Wednesday, February 22, 2012

No More From Terraria

Terraria has been a splendid game to play over the past year and a half. Between Terraria and Minecraft PC gamers had been options to create, explore, dig and do it all with friends. Yesterday at the Terraria forums, pretty much out of nowhere, the Terraria developers announced that they are moving on from the game and will no longer be adding anymore content or patches. This may have been a little more expected if they had talked about this idea, but instead they were often discussing ideas for possible new content. One of the developers has already moved onto a new game called Starbound, which looks like Terraria in space, and the other main developer is taking some time off because he will be having a son soon. Check out the full statement.

"The future of Terraria has been highly debated as of late, not just with the community, but for us as well. The last year has been a crazy ride! When I started on this game, I just had a few ideas of what I thought would make a fun game. I had no idea that it would receive so much attention. I want to thank all of you for supporting us and making this game's success possible. 

After a lot of internal debate, we have decided that it is time to move on. My wife and I are due to have another boy soon, and I want to spend some time getting to know him. I also want to spend the time recharging and bettering myself as both a programmer and game designer. I have learned a lot from working on Terraria and plan on using what I've learned, building upon it, and moving forward with another, even better project. However, we are still planning at least one more bug fix for Terraria.

For those that haven't already heard, Finn "Tiy" Brice has moved on to form Chucklefish and is heavily at work on an exciting new game called “Starbound”. It's looking to be a lot of fun, so make sure to check it out if you haven't already!

Thanks again for all your support, and I am very much looking forward to providing you with something much better than Terraria in the future!"

I am excited to see what new games might be coming from these develoeprs in the future, Starbound already sounds a bit exciting, but Terraria is still a great game with the massive amount of content it already has. If you have some friends that like a Castlevania style of combat and love creating, then do check out Terraria sometime, it is often on sale. Thanks for reading and I will be checking out these projects in the future and bringing updates. 
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Thanks to RPS and Reddit for the heads up on this.
-Written by Sean Cargle


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