Starbound Explorer’s Guide

Hey everyone! We’ve been working on a Starbound book! It’s called Starbound: Explorer’s Guide, and it’s a companion guide for Starbound beginners and returning players. We’re hoping it’ll serve as a quick reference for when you find yourself lost in space. We’ve partnered with Egmont Publishing on this project — you may have seen their pretty Minecraft books in shops.

We’ve worked on this book with the goal of maintaining the depth of the official wiki while being accessible for players of all ages. It’s got everything from info about each of the player races, the Terrene Protectorate, collections, biomes, and missions.

It also contains new & exclusive art and lore from us!

We would really value your feedback about this book before we finalize it and begin to sell it! It would help us a lot if you took a few minutes to check out some of the pages, and then answer the questions on this survey. Thank you!



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Starbound 1.3 – Spacefarer Update

Hello! Starbound 1.3 – Spacefarer Update is here!

With the Spacefarer Update, our goal was to give players more things to do in space! Starbound has always focused heavily on traveling from planet to planet, but objectively space is just much cooler than any planet.

Check out the trailer for an overview of what we’ve added this patch, or check the patch notes below for a more comprehensive list of changes/additions. This is one of the biggest Starbound updates to date and has been really exciting for us to work on. We hope you enjoy it!

Major Changes

Navigation Overhaul
The cockpit navigation interface has been completely overhauled. Planets, moons and ships are all visible and orbit each other in real time. Systems will now contain NPC stations, friendly and hostile NPC ships, and strange space anomalies to visit!

Customizable Mechs
Explore these new space locations in customizable spacefaring mechs! Traverse hostile space in zero gravity, fight powerful new space monsters, and collect unique rewards as you upgrade your mech to progress through more difficult hazards. Mechs can also be deployed to planets, to crush your enemies with overwhelming firepower!

Modular Space Stations
Make a permanent home among the stars with player-owned stations! Use a station transponder to place your station into orbit, then expand it with modular rooms to suit your needs.

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