Archive: Dev Blog

26th April – Some Assembly Required

Happy Wednesday!

Today we’re excited to show off just how the mech assembly in Starbound’s upcoming 1.3 update will work. As we’ve touched on in previous blog posts, mechs are a single, modular vehicle type which are built of several different components. These mech components are items that you can craft, find blueprints for and trade with your friends.

At the Mech Assembly Station, you can swap out mech parts, paint colors, and see the stats and appearance of your mech. You need a full set of parts for your mech to be deployable. (although horns are optional!)

Of course, you’ll want to improve your mech with newer, shinier parts. Luckily there’s a lot of space to explore, so finding rare mech component blueprints out there shouldn’t be too much of a problem for any eager adventurer!


Until next time!

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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. :)


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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