Released on December 4, 2013 by Chucklefish

Developed by Chucklefish

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!

A big update to Starbound just dropped 1.3 which adds a bunch of stuff around space exploration and building space stations

Now you can build your own space station! There is also space exploration and finding stations in space to trade with, explore and fight. To do all this that added customizable mechs that work in space and on planet...

Lots of new fun stuff to do and explore. I'm excited about playing around with this new update!

Starbound recently came out of early access with version 1.0. However, I got in to it before that. I actually played through it a few times. I clocked over 200 hours before 1.0 was released. I've been playing it a lot since then, I even got my son a copy. As I was playing recently, I was thinking about the things I remember about the various development stages that I played through. I thought I'd touch up on them here.

I remember I started out playing a character of the Avian race. I liked using the Avian’s Tomahawk or Axe, but now I don’t like those weapons. When you click the left mouse button to attack, it raises your character’s hand(s) to attack. Letting go... Read All

"You’ve fled your home, only to find yourself lost in space with a damaged ship. Your only option is to beam down to the planet below and gather the resources you need to repair your ship and set off to explore the vast, infinite universe…"

Starbound launched today and to help celebrate I installed 1.0 and gave it a shot. I'll have a more formal review later but my initial impression is mixed. That said, I am curious what others think of 1.0 and how you are playing it?

What did you think of the opening story mode?
Chucklefish is finally releasing Starbound 1.0 coming July 22nd. After making a huge early access splash, Chucklefish hit a few snags with some pretty large delays and as such garnered some community backlash. I am happy to see the game finally hit this milestone and as such am really eager to play it in it's final form.

"In case you missed it, Starbound is coming out of Early Access on 22 July, 2016.

After ~5 years, the game we set out to make finally exists, and to say that it all feels a bit surreal would be a massive understatement!

While Starbound will be finished in two weeks, this isn’t the end. We will continue to update and support Starbound for as long as we... Read All
Lots of us boarded the Chucklefish hype train and pre-ordered Starbound the second we could. As we played the game we all realized it was a solid foundation but didn't live up to what we were expecting. As the updates happened some of us played it and some of us lost interest. I think we all want the game to be fantastic and recently there is some great news on the game moving to a 1.0 release.

I'll clip out some relevant text, but I urge you to read the entire linked post below.

"So here we are, only a few updates left before 1.0 and I wanted to give you a run down on what to expect.

There are 3 updates planned before 1.0. The combat update, the story update and a... Read All

As I was getting ready to report to you on my latest play through of Starbound's Nightly Build, I visited the official website to see if there was any current news. Luckily, I found out that Chucklefish is finally updating the stable release of Starbound. That said, I'm going to continue with my "report," but please see the link above for more details about the new update.

First, I want to clear up something that you may not know about Starbound. The game has three different versions. If you've played Starbound before, you're definitely aware of the "stable" build. It is the stable version of the game,... Read All

Starbound just dropped a new trailer showing off all the things coming in the Winter update. They claim the Winter update will come in January, but as with all things it could slip some.

What do you think of the video? Will you head back to Starbound after this update? This video seems to feature much more of the content we were promised when we originally backed the game last year.

I've been fairly mixed on Starbound so far but one thing I am not mixed on is how amazing Curtis Schweitzer score is!

From mollygos:

"As Finn noted yesterday on Twitter, we’re trying to push these updates to the unstable branch next week and, depending on how that goes, pushing them to the... Read All

Check out the news on Starbound's official site:

From the "One Year Later" news" "[w]e’ve been super hard at work on a very large update that changes and expands upon the progression system and it’s nearly ready for unstable."

I'm looking forward to the large update! I'm hoping it's the big 1.0 version we've been waiting for. I did some testing of the "nightly builds," but it's been a while since I've played. While I was fully aware that the nightly builds weren't always stable and had their own bugs in them, after a while I decided to wait longer. There's only so many times you can go through character and world wipes and other bugs before you... Read All

I've been waiting for some updated news about Starbound. I've remained out of the loop for a while, so after seeing Travis mention something about an update, I thought it was time to look into it. One of the developers posted some great thoughts about the game's development, which give great insight into Starbound and Early Access gaming (

I also found out that the developers were going to be releasing "nightly builds." This gives us access to what they have done each day. In order to access them you have to opt-in to get them ( It is... Read All

There are a few more things about Starbound that I've thought about and want to share. Although I love the music, I often wish there was more of a variety of it, as I often hear the same music repeatedly, which gets old after a while. So that is one of my wishes for the final release.

I have begun to explore other sectors. I'm finding that the need for certain ores in other sectors is what's pushing me forward. I am currently in orbit above my first Tentacle planet in sector X, which is threat level 5. The other planets nearby are double that level. I believe this is the last sector which is some what disappointing (I don't want to finish with this game yet), there... Read All