Terraria: 505 Games announced – on October 28, 2021 – that its recent commercial release has sold over 1 million units in China on mobile devices, thus climbing to the top of local rankings on TapTap and the iOS App Store in both the premium games and sandbox categories.
Terraria, developed by Re-Logic, adapted for mobile devices by DR Studios (a studio of the Digital Bros group) and published globally by 505 Games on multiple platforms, is a side-scrolling action-sandbox adventure where the player can create unique items , explore vast worlds and fight against various enemies. The game mixes a traditional 2D combat system with a vast crafting system and randomly generated pixel worlds.
In China, 505 Games has entered into a partnership for the Greater China territories with the leading premium mobile games publisher, XD Inc. Following the successful launch in Mainland China, 505 Games and XD Inc. They are looking forward to releasing the game in the rest of Greater China over the next year as well.
“These preliminary results illustrate once again how Terraria is truly a timeless masterpiece in our industry, bringing joy to players in Beijing and Shanghai just like in New York and London,” said Raffi Galante, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of 505 Games along with his brother Rami. “This is a remarkable achievement for Terraria and our company; this once again confirms the importance of a local approach to strategy, publishing operations and game development in China and Asia, ”he added.
“The release of Terraria once again gave us a glimpse into the immense potential of the mobile gaming community, especially with Terraria garnering over 32,000 reviews on TapTap in just a few weeks,” XD CEO Dash Huang said.
In order to attract mainland China players and stand out in the hyper competitive local market, XD Inc. has dedicated significant manufacturing resources to officially bring the highly anticipated 1.4 update to Chinese players, improving localization, adding territory-specific social features and modifying some key artistic elements to suit local tastes and preferences.
XD Inc. is also the publisher of other 505 Games mobile hits, including Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Human: Fall Flat.