Terraria — AKA 2d Minecraft

For those of you who always wanted Minecraft’s gameplay without its glorious, cutting edge 3d graphics that weigh heavy on your poor processor, Terraria is the game for you.

In short, Terraria is Minecraft, but in the form of a 2d platformer. Terraria blends attributes from various genres like action, adventure, and RPG, and, of course, the ability to sculpt your world.

In development since January 2011, the game will feature multiplayer and PvP game modes.

Watch the Terraria gameplay trailer:

Terraria will be released in “less than a few months,” which is more than a couple months, on PC for Windows. The possibility of an iOS and/or Xbox version exists. Read more at the game’s homepage.

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26 Comments on Terraria — AKA 2d Minecraft


On April 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Minecraft sucks ass. The game is made for retards.


On April 29, 2011 at 11:10 am

So someone having a different opinion than you makes them retarded?


On May 1, 2011 at 11:21 am

if you dont like games like minecraft then just dont comment or look for this site / game people who have played minecraft might enjoy it but it does look kinda complicated and your gana get killed alot hope you dont lose all your stuff if you die


On May 1, 2011 at 7:30 pm

@Aids, You’re the retarded one for saying Minecraft sucks ass. Minecraft is more for people who wish to build and be creative, Terraria is for people who prefer combat and exploration, but has some of the aspects of minecraft.


On May 4, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I think you should really change the headline.

Calling terraria 2D Minecraft makse some minecraft fanboys rage and they are calling terraria a rip off, tought terraria is way more complex and if you actually saw the gameplay way different.


On May 4, 2011 at 9:05 pm

@Aids dud if you want to post hate comments about minecraft then go to a minecraft forum this is a terraria forum…


On May 14, 2011 at 9:54 pm

i think this game is rather boring on your own, but yeh so is minecraft ^^ sorry for the comparing. i’d love this game, the aspect of different 2d worlds and getting people to live in your houses and actually get money off them is amazing imagine that on Minecraft lol random NPC’s spawning with quests and .
anyways i think this game very rewarding towards your character as you can also lvl it up kind of / get good gear / have loads of items.
Thumbs up for Terraria!


On May 23, 2011 at 8:46 am

I see nothing wrong with calling terraria a minecraft ripoff. It really is, just ask the developers. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be a good game.
Also, stop the fanboy movement. It’s really just makes people sigh.


On May 24, 2011 at 3:25 pm

This looks pretty cool actually. And it doesn’t use Java that makes your CPU go ASFUIASGFJKASFGBJASBFMAFBWUIRG


On May 30, 2011 at 5:27 am

im thinking of buyin this game but first thought what the headline says a 2d minecraft game but after looking in to it the amount of changes and game engine used you cant compare the two different types of gaming both have the own style and if anything i think minecraft should look into what tarraria have done with there game style and take notes

plus you dnt need a amazing computer


On May 30, 2011 at 10:52 am

Terraria is very different to minecraft for these reasons
1) More adventuring
2) More (interesting) biomes -corruption for example
3) Boss Fights
3) More Items, mobs, gear -rocket boots for example
4) Lots more content to be added -see terraria devblog
5) No lag (on singleplayer)
I would rate it 4.5/5
However I do have a soft spot for some minecraft
@aids Cod Player by any chance? Lol umad dude?


On June 7, 2011 at 5:43 am

i love terraria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


On June 15, 2011 at 12:22 am

fuc you with the 2d minecarft. it isn’t like mminecraft at all (maybe a bit). is there bosses in minecraft, NO. is there phaseblades, NO


On June 28, 2011 at 3:48 am

No Cool ITS Very Very Cool :l



On July 1, 2011 at 12:29 am

terraria its funny


On July 4, 2011 at 3:21 am

This a real funny game on its begin.
I’d like to see what will happend with its developpement


On July 4, 2011 at 10:02 am

how can i buy it i cant find it


On July 4, 2011 at 10:04 am

need help badly :(


On July 8, 2011 at 4:18 pm

How do you actually download Terraria, not just information about it?
I’m trying to find some good downloads for it not just information!!!!!!!
Maybe, just maybe, my friend could help me :)


On July 10, 2011 at 3:06 am

Jesus i cant even but minecraft. i used my credit card and it said i bought it but i didnt


On July 18, 2011 at 11:14 pm

im sure you’d know aids you


On August 2, 2011 at 10:50 am

Not comparable with minecraft, minecraft is so much better.
This game gets boring very quickly.


On December 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm

so good i play it when i get home fron school


On March 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm

okay i want to play this game but i dont know how to or where to so if you can help me email me at



On December 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm

If you’re comparing terraria to minecraft, then your face is obviously in the gutter. They are NOTHING alike.