Revised review for Version release 519602 (64-bit)
Don't Starve Together is the sucessor of Klei Entertainments product "Don't Starve". The game itself has been designed as a pure online application with single player parts and comes along with an ingame shop, microtransactions and item baits.
What does this product do?
- Mandatory online mode
- Mandatory Steam-Overlay
- DST is using Amazon.com, Inc. as backend for it's online behaviour
- DST is monitoring every userstep
- Display advertising
Who is running the product?
Klei Entertainment was aquired 2021 by Tencent Holdigs (腾讯)
Where are the service providers located?
- Klei Entertainment - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Amazon.com, Inc. - United States, Seattle, 410 Terry Ave N
- Tencent Holdings (腾讯) - Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
- Valve Corporation - Bellevue, Washington, United States
It's used for the additional microtransactions/shop. Users should think about twice before activating this "service" from Valve Corporation.
Why? Because the Steam-Overlay can be and is used as tracking and monitoring tool
by several devs
What data is collected?
Everything what you do ingame is tracked and counted. Like a cam next to you, so try smile when you play 😀
Beginning with account data for several platforms or ingame chopped wood, picked up carrots, harvested grass and so on. Which menu you are actually, timestamps, name, items. Well, everything whatever you can interact and use.
How is data collected
Addresses are split into different tasks and something is mixed. Telemetry as example is running on an own domain, but you'll find telemetry in your login area. Already mentioned services constantly exchange data. Telemetry also includes regular callbacks.
Data of a game session prepared and made it available sitesearch
Source: Blocklist+Data example
Is the data confidential or personal?
Personal and accordingly uniquely attributable userdata
Customers should read the EULA
before use/purchase and consider whether they approve of the behavior.
Thanks for reading :]