If I know my readership (165 people a day searching for the same picture from Minecraft), then I think I can be certain that I’m correct when I say you guys will all really dig this game.
Terraria seems to be basically: 2D minecraft. Being in 2D means it has some limitations that minecraft doesn’t, like not being able to give you gigantic procedurally-generated vistas, but at the same time 2D has the advantage of being much cheaper to make. So the game seems chock-full of just random bullshit, like hundreds of monsters and weird usable items.
From the developer:
Grab your tools and go! You can do many things in Terraria: make weapons and fight off a variety of enemies in numerous biomes, dig deep underground to find accessories, money, and other useful things, gather wood, stone, ores, and other resources to create everything you need to make the world your own and defend it. Build a house, a fort, even a castle, and people will move in to live there and perhaps even sell you different wares to assist you on your journey. But beware, there are even more challenges awaiting you… Are you up to the task?
I haven’t actually bought it because I am still enjoying the holy heck out of Brink, but I think it looks like something deserving of a lot more attention!
Here is a pretty preview video:
You can buy it now on Steam!