However, while adjusting the prices, we realized that certain currencies had odd Steam pricing tiers that were non-linear, and in conjunction with loyalty pricing, we found that Early Access players could end up getting the game cheaper than our Alpha fans. We think that’s not great, as we really appreciate players taking the chance on us for Alpha. Thus as a thanks for supporting us, we will be providing a free gift for ALL our Alpha players. On July 12, all players who purchased the alpha version of the game will be given the opportunity to choose a gift from a selection of our top selling games. If you already own all of the games (thanks for your support!) then you will be able to choose a gift box containing rare Don't Starve Together skins, with a guarantee of at least 1 elegant skin. This offer will only be available to Alpha players who purchased the game at the original price and will not apply to purchases made during Early-Access. We will have more details about this offer when it’s available. For now, you can head over here and let us know if you would like to be notified when your gift is ready. Thank you so much for playing Oxygen Not Included, your feedback has been amazingly helpful!
  2. Hello folks! It’s finally time to announce that we are going out of Early Access. Our official launch day is April 21, just 2 weeks away! As we discussed in our last update in December, we are finally at content parity with the base game. Maxwell is on his way, the mandrake is in, caves are hostable without jumping through fiery hoops -- we now feel the game is ready for the general public and we’re ready to tell everyone. This has been our longest Early Access yet (and we’ve done 3 full games and 2 expansions through early access). Both integrating Reign of Giants and Caves were undertakings, and we really appreciate the patience you’ve had with us. Thank you! Through the Ages Many moons ago, we discussed launching Through the Ages, and it got waylaid by getting to content parity. We felt strongly that getting to parity at our quality standard was the most important priority, and it took much longer than expected. We’re finally here, and we are now actively working on new content. The team is breathing a sigh of relief that we get to build brand new content again. I’m going to leave Ipsquiggle to talk about Through the Ages as it evolves, but the first step of it is coming to you at Launch: we’re putting in small variations to the basic biomes so that every generation feels a bit different, and these will transition over time as you play through the seasons. As a refresher, the focus of TTA is the evolution of your world over a longer period of time, and more variation between worlds. This will take time to develop, and we will keep you in the loop both in beta branches and through our Rhymes With Play twitch stream, and of course right here in the forums. I’d say this is going to take about 6 months to develop, but uh, I’ve been off before. And that’s a (Early Access) wrap! Thank you all so much for joining us on this Early Access journey. It’s always an adventure to evolve a game with the players, and we have a ton of fun doing so. For Don’t Starve Together, launch is just signalling that we’ve achieved that first step of bringing Don’t Starve to be a full-fledged multiplayer experience. We get that there’s still a lot more to develop -- from longer play sessions, to better modding tools, to improving the state of PvP and exploring the lore -- there’s always more to do than we have hands, but thankfully we’re here for the long haul, as long as you are, too. Thanks! Background Wallpaper: here F.A.Q. What about Shipwrecked for DST? We don’t have any concrete plans right now. Shipwrecked was built without DST in mind, and we’re going to need to evaluate how much is needed if we were going to do this. We would all love to go sailing with our friends! What about PS4? It's in the works! Console development often takes longer than one would hope, but the good news is that we’ve been continually merging in the changes from PC, and the game is coming along well. We'll update you the moment we have more info.
