Hong Kong, 28th October 2021 - 505 Games is pleased to announce that after its recent commercial release, Terraria sold over 1 million units in China on mobile platforms and soared to the top of local charts on TapTap and the iOS App Store in both the premium and sandbox game categories in the country.
Terraria, developed by Re-Logic, ported to mobile platforms by 505’s affiliate DR Studios and published by 505 Games globally on mobile and console platforms, is a side-scrolling action-adventure sandbox game that focuses on crafting unique items, exploring vast worlds and battling various enemies. It blends a traditional 2D combat system with expansive crafting mechanics and randomly generated pixel worlds.
In China, 505 Games partnered for Greater China territories with the leading mobile premium game publisher, XD Inc. After the successful launch in Mainland China, 505 Games and XD Inc. are looking forward to next years’ release in the rest of Greater China.
“These preliminary results illustrate once again how Terraria truly is a timeless masterpiece in our industry, bringing joy to gamers in Beijing and Shanghai just like in New York and London”, said Raffi Galante, 505 Games Co-CEO and Co-Founder with his brother Rami. “This is a remarkable achievement for Terraria and our company; this confirms once again the importance of a local approach to strategy, publishing operations and game development in China and Asia” he added.
“The release of Terraria has once again given us a glance into immense potential of the mobile games community, especially with Terraria garnering over 32,000 reviews on TapTap in just a few weeks,” said XD’s CEO, Dash Huang.
In order to appeal to gamers in Mainland China and stand out in the hyper competitive local market XD Inc. dedicated considerable production resources to officially bring the highly anticipated 1.4 update to Chinese gamers, by enhancing localization, adding territory-specific social features and tweaking some key art to match 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.
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ABOUT 505 GAMES
505 Games, a Digital Bros’ subsidiary, is a global publisher focused on offering a broad selection of video games for players of all ages and skill levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on console and PC platforms as well as mobile devices.
Publishing highlights include DEATH STRANDING (PC), Control, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Ghostrunner, Gems of War, Journey to the Savage Planet, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
505 Games has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, China and Japan.
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ABOUT X.D. NETWORK INC.
XD Inc. (HKEX: 2400) is a game developer and global publisher. Since founding in 2011, XD has been on a mission to “Impact Each and Every Gamer by Promoting the Spirit of Craftsmanship.” With an extensive portfolio of award-winning games such as ICEY and Ragnarok M, and the operation of TapTap - a mobile gaming community and platform celebrated by 70 million registered users, XD is dedicated to the highest content quality in the gaming industry.
Re-Logic is a rapidly growing Indie gaming development & publishing company headed by Andrew “Redigit” Spinks. Best known for its core franchise, Terraria - the revolutionary 2D Sandbox Adventure game that has entertained millions across PC, Console, and mobile platforms - Re-Logic strives to maintain innovation in gaming without abandoning its indie roots. Through the development of groundbreaking games and publishing partnerships with other top-notch Indie developers, Re-Logic seeks to showcase and evolve the limits of what Indie gaming can be.
About DR Studios
Since its inception DR Studios has built an enviable reputation for making critically acclaimed games. Over the last 20 years the studio has helped shape the social simulation games genre. DR Studios has earned recognition from its peers and players through its long and committed heritage in games; from Monopoly Tycoon through Beach life to Tycoon City New York. More recently, the team’s aspirations have been to recreate these successes across other platforms and with Battle Islands having generated over a million downloads in 8 weeks, the company achieved this goal.
DR Studios continues to prove itself as a world class developer, with the team's games being played across the world by people of all ages and in all walks of life. At the core of the company is an intimate understanding of all aspects of social games development, and more uniquely perhaps, an empathy with the people who play our games. This understanding has come about through building a team of proven industry professionals who have worked successfully together for many years and will do so for many more.