Starbound Community Manager WelshPixie graces us with a second Q&A video outlining a recent informal chat session with Tiy and Rho in the official IRC channel. Accompanying the Q&A are some freshly released in-game screenshots, gifs, and the newest wallpapers. Be sure to follow WelshPixie's YouTube channel for future Starbound content!
Expected to be released around the end of Summer 2012, Starbound contains a story within a sandbox. While main quests are available, gamers can be kept busy forever simply finding a crew, conducting research, catching rare creatures, and unlocking/customizing facilities.
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 makes contact with an abandoned space station 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.