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Corey Rollins's Avatar + Posted by Corey Rollins on Jan 07, 2014 // Community Manager, Klei Entertainment

Don't Starve on PS4

Hey everyone! I’m Corey Rollins from Klei Entertainment, and I’m here to talk about our newest PS4 downloadable game: Don’t Starve. It’s available today on PlayStation Store for $14.99 and it’s free for PlayStation Plus.

If you’re new to the game, Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. While there are many unique characters to discover and unlock along the way, you’ll start as the gentleman scientist, Wilson. After being lured with infinite knowledge by a demon named Maxwell, Wilson finds himself trapped in a mysterious and unforgiving world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home.

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Don’t Starve is a game that gives no instruction, and forces players to adapt or die in the process. And oh my, die you will! After every death, a new world is procedurally generated, and you’ll find yourself scrambling to gather resources, explore the world, encounter bizarre creatures, and play your own way to unravel the mysteries around you.

One of the biggest features of the console edition is the inclusion of every single update since the game’s PC launch. After Don’t Starve’s original release, we committed to releasing regular content updates every 3 weeks for 6 months. In the PS4 version you’ll have them all right from day one, including the massive Caves update and the discoverable “Adventure Mode” which will let you embark on a journey through multiple randomly generated unique worlds in an effort to escape.

Alright folks! You’re ready to begin your quest as esteemed intrepid explorers and champions of science! We’ve poured a ton of love into this game and developed it alongside a vibrant community throughout the beta and post release content updates.

If you’ve got any questions or want further tips, come say hello on Twitter. We’re always around and happy to chat. After all, this game wouldn’t be what it is today without the amazing discussions and feedback from our friends in the community.

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+ SPARTANSCORPION1 on January 7th, 2014 at 11:46 am said:

Hey SOny today its for Sale Tis game only 14.99 for Ps4 i hope you change this error of price to PlayStation Plus member its free say the game. And you throughout a video to confirm that GAME COME OUT in January FREE GAMES Ps4 DONT’S STARVED FREE WITHT PSN PLUS MEMBER ONLY AND NOW GET PRICE. And the instruction in PSN says this is FREE ONLY PLUS MEMBER Ps4, change the policy.


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 11:48 am said:

    The game just hit the PSN, and the sale / discount for PSN+ members should be coming soon. The whole process take a little time, but it will be free today!


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+ NYANCAT_MONOPOLY on January 7th, 2014 at 11:47 am said:

Its up now, but it isn’t showing up as free for ps+. only $14.99


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 11:52 am said:

    Soon!


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+ medenko1975 on January 7th, 2014 at 11:49 am said:

how do i download without F5 button? :D


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 11:51 am said:

    I’m watching the PSN web store :P it just popped up there. Some people on twitter can seeit free now.


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+ NYANCAT_MONOPOLY on January 7th, 2014 at 11:50 am said:

Ctrl Alt Delete


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 11:53 am said:

    That fixes everything. EVERYTHING.


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+ Killa-B187 on January 7th, 2014 at 11:52 am said:

Jeez, the PSN is going to crash again with all the peeps clawing for this one! (Me included)


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+ LsDivine on January 7th, 2014 at 12:02 pm said:

Hey, what’s the deal? Dont starve isn’t comming up as free.


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:03 pm said:

    PSN has to update all of the new games, remove the old ones, then puts the discounts on. For the past few updates they’ve been hitting around 2PM PST as their target. Could be sooner. It kind of “rolls out”.


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+ Brandon_2535 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:02 pm said:

I’m extremely excited to play this game! Can’t wait! Thanks for bringing it to the PS4!


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:04 pm said:

    Thanks for checking it out! We hope that with all the PC updates included from day one launch on the PS4, there will be lots of exploring and not starve’n to be had :)


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+ LsDivine on January 7th, 2014 at 12:03 pm said:

Sorry didn’t see early comment


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:04 pm said:

    No worries :) I’m waiting along with everyone here haha. I’ll be sticking around to answer questions until it launches and for a while after.


