Originally Posted by Huffmeister
Did you ever play Terraria? It's basically a 2D version of Minecraft. You can dig/chop/smash just about every block in the procedurally generated world. There are resources like wood, ore, and stone that you can use to craft weapons, armor, tools, materials, etc. It's a ton of fun.
Starbound is essentially Terraria in space with a sci-fi theme.
Starbound is similar to Terraria in look and genre, (Terrarias artist is the lead Dev for Starbound) but in scope Starbound is the mountain, Terraria is the molehill.
Nothing wrong with Terraria, that's just how bad ass Starbound is. It does make a good basic comparison.