Starbound is a Wide Open Sandbox Scifi Adventure game. Not to be confused with a Classic Mac game that lets you conquer planets to get more ships and destroy opposing races, nor said games sequel, StarBound II.Take Terraria and give it a more Science Fiction based focus with space travel and you have Starbound. Or as some like to say Terraria IN SPACE!. It is being developed by Chucklefish, an indie game company started by Finn "Tiy" Brice of Terraria fame along with several new faces.Player characters flee or leave their homeworld, becoming hopelessly lost in a sea of stars, and from there, visit procedurally generated planets to research technology, meet new people, and explore the universe.Players may choose to play as any of the of the playable races: the Apex, the Avians, the Humans, the Hylotl, the Florans, the Glitch, or the Novakids. Each race has a bit of lore attached to it and will likely tie in to the future primary storyline planned for the finished game release.The game will be singleplayer or multi-player capable and will have the possiblity of other modes of play added in at a later date.Additional features may be added via the communities suggestion system either at release or as free post release content.Watch this Space. Also, keep tabs on Tiyuri's twitter feed for sneak peeks and other minor updates! A sneak peek of the character creator is embedded in the official forums. The game can be pre-ordered here.Beta was released on December 4th, 2013 for all who preordered the game. A full release will likely be sometime in 2014. FAQ here. As the game is still on an early beta, be wary when adding examples.
Starbound has been confirmed to contain examples of these tropes: