Chinese publisher is now stealing from Don't Starve


When I looked at this website, I couldn’t believe my eyes:

They have “mixed” the Don’t Starve trees, grass, and “Gobbler” (turkey) with the characters from my game.

[image removed, possible copyright infringement]

What the hell is going on here?

And obviously, if anyone has the impression that I was involved with this, the damage to my reputation is enormous.


There’s also another knockoff. I'm assuming this isn't DualDecade


Oh, yeah, that stuff has been there forever (the OHOL cash-grab knock-off where you collect treasure or whatever). That was around before the mobile game, I think.


I’ve asked that post be pulled. That’s a bad on my part. Old, not at all a port, BUT using the name and art.


Has someone alerted Klei?


I just saw this on their website…


Yes, Wumbo, that’s the artwork that I saw before too.

Somehow, this got remixed for the header with Don’t Starve artwork (and also wild-eyed fruit boot woman in the front, instead of Classic Eve).

Also, not sure if you’re aware, but the “Classic Eve” that DualDecade keeps using in their logo is a drawing of my own mother…


I never knew that. Wow!


China doesn’t seem to be best of places to try to do business as a foreigner…


So the irony, even in that “Yellow Brick Road” picture above, is that they are using a drawing of me and a drawing of my own mother to promote a version of the game that I now, for so many reasons, specifically disapprove of.


It’s not. The minute a design or a plan walks in the front door, it is shuffled out the back door to another factory/company.


Forget it, just look at their website for the video.


Yeah, saw your name leak there… thanks for trying!


Well, shit…


It’s a real shame. I wish you wouldn’t give up. If you want to preserve your legacy you’re going to have to fight for it now.

Not many people have a compass that points true north no matter what persuasions are made and I fully respect you for being one of the few and far between.


I agree with you 100%!


OMG. Never seen before and obviously never approved. It’s like they do it deliberately now.
Told them to remove it immediately.


I can only wonder what their response will be.


I can only implore you not to share it further, for both ours and Jason’s sake. Let’s hope it disappears quickly.


I won’t.