Don’t Starve ($4.99) was one of the first truly massive premium indie titles from Steam that made the jump to mobile back in 2015, and while many had already played and loved it on PC, the survival elements of the game suited the smaller screen well, and it is as essential a purchase now as it was when it first released on the App Store. However, while iOS gamers have been lucky to enjoy a universal version of Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition for over a year now, mobile gamers on Android have been denied their chance to try the game until a limited open beta release last month. Android enthusiasts will be pleased to know their fast is over, and Don’t Starve has fully launched on the Google Play store, and should be every bit as good as the iPhone and Steam iterations, regardless of the (compatible) device you play it on.
For those unfamiliar with Don’t Starve, Klei Entertainment’s flagship title is a beautifully designed top-down survival romp, and despite the intricate cartoon graphics, the game can get brutally difficult at times, yet is still accessible for more casual gamers to try out. While it’s great to see Don’t Starve be available to the entire mobile gaming community, I’d really like to see another game in the franchise land on the App Store, or perhaps even the new Don’t Starve Together multiplayer expansion of the original game. However, until then, Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition should satiate the appetite of any Android fans, who can download the game here.