Developed by Chucklefish, Starbound is a procedurally generated action adventure game in vein of Terraria which begins with you fleeing your homeworld in a space shuttle, just as it is destroyed by an unknown enemy. With nothing to guide it, the escape pod shoots into space without direction, becoming hopelessly lost in a sea of stars. As luck would have it, the space shuttle makes contact with an abandoned space station and an adventure begins that will take you hurtling across the universe. Starbound contains both quests and story driven missions, buried inside its vast sandbox universe. You will need to find a crew, conduct research, catch rare creatures, and unlock its multitude of facilities. From a factory capable of producing mechs to labs where captured enemies can be studied and trained, the space station contains everything you need to explore the universe.
Chucklefish revealed this week that Starbound officially sold $1,000,000 in pre-orders. Those who pre-order Starbound will receive the game, a beta invite, two soundtracks, plus several goodies.