What is Terraria?
Terraria is a game that blends attributes from various genres like action, adventure, and RPG. You also have the ability to sculpt your world.
Sounds great! Can I play with my friends?
You can play Terraria online or via LAN. Start a server and invite your friends.
What about Player Vs Player Combat?
Terraria supports PVP! Including duels, teamplay and more. Discover rare and exotic artifacts, then kill your friends with them!
I would like to put up a Youtube Video of Terraria. Is this allowed?
Yes, under the following conditions.
- The video and/or description must not link to hacked/cracked clients or offer the game to others for free via such clients.
- You may have videos with 'Ads' and as a 'YouTube Partner' if you see fit. We do not require any re-imbursment for ad-revenue.
How much does Terraria cost?
Terraria costs $9.99, available now via the Steam store.
What are the games system requirements?
- OS: Windows Xp, Vista, Win 7
- Processor: 1.6 Ghz
- Memory: 512MB
- Hard Disk Space: 200MB
- Video Card: 128mb Video Memory, capable of Shader Model 1.1
- (XNA Card Compatability List)
- DirectX®: 9.0c or Greater
How long has Terraria been in development?
Development started for Terraria in January, 2011 and we will continue to support it for a long time to come!
I'm having trouble Purchasing/Downloading the game from Steam, who should I contact for assistance.
Steam Support handles all such inquiries as we do not handle the transactions.
When did Terraria become available for purchase?
Monday, May 16th, 2011
On what platform(s) is Terraria available?
Terraria is being developed primarily for Windows, but we may bring it to iOS and/or Xbox platforms.
Are there death penalties?
Yes, In softcore mode, you drop half your coins, and in Hardcore mode your character drops everything
and starts from scratch.
Will there ever be pets in game?
Are there ever going to be other game modes?
We have considered adding a Capture the Flag mode.
Can server owners change the spawn rate?
Currently server owners have no control of spawn rate, but that may change in the future.
Is there a limit on the number of players on a server?
Server hosts can set their own limit, otherwise the limit limited by what the server is able to handle. But the max available to the host is 255.
What are the effects of lava?
Lava damages your character very quickly, though you will have a few moments to get out depending on your armor and health
How are boss battles invoked?
Bosses have to be summoned, and each has it's own means and location to be summoned. However, sometimes they may appear at random if you are strong enough.
What is in place to protect servers?
Servers have password protection available to them, and you may kick and block IP addresses.
Can things other than players be able to damage blocks?
Right now the only thing that can damage blocks, other than people, are bombs which are thrown by people.
Are there any other NPC's besides shopkeepers?
We're working on adding many different kinds of friendly NPCs.
How many monsters are in Terraria so far?
As of 07/01/11 we have 36 monsters in the game. But some have many random variations in size and strength making that number larger.
What is the official forum?
Now that the game is out, will there be new content added?
Yes. Our plans are to occasionally release free updates to fix bugs and add content.
Are there classes to choose from?
You can change gear during gameplay to suit your style. Eg: You can wear Mana regeneration gear and be a caster, wear defense gear to be a fighter, etc.
Will there ever be negative status effects and elemental damages?
Well buffs are in, and de-buffs and status effects could be on their way soon.
What programing language is Terraria created in?
C# in the XNA Game Studio.
Can I be a Beta Tester of the content updates?
Not right now, we are filled up on those.
How do you stop corruption from spreading?
You can build a wall, or place a sunflower to stop it's progression.
How do you obtain guns?
You can find and purchase them, though there are not currently any recipes for crafting them.
Do accessories change your characters appearance?
No they do not.