[edit] Background

[edit] 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."


[edit] 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.

[edit] Features

  • 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

[edit] Hardware Info

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[edit] PC Hardware Info

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Official URL

Official site

Latest Activity

Dec 18, 13 7:24am
Anyone else think the Floran says funny stuff when you examine it? LOL! Starbound
Dec 03, 13 2:31pm
Beta starts tomorrow at 10am PST. 19hrs 20m to go. Starbound
Dec 02, 13 1:15pm
I watched a stream on Twitch last night for 4 hours. 2 more days, SO EXCITE. Starbound
Nov 26, 13 5:28pm
Beta release date of Dec 4th \o/ Starbound
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Oct 30, 13 1:28pm
Some information pops up about the beta. Starbound

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...

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Dec 3, 2013 (PC)
    • Q3 2012 (Mac)
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