Playable Races Edit
There are currently six playable races in Starbound.
Races so far have no major gameplay differences other than the type of food they eat; but eventually may have different initial stats, crafting recipes or starting gear, which grant different bonuses. The differences so far are mostly cosmetic in nature with Weapons and Spaceships.
Aside from the playable races, there will also be a number of races which can not be selected in character creation. Cats and penguins are two examples of these "NPC races".