Hi guys, So we're considering launching a preorder through playstarbound.com and we'd love to hear your feedback. Progress on Starbound is actually really good. We're still working on putting up the development roadmap (sorry this is taking a while, it's a spare time thing whilst I work on Starbound). The roadmap will be up before we launch any kind of preorder to give you a good idea of where we're at and what's left to do. So, why a preorder? Omni and Bartwe are working a second job whilst working on Starbound to keep food on their table and that keeps them from working full time on Starbound. With a successful preorder they would be able to dedicate their full time to the game and get it out faster. It would also ensure that no one from the rest of the team will need to take a second job before the beta is done. How would the preorder work? The way we go about the preorder is very dependent on your feedback, but the plans right now are.. - Preordering would get you access to the beta *when the beta is ready*, the only time line for that is "2013", but you'll be able to track progress on the roadmap. We'll make it super clear when you preorder that there is no guarantee when the beta will be available other than some time within 2013. - Preordering will be cheaper than buying the game after it comes out of beta - Preordering through playstarbound.com will get you a steam key when the game hits steam (likely at beta), as well as a direct download. - The potential for paying more for extras is there (think kickstarter tiers), but none of these extras would be in game items/content. We're committed to making sure you get the *whole* game for a basic purchase. So it'd likely be soundtrack/artbook/name a star style rewards. - There are lots of payment services we could make use of, BMT micro, humble store, digital delivery or something else. Which would you prefer? - Preordering will get you the linux, mac and windows versions of the game. So what do you think guys, does this sound viable to you? If we do tiers, what kind of rewards would you like to see? Is the 2013 timeframe too large? Or is opening preorders a good thing if it allows us to get the beta out faster?