Starbound is finally set to leave Steam Early Access0 Comments
Gamers of the PC persuasian may know development studio Chucklefish through the breakout success of the simple farm life title Stardew Valley. What they may not be aware of is Starbound, another Chucklefish game that's about to leave Steam Early Access after nearly five years spent in development.
Starbound shares a lot in common Stardew Valley visually, and both titles do place a considerable emphasis on mining and combat, but the two games feature dramatically different themes otherwise. Far from restricting players to the small area known as Stardew Valley, Starbound allows players to fight, collect, and build atop procedurally-generated alien planets amidst a "near-infinite" universe.
Seven different races are available for players to choose from, and the usual bits of farming, exploration, hunting, collecting, and crafting mechanics are all there. The newer versions of the game also allow for players hire NPCs as crew members for their customizable space vessels.
Starbound is still available through Steam Early Access for $15, and will see its official Steam release on July 22nd. Don't think for a second that the game ends there, either, as Chucklefish have promised "to update and support Starbound for as long as we can," saying they've got "loads of cool ideas" they're hoping to put forth in future updates.
It Took Almost 3 Years, But Starbound Is Leaving Early Access, GameSpot