The Starbound team has released a new video showing off the mechanics of water in the game! Features include water pressure, drainage, flow, evaporation, swimming, applying force to the player, and more. The team assures that the 'blocky' look it has isn't final, and the flow will be more smooth for release.
Another interesting point is the lack of lag - all demo participants are located around the globe and yet experienced smooth gameplay, which is quite promising for multiplayer possibilities.
Expected to be released around the end of this summer, 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.