Pixels are the basic currency of Starbound and are used for a variety of things. The first of which you come across being the pixel printer on your ship. Upon dieing, the player will lose some pixels.


  • Scanning an item into the pixel printer's database.
  • Crafting an item from the pixel printer that is in its database.


  • Breaking capsules found on a plannet.
  • Killing alien life forms with anything except the hunting bow may result in pixels.

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