In this installment of Indie Horror Spotlight, our heroes (David and I) play the latest game from Klei Entertainment, an open-world survival game that refuses to hold your hand. It’s called Don’t Starve, and it’s the game Tim Burton would’ve wanted to make, if he knew what video games were.
What makes this episode so exciting, you ask? Why, it’s only exciting if the image of me chasing down rabbits with an axe in one hand and the will to survive, no matter the cost in the other gets you excited. Also, about half-way through David decides he’ll have no more of my chicanery. Check it out after the jump!
Klei Entertainment, the team that recently brought us Mark of the Ninja is hard at work on their next project, a “wilderness survival game” called Don’t Starve. What’s most interesting to me about this game is its gorgeous hand drawn art style, which because of its dark and quirky nature makes it look like it could have easily been the work of Tim Burton. It follows “Gentleman Scientist” Wilson who has been trapped by a demon in a strange and dangerous world, forcing him to adapt to his new surroundings to survive. It’s a beautiful game, and if you’re interested I recommend pre-ordering it on Steam — it’s on sale now for $11.99, down from its usual price of $14.99 — after you watch the trailer I have waiting for you after the break.