My Opinion + Crow Funding

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Hey guys,

I really do love this game its such an great piece of gaming history <3

But for the multiplayer aprt I have one recommendation:

Maybe you could try to get the money by a crowd-funding-site like Kickstarter. Maybe an option ;D

€dit: I think there are enough guys loving your game to get this real.

Till then,


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I don't think them not doing Multiplayer has anything to do with funds.

You can read the Dev's official response here.

There has been a lot of talk about adding a multiplayer or co-op mode. I’d like to give our official response to this suggestion, and clear up any confusion that people might have.

As you can see from the game’s roadmap, our vision for the game does not include network play. We have promised our players an awesome single player experience, and we are devoting all of our time and resources towards fulfilling this promise. We are even committing to six months of continued support after launch, so that we can make the game even better.

Don’t Starve was designed and implemented as a single-player game. At the code level, you have to do things a lot differently if you want to play over a network. If we were to implement multiplayer now, we would have to re-architect all of this code, which would have unavoidable spill-over effects for the single player experience. This would make it harder for us to fulfil the promises that we’ve made, and compromise the overall quality of the game.

This is an amazing community, and we really value your feedback, as you can see from our constant updates and hotfixes. We have discussed and debated multiplayer A LOT within the studio. In the end, we have concluded that we can make a better game, and better support the community, if it remains single player. This is why we are not planning on adding multiplayer or co-op to Don’t Starve.

Now let’s get on with making the best single player game we can make!

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The lack of multiplayer has nothing to do with funding, it has to do with the way the game is coded. It is structured to be a single-player game.

As someone who has written thousands of lines of code I can assure you having to restructure an entire program to accommodate a feature is a pain. Sorry.

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