Terraria's major development is stopping.

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Rydian, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters

    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!


    inb4 wahhhh how dare he focus on raising his son instead of making my videogame better
    inb4 wahhhh it must be a lie he's just lazy
  2. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    I'm sure there'll be plenty of community support to continue updating it. Even then, the game is fantastic as it is, it definitely feels "finished".

    I'll certainly be playing it for years.
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  3. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Jul 14, 2009
    Gaslamp Games offer to take over

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  4. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Apr 9, 2009
    Not like they really ever updated anyway. Minor updates took a month, the only major update took like...4 months. Only plus side is they released after being tested, unlike Notch who loved to ram out updates with absolutely no testing...

    Just allow modding (if they haven't already) and make it easily accessible, and bam, self sufficient game.
    I don't particularly plan on paying for a replica of Terraria when Starbound comes out.
  5. frogboy

    frogboy lacking both style and grace

    Dec 6, 2011
    United States
    Well, we knew it was coming. A dev can't just work on a game forever without moving on to new projects.
  6. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    I wanted more. Now it seems like I'll have to wait until Terraria 2 to get more.
  7. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    No. Pre-1.1 brought a hell of a lot, too. Read 1.0.6's changelog.
  8. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Oct 23, 2007
    PowerLevel: 9001
    I feel ripped off :( I wanted more.
  9. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

    May 6, 2008
    United States
    Pittsburgh, PA
    While Terraria is pretty much complete, it still has something missing...It's like, once you do everything there is to do, it won't be fun to do it again, unlike a lot of games.

    I think if they would've focused on the terrain, landscape, biomes, and other stuff like that more, and added some option for infinite worlds, it would have a lot more replayability. It's just too predictable as it is IMO.
  10. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Idunno' about you guys, but I enjoy getting together with friends and starting over. Hell, we're planning a fourth run to start later this week or so.

    And $10 is a ripoff for all that? Jebus.
  11. thiefb0ss

    thiefb0ss GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 26, 2012
    Serbia, Republic of
    Oh well, at least there will still be mods and custom content. I always liked MineCraft better anyway.
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