Remember Starbound, the huge 2D exploration/building game that landed on Early Access a couple years ago? Well, it just got a massive update. It adds the ability to construct NPC-populated colonies. There are also 400 new micro-dungeons and improvements to pretty much every part of the game.
Starbound's big Winter Update, titled Upbeat Giraffe, went live on Steam overnight. Head over here for the full list of changes and additions, which is rather long—understandable, considering they worked on this patch for nearly a year.
This shot of an alien alpaca in a car has little do with Starbound's big upcoming Winter update, but it's still amusing. Speaking of the update, it's scheduled to come out in January, packed with content like tons of new items, a new playable race, ship upgrades, and more biomes. There's a trailer for it below.
Starbound turns one year old next week, and it's just as beautiful as on day one. The game has been getting regular updates since summer in the form of nightly builds—in this screenshot, lead developer Tiyuri is showing off a boat that may or may not end up in the game eventually. That sunset and those colors,…
It hasn't been a week and someone's already put the TARDIS from Doctor Who in Starbound. The game's also got other great mods since its December 4 launch, including a new Toxic planet type and a whole new family of gathering tools, all hosted on their own dedicated modding site—and this is just the first five days.
Starbound is nearing its Beta release. The side-scrolling Terraria-like RPG which I just can't seem to shut up about just got an official blog post outlining its three-stage Open Beta program, which, according to lead developer Tiy, is "really not very far off now."
One hour of Starbound for everyone. Over the weekend, at the UK's Multiplay Insomnia Gaming Festival, developers Chucklefish held a "world premiere" one-hour demonstration of their upcoming side-scrolling sandbox Starbound in the form of a Let's Play starring Duncan, Sips and Sjin of the Yogscast. Take a look above.