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Starbound Comparison

Starbound is an indie game similar to Terraria, Minecraft and other such games in the sandbox genre. The difference between the games does show when users comment on them, each game has bosses, mobs, and worlds, this is true, but only starbound has unlimited worlds. Starbound is more about exp;oration than constant mob grinding. It's quite interesting to go from planet to planet in search of new treasures and such. 

Starbound InformationEdit

What is Starbound?Edit

Starbound is a brand new project from Chucklefish. Check out the about page for a full description!

Who is producing Starbound?Edit

Starbound is being built entirely by Chucklefish Games. See our team page for a full list of our developers and contributors.

Can I play Starbound?Edit

The beta release is on the 4th December 2013 and will be distributed via Steam’s Early Access program. You can get it by ordering from here.

When is the full release?Edit

We’re notoriously bad at estimating release dates. As soon as we have an exact date for the full release, we’ll let you all know!

What platforms will I be able to play Starbound on?Edit

Starbound will support Windows, Mac, and Linux at both beta and full release. Dedicated server software for these operating systems is available with the game download, as well. Post-release, we’d love to work on porting the game to other platforms, including the PlayStation 4.

Will there be multiplayer?Edit

Starbound will be fully cooperatively and competitively multiplayer, the number of players is entirely up to the server and we’re working hard to ensure the server is built with server communities in mind. Don’t worry– you can also play solo!

Can I have a press/review copy?Edit

E-mail press[at]chucklefish.org to see about being added to our press mailing list.

What are the system requirements?Edit

Since the game is still heavily in development, we’re still working on optimizing things for people with older hardware. As such we’re not able to list exact system specs just yet.

What language is Starbound coded in?Edit

C++

Is there anything else I should know about Starbound?Edit

Check out the FAQ section and our ask us anything thread on the forums! There are a lot of useful threads and posts there that should cover a lot of the information you may be looking for. We also put write up regular updates on the game’s development progress and post them on the front page of this site, so be sure to check those out.

YouTube PermissionEdit

Chucklefish LTD hereby grants permission for the use of in-game audio & video for “Let’s Play”, “Preview”, “Review” and/or “Commentary”-style videos on YouTube, including ad-supported channels/videos. The creator of the video may use in-game audio & video for as many videos as desired.

Please include a link to www.playstarbound.com OR any online store selling the title involved. Specific permission is required for any soundtrack use outside of captured gameplay.

If you have any questions, please email press[at]chucklefish.org.

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