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Terraria going mobile, worktime productivity predicted to hit record lows in summer

Posted by: Sean Colleli at 5/31/2013 9:11 PM
Terraria, the side-scrolling sandbox crafting game that might as well be called Minecraft: 2D, is already going mobile, in a way. Re-logic already announced they were porting it to the PS Vita, but now they're bringing it to mobile devices, which is a whole new ballgame. Phones and tablets are ubiquitous and even easier to play discreetly than a Vita, say at work for instance.

There are popular games, and then there are phenomena. The difference is the right time, place and circumstances. First it was Doom over dialup that killed workplace productivity in the early 90s. Then is was the Quake II LAN that my dad and his co-workers used to kill time during the overnight Y2K slog. More recently it's been Bejeweled, Angry Birds, Minecraft and among my co-workers, Blood Brothers.

Terraria is already a good game, but something that deep and addictive right on your phone? That's some dangerous magic right there.


Originally released in 2011 by indie studio Re-logic, Terraria is a side-scrolling, action-adventure sandbox game with an emphasis on crafting and exploration set in vast and vibrant worlds. The game has received universal and critical acclaim with millions of "Terrarians" embarking on their own adventures since the game's release on PC, XBLA and PSN. Now mobile gamers can gear up for the action because Terraria is headed to phones and tablets so players anywhere can dig, fight, explore and build!
 
Players will discover more than a dozen environments and face treacherous perils including over a hundred twisted foes, magical creatures and villainous bosses. The controls have been completely redesigned for touch screens and every aspect of the game has been tweaked and balanced to give players the perfect on the go Terraria experience. 
 
Terraria for mobile platforms will support leader boards, achievements and Facebook integration so you can share screenshots of your adventures and creations. In development by Codeglue, Terraria for phones and tablets will be available starting this summer. 
 
For all the latest news and updates on all things Terraria head over to https://www.facebook.com/TerrariaOfficial or https://twitter.com/Terraria_Logic.