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13th April – Space Invader

We’ve been working away at all the new upcoming additions to Starbound here at Chucklefish HQ, so here’s an update on the update!

We’ve shown space stations and ships you can encounter in deep space, but there’s also other kinds of locations you can find out there.

 
Who built this space arcade? How did all those attendees get there? Space sure is weird, huh? There’ll be lots of different places to find, and lots of new loot to collect.

We’re all very excited for the new update, so as always keep an eye on the dev blog for news as it comes. In the mean time, happy exploring!


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14th March – A Star War

Hey everyone! I hope you’re enjoying your week. Here’s a look at some more things you’ll be seeing in the upcoming Starbound update!

In previous updates we’ve shown off how we’re expanding space travel so that it’s more than just a way to access planets, as well as adding space stations as a new type of location you’ll be able to visit. In fact, there’ll be many kinds of places to visit out in deep space, but unlike planets, getting to them isn’t as simple as teleporting to them. Luckily, the new mechs that are coming this update are perfect zero-gravity exploration vehicles!

 
Exploring space in Starbound can be as dangerous as exploring uncharted planets – which is to say you have to watch out for an assortment of weird and hostile creatures! Space combat in Starbound is quite a different experience to fighting on the surface of worlds, to say the least.

 
You’ll be well prepared to deal with this, however! You can outfit your mech with a variety of equipment, from gatling guns to deployable drones and energy swords.

 
This is shaping up to be our most ambitious post-release update for Starbound yet! We’ll share some more info soon enough. :)

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What’s this?! As you may well have heard already, we here at Chucklefish have announced a new game! It’s called Wargroove, and you can watch the announcement trailer here. If you wait to the end of the trailer, you may see some familiar faces…

 
Starbound’s Floran race, commanded by none other than Nuru, feature in Wargroove! Does this take place in the world of Starbound? How did Nuru get there? Is this even canon?! To find out more you’ll have to follow progress for Wargroove on its very own development blog, just like Starbound! We’re so excited, and hope you all are too!

‘Til next time!


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23rd February – Space Station 14

We’ve got a few pieces of news for you today. First off, we’ll be pushing a (very small) 1.2.3 hotfix update to the stable app. This update fixes a rare bug that caused a few players to have very low framerate with the “Multiplayer via Steam Friends” option enabled. For most players this should make no difference.

Secondly, we have a bit more space content to show off! We’ve been reading all of your comments on our past few blog posts and it’s great to see that you’re as excited as we are about the coming changes to travel and the new navigation interface. Several of you were speculating about the space stations visible in the system view, so here’s a little peek at what they look like in person:

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These stations will be good places to rest and resupply, find special merchants, and will be a key part of some other new features we’ll be showing off soon…

Lastly, we’ve been working with Gaya Entertainment on some real cool Starbound merchandise, all of which is available in the Chucklefish Shop & Game-Legends! We’ve got some new shirts, a keychain and even a hat, so go check them out!

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