Terraria 1.2 will make its way to PC gamers everywhere on October 1, 2013.
This is the huge, long-awaited update to Terraria that many of us thought we'd never see. After abandoning the platform, the creators of Terraria decided to come back and update their game with over 700 new additions, including fireworks, ice bows, rainbow dye (to colour things with), rocket launchers, traps, chests, new housing items (doors, tables, etc.), bosses, enemies, more pets, new music...
If you've been hankering for some Terraria, it's almost time to dust off your copy and get ready for October 1.
Edge of Space, the stylistic indie 2D adventure worldbuilder is teaming up with the team from Terraria to include the Omegatron from Terraria as a big boss, along with a few easter eggs and other goodies in a free update releasing soon.
Hot on the heels of my Games Like Minecraft / Minecraft Clones post where I detail a huge list of (sometimes free!) games that are just like Minecraft or Minecraft with a twist, this post is the more of the same except for games that are like Terraria. There aren't nearly as many, but there are a few. And, like my other "Games Like" posts, this one will be updated all the time as we go along.
If you've found a Terraria clone that's not on this page, let me know in the commens below and I'll add it!
Everyone knows that I am a huge fan of Minecraft, so any game like Minecraft is going to turn my crank. Thanks to a reader's heads-up, I've learned about Deepworld and I want to share it with you, too. I mean, just watch that video and try to tell me that you wouldn't want to play this game. I won't believe you!
Here's the catch: as of this writing, there is only 5 days left to fund Deepworld and they still have about $10,000 to go. Because I really want to play this game I've thrown $40 into the pot to help it get made, but even a smaller contribution will help them get there.
Deepworld is a Steampunk-themed, Terraria-like, 2D, Minecraft-ish game where everyone plays on one gigantic and persistent server. The game is also cross-platform, so players using a Mac can play with people on iOS thanks to the Cocoa2D framework. Mine and craft with your friends and thousands of others in multiplayer!
I really love the art style, especially the characters and their animations.
One thing that's really neat about each Kickstarter backer tier is that anything over $25 includes a second and sometimes third copy of the game to give to friends, when it's released. This makes it so much easier to get friends to play since you don't have to try and convince your friends to pick up a copy and pay during a LAN party.