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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 in the language selection menu 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.

There are Desktop version 57 / tModLoader version 56 different title messages.

Messages[]

Title Notes
Terraria: Dig Peon, Dig! Reference to a line from the 1994 American comedy-drama movie Forrest Gump, which was originally "Run, Forrest! Run!".
Terraria: Epic Dirt Possibly a reference to the fact that some new players might build their first shelter with Dirt Blocks.
Terraria: Adaman-TIGHT! Reference to Adamantite Ore.
Terraria: Sand is Overpowered Reference to the ability of Sand Blocks 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 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: A Bunnies Tale [sic] Possible reference to the 2001 American medieval adventure-comedy movie A Knight's Tale.
Terraria: Dr. Bones and The Temple of Blood Moon Reference to the 1984 American action-adventure movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Terraria: Slimeassic Park Reference to the American science fiction media franchise Jurassic Park.
Terraria: The Grass is Greener on This Side Reference to the proverb "the grass is always greener on the other side".
Terraria: Small Blocks, Not for Children Under the Age of 5 Reference to the warning on toys with small parts.
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: 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: Suspicous Looking Eyeballs [sic] Reference to the Suspicious Looking Eye, the summoning item for the Eye of Cthulhu boss.
Terraria: Purple Grass! Reference to Corrupt grass being purple.
Terraria: No one Dug Behind! Reference to the military proverb "no man left behind".
Terraria: The Water Fall Of Content! [sic] Possibly referencing the addition of waterfalls to the game in patch 1.2.
Terraria: Earthbound Possible reference to the role-playing video game EarthBound or, more likely, a reference to the action-adventure video game Starbound, which is similar to Terraria.
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: Ore's Well That Ends Well Wordplay on the proverb "all's well that ends well".
Terraria: Judgement Clay Reference to the 1991 American science fiction action movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
Terraria: Terrestrial Trouble Reference to the hostile enemies a player may encounter on the surface.
Terraria: Obsessive-Compulsive Discovery Simulator Reference to obsessive–compulsive disorder, a mental disorder.
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: Rise of the Slimes Reference to the recurring "Rise of the ___" in numerous titles of pieces of pop culture.
Terraria: Now with more things to kill you! Reference to the hostile enemies added in the 1.2 update.
Terraria: Rumors of the Guides' death were greatly exaggerated Reference to a Mark Twain quote: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated".
Terraria: I Pity the Tools... Reference to the 2006 American reality television series I Pity the Fool.
Terraria: A spelunker says 'What'? Reference to the joke "An idiot says 'what?'".
Terraria: So then I said 'Something about a PC update....' Reference to when Redigit announced the 1.2 update.
Terraria: May the blocks be with you Reference to the popular catchphrase May The Force Be With You from the Star Wars media franchise
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: Terraria: Terraria: A joke on the shared prefix of most title messages.
Terraria: Now in 1D Reference to 3D movie remakes.
Terraria: Coming soon to a computer near you Reference to the saying "coming soon to a theater near you", commonly used in movie commercials.
Terraria: Dividing by zero Reference to the fact that division by zero is impossible.
Terraria: Now with SOUND Reference to an April Fools' Day trailer of the game The Molten Core.
Terraria: Press alt-f4 An attempt to troll the player; this combination of keys in Windows and most Unix operating systems closes the current window.
Terraria: I Pity the Tools See Terraria: I Pity the Tools.... Note that this one lacks the suspension marks.
Terraria: You sand bro? Reference to the phrase/meme "You mad bro?".
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: Can You Re-Dig-It? Reference to both Redigit, the creator of Terraria, and the 1979 cult movie The Warriors.
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: What's that purple spiked thing? Reference to the fact that some new players might be confused by Demon Altars.
Terraria: I wanna be the guide Reference to the 2D platform indie freeware video game I Wanna Be the Guy.
Terraria: Cthulhu is mad... and is missing an eye! Another reference to the Eye of Cthulhu.
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: Legend of Maxx Reference to a fan art webcomic about Terraria named "The Legend of Maxx".
Terraria: Cult of Cenx Reference to "The Cult of Cenx", a TerrariaOnline forum group named after Terraria developer Cenx.
Terraria 2: Electric Boogaloo Reference to the American 1984 movie Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.
Terraria: Also try Minecraft! Reference to the 3D sandbox game Minecraft, which shows splash texts on its main menu that is similar to title messages. In Minecraft, the splash text occasionally displays: "Also try Terraria!"
Terraria: Also try Edge of Space! (tModLoader version) Reference to the game Edge of Space as part of its crossover with Terraria.
Terraria: Also try Breath of the Wild! (Desktop version) Reference to 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: Now with more ducks! Possibly referencing Ducks being introduced to Terraria.
Terraria: 9 + 1 = 11 Reference to a broken puzzle in the "Tales of The Terrarian" adventure map.
Terraria: Infinite Plantera Possible reference to the 2016 first-person shooter video game Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Terraria: Shut Up and Dig Gaiden! Reference to the role-playing video game Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden.
Terraria: Also try Don't Starve! (Desktop version) Reference to the game Don't Starve as part of its crossover with Terraria.

Notes[]

  • 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[]

  • Desktop 1.4.3: New title message ("Also try Don't Starve") added.
  • Desktop 1.4.0.1: "Also try Edge of Space!" replaced with "Also try Breath of the Wild!".
  • 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 1.3.0.1:
    • "Hey Guys!" replaced with "Adaman-TIGHT!".
    • Fixed a typo in "No one Dug Behind!".
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