September 10th, 2012 | By Dominic Tarason
It’s not often that we’ll report on teased news before it’s actually revealed, but this is a point of great interest for a ridiculous number of gamers. Action/RPG/Platformer/Sandbox Terraria was – and continues to be – a hugely popular game, currently supported by its dedicated fanbase after the lead (and lone) developer decided to spend more time on raising his newborn child, rather than updating the game further. An understandable decision, although it still left some of the more vocal fans upset, despite receiving free updates that effectively doubled the size of the game.
It’s vague teaser territory here, full of questions. All we have to go on so far is that SOMETHING is being unveiled tomorrow. It’s related to Terraria, and the mysterious picture above was just posted on the official Twitter and Facebook pages for the game. It’ll be interesting to see how this story pans out, especially as former Terraria sprite-artist Tiy has long-since broken away to form a new team in order to develop the space-borne (and rather spiffy looking) spinoff Starbound.
So, anything in particular you eagle-eyed lot can glean from the mystery picture above? Is it just the Terraria logo in ultra-low-fi ASCII? Is there something more to it? What could it all mean? The Terraria community has been clamoring for expansions, updates and integrated mod support for the game. Could this perhaps be a step in that direction? Perhaps it’s a full-blown sequel to compete directly with the upcoming Starbound? It’s an exciting prospect however you slice it. Personally, I think there’s plenty of room for two (or more) Terraria-esque games in this town.