  3. I just want to echo @JoeW: lots of great feedback. Thank you!
  4. It’s June 3, and that means that all previous owners of Don’t Starve now have Don’t Starve Together! Today, we welcome 2 million new players into the Don't Starve Together community. Thank you once again to everyone who supported us on this journey. For everyone who purchased Don’t Starve, to everyone who jumped into the Frontier Pack, to everyone who told their friends about our little game -- thank you! Over the last 6+ months, we’ve been updating the game at a furious pace, and all the while, we’ve been upgrading our backend to get ready for bigger load. Since our Early Access launch in December, we’ve added new creatures, integrated the Reign of Giants DLC for free, created new games modes, added significant improvements to modding, and in general made over 50 significant updates to the game. While we’re not yet done (see below!) we feel players have waited long enough. And on the note of new updates, today we are releasing an update to Willow. Full update notes will be available later today, but suffice it to say that she has been reunited with an old friend. What’s Next? As we discussed previously, Caves has been a huge technical challenge for us, because each cave is implemented as a whole new world in single player. We are now actively working on adapting caves into DST, and we’ll update you as we know more. Please understand that this may take some time as we do some experimentation. Alright, that’s it for now. Below is a F.A.Q., but if you have any other questions, let us know! Thanks again for sticking with us. We really appreciate it. F.A.Q. Is Early-Access over now? We are not out of Early-Access yet. There are a few reasons for this, mainly because we decided to add many more features to the game such as the addition of Reign of Giants DLC content and additional new features specifically made for multiplayer. http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/53413-dont-starve-together-floodgates-are-opening-soon/ When is the end of Early-Access? We do not have a current date for the end of Early-Access. When we have a solid date, we will make sure we announce it here. http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/53413-dont-starve-together-floodgates-are-opening-soon/ Who got Don't Starve Together for Free? Don't Starve Together was added to the original purchase of Don't Starve. This means, that if you purchased Don't Starve at any time before June 3rd 2015, Don't Starve Together is included with your purchase. If you purchased Don't Starve Together separately before June 3rd, 2015 you were given an extra copy of DST at that time, and you will not be given another key for Don't Starve Together. http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/53413-dont-starve-together-floodgates-are-opening-soon/ What if I bought Don't Starve before June 3rd, 2015 and haven't used my key yet? If you purchased Don't Starve on the Humble Store, or through our website and never used your steam key, just head over to steam and once you activate your key, you will find both Don't Starve and Don't Starve Together in your library. If you bought Don't Starve on gog.com, send us an email with the key you got from gog.com and we will give you a steam key after we verify your key. NOTE: At this time DST is only available on steam. http://support.kleientertainment.com/ http://forums.kleien...ntier-pack-work Is Don't Starve done now? Nope! What's in Don't Starve Together? Don't Starve Together has almost everything from Don't Starve, including Content from the Reign of Giants expansion, and some extras. You can check out all our past update notes on the forum. http://forums.kleientertainment.com/forum/72-dont-starve-together-beta-developer-log/ What's missing from Don't Starve Together? Due to technical limitations that we are still smoothing out, Caves are not in DST yet. This is one of our current focuses in development right now, we should have more info on that pretty soon. We don't know what's going on with adventure mode just yet. Maxwell, Wes and Woodie are coming soon as well. What's coming for Don't Starve Together? Aside from a few things from Don't Starve, we have a few things we are cooking up. Character skins and Through the Ages are in the not so distant future. Check out these posts for more info on what we have in mind for the future of Don't Starve Together. http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/53413-dont-starve-together-floodgates-are-opening-soon/ What happens if I buy Don't Starve now? If you buy Don't Starve now, you have the choice of buying just Don't Starve, or buying Don't Starve along with Don't Starve Together. Don't Starve Together is no longer being gifted to new purchases of Don't Starve. How much does it cost to get Don’t Starve / Don’t Starve Together now? The main packages available starting today is the following: Don’t Starve will continue to be $14.99 Don’t Starve Together will be $14.99, and include an extra giftable copy of Don’t Starve Together for your friend Don’t Starve + Don’t Starve Together + a giftable copy of Don’t Starve Together will be $19.99 After June 3, will new purchases of Don’t Starve get Don’t Starve Together for free? No, we are only gifting a free copy of Don’t Starve Together on June 3rd. This means that June 2nd was the last day to qualify to receive Don’t Starve Together by purchasing Don’t Starve. After this date, there will no longer be a loyalty discount to upgrade to Don’t Starve Together as well. http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/53413-dont-starve-together-floodgates-are-opening-soon/ http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/46183-dont-starve-and-dont-starve-together/
  5. @kraken121 -- Don't Starve Together uses a lot of the Steam API's to function, so at this time, Don't Starve Together is only available on Steam. If you have a standalone key, that should work just fine on Steam, though!