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+ Pedrito79 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:04 pm said:

ARG why put the free banner b4 the game is up.


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:06 pm said:

    I won’t lie, as the person who will personally answer every single comment posted here, I too wish marketing went up after it was free and launched haha. But if it makes you feel better, I’m waiting with you all. I know that feel.


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+ LsDivine on January 7th, 2014 at 12:05 pm said:

Ya I was drooling over my clock over on the east side


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+ fivestarboy1 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:05 pm said:

Its on the store now but its not saying anything about free for ps plus on the store only option is to buy for $14.99 when i got ps plus…


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:07 pm said:

    PSN has to update all of the new games, remove the old ones, then puts the discounts on. For the past few updates they’ve been hitting around 2PM PST as their target. Could be sooner. It kind of “rolls out”.


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+ BlakJak70 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:05 pm said:

Yay! I see it in the store! Boo, I have Playstation Plus and it still want to charge me for the game. Why is that?


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:09 pm said:

    PSN has to update all of the new games, remove the old ones etc. Then it adds the new discounts for PSN. They’re aiming for around 2PM PST with their PSN updates. May be sooner, but we’ll confirm on @klei on twitter and here in the comments once we know it’s up and Free for PSN+ members.


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+ LsDivine on January 7th, 2014 at 12:07 pm said:

READ OLD POSTS


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+ LsDivine on January 7th, 2014 at 12:08 pm said:

Thank for sticking around answering ower questions btw


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:11 pm said:

    No prob :)

    I’ve probably got the most up to date info to share, and I know when I’m the one waiting for a game to launch, I demand up to date info myself haha


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+ PainOfSarrow on January 7th, 2014 at 12:11 pm said:

did not like minecraft or terraria at all. tried this and really liked it as i hurd ppl comparing this to them. to bad its ps4 only. BOOOOOOO


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:13 pm said:

    Yeah, we couldn’t arrange a PS3 version as well. We’re looking at the possibility of a true Vita version, but we’re not sure if it can happen yet. We’re looking in to it though. Either way, thanks so much for checking it out. Glad you liked it!


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+ Brandon_2535 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:16 pm said:

I heard you have plans to do DLC for the game. Is that something that would have to be paid for or included as a free update? I understand if you can’t answer that right now.


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:19 pm said:

    I’m not sure about pricing / timing just yet. But what I can confirm is that more development and content is happening for both PC and PS4. Once we know a bit more we’ll post some updates on @klei on twitter, our community forums, and Facebook. We’re usually pretty open with stuff like that, we just want to make sure it’s all 100% locked down first.


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+ Pedrito79 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:18 pm said:

I know these things take time but they’re being teases. Damn you Sony! (pumps fist)


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+ Millermatic18 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:18 pm said:

Cant wait for it to update. Been looking forward to this game for a long time. Do i have to completely close the store on my ps4 for it to update?


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:20 pm said:

    PSN has to update all of the new games, remove the old ones etc. Then it adds the new discounts for PSN. They’re aiming for around 2PM PST with their PSN updates. May be sooner, but we’ll confirm on @klei on twitter and here in the comments once we know it’s up and Free for PSN+ members. Closing / Reloading once it’s live is a good idea.


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+ fivestarboy1 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:19 pm said:

What time will it be free for ps plus in Eastern Time?


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:21 pm said:

    They’re aiming for around 2PM PST with their PSN updates. May be sooner, but we’ll confirm on @klei on twitter and here in the comments once we know it’s up and Free for PSN+ members.

    So EST around 6pm ish… could be sooner.


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+ MMandevil on January 7th, 2014 at 12:19 pm said:

Corey I see everyone asking the same question so I’ll ask a new one, are you excited for Playstation Now?


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:23 pm said:

    Hahaha, I appreciate that.

