Thursday, May 12, 2011
Interesting upcoming game! Minecr-- I mean Terraria online!
Terraria is a 2D online building block/survival game much like minecraft where you build during the day and hide from monsters at night.
Although this game is 2D it has MUCH more to offer than minecraft such as Boss battles, Magic attacks, potions, NPCs, shops and more...
The main issue with this game is that many people consider it to be a ripoff of minecraft. However, the developers Redigit and Blue have stated that it was inspired by minecraft but it is a completely different game from minecraft. Notch (creator of minecraft) agrees as well. In fact, terraria got popular because Notch Tweeted the link to the homepage on his twitter.
Oddly enough I can't find any decent gameplay screens but there are several gameplay videos. I gotta say, even though the game isin't out yet, I'm already addicted to it just WATCHING the gameplay videos.
Heres some game coverage by one of the Alpha testers "PaperBatVG" whos doing a "Let's play" series where he shows his progress through the game.
This is just part one but it gets pretty exciting a few episodes later.
PaperBatVG and Blue (One of the developers) playing the game while giving commentary. Provides alot of information as well as an action packed boss battle.
Release date: Sometime this June. Its going to be priced between $5 and $20 but its going to be CHEAPER than minecraft according to the developers. (But lets pray for a free release!)
Other info: Yes, alpha testing is closed, don't bother asking. There WILL be multiplayer servers much like minecraft has. Possibly a pawngame server as well!
Anyone gonna try this game out based on what they've seen in the videos?