You’ve fled your home, only to find yourself lost in space with a damaged ship. Your only option is to beam down to the planet below, repair your ship and set off to explore the universe...
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June 13

Starbound 1.4: Bounty Hunter Update



We're excited to announce the release of Starbound 1.4 - the 'Bounty Hunter' update!

In this update players can become bounty hunters, seeking out criminal gangs through missions and climb the ranks as they rebuild the Peacekeepers and restore law and order to the universe. There's also new elemental variants of many monsters, which have a rare chance to be encountered - if you see one be sure to capture it! In addition there's a ton of new furniture, objects, weapons, and fun new stuff - including drones, password keypad locks, a laser mining tool, and a sports car!

https://youtu.be/cJUh9gjEuOs
We've been working on this update for a long time, thanks so much for being patient while we took the time to get it just right! Here's an outline of all the changes;



Bounty Hunting
  • New procedurally-generated quests that see the player travel to worlds and into space, hunting down criminal gangs
  • New Peacekeeper stations for bounty hunters – work your way through promotions and restore law in the universe
  • Take the fight to criminal gangs at their hideouts, including a climatic final mission & boss fight!
  • New quests: Becoming a Peacekeeper, Rookie Assignment, Rising through the Ranks, The Good Fight, Keeping the Peace, Going after the Occasus
  • New generated bounty quests
  • New generated criminal hideout microdungeons

New Music
  • Four new music tracks by Starbound composer Curtis Schweitzer

Rare Monsters
  • Elemental Monster variants - they are capturable, and earn progress in a new collection.
  • New Collection: Rare Pets collection
  • New monster variants: Fire Gleap, Electric Voltip, Poison Smoglin, Ice Peblit, Albino Poptop, Electric Anglure, Fire Bobot, Poison Bulbop, Electric Capricoat, Ice Crabcano, Electric Crutter, Ice Fennix, Elecrtic Hemogoblin, Ice Hypnare, Fire Lilodon, Poison Mandraflora, Ice Miasmop, Ice Narfin, Fire Oogler, Poison Nutmidge, Ice Orbide, Electric Petricub, Poison Pipkin, Electric Quagmutt, Ice Ringram, Poison Scaveran, Elecrtic Snaunt, Poison Snuffish, Poison Sporgus, Fire Taroni, Fire Toumingo, Poison Trictus, Electric Yokat, Electric Ignome, Fire Lumoth, Poison Pyromantle, Electric Skimbus, Fire Spookit, Fire Squeem, Fire Wisper, Ice Agrobat, Poison Batong, Poison Bobfae, Fire Monopus, Poison Paratail, Fire Pteropod, Cultist Scandroid, Ice Crustoise, Ice Iguarmor, Fire Oculob, Poison Pulpin, Ice Snaggler, Electric Tintic, Fire Gosmet

New Furniture
  • Egyptian set: Egyptian Bed, Egyptian Chair, Egyptian Crest, Egyptian Pillar, Egyptian Statuette, Egyptian Table
  • Office set: Office Cabinet, Office Computer, Office Desk, Office Desk Lamp, Office Noticeboard, Office Scanner, Office Server, Office Stapler, Office Table
  • Peacekeeper objects: Peacekeeper Chair, Peacekeeper Computer, Peacekeeper Desk, Peacekeeper Door, Peacekeeper Emblem, Peacekeeper Rusty Emblem, Peacekeeper Furnishings, Peacekeeper Lamp Post, Peacekeeper Mug, Peacekeeper Notes, Peacekeeper Painting, Peacekeeper Tall Poster, Peacekeeper Wide Poster, Peacekeeper Store, Peacekeeper Table, Peacekeeper Vending Machine, Peacekeeper Poster
  • Neon objects: Bounty Board, Neon Hologram, Neon Lamp Post, Neon Magenta Light, Neon Peacekeeper Emblem, Neon Store, Neon Triangle
  • Occasus pieces: Cultist Airlock Door, Cultist Airlock Hatch, Cultist Banner, Cultist Chest
  • Other: Dark Computer, Extractor Drill, Hanging Guardian, Mech Platform
  • New Teleporter: Peacekeeper Teleporter
  • New Wireable Object: Numeric Keypad

Other New Additions
  • Drones: Peacekeeper Drone, Mining Drone
  • New Weapons: Neo Magnum, Neo Magnum-E78, Neo Magnum-RX, Neo Magnum-ZZZ, Glue Sprayer, Lazercaster, Stun Grenade
  • New Tool: Mining Laser
  • New Unique Monster: Cosmic Intruder
  • New Mission: The Dantalion
  • New Boss Encounter: The Swansong
  • New Armor: Captain Noble Head, Cultist General Hood, Cultist General Tentacles, Groucho Glasses, Pharaoh Headdress, Sheep Hat, Shirt Top,
  • Peacekeeper Set (Peacekeeper Hat, Peacekeeper Shirt, Peacekeeper Trousers)
  • New Figurines: Cosmic Intruder Figurine, Swansong Figurine
  • New Mech Parts: Neo Laser Mech Arm, Peacekeeper Mech Body
  • New Augments: Peacekeeper I Augment, Peacekeeper II Augment, Peacekeeper III Augment
  • New vehicle: Red Sports Car
  • New world spawn vehicles: Dropship, Mini Tank, Mini UFO, Sportscar, Jeep
  • New object tags: Cultist, Egyptian, Peacekeeper, Office
  • New Tenants: Egyptian, Peacekeeper, Office
  • New blocks: Sloped Glass Panel, Polygon Platform
  • New currency: Peace Credit

Changes and fixes
  • Changed the crafting requirements for all mech parts to match materials in the system where the blueprint is found.
  • Changed name of 'T-Rex' fossil pieces to 'T. Rex'
  • Fixed bug where Triplod Figurine was not properly awarding credit to the Collections Library
  • Various lua bindings added
  • Added /setdungeonid command
  • Updated instrument audio position to follow the player
  • Display for gendered armor in tooltips
  • Add hover state to mission/crew/tech interface lists
  • For radial tile brushes, damage tile center instead of tile origin
  • Allow equalsSelf material render rule to also match on hue
  • Add a glow to inventory button when inventory has new items
  • Add a cooldown to ouch noise
  • Remove monster families and variantParameters
  • Allow bursting particle emitters multiple times in the same frame
  • Fix latch object animation bug
  • Only suffocate if mouth position is inside collision geometry
  • Fix energypickaxe animation state
  • Fix projectiles not dealing damage if spawned after the parent projectile has died
  • Minor bugfixes

We hope you all enjoy this update, please let us know what you think on Twitter or Discord! We'll also be streaming the update live on our Twitch channel later this afternoon if you'd like a preview!
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Reviews

“Each time I beamed down from my personal starship into the 2D sidescrolling craft-em-up that is Starbound, I found an experience that shoots for the stars and lands squarely among them.”
9.1/10 – IGN

“If you’re a fan of games like Minecraft and Terraria, Starbound is not to be missed. It can keep you enchanted for hours, whether you’re playing solo or on a server with friends.”
8.5/10 – Game Informer

“A charming space sandbox that will keep you busy and entertained for hours.”
84/100 – PC Gamer

About This Game



In Starbound, you create your own story - there’s no wrong way to play! You may choose to save the universe from the forces that destroyed your home, uncovering greater galactic mysteries in the process, or you may wish to forego a heroic journey entirely in favor of colonizing uncharted planets.



Settle down and farm the land, become an intergalactic landlord, hop from planet to planet collecting rare creatures, or delve into dangerous dungeons and lay claim to extraordinary treasures.

Discover ancient temples and modern metropolises, trees with eyes, and mischievous penguins. Make use of hundreds of materials and over two thousand objects to build a sleepy secluded cabin in the woods, a medieval castle, underwater arcade, or even a space station.



Starbound has been built from the ground up to be multiplayer and easily moddable. You have the tools to make the universe your own and modify the game to suit your play style - add new items, races, planet types, dungeons, and quests - the possibilities are limitless.



  • Choose from one of 7 playable races and customize your character
  • Save the universe in an epic story campaign featuring colorful characters, bosses, dungeons, and quests!
  • You're the captain of your very own starship! Decorate it, expand it, and use it to explore a procedurally generated universe
  • Colonize uncharted planets and collect gifts from your tenants - if they like you, they may even ask to join your ship crew!
  • Three game modes - Casual (no need to eat), Survival (eat to survive/drop items on death) and Hardcore (permadeath)
  • Craft thousands of objects - building materials, armor, weapons, furniture and more
  • Capture unique monsters to fight alongside you
  • All content is available in online drop-in/drop-out co-op
  • Built from the ground up to be easily moddable. You have the tools to make the universe however you'd like it

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and directx 9.0c compatible gpu
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete GPU capable of directx 9.0c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Os X 10.9 or later
    • Processor: 64 bit Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Os X 10.9 or later
    • Processor: 64 bit Intel CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Debian Stable or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and opengl 2.1 compatible gpu
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Debian Stable or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and opengl 2.1 compatible discrete gpu
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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