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Starbound reached $1,000,000 in pre-orders

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The folks over at Chucklfish have announced on the Starbound website that they have reached $1,000,000 in pre-orders of their story driven sandbox game in outerspace for Mac, Linux and Windows. 

Pre-orders range from $15 for the game/steamkey & soundtrack to $2,000 for a few things more. ;)


Some more details about the game:

QuoteA story within a sandbox

Starbound begins with you fleeing your homeworld in a space shuttle, just as it’s destroyed by an unknown enemy. With nothing to guide it, the escape pod shoots into space without direction, becoming hopelessly lost in a sea of stars. As luck would have it, the space shuttle touches down on a habitable planet and an adventure begins that will take you hurtling across the universe. Starbound contains both quests and story driven missions, buried inside its vast sandbox universe.

Endless Planets to visit

Planets in Starbound are entirely procedurally generated and filled to the brim with unique content. We went into the planet generation with one simple goal: no two planets should be the same. By procedurally generating even the smallest details, we’re doing just that. Not only is the terrain of the planet procedurally generated, but the weather, the gravity, the difficulty level, the plant life, the behaviour and appearance of alien creatures, and much more all contain random or procedurally generated elements.

We want you to feel like an explorer!

Because we’re working so hard to make each planet unique, we want to give you the tools to catalogue the things you find and make sure absolutely everything you find has depth in the world. Much like old school point and click adventures, absolutely every object in the world, right down to the trees and flowers, can be examined for a description.
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liamdawe 30 April 2013 at 1:20 pm UTC
Damn you Bumadar I was going to post on this haha, been watching the counter

So badly looking forward to this game
Bumadar 30 April 2013 at 2:44 pm UTC
saw it last night but waited till home from work to see if it would be posted yet....
Orkultus 1 May 2013 at 3:10 am UTC
awesome news!
Sabun 1 May 2013 at 4:17 pm UTC
Oh man, I was holding back to get this but I just keep reading news about it here and there. I'm finally giving in and buying it... I just hope my close friends buy it too
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