Starbound Rakes in Over $1 Million in Pre-Orders

Chucklefish's upcoming Starbound has managed to rake in over $1 million in pre-orders, the developer announced via its blog.  The game which is a Terraria-like 2D adventure RPG with a sci-fi theme, hit that milestone less than a month after the developer put up a tiered pre-order program to sell the game early.

"Words can't even express how grateful and overwhelmed we are by all the support you've shown us — not just over the past couple of weeks, but for the past year or so since Starbound was officially announced," the game's developers wrote on the blog.

Starbound raised more than $250,000 with 10,000 backers within one day of its fundraiser launch earlier in the month. The pre-order program offers seven tiers range that offer a copy of the game when it is released and access to the beta. Pricier tier levels offer perks like an in-game statue in the backer's image and more.

Starbound is expected to launch this year for Windows PC, Mac and Linux.

[Full disclosure: the author of this story purchased the game early via the pre-order program.]

Source: Polygon

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