***NOTE: Don't Starve requires iOS 8 and at least an iPhone 5, iPad 3, or iPad mini 2. Due to memory constraints, it will not run on older devices.***

Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition, brings the hit PC game enjoyed by over 4 million players to the iPhone and iPad. Now you can experience the uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic on the go!

Play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home.

Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.


- Independent Games Festival: Grand Prize Nominee
- Independent Games Festival: Excellence in Design Nominee
- Independent Games Festival: Audience Award Nominee
- Capsule Computers: Editor’s Choice
- Indie Game Reviewer: Game of the Year

Key Features:

Optimized for Touch: New intuitive touch interface lets you explore, fight, craft and manage inventory with ease.

Uncompromising Survival & World Exploration: No instructions. No help. No hand holding. Start with nothing and craft, hunt, research, farm and fight to survive.

Dark and Whimsical Visuals: 2D characters and odd creatures inhabiting a unique 3D world.

Randomly Generated New Worlds: Want a new map? No problem! At any time you can generate a new living and breathing world that hates you and wants you to die.

What’s New

Version 1.40

- Fixed crash when exploring marsh biomes.
- Fix for “Warning Errors” when trying to attack and run away.
- Fixed crash when feeding Beefalos with vegetables.
- Addressed some app opening issues.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
216 Ratings

216 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Just from reading the title, you know your objective. But as you explore amazing paper-cutout landscapes, you’ll uncover a weird world dense with secrets and danger. Slick controls make traveling and harvesting food simple, but balancing your hunger and health—and sanity—requires crafting weapons, traps, machines and more. With tons of mysteries to uncover and challenges to complete, Don’t Starve will keep you enthralled.

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I just want to say that the game is overall good actually great! But my only problem is sometimes the reaction time of the movement stick in game is really slow. Thats why I am not able to Kite (hit run away hit) is there anyway that you could help me with this. Also my other problem is that placement of anything placable really. I know the original game there’s none of that but, there’s mods for PC. Is there anyway that we can have guidance for Pocket Edition. Thanks again Klei.

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Saving The Game

First of all, I must say that I am very happy with the service this game delivers - a couple of weeks ago I wrote a review about a crash bug and it was promptly fixed by Klei. And now, there is something else that's been on my mind for a very long time that I'd like to say: there needs to be a separate button on the pause menu to manually save the game due to the fact that the game doesn't save every day. Meaning that you may make a whole day or two's progress and swiftly lose it because it crashes. There is a way to counteract this already but its slow and often unreliable - you save and quit the game and go back in. This can be very irritating because you have to repeat this process every time you progress. So I think that this feature is absolutely necessary.

App Privacy

The developer, Klei, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Other Data

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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