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Starbound: Extraterrestrial Sandbox Adventure Coming to PS4

Ashton Raze's Avatar Posted by Lead Writer, Chucklefish

Hey there! We’re Chucklefish, a studio working on our first project – an extraterrestrial sandbox adventure game called Starbound.

In Starbound, you take on the role of a character who’s just fled from their home planet, only to crash-land on another. From there you’ll embark on a quest to survive, discover, explore and fight your way across an infinite universe.


You’ll encounter procedurally generated creatures and weapons, discover populated villages and abandoned temples. Explore planets dotted with dungeons, eyeball trees and treasure. Build vast stone castles or lonely, secluded cabins, and do all of it alone or with friends!

Starbound lets you live out your own story of space exploration, discovery and adventure. Settle down and farm the land, hop from planet to planet claiming resources, or make regular visits to populated settlements, taking on jobs and earning a living. NPCs are scattered about the worlds, offering quests and challenges for those looking for a little extra excitement in their lives.


On top of that, a number of quest lines let you delve into the greater galactic mysteries. Who created the Glitch? What is Big Ape’s secret? Why are the Hylotl so uptight? From abandoned bunkers to creepy temples, Starbound’s richly detailed universe offers a host of places to investigate and tales to unfold. Follow the story or create your own, experience the game how YOU want to.

As developers, we’ve been inspired by all the games we grew up playing. From isometric ‘80s classics to Castlevania, Zelda, Metroid. Celebrated platformers like Mario and Sonic, RPGs such as Elder Scrolls and Ultima, and iconic handheld games such as Pokemon. Starbound draws on numerous classic influences, while taking a thoroughly modern approach to crafting, narrative and world-building. It’s an amalgamation of the games we loved as kids, and the games we love now, fully focused on providing the player with an engrossing, fun experience.

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Players love to get creative, and with Starbound, we’ve tried to offer as much creative scope as possible. Foraging and crafting provides the player with numerous resources and items to kit themselves out to suit their playing style. Building allows you to create wonderful, expansive worlds to call your own.

Fancy a campfire singalong? Just whip out a musical instrument and jam away. Always wanted to camp out in a hostile desert with buddies? Then head off into the wilderness of multiplayer, armed only with your wits (and a massive sword). Customise your spaceship to be your home away from home, then journey to an uncharted planet, and lay down the building blocks for a new life.


Video games offer untold scope for adventure and wonder, and with Starbound we hope to provide you with a memorable, exciting experience. We can’t wait for you to explore the universe we’ve created.

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dallow said:

August 20th, 12:03 pm

Looks fantastic.

Talesgirl016 said:

August 20th, 12:04 pm

Hi, will your game be coming to PS3 & Vita also)

Apeman24 said:

August 20th, 12:05 pm

Thanks for showing some old school love.

Asylum3395 said:

August 20th, 12:06 pm

kind of looks like terraria does it play like that?

reson8er said:

August 20th, 12:06 pm

Love the art style and vibe, looking forward to more info

Zezzler said:

August 20th, 12:12 pm

Thanks for bringing this to Consoles! I seriously hope you guys at Chucklefish consider Starbound on Vita. I loved Terraria and am eagerly awaiting it for Vita. Starbound would be perfect for it as well.

Nonetheless though, thanks for showing some love for the PlayStation Nation!

nolan1024 said:

August 20th, 12:12 pm

i followed this game for a year and im so exited for it on ps4

samrdrgz said:

August 20th, 12:14 pm

I’ve been following this game for a while now, and am extremely excited to see it coming to Ps4 and Vita. Thank you for all your hard work in delivering us this excellent game.

fromage2323 said:

August 20th, 12:21 pm

Imma gonna be needin’ dat release date bro

coolasj19 said:

August 20th, 12:24 pm

Did I blink when this was announced? Have a twitter or something where you can keep us up to date?

PrinceofXIII said:

August 20th, 12:30 pm

definitely getting this!

gerneric123 said:

August 20th, 12:34 pm

gerneric123 said:

August 20th, 12:35 pm

Shahid said it’s coming to Vita in his Gamescom indie wrap-up.

Mjolnirs said:

August 20th, 12:39 pm

Any chance of cross-platform play with PC players?

PiperVsPiper said:

August 20th, 12:45 pm

Looks rad, when can we pre-order?

luvtoseek said:

August 20th, 12:47 pm

Ashton, awesome news! Please consider a Vita version! ^o^

xClayMeow said:

August 20th, 1:00 pm

Vita version has already been confirmed people, not sure why it wasn’t stated in this blog post.

Please release a demo because I can’t imagine this controlling well on a gamepad/Vita compared to KB&M.

nanaki85 said:

August 20th, 1:09 pm

First Terraria now Starbound, hopefully next! :)

Green-Elf said:

August 20th, 2:19 pm

I have this bought for my PC. you guys should look into getting Chasm too!

luvtoseek said:

August 20th, 2:26 pm

Yep, Vita confirmed! Was worried earlier as ‘Vita’ wasn’t tagged to this Thread. Will gobble, gobble both versions!

plaztiksyke said:

August 20th, 4:44 pm

can you talk about influences like Tyrian and Privateer? does this game also have a branching storyline with multiple endings?

AizawaYuuichi said:

August 21st, 12:14 am

Looks interesting. Will definitely keep my eye on this one. More stuff to play on PS4/Vita is definitely a good thing.

windwhirl1 said:

September 4th, 6:35 am

I’m buying it on ps3 and pc sos if anyone is mabye intressted to see how the game works with a companion just add me on steam – – im looking falwerd to mabye seeing someone who would like to add me ^_^ have fun

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