Title messages

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A title message is a mock slogan displayed as Terraria's window title at the top of the game window, when the game is set to windowed mode (no title is displayed in full-screen mode). A title message is chosen at random from the list below each time the game is started, and remains unchanged until the game is exited completely and restarted, at which point a new message is randomly chosen. These messages often reference popular culture or other video games.

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]

Title Reference
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 the grass is always greener on the other side
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 Redigit, the creator of Terraria.
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 all's well that ends well, also possibly a reference to the 2016 simulation video game Turmoil in which a splash screen says "oil's well that ends well, but not in Terraria"
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 Edge of Space! Terraria is also referenced in Edge of Space
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
Terraria: Now with more ducks! Possibly referencing Ducks being introduced to Terraria

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Terraria needs to run in window mode to display these messages. They do not display in full-screen mode.
    • However, if the game is in fullscreen mode, hovering over the icon in the taskbar will show it in the top left corner.
  • Clicking the language button in the settings refreshes the title messages.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.4: New title message ("Also try Dungeon Defenders 2!") added.
  • Desktop 1.3.1: New title messages ("9 + 1 = 11" and "Now with more ducks!") added.
  • Desktop 1.0.6: Multiple random messages added (previously only "Shut up and Dig Gaiden!" displayed at each launch).