Starbound: Beta Keys Sent Out, Trailer Released

December 5, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Starbound, a procedurally-generated sandbox adventure game set in space, has gone into beta, and was placed on Steam on Wednesday.

The game can still be pre-ordered from its website.

Chucklefish, the game’s developer, sent out beta keys for the Mac, Windows, and Linux versions of the game.

A representative with the game wrote that after the beta keys are sent out, “You’ll be able to purchase the game through Steam Early Access and we’ll still have the $15 Pixel Tier and 4-pack up in our store.​”

If one pre-ordered the game via the official store, there should be a Humble Store e-mail with the Steam key. 

The representative also added that multiplayer is available in beta.

Users who are having problems can contact or use the key sender feature from Humble Bundle. 

According to the game’s website, the developer raised more than $2.6 million via crowdfuning efforts.

“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,” it reads.

“You’ll encounter procedurally generated creatures and weapons, discover populated villages and abandoned temples. Explore planets dotted with dungeons, eyeball trees and treasure. Make use of over a hundred materials and over one thousand in-game objects to build a sprawling modern metropolis or a sleepy secluded cabin in the woods, and do all of it alone or with friends!”

The game’s developers also released a trailer, which can be viewed here: