A title message is a mock slogan displayed as Terraria's window title at the top of the game window. These messages often reference popular culture or other video games. A title message is chosen at random from the list below each time the game is started, and remains unchanged until either the game is exited completely and restarted, or a language button is clicked, at which point a new message is randomly chosen.
A title message can only display if Terraria's current settings allow a title bar to be present on Terraria's game window. When the game is set to full-screen, or "Borderless Window" mode is enabled (Settings->Video->Resolution), no title will be displayed.
The current title message appears in the top-left corner of the game window on Windows 7 and Windows 10. It appears in the top-middle of the game window on Windows 8 and 8.1, macOS, and Ubuntu.
Messages[edit | edit source]
|Terraria: Shut up and Dig Gaiden!||Reference to the role-playing video game Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden|
|Terraria: Sand is Overpowered||References Sand's ability to fall and deal damage. This could also be a reference to a pre-alpha Let's Play of Terraria where Blue states "This is, like, the only game where sand is overpowered."|
|Terraria: A Bunnies Tale [sic]||Possible reference to the 2001 American medieval adventure-comedy movie A Knight's Tale|
|Terraria: Small Blocks, Not for Children Under the Age of 5||Reference to the warning on toys with small parts|
|Terraria: There is No Cow Layer||Reference to the "Cow Level" in the action role-playing hack and slash dungeon crawler video game series Diablo, and to another of its kind in the military science fiction media franchise StarCraft, in which the cheat code to access these levels is "There is no cow level"|
|Terraria: Digger T’ Blocks||Reference to the platform video game Digger T. Rock, which was published in 1990/1991 for the Nintendo Entertainment System and which bears similarities to Terraria|
|Terraria: The Grass is Greener on This Side||Reference to the proverb|
|Terraria Part 3: The Return of the Guide||Reference to the third part of J. R. R. Tolkien's epic high fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, or possibly the 1983 American epic space-opera film Return of the Jedi, the third installment in the original Star Wars Trilogy|
|Terraria: Dr. Bones and the Temple of the Blood Moon||Reference to the 1984 American action-adventure movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom|
|Terraria: Purple Grass!||Reference to Corrupt grass being purple or a reference to the music "Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendrix|
|Terraria: Dig Peon, Dig!||Reference to a line from the 1994 American comedy-drama movie Forrest Gump, which was originally "Run, Forrest! Run!"|
|Terraria: No one Dug Behind!||Reference to the common military proverb "No man left behind"|
|Terraria: Slimeassic Park||Reference to the American science fiction media franchise Jurassic Park|
|Terraria: Suspicious Looking Eyeballs||Reference to the Suspicious Looking Eye, the summoning item for the Eye of Cthulhu boss|
|Terraria: Epic Dirt||Possibly a reference to the fact that new players often build their first shelter with dirt|
|Terraria: Also try Minecraft!||Reference to the sandbox video game Minecraft, which shows splash text on its title screen, which is similar to title messages. In Minecraft, the splash text occasionally displays: "Also try Terraria!"|
|Terraria: Terraria: Terraria:||A joke on the recursive nature of the title messages|
|Terraria: Press alt-f4||An attempt to troll the player; this combination of keys in Microsoft Windows and most Unix operating systems closes the current window|
|Terraria: Dividing by zero||Reference to the fact that division by zero is impossible|
|Terraria: Cthulhu is mad... and is missing an eye!||Another reference to the Eye of Cthulhu|
|Terraria: Rumors of the Guides' death were greatly exaggerated [sic]||Reference to a Mark Twain quote: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"|
|Terraria: Judgement Clay||Reference to the 1991 American science fiction action movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day|
|Terraria: Better than life||Reference to the science fiction comedy novel Better Than Life or the second episode from the second series of the British science fiction comedy sitcom Red Dwarf of the same name.|
|Terraria: The Water Fall Of Content! [sic]||Possibly referencing the addition of waterfalls to the game in patch 1.2.|
|Terraria: Obsessive-Compulsive Discovery Simulator||Reference to OCD (obsessive–compulsive disorder), a mental disorder|
|Terraria: What's that purple spiked thing?||Reference to the fact many new players are confused by Demon Altars|
|Terraria: Now with SOUND||Reference to an April Fools' Day trailer of the game "The Molten Core".|
|Terraria: A good day to dig hard||Reference to the 2013 American action thriller movie A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth installment in the Die Hard movie series|
|Terraria: Dig Dug Ain't Got Nuthin on Me||Reference to Dig Dug, an arcade video game published in 1982 for the Nintendo Entertainment System which involves digging blocks|
|Terraria: So then I said 'Something about a PC update....'||Reference to when Redigit announced the 1.2 update|
|Terraria: Red Dev Redemption||Reference to the Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption, and regarding Redigit's decision to make the 1.2 update|
|Terraria: A spelunker says "What"?||Reference to the joke "An idiot says 'what?'"|
|Terraria: Now with more things to kill you!||Reference to the hostile enemies added in the 1.2 update|
|Terraria: Terrestrial Trouble||Reference to the hostile enemies a player may encounter on the surface|
|Terraria: I Pity the Tools...||Reference to the 2006 American reality television series I Pity the Fool|
|Terraria: I Pity the Tools||See above. Note that this one lacks the suspension points|
|Terraria 2: Electric Boogaloo||Reference to the American 1984 movie Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo|
|Terraria: Now in 1D||Reference to 3D movie remakes|
|Terraria: Can You Re-Dig-It?||Reference to both Redigit, the creator of Terraria and the 1979 cult film The Warriors.|
|Terraria: I wanna be the guide||Reference to the 2D platform indie freeware video game I Wanna Be the Guy|
|Terraria: May the blocks be with you||Reference to the famous catchphrase May The Force Be With You from the Star Wars media franchise|
|Terraria: Rise of the Slimes||Reference to the recurring "Rise of the ___" in numerous titles of pieces of pop culture|
|Terraria: I don't know that-- aaaaa!||Reference to the bridgekeeper scene in the 1975 British independent comedy movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail|
|Terraria: You sand bro?||Reference to the phrase/meme "You mad bro?"|
|Terraria: Legend of Maxx||Reference to a popular fan art webcomic about Terraria named "The Legend of Maxx".|
|Terraria: NOT THE BEES!!!||Reference to Nicolas Cage's line in the movie The Wicker Man; likely also referring to the addition of Bee Hives in the Underground Jungle|
|Terraria: Earthbound||Reference to the 1994 Japanese role-playing video game EarthBound|
|Terraria: Ore's Well That Ends Well||Wordplay on the proverb Turmoil in which a splash screen says "oil's well that ends well, but not in Terraria", also possibly a reference to the 2016 simulation video game|
|Terraria: Coming soon to a computer near you||Reference to the saying commonly used in commercials "Coming soon to a theater near you"|
|Terraria: Cult of Cenx||Reference to "The Cult of Cenx", a TerrariaOnline forum group named after the developer Cenx|
|Terraria: Adaman-TIGHT!||Reference to the in-game ore, Adamantite Ore|
|Terraria: Also try Breath of the Wild!||Referencing the Nintendo game "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and how it has similar adventure and exploration features.|
|Terraria: I just wanna know where the gold at?||Referencing the meme "Mobile Leprechaun" and the infamous line "Where the gold at?"|
|Terraria: 9 + 1 = 11||Reference to a broken puzzle in the Tales of The Terrarian Adventure Map.|
|Terraria: Infinite Plantera||Possible reference to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare|
|Terraria: Now with more ducks!||Possibly referencing Ducks being introduced to Terraria|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- If the game is in full-screen mode, the title message can generally still be seen by switching to another window to display the task bar, then hovering over Terraria's task bar icon to display a window preview.
History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 18.104.22.168: "Also try Edge of Space!" replaced with "Also try Breath of the Wild!".
- Desktop 1.3.5: "Also try Dungeon Defenders 2!" removed.
- Desktop 1.3.4: New title message ("Also try Dungeon Defenders 2!") added.
- Desktop 1.3.2: New title message ("Infinite Plantera") added.
- Desktop 1.3.1: New title messages ("9 + 1 = 11" and "Now with more ducks!") added.
- Desktop 1.2: More random title messages added.
- Desktop 1.0.6: Multiple random messages added (previously only "Shut up and Dig Gaiden!" and "Sand is Overpowered" displayed at each launch).
- Desktop-Release: Introduced.