    I think it’s really neat, I’m excited to see how it works. I wish my city (Vancouver, BC) had more public WIFI spots so I could personally take advantage of streaming services like PlayStation Now. It’s getting better though.


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+ Gui_Zurita on January 7th, 2014 at 12:20 pm said:

Not yet appeared in the Plus?? So appeared the Paid Value


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:23 pm said:

    PSN has to update all of the new games, remove the old ones etc. Then it adds the new discounts for PSN. They’re aiming for around 2PM PST with their PSN updates. May be sooner, but we’ll confirm on @klei on twitter and here in the comments once we know it’s up and Free for PSN+ members.


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+ Eesxoo on January 7th, 2014 at 12:21 pm said:

Just a couple questions to pass the time. Anything new in the PS4 version? Any DLC planed? Thanks


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:26 pm said:

    PS4 version has optimized PS4 controller support, Trophy support (some cheeky ones that poke fun at “Trophies”) and the biggest thing, new players can get every single update from April 23’rd 2013 PC release to the most current version right away.

    We do have more content planned for both PC and PS4, but I don’t know the timing, details and pricing just yet (some might be free, some might be paid DLC). I’d expect us to be able to answer that stuff in the next month or so. But for sure, more stuff!


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+ DJ_Jiggles on January 7th, 2014 at 12:21 pm said:

Ooooooooh the wait is painful. I’ve been anxiously awaiting this game since it was announced it was coming to PS4. Finally, a game to scratch that survival itch I’ve had for years!


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+ Millermatic18 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:23 pm said:

Thanks for the updates Corey. Rare to have a big company keeping their customers informed nowadays. Its one of the reasons i have been a sony fan for a long time and will continue to be.


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:28 pm said:

    No problem! I was happy the invited me to be write this blog post and be able to comment and reply with everyone. Don’t Starve was built heavily on fan feedback. The game would not be what it is today without all the players who talked openly with us in the Beta on our forums, Twitter and Facebook. I agree it’s rare for most companies to reply to stuff. At Klei, I try really hard to answer every single question we get personally. I’d want a response if I was the one asking :)


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+ fivestarboy1 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:23 pm said:

Corey What games are you most anticipating to play on PS4 in 2014?


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:31 pm said:

    For announced games, I know it’s cross platform, but Watch Dogs is on my list. Something PS4 specific, I’m excited to see if they continue Uncharted. Uncharted 1 2 and 3 are some of my favourite experiences on PS3. I’m pretty down for adventure / action games myself.


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+ avluis on January 7th, 2014 at 12:25 pm said:

For those that can’t read the game is up:
https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/games/don't-starve-console-edition/cid=UP2107-CUSA00158_00-DONTSTARVEPS4V01
But the pricing is not set yet for PS+ members just yet since they haven’t finished updating the store just yet.
But soon. So grab the link, hit F5 and make it known that we want this. LOL ;>


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+ fivestarboy1 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:25 pm said:

Why does PSN take so long to update there store I mean everyone else has it updated by the morning at like 7 am


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+ xXDonCorleone5Xx on January 7th, 2014 at 12:26 pm said:

In Eastern Standard Time it would be 5 PM. Hopefully sooner. Really excited guys. Thanks for giving this one to us. I was wondering, and I completely understand if you can’t answer, but how do you make money if you release these games day one? Thanks and good luck Corey.


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:34 pm said:

    No problem! I hope everyone enjoys it. We’re usually pretty open with our inner workings, but I have no idea what the agreement with Sony was, I didn’t personally see the PSN+ agreement. It was locked down before I was in on those chats.


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+ Ireguard on January 7th, 2014 at 12:26 pm said:

Corey, does this game have trophy support?


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:36 pm said:

    It does! There’s some cheeky ones that poke fun at “trophy hunting.” We originally left them out of the PC version as a design principal, in Don’t Starve we never want to tell you what to do. However, they’re required to be published on PS, so we think we found a happy balance with what’s there.


