Terasology (formerly Blockmania) is a game genre “sandbox“, with a first entity, which is similar to the popular commercial game MineCraft.
Terasology took from MineCraft initial and basic idea, the game is based on block-based / voxel-like engine (Java / LWJGL), which is generated infinite world made up of many different blocks consisting of different materials. The set of elements and the full freedom of their placement allow you to create almost any landscape and architecture, creating a new world from scratch, it is also very interesting and generated world.
Terasology is a single and multiplayer game modes, the game world can change as much as to the imagination of the player. Despite the external similarity, the goal of developers is not to create a simple clone, and the Union of the gameplay of MineCraft with elements of games Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper (games in the genre of simulators of God).
In Terasology will play moving along three-dimensional world consisting of blocks (landscape, objects, mobs, player, etc…), you can create various types of tools to use weapons, to illuminate dark areas, and so on. From the original features (in addition to more attractive graphics) is the ability to add to the game different creatures that will perform a specific player work, you can create a special “potions” reducing the energy and more…
The set of available tools may vary depending on the version of the game and the number of modules involved. Storyline the gameplay does not have any predefined meaning, each player is free to choose a goal and work towards it, deviating from the course and stopping. System requirements Terasology is small, control is with the mouse and keyboard.
Note: Keys between the latest stable and latest develop build may differ.
[W,A,S,D] – Movement
[E] – Activate / Use (while pointing at a chest, TNT blocks, etc)
[Q] – Throw held (block) item (hold down to charge for a longer throw!)
[Space] – Jump / Ascend
[Ctrl] – Crouch / Descend
[Shift] – Hold to run (or walk when run is toggled to default)
[Caps lock] – Toggle default between run or walk (starts on run)
[Left click] – Trigger left click action (default = remove block)
[Right click] – Trigger right click action (default = place block)
[Mouse wheel up/down] – Cycle through toolbar slots OR pick up / deposit items into stacks in an inventory one at a time
[1..0] – Change the active toolbar slot
[I] – Toggle inventory screen
[B] – Show infinite block inventory (requires “BlockPicker” module active)
[H] – Hide user interface
[T] – Toggle chat interface (effectively a mini-console that only does chat)
[`] – Toggle full developer console (the “grave” key, above tab)
[Tab] – Auto-completion in the console
[Home] – Increase viewing distance
[End] – Decrease viewing distance
[Escape] – Show/hide the game menu screen
[F1] – Toggle window focus and reveals a debug pane (only contains stuff if module(s) using it is enabled)
[F3] – Toggle debug mode and information
[F5] – Show behavior tree editor
[F12] – Take screenshot (goes to /screenshots in game data dir)
Here’s a list of modules bundled with the game by default (as of this writing anyway – this line-up will change now and then). It should roughly match this category in Jenkins: http://jenkins.terasology.org/view/Modules and you can download updated modules from there if needed.
Installation latest version into Linux Mint:
1. Install Java 8
3. Unzip the downloaded archive to any convenient place
4. Use *Terasology Launcher* to download, config and start *Terasology* (bin/TerasologyLauncher)