Terraria State of the Game - December 2023
Posted on December 31st, 2023 04:38 PM EST
Happy Holidays everyone! 2023 has been a rollercoaster of a year, but we feel we are ending it on a high note. The team is feeling confident and cohesive, excited for what awaits for us and for Terrarians everywhere in 2024. By this point, most all of our team is on holiday break enjoying some time with family and friends - and we hope that each of you find the time over the next little while to do the same. Don't worry, we have left a few presents under the tree for you all to enjoy in this month's State of the Game. Of course, the greatest gift that we receive each year is your immense and unwavering support. Thank you all so much for everything, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, and let's make 2024 the best Terraria year yet!
Now, let's get to unwrapping those packages...
Chicken Bones has been with the Re-Logic team for some time now, and as is tradition for team members that have earned their stripes and proven their mettle, it is high time that he receive his Dev Armor! You can catch a glimpse of this awesome new dev set in the knighting ceremony below, where Redigit bestows this high honor upon Chicken Bones. Take a minute to thank CB for all that he does for Terraria and to congratulate him on this honor!
I dub thee Sir Chicken Bones, guardian of the code and Knight of Terraria!
Catch you all in 2024!!!
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We have finally broken the 100,000 packs/worlds milestone in the Terraria Steam Workshop! You are missing out if you haven't taken the time to check out these amazing creations from the community.
Planning for early 2024, laying out what might come out when, getting ready for the Holidays with our families.
The tModLoader team and our amazing community of contributors continues to improve tModLoader. On Jan 2nd, 2024 the monthly update release of tModLoader will go live. This month's release mainly contains bug fixes.
As we approach the holiday season, we've aimed to keep this update light on changes where possible, and hope everyone can enjoy the holiday season to the fullest.
We will also be targeting the stable release for January 2nd as opposed to the 1st in lieu of the holiday season.
Modders and users should also keep an eye out for our monthly Steam announcement on the 2nd where a complete listing of bug fixes and API changes for this month's release will be listed. The in-game news button on the main menu will take you directly to the announcement once it is live.
As always, if you are having issues of any sort, definitely don't hesitate to check out our FAQ on github or reach out to us at our Discord.
The TML Steam Workshop has over 6000 mods for you to enjoy! Coupled with the in-game mod browser, the TML Steam Workshop is a great way to explore what modded Terraria has to offer - check it out today by clicking the banner above!
More features, continuing to evolve and grow what TML can do... and getting ready for 1.4.5.
As always, you can keep track the current progress and much more in real time at tModLoader/tModLoader (But note that the completion percentage doesn't mean anything, because issues and PRs don't have weights.)
Developers who are willing to contribute may do so by doing PRs to the tModLoader/tModLoader branch. (See tModLoader/tModLoader)
Another year come and gone - and another year of the fantastic journey that has been our time on Terraria. So many big things have been accomplished this year, it is hard to really keep count - but we are beyond excited for 1.4.5... and then (fingers VERY crossed), the long-awaited first pass at crossplay! Testing has been going well so far, but we still have the first party approval hurdles to pass - wish us luck!
In the meantime, we made a little festive build for you - one that may or may not contain spoilers. Enjoy!
What a festive tree indeed!
Until next time, Console & Mobile friends - thanks for all of your love and support!
Here's the latest and greatest happenings on the Community side of things. Thanks as always for being the most engaged and awesome gaming Community ever!
The Terraria merchandise hub is where you can find all of the latest and greatest Terraria merchandise all year round - with new stuff arriving all of the time! Check out the latest merch drops as well as some classics and pick up that epic Terraria gift for a friend (or yourself!).
Click the banner above to head to http://terraria.org/store now!
The fantastic artists over at Eighty Sixed keep putting out some of the most unique Terraria designs we have seen to-date! Now available are the Vortex Keychain and the Celestial Standoff shirt - Vortex vs Nebula, who do you have? As always, click the image above to check out these new offerings - as well as the entire Terraria collection over at Eighty Sixed!
Here we are again with the latest "Designer Diary" entry from the lead designer for Terraria: the Board Game - Chris Kingsnorth. Let's see what he and the Paper Fort team have been up to over the last month!
Chris here, game developer at Paper Fort Games. I’m back with the final Terraria: The Board Game designer diary of 2023. This month, I’m going to be reflecting on PAX Unplugged 2023 and talking about our previous Kickstarter experience.
If you want to sign up for launch info but don’t want to read the diary, just visit Get Ready for ⛏ Terraria: The Board Game!.
Otherwise, let’s get stuck in!
From December 1st to 3rd we attended PAX Unplugged (PAXU) held in Philadelphia, US. We had the first in-person showing of our latest boss miniatures (Queen Bee, Eye of Cthulhu and Brain of Cthulhu) including painted versions of these, plus our Wall of Flesh and King Slime. Even though we were still showing our prototype, the game was chosen by well-known board game content creator Grant Lyon as one of his Best Games of PAXU; he was clearly impressed by the modular miniatures!
