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Terraria - Indie app of the day

Today's indie app of the day is Terraria. In this 2D sandbox fighter game, you dig, craft, and fight your way to the end. It even has multiplayer support!
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October 10, 2014
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What is Terraria

Terraria is a 2D platformer game that also has sandbox, multiplayer, and fighter elements in it. It’s already intensely popular and the multiplayer is cross-platform so you can face people on other platforms. It’s $4.99 in the Play Store and has no in app purchases.

Here is how the game works. It’s kind of a 2D side scroller mixed with Minecraft. You dig and craft items similar to Minecraft and you have to fight bad guys similar to Minecraft. However, there is also an adventure here with various enemies, boss fights, and a little bit of story. You’ll be crafting weapons, armor, and potions and there are over two dozen block types to mine for which gives you a lot options.

Along with the main game play you’ll also have various environments and times of day to play with which is a nice touch. There is an online multiplayer mode where you can go PvP and play with other people. There are also over 10 NPCs that you can recruit. It even has Google Play Games leaderboards and achievements. Despite its retro graphics, there is actually a lot of game here that you can play and the developers seem to be adding more stuff continuously. For instance, right now there are Oktoberfest-themed items that you can brew.

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Overall, this is a really solid title for Android. It has amassed over 100,000 downloads to date and that means if you do pick this up and use multiplayer, there will be people you can play with. There is a lot of content, a lot of game to play, and it’s only $4.99. That’s a pretty good bargain.