Remember that Starbound winter update that was teased back in December? Well, it's finally out in the stable build, and it's a big one. So many things have been tweaked and overhauled in Upbeat Giraffe, it's like playing a brand new game. Er, kinda.
If you've been following Starbound's development for the past year, you've been waiting for a few big features before you let yourself progress to the "painfully addicted" stage. That time may be soon, as the impending winter update has a massive list of changes, overhauls, re-balances and extras that we've been eager to get our hands on.
Having new items, enemies, weapons and worlds is always great, but so far most of Starbound's updates have required a complete wipe of your characters and worlds. All that exploration gone in an instant! With this latest patch, however, the game takes a huge step forward in removing that crippling feature. Just one more wipe to go!
We have new info regarding Starbound's upcoming patch, including new weapons, aesthetics, and games modes! But look out, for another wipe of hard earned player content and game saves is sure to come. Don't worry though: it's well worth it.
Starbound, the latest big splash onto the scene of indie-exploration games, has already sold over a million copies according to developer Chucklefish. That's pretty impressive considering that the game is still in beta and it's only been available for purchase for a month!
Days after launching as an early release beta, Starbound has rolled out the first of many updates to add new content and tweak the old. The main focus of this patch was to re-balance weapon damage and the leveling system, but several new items and enemies made the cut, including a staple for sandbox games: grappling hooks!
The team at Chucklefish is still toiling away on the Terraria-like sandbox game Starbound. Pre-orders opened up in mid-April and have been a rousing success, bringing in over $1.1 million from almost 50,000 future players. That's a lot of funding, especially for a small indie studio, and it bodes well for the future of Starbound.
Starbound is an upcoming indie sandbox game designed to be something of a spiritual successor to Terraria. It's filled with all the exploration, building, crafting and character customization features you could ever want, but the real kicker is the addition of randomly generated planets you can inhabit! It's a good thing, too, as your home world was just destroyed by something evil, so you'll need all the space and resources you can get to construct a gigantic death laser of revenge.