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Starbound

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Starbound is a 2D adventure game with a heavy focus on the sandbox aspect and procedurally generated levels. Unlike many similar games of this genre, Starbound has a story you need to follow. Playing as a space officer whose planet was destroyed by aliens, you explore the universe and prepare for the revenge.
In general, Starbound is a typical 2D sandbox with such activities as spelunking, crafting and exploring that are united with story missions. Quests help to find the information about the in-game universe and races and lead through different tasks. Some levels are based on platforming only, while the others make you change the environment and solve puzzles. Some of them are based on the character’s ability to turn into a ball and use both hands to hold tools.
And still, the key feature of Starbound is procedurally generated levels and their design. The game features a huge amount of planets to explore, with multiple caves, buildings, labyrinths, and forests.

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Developer
Chucklefish
Publisher
Chucklefish
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.playstarbound.com

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Debian Stable or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and opengl 2.1 compatible gpu
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Debian Stable or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
  • Processor: Core i3
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and opengl 2.1 compatible discrete gpu
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP or later
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and directx 9.0c compatible gpu
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows XP or later
  • Processor: Core i3
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Discrete GPU capable of directx 9.0c
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Os X 10.9 or later
  • Processor: 64 bit Intel CPU
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Os X 10.9 or later
  • Processor: 64 bit Intel CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
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Starbound reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
So I have to say yes, having been following the Game for over 6 Years (and having bought it over 3 years ago ...) and already invested 30 Hours in various Beta Stadiums, I wasn't sure if I will have Any fun with it. And thank You Chuckle Fish, Starbound has really become an outstanding Sandbox exploration title. The Comparison with Terraria is quite obvious, as the Game has a very similar Progression: You gather resources to build new Items that you need to develop new Resources. With the Opportunity to travel the whole Universe, and to visit the Main Quest All peoples (except humanity, why becomes clear in The Intro and the Novakids, because the first with the Kickstarter Stretchgoal were added), to establish Colonies, random Dungeons and Random Tests. Solve and much more. . The Team has gone To great Lengths to implement elaborate Ideas on how each of the Players Has their own Sets for scanned objects. Most of The Negative should be improved in The long run with Mods, but still a few Criticisms of the Title:-The Control is something "floaty," you have to get used to it first (especially with the Techs)-Since The Universe is Progressively generated you have no Guarantees on it To find also what you are looking for: Example: Sometimes you have to travel 4-5 Worlds to collect all the Data about a People, once I was able to completely explore 2 Peoples in a World. -Carelessness quickly leads to Death (at least on the Survival difficulty level), so always carry Food, Bandages and other Equipment, otherwise you die quickly-If you install the Point on which you are Teleported to a Planet, this is permanently Resettet (hopefully this will still be fixed), the only thing you can do about it is put a Teleporter-With Items, the Random Problem is just as obvious, some Stuff just doesn't matter what you do (but can be done with hunting Weapons at least with Enemies Compensing for, with boxes unfortunately not)-More Endgame Content will still be delivered in the next at least 12 Months, according to Chucklefish, so I don't want to complain about it. All in all, an exciting Game for People who like to incorporate their Creativity, explore the Unknown what no Man has seen before them and Want to experience random things that no one could have planned. Update: Slowly, Patches flow and deliver new Content such as fishing or a "Pokedex."
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Starbound the great Space Pixel Adventure game in a seemingly infinitely big Galaxy!!! On 18.12.13 (to the Early Access Offended Koala pretty soon after release) I bought Starbound and played for the first time. Since then, I've been thrilled with this Grandiose Title from the Creators of Chucklefish. Now it's already 250 Hours of Play and 4 and a half Years later and I still love it. It all starts with Character creation where you can choose between 7 Races and style your own Individual Spaceship Captain. The Character Creation Completed, unlike Terraria, starts with a captivating Well thought-out story. After a brief Introduction to the Story and Gameplay, however, everyone has the Freedom to decide for themselves what they are doing and how much Time they are allowing themselves to do with the Story. The Story, to put it briefly and not to spoil anything, consists of 7 Bosses who have to be conquered in order to compete against them you have to find out more about the individual Races. According to the Story, there are no Limits to discovering from his own Space station to a small Decorative Candle on the Shelter's Fireplace is all there. We can explore the Planets, Do Quests for the Inhabitants, Catch insects and Animals, explore Fossils, cook Food and much more. If you have settled on a beautiful Planet with Stardust Breeds, you can decorate and personalize Your home As each Breed has its own Architectural Style and its own Decorative elements, here too the Game offers no Limits, from a Japanese Temple To Anything is possible for a simple Log Cabin. The Adventure through the Galaxy is Accompanied by a Wonderful Soundtrack with around 70 Songs. My Rating: = = = [Audience:] = = * Children ☑ The same as * potato * Always Bad-Well ☑ Wonderful and Timeless ' Masterful ' = = [€ Price/Performance:] = = Full Price * wait for the next Sale * through Cunneting ☑ Every cent Value * Swap it for if you can't Buy it * Free = = = = = = 90 ° PC ☑ Quick-Fast-A High-NASA Computer = = = [* * * * * You only need 2 Hands to play it, "Ez ☑ Easy to learn/Hard to learn/hard. "Hard (the first few Hours)-" Dark Souls "= = = [۞ playing Time length] = = =" Very short (0-2 Hours) * short (2-8 hours) * * a few Hours (8-12 hours) * (12 + Hours) ☑ Endless = = = = It Has no Better Than Twilight * Average The game itself is a Bug "Many Bugs Destroy the Game" Many Bugs ☑ few Bugs "-you can use them for a Speedrun-No = = = = [Other] = = = ☑ Singleplayer ☑ Multiplayer
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