If you’ve read the blog post title, you may be a little confused. Starbound is an upcoming indie title developed by Chucklefish, who has also chosen to publish this week’s release Wanderlust : Rebirth, read on and please help support the developers of these great games!
First Things First, What Is Starbound? Who Is Chucklefish?
Chucklefish is a small team of less than a dozen developers, who are currently feverishly working on the upcoming release called Starbound. Starbound has seen much attention as a sandbox/crafting game with a heavy science-fiction flair, allowing the player to travel to many unique planets. In addition to it’s grand scope, Starbound will be the first of these new games, seemingly inspired by the innovations of Minecraft, that will offer quests, persistent characters and more in-depth action/rpg elements. One of the team members, Tiy, has previously worked on Terraria with the rest of the Re-Logic team. We can expect a similar retro-2D aesthetic in Starbound, randomized planets and biomes that will all hold unique loot and creatures, and many more features that you can read about at the games main page and forums found here.
Where Does Wanderlust : Rebirth Fit In?
Wanderlust in a retro RPG, developed by Yeti Trunk, and releasing on Steam this Friday, July 27th! To recap, Tiy and the rest of the Starbound team at Chucklefish, have received many, many requests for fans to donate to the development of Starbound. Tiy has made it very clear, on the forums, that as appreciative of the support as he is, he is reluctant to receive money in advance for a commercial project. Not long ago, Tiy took to the Starbound forums and polled it’s members on a new solution that would appease both the fans with money in hand and the principles of the Starbound team. What if Chucklefish were to publish an indie game that friends of theirs were working on? It seemed like a win-win situation, with a portion of the game sales going to the now-publisher Chucklefish, and the exposure and attention being added to with the already spectacular looking Wanderlust, from Yeti Trunk. The result is the best way I’ve seen for fans to support two great indie developers; receive an amazing looking RPG now, and help support the development of Starbound, due out later this year!
Tell Me More About Wanderlust!
Well, the best description comes from the horses’ mouth, the developers description states that “Wanderlust: Rebirth is an online four player co-op arcade-action RPG set in the uniquely crafted fantasy world, Valandria.“. The game features four classes and will support both single-player and co-op experiences. In addition there will be a survival mode to unlock, and unique item crafting mechanic to add more excitement to the typical loot-searching and multiple endings. If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, head on over to their homepage, here, for more information on the game. Wanderlust can be purchased directly from the game’s website, for $10.00, or you can wait for the upcoming Steam release on July 27th, which can be bought for $7.99 prior to the release date(and presumably at $9.99 thereafter). Both games look absolutely fantastic, and I’d highly encourage you to join me in supporting these developers on their upcoming titles! We will certainly keep you posted on any new developments and hope to review both games for you!
Links, Links, Links!
Just to recap, here are all of the necessary links to any information relating to the project that you’d like:
The Starbound Homepage – www.playstarbound.com
The Wanderlust Homepage – www.wanderlustgame.com
An Explanation of the Joint Venture By Chucklefish’s Tiy – here
The Official Press Release for Wanderlust : Rebith – here