Meet the Races

In Starbound, you can choose from seven unique races, all with their own rich cultures and histories!

Human_Banner In spite of their long and turbulent history, Humans tend to possess a lighthearted and optimistic outlook towards life and the Universe. Instead of focusing on expansion, humanity set about forming a society that would unite the people of the Universe – The Terrene Protectorate. Human_Character
Apex_Character A race of highly intelligent primates. For millennia, the Apex were close to human in appearance until a scientific breakthrough allowed them to trade physical devolution for intellectual evolution. Apex_Banner
Avian_Banner Avians are a race of colourful birdfolk whose tribal culture revolves around the worship of Kluex – the winged god of the Aether. Their soldiers are trained from birth to be fierce warriors who will protect their temples at any cost. Avian_Character
Hylotl_Character The peaceful Hylotl place a lot of value on the traditions of their ancestors and take great comfort in the arts. Originally dwelling on land, their passive nature made them easy prey for the Florans and they were driven beneath the waves, where they now thrive. Hylotl_Banner
Glitch_Banner The Glitch were built in order to simulate a civilization. A fault in their programming caused them to become stuck early in the simulation, and to this day they are unable to shake their Medieval values and beliefs. Glitch_Character
Floran_Character Don’t be fooled by their peaceful appearance! Florans are known throughout the Universe to be aggressive, carnivorous hunters. Not particularly inventive on their own, they’re fond of stealing and adapting technology from people they’ve attacked. Floran_Banner
Novakid_Banner The Novakids are a mystery to all – described as ‘interstellar gas-bag people’, they resemble volatile star matter, both physically and emotionally. While generally more intelligent than the “fleshier” races, their short attention spans and wild attitude means little of their history has been recorded. Novakid_Character