Earlier last month, Daniel discussed the rise of Windows Phone and how the platform is now legitimate. The main proof was the slew of big apps that have been hitting the store for the first time or getting major updates. New apps like Tumblr, Hulu, and Pandora are helping tip the scales in favor of Windows Phone and its users. Want some more proof? Popular indie game Terraria is coming to Windows Phone later this summer.
Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar with Terraria, I wasn’t before reading up on it. But now I’m stoked to get it when it comes to the Windows Phone Store in a few months. Terraria is an action-adventure/RPG game from independent game studios Re-Logic. It first came out for Windows back in May 2011. It sold 50,000 copies the first day and about 200,000 during its first week in the Steam store. Since then, it’s sold over 2,000,000 copies and recently made available in both the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
Re-Logic is working with Dutch studio Codeglue (guys behind Rocket Riot) to bring the game to mobile platforms later this summer. We’ll see the game become available for the PlayStation Vita, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. The YouTube video below is gameplay from the PC version, you can watch it to get an idea of the gameplay if you’ve never seen Terraria.
Looks like a mix 2D, side-scrolling Minecraft adventure game. Which sounds pretty awesome. How are the developers going to make it work on touchscreens? Well let’s just take a look at what the press release says:
“Players will discover more than a dozen environments and face treacherous perils including over a hundred twisted foes, magical creatures and villainous bosses. The controls have been completely redesigned for touch screens and every aspect of the game has been tweaked and balanced to give players the perfect on the go Terraria experience.”
Anybody stoked to see Terraria coming to Windows Phone? No word on if it will be an Xbox Live game. But we’ll reach out to the developers and find out.
Thanks for the tip MrCraggle!