A story within a sandbox

"Starbound begins with you fleeing your homeworld in a space shuttle, just as it’s destroyed by an unknown enemy. With nothing to guide it, the escape pod shoots into space without direction, becoming hopelessly lost in a sea of stars. As luck would have it, the space shuttle makes contact with an abandoned space station and an adventure begins that will take you hurtling across the universe."

Game Play

Once on the space station, you'll have to fix it up, get a crew, and conduct research to increase your ability to explore the furthest reaches of the universe in retro side-scrolling fashion.


  • Procedurally generated worlds, a whole universe to explore
  • Each world has its own unique co-ordinates, share what you've found
  • Lay claim to a planet, populating it with NPCs and alter the very weather and terraform it to your liking
  • Features quests and story driven missions
  • Fully Co-Op, band together and explore the universe
  • Keep track of everything in an electronic logbook
  • Factory - To create mechs (and maybe more?)
  • Labs - To study and train captured creatures
  • Scan objects and find special qualities

Hardware Info

Unknown (Low-spec)

Official URL

Official site.
Dec 18, 13 7:24am
Anyone else think the Floran says funny stuff when you examine it? LOL! Starbound PC

Starbound's beta is here. I'll be honest and say I haven't been following the game's... posted Dec 04, 13 11:14am

Dec 03, 13 2:31pm
Beta starts tomorrow at 10am PST. 19hrs 20m to go. Starbound PC
Dec 02, 13 1:15pm
I watched a stream on Twitch last night for 4 hours. 2 more days, SO EXCITE. Starbound PC
Nov 26, 13 5:28pm
Beta release date of Dec 4th \o/ Starbound PC
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Oct 30, 13 1:28pm
Some information pops up about the beta. Starbound PC

Hello, Yup the title includes the word beta, that's because it's really not very far off now. I wanted to provide some info on exactly how we're going to run the beta and what you can expect if you choose to take part. The beta will come in 3 main st...

Shadow of Death
Feb 23, 12 8:44am
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  • Genre: Sci-Fi Adventure (Linux)
  • Perspective(s): Flat side view
  • Developer: Chucklefish
  • Publisher: Chucklefish
  • Released
    North AmericaDec 3, 2013
  • Player Info:
  • Offline Multi-player (unlimited)
  • Online Multi-player (unlimited)
  • Online Co-op (unlimited)
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