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+ Figboy on January 7th, 2014 at 12:27 pm said:

Can’t wait to play it! I’ve heard some great things about it.

I’m just waiting for the PS Store to update, so I can queue the download up on my PS4 while I’m at work!


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+ kurtswfc on January 7th, 2014 at 12:28 pm said:

can i have a uk release time please?


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:37 pm said:

    Tomorrow is our EU release! We couldn’t line it up on the same day as NA, but it’s coming. JPN store will see it in the next 2 weeks as well. Not sure on the timing though. EU 100% tomorrow!


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+ fivestarboy1 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:28 pm said:

Platinum Trophy in Dont Starve Corey?


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:41 pm said:

    Sony didn’t ask us to provide one, so no (that’s their call).


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+ ProZeok on January 7th, 2014 at 12:28 pm said:

thanks Corey for your replies and a very nice game !! im waiting since i saw my friend playing it in his PC..wishing to buy it and suddenly you anounce “PS4 version” i was OMG THIS CAN NOT BE HAPPENING.. and then… FREE FOR PS PLUS… omg…. you’re the best… so since then im waiting like 6 months or so haha…
now a “non free ps plus question” haha
Will the game be getting content updates or add ons after release?? or just this that includes all the pc content?
thanks for the amazing game !!! cant wait
(sorry for my english :( )


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:42 pm said:

    Thanks so much! Yes, the game will get more updates. But I don’t have the exact details just yet. Keep following us on Twitter @Klei, or on Facebook etc. Once we have info we’ll post it, but I can confirm there will be more stuff for PC and PS4 in the near future.


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+ moeid_nasir1997 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:31 pm said:

tried to download Don’t Starve but it says $14.99 even though i’m a ps plus member!! what’s going on?


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:42 pm said:

    PSN has to update all of the new games, remove the old ones etc. Then it adds the new discounts for PSN. They’re aiming for around 2PM PST with their PSN updates. May be sooner, but we’ll confirm on @klei on twitter and here in the comments once we know it’s up and Free for PSN+ members.


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+ JimmyChaos on January 7th, 2014 at 12:32 pm said:

I love that it’s free and all but I hope the makers of this game are still getting some money, They deserve it!


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:44 pm said:

    It’s okay, we Won’t Starve. HA-HA-HA

    I’m sorry that was awful, I’ll show myself out. *tips hat*


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+ mcksalg on January 7th, 2014 at 12:34 pm said:

Put this on the Vita then I buy, since I am not on the PS4 yet, waiting on PS Now to go live then I make the jump.


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:45 pm said:

    We’re looking into it but we’re not sure if it can happen just yet. If we end up doing it, we’d love to come back and talk about it :)


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+ TehShinster on January 7th, 2014 at 12:36 pm said:

What the hell my PS+ has until May 2014 but store says I don’t have PS+???


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:45 pm said:

    PSN has to update all of the new games, remove the old ones etc. Then it adds the new discounts for PSN. They’re aiming for around 2PM PST with their PSN updates. May be sooner, but we’ll confirm on @klei on twitter and here in the comments once we know it’s up and Free for PSN+ members.


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+ KingElyk on January 7th, 2014 at 12:36 pm said:

Corey i cant wait for the game but do you know why ps3 users are getting sweet games like dmc and ps4 isnt i came from 360 and always wanted to play it, will they ever come to ps4????


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:47 pm said:

    That would be an awesome question for either Sony, or Capcom :) I work @Klei (and I actually haven’t play DMC yet and will be doing that first thing when I get home).


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+ harryharding on January 7th, 2014 at 12:36 pm said:

Played the crap out of this game on PC. Can’t wait to be able to lay back relax with a controller in my hand and have something to throw through my tv screen when I die after hours of gathering and building. Hurry up PSN!!!


