Procedurally-generated space RPG Starbound is now available on Steam, in beta form.
The independently crowdfunded (meaning not through Kickstarter or the like) project has been in the works since early 2012, and the beta is finally live! Anyone who’s already contributed the appropriate amount of cash ($15 or more) should have the beta in their Steam library, or have a beta key waiting in their mailbox. And if you didn’t fund the project before beta day? You can still go to Steam or the Starbound website, plunk down $15, and get Starbound, instant beta access, and the soundtrack.
I haven’t tried Starbound yet, but if RPS is to be believed, anyone who digs Terraria should take a look. They don’t use the term “spiritual successor” lightly, I think. Also, Terraria designer Finn Brice is working on Starbound, so there’s that!