Don't Starve's multiplayer will let you haunt your friends when you die

Don't Starve Together, the multiplayer update slated for the Windows PC version of Klei Entertainment's Don't Starve, will allow players who die to come back and haunt their still-living teammate, according to prototype footage shared by the developer.

The footage above shows players' ghosts floating around as glowing white blobs. Ghosts can haunt trees and other inanimate objects like charcoal and chat with their living partner, but they can't help them survive. When ghosts haunt an object, a bit of their life force is restored, and as long as the ghost has life force stocked up, its humanity meter won't drain. When a ghost player fills up the life force meter or haunts a resurrection object, they can be resurrected, and their humanity meter will determine how much health they have when they are revived.

In a post on the game's forums, technical designer Seth Rosen noted that the footage shown is still from the game in early stages — nothing has been finalized. Rosen did promise that the final version of Don't Starve Together will be "less prone to griefing" and the multiplayer mode's alpha version will be available sometime after PAX Prime in August.

Take a look at the video above to see Don't Starve Together in action. The mode was announced in May and is designed to support 2-4 players. It will be released as a free expansion for players who already own Don't Starve, or as a standalone download for purchase.

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