  6. Hello everyone, It’s time for another update on Don’t Starve Together! In our previous Roadmap Update we announced that we were focused on 4 major things; dedicated servers, controller support, Mac/Linux support and Reign of Giants. As of recently we have achieved each of these goals. While we have some more work to do to polish these things, they are currently looking good and we want to update you all on what’s next. We can now confirm that Don’t Starve owners will be gifted Don’t Starve Together on June 3, 2015. For everyone who has participated in Early-Access so far, we are extremely appreciative. Your playtesting has been amazingly helpful to help us scale our systems. Now that Reign of Giants content is in, we need a bit more time to make some adjustments and iron out the bugs on this massive update, which will take a few more weeks. Initially, we had wanted to wait until the caves content (more info below) was in before opening the floodgates, but we believe that the game’s in great shape and players have waited long enough. So come June 3rd, all Don’t Starve owners in Steam who don’t already own Don’t Starve Together will get DST for free; and we will continue with Early-Access in order to complete the caves, fix up any leftover bugs and make some more general improvements and other goodies as we have throughout early-access. On June 3rd, new Don’t Starve owners will no longer get Don’t Starve Together, and there will no longer be a loyalty discount. In other words, if you haven’t bought Don’t Starve yet, now would be a good time to do so! The main packages available on June 3rd will be the following: Don’t Starve will continue to be $14.99Don’t Starve Together will be $14.99, and include an extra giftable copy of Don’t Starve Together for your friendDon’t Starve + Don’t Starve Together + a giftable copy of Don’t Starve Together will be $19.99Now that we’ve covered that, let’s discuss a bit about the future content updates. Upcoming Updates In the short term, we are continuing to make lots of improvements to the game. Some things include: More collaborative tools to help players work with each other (writeable signs, anyone?)A streamlined UI to help players find the servers they’re looking for, and more easily manage their servers.Moddable vote-kick options.And more!Through the Ages A few months ago, we also discussed our plans for Through the Ages, and our expected timeline. Our priorities have been to get the game ready for Don’t Starve owners first, and then work on Through the Ages -- because this took longer than expected, we’ve had to push out the date for Through the Ages content. I don’t have concrete dates for this right now, but I can say that we’re actively working on the content and will become our focus after Early-Access ends. As we discussed, this expansion is free for all players! Caves Because caves is implemented as a separate world in Don’t Starve (it is separately generated), it is a relatively significant technical hurdle for Don’t Starve Together. We’re currently working on some ideas, and when we have more information to give you we’ll update you as we have more information. F.A.Q. After June 3, will new purchases of Don’t Starve get Don’t Starve Together for free? No, we will only be gifting a free copy of Don’t Starve Together on June 3rd;This means that June 2nd, will be the last day to qualify to receive Don’t Starve Together by purchasing Don’t Starve. After this date, there will no longer be a loyalty discount to upgrade to Don’t Starve Together as well. When is the end of Early-Access? We do not have a current date for the end of Early-Access. When we have a solid date, we will make sure we announce it here.
