Terraria: Otherworld’s GDC trailer drops more hints about its alternate universe

Crystal defender

When Terraria: Otherworld was announced, it was difficult to tell from the trailer what makes it stand apart from its big brother Terraria or futuristic half-cousin Starbound. Developer Re-Logic’s description gave some insight, suggesting a stronger strategy component. I think I can see that in the trailer above, taken from GDC 2015.

Those weird monoliths we saw last time all have crystals powering their unknown functionality, and local creatures seem to want to destroy the structures, and the player can set up defensive turrets to protect them. The crystals look like they play a big role, with one section shown as an entire cavern made of the material. Watching closely, the machines appear to be expunging a purple tint from the land. Perhaps it’s like Terraria‘s Corruption, but with a more interesting means of removal.

We still need some more official details, but that’s what I see in the above trailer. Is there anything you think I got wrong or missed?

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.