Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
Huge winter update now available!
"STARBOUND IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE NEVER-ENDING GAMES EVER" - Polygon.com
"Starbound is still in its early days, but the beta is a promising new adventure spanning a really, really big universe." - Gamespot.com
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.
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
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
What will you find?
Starbound: A Space Odyssey of Your Own Makingmorfindeth | 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.
Latest Update = Get this gameWolfeClawz | Feb. 23, 2015 | See all WolfeClawz's reviews »
As of the most recent update, hundreds of new items, weapons and even game mechanics have been added, making the already stunning randomly-generated worlds filled to the brim with new content and things to find. Progressing through the game is a different, more enhanced experience than before, meaning it is less of a grind and the combat is less boring. I'd highly suggest going to the official Starbound website and looking at the change log in order to see for yourself. Furthermore, if you haven't yet played Starbound, then it may also be interesting to see the new content to get an idea of just how much you can do within this game. For everything that's included, it's a true shame that this is called a Terraria clone. The price is a steal, buy this game.
Fleshed out, enjoyable Terraria-likeBertyD | Feb. 9, 2015 | See all BertyD's reviews »
Now I use Terraria-like only as a comparison, not to say it's a direct rip off. It borrows a lot of features, so it's easy for fans of one to make the jump to the other. And though earlier versions did very much feel like Space Terraria, the developers have been making a real effort to set it apart. The winter update in particular added a throng of new items, biomes, quests, features, et al. As it stands, it is very much it's own distinct title with it's own perks and fun to offer. Terraria shines as a coop game, and is at it's best when you're exploring new worlds with a good friend. However with the latest update and better defined quest system, there is also plenty of fun to be had playing alone.