It was a fantastic chance to share our passion for Terraria with hundreds of fans, as well as attendees unfamiliar with the game. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! For those of you who weren’t there to see the minis, you can watch a timelapse of the painting of Queen Bee over on Instagram. While you’re there; follow us to get more Terraria content!
Why Kickstarter and Why Trust Us?
Terraria: The Board Game will be launched on Kickstarter and we’re currently aiming to kick it off in March 2024. Crowdfunding is often used for board games based on videogames and when used well, it’s a great way to engage the fan community in the final stages of development. We want to involve you all in the process via contests, reveals, and regular updates over the course of the campaign. Having the opportunity to assemble fans in one place and interact in real-time is one of the best things about crowdfunding, and it’s something that we couldn’t do if the game went straight to retail. It also means that we can offer backers exclusive upgrades, promos and more as part of the campaign.
We’ve recently been asked about our prior Kickstarter experience, so let me tell you a little bit about our previous board game campaign; Cosmoctopus!
Cosmoctopus was funded well beyond initial expectations, and fulfilment has been successfully completed for all backers. We’re experienced with the Kickstarter platform and have established strong relationships with trusted manufacturing and logistics partners.
To get an ideas of the kind of campaigns we run, you can read our latest update here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paperfortgames/cosmoctopus-the-board-game/posts/3989888. We’ve also been gathering feedback from Cosmoctopus backers; here are a few quotes about the campaign:
Cosmoctopus is now available worldwide, including at Barnes & Noble, and has been translated into six languages. It has featured in multiple ‘Top Games of 2023’ lists and has received awards including the Dice Tower’s Seal of Approval, Sir Thecos’ Gold Ace of Games and Senet Magazine’s Top Choice for Winter 2023.
Don’t Miss Out!
If you haven’t already, sign up at Get Ready for ⛏ Terraria: The Board Game! and be sure to click through to the Kickstarter ‘notify me’ page. We’d be very grateful if you could share the link with fellow Terrarians via social media; you’re always welcome to tag us in using @paperfortgames.
You can also follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Next month I’ll be sharing more detailed gameplay information, as well as shots of our latest in-production prototype and new artwork!
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year,
Sign up for the latest and greatest news on Terraria: the Board Game via the link below:
TERRARIA: THE BOARD GAME NEWS SIGN-UP LINK
In case you missed the big reveal, be sure to take a minute to read our post about Terraria - The Board Game, which contains details about timing, how it will be sold, and more!
TERRARIA - THE BOARD GAME DETAILS
(CLICK A GIVEN IMAGE TO HEAD OVER TO THE THREAD WHERE WE SAW IT)
FAN ART & BUILDS
True Eye of Cthulhu and Hallowed Mimic by NecrolyteSol
Church hall by Laqwerty
Remix by GreyL1me🌳
Town church by Ollie Omen
Cenx with an axe by A_Mazarians_Boat
Witch Doctor customized mini using heroforge.com by HandsomeSquirrel🐿️
Desert Town by Nebulin_
4 vs Moon Lord by MySimplePixel
Medieval Inn by Flaxes
Gijinka (”Humanized") Eye of Cthulhu by PoundToundHound
Modded build by Flor3nce2456
Gijinka ("Humanized") Eater of Worlds by PoundToundHound
Snowy Tavern by notlazuli
Broccolina the Ranger by PoundToundHound
Starter base by RedBox🏝️
As we close out this December SOTG we want to take a moment to give a shout out to some of the incredible Terrarians who make our community so wonderful. Over the last 12 years our community has welcomed tens of millions of gamers to join our adventure and today we want to recognize some who really helped Terraria shine in 2023! We have Terraria communities throughout the world, and within the heart of the Terraria culture are community teams members who dedicate their time to help make our main hubs a more enjoyable place for all. Please join us in thanking and appreciating the incredible community team members on the Forums, Discord, and r/Terraria.
Terraria Community Forums
Unit One, Tunnel King, Aurora3500, Criddle, Darthmorf, Doylee, Kazzymodus, Kelp, Nike Leon
dunkasaur, DisturbedTK, MadMan2021, Avery, Ourself, demize, Ammolite, Badgerinot, Blooym, Bombyliodot, Bunneo, CAESFIR, Ellari, fleur, JohnyTheCarrot, Korvlar, Lunaui, MagicMaster, Mello, Pogal, Ruzike, Saikus, Squid, Whalechita
GoldenTGraham, DisturbedTK, demize, Aracite, Choco1119, ChucklesTheKnuckles, Stonedboss, Mellowzx, and Dyholm796
Until next time, Terrarians - we hope you have an amazing month, and we look forward to bringing you the latest and greatest next time!