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Starbound Trailer Explores Various Planets, Locations

By William Usher 2013-08-11 18:38:48 discussion comments
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Starbound is one of those games where the media and assets only pop up every once so often and not nearly consistently enough or in great abundance, but when they do appear you can't help but stop, drop your mouth in awe and feel elated knowing that one day you'll be able to play this game.

The latest trailer from Chucklefish is a biome trailer, exploring different planets and locations, giving players a distinctive look at all the different locations that players can explore.

There are countless planets and lots of variations from procedurally generated universes. It's just all kinds of awesome.

Players will be able to gather up their friends and venture to these various planets and experience what they have to offer, ranging from lush jungles to arid deserts and everything else in between.

What's more is that the game allows players to terraform just like in Terraria. If you like a certain planet, mark its location and build up a concrete jungle – your very own urban utopia is just a bunch tile resources and a night's worth of building away. The very idea of this is just mind blowing.

Even more than this, the team at Chucklefish have also updated the game with some really neat features, noting on the website...
We added a new skill system to the random monsters you encounter. Each monster is given a bunch of different skills that define their behavior. Think Pokemon moves.

We made sure that when lots of drops are on screen they combine into single stacks to aid performance.

A bunch of changes continue to be made to the hotbar and its functionality.

I think it might be safe to say that this could be one of the greatest games ever made. In regards to innovation and creativity, this isn't even in the same league with what we call “AAA” games. $100 million from either Activision or EA on any upcoming title doesn't even come remotely close to what Chucklefish is accomplishing with Starbound.

And just for those of you who have no idea what Starbound is about... the game is a free-form galactic RPG, where you and a group of friends/frenemies/enemies venture across the great expanse of the galaxy, discovering new planets, interacting with the inhabitants, building new equipment, advancing your character, making new friends, making new enemies, and generally traveling through the great void of life at the speed of fun.

If Starbound sounds like a wicked trip of entertainment, learn more about the game or pre-order now by visiting the official website.


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