If your question is more support-related, check out the game support FAQ!

What is Starbound?

Starbound is a video game! Imagine that. Check out the about page for a full description!

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.

Can I play Starbound?

Yes! You can purchase Starbound on Steam or from the Humble Store and play right away, but please be aware that the game is in early beta and still undergoing development.

What platforms will I be able to play Starbound on?

Starbound currently supports Windows, Mac, and Linux at both beta and full release. Dedicated server software for these operating systems is available with the game as well. Post-release, we’d love to work on porting the game to other platforms, including the PlayStation 4.

Will there be multiplayer?

Starbound is cooperatively and competitively multiplayer, the number of players is entirely up to the server and we’re working hard to ensure the server is built with server communities in mind. Don’t worry– 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 and our ask us anything thread 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 also put write up regular updates on the game’s development progress and post them on the front page of this site, so be sure to check those out.

Where can I follow/contact you?

Head over to the contact page to say hi, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and get involved with the forums and live chat! Members of the team are there pretty much all the time.


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Are you hiring/do you do work placements?

We are hiring! We’re looking for talented programmers and artists with finished projects to show us. :)

YouTube Permission

Chucklefish LTD hereby grants permission for the use of in-game audio & video for “Let’s Play”, “Preview”, “Review” and/or “Commentary”-style videos on YouTube, including ad-supported channels/videos. The creator of the video may use in-game audio & video for as many videos as desired.

Please include a link to www.playstarbound.com OR any online store selling the title involved. Specific permission is required for any soundtrack use outside of captured gameplay.

If you have any questions, please email press[at]chucklefish.org.