Starbound is an upcoming game undergoing active development by Chucklefish, an indie game company. The release date is to be announced.
Starbound relies heavily on procedural generation, as many enemies, weapons, and other features are generated on the fly.
Starbound begins with you, the Player, fleeing your homeworld just as it's destroyed by an unknown enemy. With nothing to guide it, your shuttle shoots into space without direction, becoming hopelessly lost in a sea of stars. As luck would have it, the space shuttle makes contact with an abandoned space station and an adventure begins that will take you hurtling across the universe, and hopefully finding a new homeworld.
Indie game company Chucklefish is responsible for the development of Starbound, led by Tiy. It has not yet been released, and the release date has yet to be announced. The price at launch has not been established, but is speculated to be approximately $10-15. Starbound will be available on Windows, Mac, and Linux, but system requirements have not yet been finalized.
After release, Chucklefish plans to provide small, weekly game patches as well as large-scale updates to Starbound.