What year does Starbound take place?

Discussion in 'Starbound FAQs, Q&A, and General Help' started by Sgt. Sprocket, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Sgt. Sprocket

    Sgt. Sprocket Parsec Taste Tester

    Just a random question that interested me.
    In Starbound, what year is it? Like, how far into the future are we going?
    Considering the races it would have to be at least 2300-ish, but that's just my guess.

    When do you guys think the events of Starbound occurred?

    (Most people say we are writing history, but technically we are witting the future, woot :DD)
  2. Ghostar

    Ghostar Steakeater

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  3. I don't think the fact that there are other humanoid races means it has to be 300 years from today. In theory, they also exist at our present; we're just not in contact with them.
  4. Mokunen

    Mokunen Void-Bound Voyager

    Well, if we accept that universes separate from our own can exist, and that they are infinitely many, then everything each one of us plays out in-game not only can, but will directly correlate to events in other universes, and they will be happening, somewhere, at exactly the same time as you play. In other words, we'll be writing the fate of universes... so tread softly.
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  5. Epicface

    Epicface Heliosphere

    "The Future."


    "The Future, ladies and gentlement.. the future."
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  6. Sgt. Sprocket

    Sgt. Sprocket Parsec Taste Tester

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  7. Zody

    Zody Weight of the Sky

    in the yeaaar 2525 if maaan is still aliiiive
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  8. The Demon of Borders

    The Demon of Borders King Homestuck 4.13

    I love philosophy. Thanks for this little bit of art.
  9. It takes place in the year N^2(32+M)/3M, where N is equal to the number of stars in our universe at this very second you're reading this, and M is equal to the number of stars in Starbound.
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  10. no, it's exponential
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  11. Evinagro

    Evinagro Cosmic Narwhal

    i believe the year 9001 is reasonable
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  12. Passarbye

    Passarbye Phantasmal Quasar

    :iswydt: i see wat u did dere...
  13. Epicroyal

    Epicroyal Cosmic Narwhal


    Yeah, probably after the Star-Wars era. Or before it.. Depends how you look at it when you see recreation of primal weapons.
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  14. Fauznaut

    Fauznaut Big Damn Hero

    In the distant future of 2025....

    Old future movies man.
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  15. Perhaps it starts on an alternate timeline where Space travel was incorporated much earlier.
  16. Klengo

    Klengo Void-Bound Voyager

    I feel what time Starbound takes place in is irrelevant. It simply takes place in the future, perhaps in a galaxy far, far away...
  17. In the distant future, the year 2000...

  18. Robert2812

    Robert2812 Star Wrangler

    Don't worry I got the Zager and Evans reference.
  19. Maybe Starbond will take place in a new age, after Anno Domini , and the year count would have been reseted by then.

    It could be year 68 N.E. (Neo Epoch) ?

    Or perhaps it will be set in an alternate universe where the timeline is completely different than ours. I guess we'll have to wait to find out. :p
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  20. Fauznaut

    Fauznaut Big Damn Hero

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