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Can I make a game like Terraria? Etc (2D)

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    Exclamation Can I make a game like Terraria? Etc (2D)

    I would like to start making a 2D game, like Terraria, not entirely like a copy. But alteast with 2D and sprites and stuff.
    I'm new to C# although i would like to know the programs Andrew Spinks ( Founder Of Terraria ) used for his Game Project Terraria, and also would there be any Tut's?

    Thanks for any advice or help.

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    1. C# is neither C nor C++, so you should not have posted this in those forums.
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    I was wondering, cause i'm pretty newbie to this.

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    I would like to start making a 2D game, like Terraria, not entirely like a copy.
    O_o

    I'm not sure why, but I find this very funny.

    It's like saying "I want to make a game like "Terraria"! *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*".

    *sigh*

    I sure would like to date a girl like Molly.

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    Something almost, but not quite, entirely unlike $tea.

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    Have a read on XNA?

    It is a free MS framework for making games on Windows, XBox and Windows phones using C#.

    You should be able to find tutes, sprites, full code etc with a quick google search.
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    Something almost, but not quite, entirely unlike $tea.
    Meh, stop trying to show me up, Cynthia Ortiz! (*)

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    Terraria would not be that difficult to mimic in XNA provided you understand tile based graphics and tile engines. I, too, play Terraria and love it. I built a different type of tile engine for my own uses in XNA which supports everything Terraria does except for the lighting system which is absolutely fantastic. The lava/water simulation although imperfect and limited to a number of 'update' tiles is pretty cool as well.

    In short Terraria is pure tiles and sprites which are readily supported in XNA. The trick is speed. You cannot brute force render millions of tiles and sprites and expect any kind of interactive framerate. It also comes down to memory management....not new/delete as in C++ but in GC management. If you place too much pressure on the GC it will be forced to clean up and most likely will do it at the worst possible time. But in the end it comes down to problems that have all been solved by games before it.

    Terraria, AFAIK, is programmed in C# using XNA (you can see the fingerprints of XNA in the folders of the game) so yes it is possible....b/c Terraria is using XNA.

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