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Starbound is a 2D sandbox game where the player takes the role of a character from one of the six races fleeing their home planet, only to be out of fuel in orbit of an unknown planet. The player must attempt to survive the hostile planet, gather resources, craft items, and continue the exploration of other planets in the known universe.


Starbound Windows The appearance of your starting ship is based on the race you choose at the beginning of the game...
Starbound Windows Title screen
Starbound Windows Once you're ready to visit to visit a new planet or galaxy, (and if you have enough fuel) your ship can take you there in seconds!
Starbound Windows ... For example, the aquatic Hylotl species starts off with a fish-themed spaceship.

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Critic Reviews

IGN Windows Jul 28, 2016 9.1 out of 10 91
Polygon Windows Apr 22, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Shoost Windows Feb 05, 2014 8.8 out of 10 88
Shoost Macintosh Feb 05, 2014 8.8 out of 10 88
Shoost Linux Feb 05, 2014 8.8 out of 10 88
CGMagazine / Comics and Gaming Magazine Windows Aug 10, 2016 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Aug 01, 2016 79 out of 100 79 Windows Feb 21, 2014 7 out of 10 70


Topic # Posts Last Post
Steam/Humble release 27 Lain Crowley (6785)
Mar 21, 2014



  • GameStar/GamePro (Germany)
    • 2013 – #2 Best Early Access Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • Steam Awards
    • 2016 — The 'I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award' Award — Nominated

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