A multiplayer stand alone for indie company; Klei Entertainment's 2D Survival sandbox, roguelike game, Don't Starve. Currently in Early Access but purchasable through two Don't Starve packs you can find on the Steam Page!
Me and some of the other admin's have been playing this, and boy is it fun! I found myself dedicating some of my free-time reading the Wiki and skimming through web pages on how to survive in this vast deadly wilderness, where nearly everything wants you dead, one way or another.
As opposed to the Single player experience, currently there are no caves or ruin areas. Nor an adventure mode, but again the game is currently early access so Klei might eventually stuff these into the game! Other then that, the game gives you ability to host a server for up to 6 players at once (Klei have confirmed they're looking at increasing the player limit for the full game) and allows 3 different game modes (or rather 3 survival experiences with different spawn/death rules). Survival
Players all spawn at a pre-set portal in the world. If you die you become a ghost and a player has to construct the brand new Telltale heart (consisting of a Spider gland and 3 grass) to revive you! The more ghost players there are, the quicker the Sanity for the still alive players drains. Thus resulting in shadow monsters attacking if players aren't revived quick enough~. If all players die the world is eventually reset automatically. Endless
Same as above, but if you die, you'll instead respawn at the worlds portal. Thus the world never resets. Wilderness Mode
Here there is no portal~. Players spawn at random locations throughout the world and death will result in you returning to the Character selection screen and respawning somewhere, completely different. Your Days-survived count is also reset.
Really really fun, I've had a blast teaming up with Pookkah, TheMommaCreeper and Hawkertech and engaging ourselves in the game. Currently I have a world going that's just past its first winter, day 40. A new record for me! Looking forward to see what Klei does with it, would be neat to see Caves and the Ruins return~ and perhaps some Reign of Giants features too~.
If you own Don't starve already, you can wait until DSTogether is officially released and you'll get a free copy of the stand alone. If not, or your too impatient like the rest of us, you can get DST early access right now by buying one of the Don't Starve packs on Steam
~ (you also get two copies of the game, so you can give one to a friend
If anyone wants some great survival tips just ask~ I'll share what I've learnt any-day! Your also free to use this topic to organise play sessions with one another