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2 February – 2018 Catch Up

Hello Everyone,

It’s been a few weeks since we checked in…

Content Update

The bounty update has taken a little longer then we’d planned. We’ve decided to deploy some of the content we’ve been working on in a smaller patch.

This update will primarily be some fun things players can play with while we finish up 1.4. We’ll be able to share more in the next few weeks about what’s included and when to expect this new content.

Here’s a preview of a new themed furniture set!

Wiki Facelift

I’ve been working on the Starbound Wiki for a long time (it will be 5 years old in a few months). In that time it hasn’t really changed how it looks, and has needed a visual refresh for a while.

So I’ve updated the wiki’s default theme! Feel free to give feedback on the design, it’s a wiki after all so things can be changed to best meet what’s going to work for our players. It’s also a huge wiki – so if there’s a page that doesn’t work in the new format well please report it! I expect that there will be some areas with formatting issues which will shake out the next few weeks.

I’m sure there are players who have been using the wiki for years and don’t like the change. Sign up for an account, go to ‘preferences’, and under the ‘appearance’ tab select ‘MonoBook’. This will allow you to use the old theme – which is still fully intact, but is no longer the default and what non-logged in users see. But as long as you’re logged in you’ll see the old design.

Starbound on Xbox

One more thing!!

We announced Starbound was coming to consoles a while ago, and the team at Blitworks have been doing really amazing work. We’ve been playing it on the Xbox in our office, and while a lot of things have needed adjustment to get it working just right for consoles, we’re very nearly there.

We need to clear a few more things through testing before we can confirm a date, but we should be able to make an announcement soon.

Here’s a preview of some UI changes which have been made for the console version.
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Feel free to leave comments on the forums and stay tuned for more updates soon. Until next time!!

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Poptop Plushies!

Poptop Plushie

Evening, everyone! I’m excited to announce that Poptop plushies exist now, thanks to the great folks at Game-Legends!

Poptops look harmless and generally enjoy prancing around meadows while whistling sweet-sounding melodies, but they really don’t like adventurers invading their personal space.

They were first designed by Starbound community member TomServo for the Monster Monster Contest all the way back in 2012, and have since become one of Starbound’s most recognizable monsters! We’ve had requests for plushies ever since, and we’re super glad they’re finally a thing.

These Poptop plushies are adorable and soft and whistle when you press their left paw. It’s like having a Poptop in real life, but without all of the dying!

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Game-Legends has also released some nice new Starbound t-shirts. Head over to their Starbound shop to check them out. :)

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1st September – Stop right there, criminal scum!

Hey again, Starbounders!

We hope you’ve been enjoying the Starbound 1.3 Spacefarer update over the summer. You’ve have assembled some pretty cool mechs! Among other things, we’ve been working on our next Starbound update, and we’re excited for it as always!

Starbound 1.4 will see the player become a bounty hunter, tracking down wanted criminals for the new Peacekeeper organisation. A new bounty board will show who needs hunting down, the conditions for their arrest, and your ranking as a Peacekeeper.

Tracking down one of these criminals isn’t a straightforward affair though – you will have to follow leads across multiple planets, raiding safehouses for your next clue, or fighting off members of your target’s gang. Sometimes you’ll have to take targets alive as well, using the Peacekeeper device known as the Long Arm. This gauntlet lets you handcuff targets remotely, but requires careful aim to lock down the perp!

We’ll be showing off more over the coming weeks. Until then, happy Starbounding!

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