Hello console and mobile Terrarians! We have some exciting news to share with you today. Before we get to that, we would like to share a short story; if you can indulge us for a few minutes. If you really cannot wait to read the news, click HERE to go straight there.
Shakespeare once wrote “the course of true love never did run smooth” and although it’s admittedly a fairly obtuse reference, the same can often be said of videogame development and publishing. Well, maybe less often said, of course, but equally true nonetheless! So where’s all this going, you might ask? In the course of any great work, it’s important to take stock of your journey to this point, your current location, and the paths ahead toward your desired destination. A large part of that self-reflection is taking stock of areas of success – and places where you could stand to perform better. As we enter the next phase of console/mobile developments, today felt like a perfect opportunity to share some of that with you.
505 Games and Re-Logic have been partnering on the expansion of Terraria “beyond PC” for a few years now, and throughout that time we’ve been delighted by the way the fanbase has grown and expanded to take in new platforms, new territories, and -most importantly - excited new fans. From the outset we’ve been driven to expand the reach of the fantastic gaming experience that is Terraria to an ever-wider group of gamers and thereafter delivering as much of the ever-evolving PC content to the console and mobile fanbase as quickly and completely as possible. In addition, we felt it important to embrace the philosophy that Re-Logic follows on the PC side of Terraria – and so we have and will always keep these updates free of charge. This is the fantastic and successful side of our work to-date: expanding the Terraria universe while staying true to the spirit and culture it stands for.
We have some exciting news! Terraria has just been nominated for the Tabby Awards, a global competition for the best tablet apps for 2015! Beating out tons of other fantastic games already, Terraria is one of two finalists vying for “Best Adventure Game” on iPad.
The final round of judging is happening now - with the ultimate winner selected by an international judging panel of industry experts. The results of their deliberations will culminate in the announcement of a winner in a few months.
In addition, the Tabby Awards give out a "Users' Choice Award" in each category. The judges for this honor? Why you guys, of course! We would be honored to have your vote for Terraria as the 2015 Users' Choice Best Adventure Game on iPad. To vote, simply click on the icon below:
It is an honor to be nominated and we are grateful to be recognized for doing something we love. We couldn’t do this without you - so thank you all for the continued support! We look forward to continuing to expand and improve upon your Terrarian experience in the months to come!