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"Starbound is still in its early days, but the beta is a promising new adventure spanning a really, really big universe." -

In Starbound, you take on the role of a character who’s just fled from their home planet, only to crash-land on another. From there you’ll embark on a quest to survive, discover, explore and fight your way across an infinite universe.

You’ll encounter procedurally generated creatures and weapons, discover populated villages and abandoned temples. Explore planets dotted with dungeons, eyeball trees and treasure. Make use of over a hundred materials and over one thousand in-game objects to build a sprawling modern metropolis or a sleepy secluded cabin in the woods, and do all of it alone or with friends!

Starbound lets you live out your own story of space exploration, discovery and adventure. Settle down and farm the land, hop from planet to planet claiming resources, or make regular visits to populated settlements, taking on jobs and earning a living. NPCs are scattered about the worlds, offering quests and challenges for those looking for a little extra excitement in their lives.

Key features:

  • 7 playable races

  • A procedurally generated universe with unlimited procedurally generated planets

  • All content available in online drop in/drop out co-op

  • Generated dungeons full of unique enemies

  • Randomly generated monsters

  • Thousands of items

  • A deep crafting system

  • PVP gameplay

  • Own and decorate your own Starship

  • Develop your own home planet

  • Menacing boss battles

  • Procedurally generated guns and melee weapons

  • Farming, hunting and survival mechanics

  • Built from the ground up to support modding

  • Ongoing free updates

  • Multi-platform multiplayer

What will you find?

Customer reviews


Really good game

bryce0110 | Aug. 16, 2015 | See all bryce0110's reviews »

I had always like game like Minecraft and Terraria, so I tried out this game. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to play it again. I got really excited after the update that added many items and ship upgrades. Can not wait for more updates.


Starbound: It works, but still okay.

Saga9400 | July 2, 2015 | See all Saga9400's reviews »

While similar to Terraria, Starbound is it's own beast, The space travel mechanic keeps the game fresh and exciting. With the addition of a storyline ,while optional, it does give you some direction on where you're supposed to go but doesn't really hold your hand for it. The new Tech system is great and extremely helpful, and so far i haven't encountered any game breaking glitches so far and it still has content waiting in the works However, there are a lot of things that wouldn't really make me want to recommend it, it's a lot of walking around before you get any movement items, digging and finding specific materials could take anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes (based on how rare it is). the change between being too weak and way too strong is very sudden, multiplayer is basically single player with more people, There's no point in hoarding items because you will find something better, managing inventory space takes forever and chests are small,Customizing your character has no positive or negative impact on gameplay and the game gets pretty boring after a while. The game still needs a bit of work but it is looking to be something great. The price fits but i'd still recommend buying it on sale.


Starbound: A Space Odyssey of Your Own Making

morfindeth | May 8, 2015 | See all morfindeth's reviews »

Starbound, as many have said, is very similar to Terraria and other games of this particular genre. That being said, controls and basics of the concept don't even need to be covered. They're done well. Where Starbound diverges is setting and scale. Galaxies of planets housing different kinds of life, different atmospheres and biomes await. Some planets have acid rain that demands shelter. Others are freezing and require regular warming by a fireside. Some have no atmosphere and require oxygen tanks. The level of variety available even in an early access game here speaks volumes of what the game can become in the future. There's a good base with a lot to do here already.


Basically space Terraria.

OmittingCoder | May 4, 2015 | See all OmittingCoder's reviews »

Just imagine Terraria except you can fly to different planets to build/scavenge. You can also upgrade your ship to how ever you want. Also... this game is awesome on coop with a few friends. The only reason why I stopped is that I played the game real early while there wasn't a whole lot of content but luckily now the devs have been updating it and keeping it stock full of content. Check it out!


Starbound,the bigger Terraria.

KazeShin | April 25, 2015 | See all KazeShin's reviews »

Well,we got a new game by the Chucklefish,one that got a lot of flack because they went silent for a while,this gave people the idea that Starbound was abandoned.I'm glad this fact turned out otherwise. The gameplay in Starbound is somehow different from its predecessor,immersing I would say.I want to try every kind of weapon,I want every ability,I WANT TO BE BETTER.This game succeeded in this aspect because you can really get better in so many ways,from getting new melee weapons,snipers,laser rifles to getting armour for going on new planets with different environments and extreme conditions. The visuals in this game are beautiful.Everything in this game was created with responsibility and hard work.I see all those different planets,creatures that are nicely done in this state of the game,I cannot help but think about how much work they've been doing to make it real. Those are things that I like the most,the rest of the game is nicely done but it did not appeal so much to me,I recommend it even in its beta state,it is very nicely done.