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:50 pm said:

    Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy not starve’n from the comfort of your couch.


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+ Millermatic18 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:37 pm said:

Price is showing free now but still charging. Were getting one step closer. Small world Corey I live in Burnaby.


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+ Millermatic18 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:38 pm said:

Free and downloading now


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:50 pm said:

    SUCCESS!


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+ k0wb0y-b33b0p on January 7th, 2014 at 12:40 pm said:

I have been dying to play this game ever since I saw and read the reviews for the PC version. Can’t wait to immerse myself and play this. Unlike most, I LOVE the no-holding-hands gameplay and perma-death this game employs.

I just have two questions that I really hope you would answer.

1. Will we EVER see Mark of the Ninja on a Sony console PS3/PS4/Vita?

2. So will there be an Eets sequel anytime in the future? LOVED that game, one of the few games my sons and I played religiously together.

PLEASE ANSWER THIS.


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:52 pm said:

    1. Will we EVER see Mark of the Ninja on a Sony console PS3/PS4/Vita?

    Alas, unlike Don’t Starve (and Eets) which we self-published on our own, that game was published with Microsoft, so the odds of it coming to any non MS platform is slim to non.

    2. So will there be an Eets sequel anytime in the future? LOVED that game, one of the few games my sons and I played religiously together.

    You should visit eetsgame.com and commence smiling :)


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+ shibbydibbybibby on January 7th, 2014 at 12:41 pm said:

who dropped the ball last week and didnt put up a proper sale? having ps+ doesnt equate to other sales being lackluster or flat out garbage. when compared to the EU, the US store last week was a joke. wait there was but it was all recycled garbage? happy new year! fail!

youre a global company! act like it!

feel like takin a dayoff/weekoff, have someone capable fill your shoes. people in the states celebrate new years eve as well. but apparently only other regions got a proper sale. are you people just sitting on your laurels?

just because you throw the ps+ members some lackluster vita title to the IGC doesnt mean youve given any regard to the “sale” of the week overall. did that garbage vita title just fall into your laps or something. every week used to have new sales and good ones at that. now its just recycled garbage. maybe one week a month has something of worth it on sale. you people must have a good sense of job security. all i see week after week is self-serving back-patting on these lazy store updates.


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+ shibbydibbybibby on January 7th, 2014 at 12:41 pm said:

i used to be able to count on the us psn to have a good sale every week. now the only thing i can count on from the psn update is 3 separate store blog updates, 2 weeks a month with recycled garbage claiming its a sale, and some weeks where its clear you people are sleeping on the job. get whoever works on the EU psn and have them show you what a proper sale week should look like.


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+ johnboat on January 7th, 2014 at 12:41 pm said:

Its saying it’s $14.00 for me!


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:53 pm said:

    PSN has to update all of the new games, remove the old ones etc. Then it adds the new discounts for PSN. They’re aiming for around 2PM PST with their PSN updates. May be sooner, but we’ll confirm on @klei on twitter and here in the comments once we know it’s up and Free for PSN+ members.


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+ xCh0z3n-0n3x on January 7th, 2014 at 12:42 pm said:

I wanna playyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy


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+ Darth_NyQuil- on January 7th, 2014 at 12:43 pm said:

I’m downloading it right now, for free so it should be goog


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    + Corey Rollins on January 7th, 2014 at 12:53 pm said:

    Nice! Thanks for updating us. Looks like more and more people are finally seeing “free” on PSN+


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+ Darth_NyQuil- on January 7th, 2014 at 12:44 pm said:

*good


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+ emmanu888 on January 7th, 2014 at 12:46 pm said:

I downloaded the game 4 minutes ago and…Nothing, says i don’t have a licence to play ? What’s going on ? I’m paying for PS Plus and its the first time i get that error.


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+ Darth_NyQuil- on January 7th, 2014 at 12:48 pm said:

go to your settings and somewhere in there it says restore licenses


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