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An exploration game that eludes standard genre classification, developed by independent studio Chucklefish. Starbound combines elements of a 2D sandbox platformer and a strategy game.

Action | science fiction | platform | roguelike | sandbox | 2D | metroidvania | multiplayer | indie games | co-op | crafting

Starbound cover

developer: Chucklefish

publisher: Chucklefish

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

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Starbound for PC and XONE is an ambitious exploration game that combines a sanbox platform game with strong strategic elements. This is the debut production of Chucklefish, an independent studio founded by Tiyuri'ego who is one of the creators of the cult Terrarii.

Starbound for PC and XONE offers both storyline missions and typical sandbox, unrestricted space exploration. The game controls resemble a traditional two-dimensional platform game, but it offers much more than just hopping blocks. The authors have offered a great freedom of actions and the players are free to choose which planet they want to visit. What is interesting, the surface is generated procedurally. The system controlling it not only determines the shape of the terrain, but also the weather, gravity, difficulty of vegetation, and the appearance and the habits of the local animals. As a result, each location offers something new.

The game allows you to play solo or in co-operation mode with your friends. There are also competing modes available. Each generated planet has its own unique code, which we can share with the entire community of players and thus enable them to explore it. There is also the option of making any planet our home. After doing that, completely new possibilites open up before the player, among which we find terramorfing of the area, erecting structures (e.g. weather control center), and bringing colonists who are, in fact, previously met characters. Of course, the people of our new home have their own needs and do not hesitate to ask us for help in satisfying them.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card 256 MB GeForce 6800/Radeon X850 or better
  • 3 GB HDD
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i3 3.40 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB GeForce 9600/Radeon HD 3870 or better
  • 4 GB HDD
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Starbound Game Guide
Starbound Game Guide

game guide 03 May 2014

This guide to Starbound includes all of the necessary information connected with the game, .e.

Starbound is about to get update 1.0
Starbound is about to get update 1.0

news 04 April 2016 12:57

Starbound's Early Access period is about to end. The developer has announced the release of update 1.0. As a result, players will be able to enjoy the full story campaign and lots of new features.

Chucklefish Comments on the Exploitation of Young Programmers
Chucklefish Comments on the Exploitation of Young Programmers

news 03 September 2019 15:42

Chucklefish's response to accusations of exploitation of young programmers during the development of sandbox game Starbound has seen the light of day. Not everyone is happy with the words in the studio's statement.

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