  7. Hey everyone! Okay, we’re now into the next phase of our Beta! I just wanted to keep you abreast of how things are going, and what is going to happen in the next phase. A long time ago, we discussed making Don’t Starve Together an update to Don’t Starve, and then raising the price of Don’t Starve to compensate. As we continued with building Don't Starve Together, the code diverged significantly, and it became clear that Don’t Starve Together would be a standalone expansion. Thus, it didn’t make sense to force a price increase on our players, so in order to give players more choice, we’ve done the following: All owners of Don’t Starve on Steam will get Don’t Starve Together on June 3rd 2015! If you would like to buy both Don’t Starve and Don’t Starve Together as a bundle post-launch, it is $19.99 -- the same price as if we increased the price of Don’t Starve. If you would only like to buy one or the other, it is $14.99. This way, people who currently own Don’t Starve on Steam still get multiplayer for free, and all new players get more choice. From a pricing perspective, it’s either the same price (the bundle) or cheaper (if you just want one of the other). To wrap up, instead of simply updating Don't Starve, we have made it a stand-alone expansion, and we are gifting the game to all Don't Starve players on June 3rd, 2015. If you haven't already, see our Roadmap for info about what things are coming for DST. I hope that clears things up for everyone! Once again, let me know your comments / questions and we’ll be happy to discuss. Now, on to making Wilderness Mode.
  8. Nope! If you're already in the DST Beta already, you don't need to buy Frontier Pack since you already have access.
  9. THIS INFORMATION APPLIES TO PURCHASES MADE BEFORE JUNE 3rd 2015 Heeeeeere we go! As you know, when we opened up the initial Beta signups, we were overwhelmed with the demand, and in a few days we received well over 80,000 registrations. Since then, we’ve steadily sent out keys to people who signed up. In the run up to the holiday season, we’ve decided to open up the Beta to everyone who signed up for our initial Beta test. Between today and December 15, 2014, we will be sending invites to everyone in the initial batch of beta signups. That equates to about 65,000 people, each of whom will get 2 keys. Click here to skip to the FAQ. In addition to that, we’re announcing the following: Through the AgesSince DST came out, we’ve been hammering on technical improvements that make the game smooth for everyone. We’ve been working on rubber banding, network performance, bugs, balance, administrative tools for hosts, full mod support, and we’ve even been adding new DST-specific content. In addition to these things, we knew that we would also need larger scale content to really support the new worlds that are being created. Specifically, worlds are lasting not just months but years, and those who are behind the scenes are unhappy with how easy-going the inhabitants have become. We’re thus working on a brand new, free content pack called “Through the Ages”, chock full of new content designed specifically for multiplayer. This expansion is free for all players, and will be available in the Spring of 2015. Here's a sneak peek of what’s to come: Frontier PackAs part of the Beta signup process, we’ve found that there are a lot of people who really want into the Beta, and even while giving out a hundreds of keys every day, it became clear to us that we needed a release valve for the demand. Specifically, people were starting to buy keys in back channels, with varying success, and it became clear we needed to provide a clear, official channel for access. With that in mind, we’re announcing the Frontier Pack. The Frontier Pack includes:A copy of Don’t StarveTwo copies of Don’t Starve Together (with Beta access) Once we finish delivering the 80,000 sets of beta keys from our early signups, we will be releasing the Frontier Pack. Currently, we aim for that to be in mid-December, but we’ll need to play it by ear to make sure our game is in a solid state. For people who do NOT own Don’t Starve on Steam, the Frontier Pack will be $19.99. For owners of Don’t Starve on Steam, since they would be getting DST for free on June 3rd 2015, it will only be $4.99 and will include 2 copies of DST, one for yourself and one for a friend. (This will not include another copy of Don't Starve.) We hope that everyone feels this is a fair way to get into the Beta, introduce the game to new players, and yes, to help the ongoing development of the game. ---- In order for us to deliver Through the Ages, we will be focusing most of our ongoing updates on technical features rather than new content (though we reserve the right to throw some bonus extras once in a while). Thus, you will continue to see mod improvements, server updates, Reign of Giants integration, and more. I hope this helps clear up what’s currently happening with DST! Let me know your comments / questions and we’ll be happy to