[edit] A story within a sandbox

Starbound is a 2D platforming game set in side-scrolling, procedurally generated sandbox worlds. The player character is a customizable avatar from one of nine unique alien races escaping their homeworld aboard a space shuttle, which crash lands on a randomly generated planet. There, the player will need to scavenge for resources to craft gear and structures needed to survive, and maybe even make it off the planet in search of new ones across the galaxy.

[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

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Dec 18, 13 7:24am
Anyone else think the Floran says funny stuff when you examine it? LOL! Starbound
Dec 3, 13 2:31pm
Beta starts tomorrow at 10am PST. 19hrs 20m to go. Starbound
Dec 2, 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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    • Q3 2012 (Mac)
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