Liz-13 Posted November 6, 2022 Share Posted November 6, 2022 Hello everyone, Could you please recommend any analysis, criticism, reviews, breakdowns, or essays about Don't Starve? I would truly appreciate any sources and contributions - anything that examines and interprets the game and its core themes in an interesting way. For context - I'm currently doing research for an academic paper I'm writing on the topic of The Modern Robinsonade and Survivalism in Fiction. It's more focused on literature, but also examines film, video games, and other media related to the genre. Don't Starve seemed particularly interesting to me, not just because its premise seems a lot closer to the Robinsonade tradition, but because of how clearly it stands out among other games of the survival genre. I plan to include a few different video games as examples (Long Dark, Minecraft, and Subnautica being the most prominent among them) What surprised me is that Don't Starve, although definitely not less popular than any of these other games, has generated a lot less discussion and investigation. And the discussion that DST has produced seems more focused on the game's mechanics, rather than examining it as a work of art. I've managed to find a few video essays and short written analyses, but not anything too notable, which is why I'm turning to this forum. I am sure that there are many sources I've missed, as I'm not too familiar with the online space surrounding this game. Honestly, any contribution is appreciated. Even if you just want to offer your own view of the game, share your interpretation, thoughts, or feelings on it - it would all mean a lot. Thanks to everyone. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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