This FAQ is for general questions. If you need help with the game itself, please see the game support FAQ!
Who is producing Starbound?
Starbound is being built entirely by Chucklefish Games. See our team page for a full list of our developers and contributors.
Where can I buy Starbound? Is it currently playable?
You can purchase Starbound on Steam or from the Humble Store and play via Steam Early Access right away! You may prefer to wait until the game is finished, though, in which case you may be waiting a little while.
What platforms will I be able to play Starbound on?
Currently Starbound runs on Windows, Mac and Linux! Post-release, we’re looking into releasing on PS4, Xbox One and other platforms.
Is Starbound multiplayer?
Starbound is cooperatively and competitively multiplayer, the number of players is entirely up to the server and we’re working on ensuring the server is built with communities in mind. You can also play solo!
What are the system requirements?
Starbound is still in development and being optimized for older machines. For now, a list of our minimum system requirements can be found here or on our Steam store page.
What language is Starbound coded in?
C++ and Lua
Is there anything else I should know about Starbound?
Check out the FAQ section on the forums! There are a lot of useful threads and posts there that should cover a lot of the information you may be looking for. We post very frequent progress updates on the front page as well, so you should check there for news.
I bought Starbound, but now I want a refund!
Sorry you’re not satisfied! We can’t offer a refund, though. For an explanation of our refund policy, click here.
Where can I follow/contact you?
Are you hiring/do you do work placements?
We are not currently hiring!
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