August 20, 2013 // 4:01 pm
- Chucklefish Lead Writer Ashton Raze
announced today that an extraterrestrial sandbox adventure called Starbound is coming to PS4.
To quote: Hey there! We're Chucklefish, a studio working on our first project - an extraterrestrial sandbox adventure game called Starbound.
In Starbound, you take on the role of a character who's just fled from their home planet, only to crash-land on another. From there you'll embark on a quest to survive, discover, explore and fight your way across an infinite universe.
You'll encounter procedurally generated creatures and weapons, discover populated villages and abandoned temples. Explore planets dotted with dungeons, eyeball trees and treasure. Build vast stone castles or lonely, secluded cabins, and do all of it alone or with friends!
Starbound lets you live out your own story of space exploration, discovery and adventure. Settle down and farm the land, hop from planet to planet claiming resources, or make regular visits to populated settlements, taking on jobs and earning a living. NPCs are scattered about the worlds, offering quests and challenges for those looking for a little extra excitement in their lives.
On top of that, a number of quest lines let you delve into the greater galactic mysteries. Who created the Glitch? What is Big Ape's secret? Why are the Hylotl so uptight? From abandoned bunkers to creepy temples, Starbound's richly detailed universe offers a host of places to investigate and tales to unfold. Follow the story or create your own, experience the game how YOU want to.
As developers, we've been inspired by all the games we grew up playing. From isometric '80s classics to Castlevania, Zelda, Metroid. Celebrated platformers like Mario and Sonic, RPGs such as Elder Scrolls and Ultima, and iconic handheld games such as Pokemon.
Starbound draws on numerous classic influences, while taking a thoroughly modern approach to crafting, narrative and world-building. It's an amalgamation of the games we loved as kids, and the games we love now, fully focused on providing the player with an engrossing, fun experience.
Players love to get creative, and with Starbound, we've tried to offer as much creative scope as possible. Foraging and crafting provides the player with numerous resources and items to kit themselves out to suit their playing style. Building allows you to create wonderful, expansive worlds to call your own.
Fancy a campfire singalong? Just whip out a musical instrument and jam away. Always wanted to camp out in a hostile desert with buddies? Then head off into the wilderness of multiplayer, armed only with your wits (and a massive sword).
Customise your spaceship to be your home away from home, then journey to an uncharted planet, and lay down the building blocks for a new life.
Video games offer untold scope for adventure and wonder, and with Starbound we hope to provide you with a memorable, exciting experience. We can't wait for you to explore the universe we've created.