Starbound is set to launch the first tier of it's beta phase in ~36 hours. I've been following this game VERY closely since it started, and it's been on the top of my list for most anticipated games of 2013. I've put VERY large number of hours into Terraria (from gameplay to modding), but even with the restoration of development of new content, that game still has it's faults as a commercialized college student project by Redigit. Too many "core" faults lie within it. I'm not going to shitpan it completely, as always is a case of second generation plus titles of new genres that find success, they usually tend to be bigger and better. This leaves Terraria in a very awkward spot until the Starbound goes gold.
I'll be dumping many hours (at least, the next 48) into helping foster this thing (bugtesting). Well, so much for my many attempts to update my mod (pending since 1.52 release).