Terraria which is released tomorrow for the PC, is similar to Minecraft in that you can build and customise the environment. Minecraft’s emphasis on gathering raw materials, item crafting and defending yourself at night is also present in Terraria. However Terraria takes a 2D sprite based approach on these ideas and adds plenty of unique features to the mix it self.
Terraria is more action packed than Minecraft, with boss fights, and plenty of weapons and gadgets to be made and found. Terraria also features NPCs that sell items and once found will wait for you at your base. Multiplayer is also supported and encouraged.
Continue reading to find out more and see a gameplay trailer.
From Terraria: “Grab your tools and go! You can do many things in Terraria: make weapons and fight off a variety of enemies in numerous biomes, dig deep underground to find accessories, money, and other useful things, gather wood, stone, ores, and other resources to create everything you need to make the world your own and defend it. Build a house, a fort, even a castle, and people will move in to live there and perhaps even sell you different wares to assist you on your journey. But beware, there are even more challenges awaiting you… Are you up to the task?”
Terraria will be available on Steam tomorrow for $9.99, with ports to mobile phones and the Xbox 360 planned. I would recommend people who are fans of Minecraft, 2D action games or multiplayer games to take a look.