discuss it with you as always. F.A.Q. What is Don't Starve Together?How do I get Don't Starve Together?Do I have to buy Frontier Pack to get Don't Starve Together?Will you still be giving out more DST keys throughout the Beta?Why the Frontier Pack?I already own Don’t Starve on Steam. How does the Frontier pack work for me?I do not own Don’t Starve on Steam. How does the Frontier pack work for me?Is Don't Starve Together available to non-Steam users?Didn't you say DST was an update to DS? What’s the deal? What is Don't Starve Together? Don't Starve Together is a stand-alone multiplayer expansion to Don't Starve. This is a separate game from Don’t Starve, and you are not required to own one to play the other. How do I get Don't Starve Together? Players who currently own Don't Starve on Steam will receive Don't Starve Together for free on June 3, 2015. If you would like to get into the Early-Access Beta before that, you can do so by purchasing the Frontier Pack. Do I have to buy Frontier Pack to get Don’t Starve Together? Nope! If you own Don’t Starve on Steam today, you can simply wait until June 3rd, 2015; you’ll get it for free at that time. Frontier pack is only for those who wish to join Early-Access before June 3rd. Will you still be giving out more DST keys throughout Beta? Yes, in addition to the Frontier Pack, we will be giving out more Beta keys to help more people get into DST. The Frontier Pack is just one more way to allow players to get into the Beta. Why the Frontier Pack? Since we launched the Closed Beta a couple months ago, we’ve consistently been asked for an official channel to get into the Beta. We created the Frontier Pack to create this official channel, without opening the floodgates completely. I already own Don’t Starve on Steam. How does the Frontier pack work for me? Since you already own Don’t Starve on Steam, the Frontier pack will be discounted 75% to $4.99 and includes immediate access to Don't Starve Together, as well as another copy to give to your friend as a tradeable item in your Steam Inventory. I do not own Don’t Starve on Steam. How does the Frontier pack work for me? If you do not own Don’t Starve on Steam, the Frontier pack is $19.99 and includes 1 copy of Don’t Starve and Don’t Starve Together for yourself and a copy of Don’t Starve Together for a friend. The friend copy of Don’t Starve Together comes as a tradeable item in your Steam Inventory. If you purchased the game on gog.com, contact support and we will help you out. Is Don't Starve Together available to non-Steam users? Don't Starve Together uses a lot of the Steam API's to function, hence, at this time, Don't Starve Together is only available on Steam. Didn't you say DST was an update to DS? What’s the deal? Yes, originally we planned Don't Starve Together to be a simple update to Don't Starve. However, as we continued to develop it, we realized it needed to be a separate game altogether because too many features were diverging. Instead of raising the price of vanilla Don't Starve, we can now keep the same pricing of Don't Starve, and create a bundle for Don't Starve and Don't Starve Together, giving all players more choice. Starting June 3rd, 2015, the price for Don’t Starve Together will be $14.99, or $19.99 for both Don’t Starve and Don’t Starve Together. To wrap up, instead of simply updating Don't Starve, we have made it a stand-alone expansion, and we are gifting the game to all Don't Starve players on Steam - June 3rd, 2015. For a fuller explanation, see our this post.
  10. Yeah, I fixed this in the dev branch already. This should come out with our next big update, which is a bit TBD because it includes a bunch of other changes we're in the process of developing. Indeed it was a product of forking and then further development.
  11. Hey modders! As you may have seen, I’ve been trying my hand at writing mods and seeing what is easy, what is hard, and what is just not possible. I’d love to involve all of you in this discussion! Our goal is to make it easy for modders and hosts to create new experiences for players and share it with everyone, and give players the tools to find and play the experiences they'd like to have. In addition, there are certain things in the game that are rare or restricted, and we want to maintain that. For example, owners of Reign of Giants can play as Wigfried and Webber, and we’d like to leave it exclusive to the owners of the DLC to be able to do that. So given that, there are some features we think will be important. Here is a rough list: Re-enable the modding system by default so people can install mods Show in the server listings when mods are enabled, and allow people to set required mods Add Steam workshop support Implement a peer review system so people can filter servers with popular mods We know there are lots of other features and tools that could be of help to you, and I’d love to get your thoughts on them. Please let me know how your experience is, and we can have a discussion on how to help!