Popular Indie Adventure Game 'Terraria' Launches on iOS

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Popular indie side-scrolling adventure game Terraria has launched for iOS, bringing a mobile optimized version of the title that was previously released on other platforms. The game includes streamlined touch controls as well as new tutorials, and features the same randomly-generated sandbox gameplay that was found in the original release of the game, such various customizable types of blocks, monsters, bosses, and NPCs.

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In Terraria, every world is unique -- from the floating islands in the sky to the deepest level of The Underworld. Adventure to the ends of the earth, and defeat villainous bosses along the way. The world is your canvas!

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The game was originally released for the PC in 2011, and launched on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade early last year. Additionally, our sister site TouchArcade has shared a few details on the game. Terraria is $4.99 and can be downloaded on the App Store. [Direct Link]

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93 months ago

Pretty steep for an 'Indie' game.

This thought process is why we have a bunch of crap "freemium" games. I'd much rather pay a respectable price to the developers and not be inundated with in game purchases (as long as it is a good game).
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93 months ago

Pretty steep for an 'Indie' game.

Why? You pay $10 for it on Steam, but $5 on the App Store for the same game! I've never played this game, and I never will, but $5 is not a lot.

People see to have no problems paying hundreds of dollars for a phone, but when a game on the App Store isn't $1 the world falls apart.
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93 months ago

Why does it look so 1992? I think the industry is going backwards these days...


Because a game doesn't have to look like crysis to be fun. I think pixel graphics are great. I love the crisp visual style. Its amazing how artists can relay so much detail with 32x32px tiles. This is what's so great about the industry right now, we have so much to choose from.

This game was made by only two people in 6 months. That's quite a feat.
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93 months ago
I've put more hours into the Steam version of this game than I care to admit. It's a great sandbox game and even more fun playing with others. This is well worth the $5.
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93 months ago


Few developers are graphic designers. Design is expensive. We get pixel art because it is cheap.


I don't know that pixel art is any cheaper than other forms of sprite (image) based art in games. I do think 3D animation is more expensive, because there are fewer good 3D animators out there and many have been snapped up by the big studios.

However, between more painterly sprites and pixel art, that's a toss up. Pixel art is actually harder than people think from a design standpoint, because you have to design something that people recognize immediately, using limited resources (pixels).
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93 months ago

Why? You pay $10 for it on Steam, but $5 on the App Store for the same game! I've never played this game, and I never will, but $5 is not a lot.

People see to have no problems paying hundreds of dollars for a phone, but when a game on the App Store isn't $1 the world falls apart.


Or paying 59.99 for console games.... I've played a very good FPS on my iPad that cost 4.99.
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