NOTE: This blog is rarely checked / updated for Terasology as most activity has moved to the terasology.org pages such as http://forum.terasology.org

Terasology is a game that pays ample tribute to Minecraft in initial look and origin, but stakes out its own niche by adopting the NPC-helper and caretaker feel from such games as Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper, while striving for added depth and sophistication.

Terasology is an open source project started by Benjamin “begla” Glatzel to research procedural terrain generation and efficient rendering techniques in Java using the LWJGL. The engine uses a block-based voxel-like approach as seen in Minecraft. After proving itself as a solid tech demo begla was joined at first by Anton “small-jeeper” Kireev and Rasmus “Cervator” Praestholm and a full-fledged game concept was born.

The creators of Terasology are a diverse mix of software developers, game testers, graphic artists, and musicians. Get involved by checking out our Community Portal, our blog Moving Blocks!, and our Facebook Page.

Terasology is licensed under the Apache 2.0 License and available in source code form at GitHub.

Getting physical

Download the latest released build via GitHub or better yet grab our launcher.

A current version of the source code can be obtained by visiting the corresponding project at GitHub or by pulling the following repository directly using Git:

git clone git@github.com:MovingBlocks/Terasology.git

Try the latest build!

Feel free to try out the latest stable release of Terasology and let us know what you think!

Download latest release

Additional Notes

Terasology’s base graphics uses the awesome Good Morning Craft! texture pack by Louis Durrant. Make sure to visit his homepage and support his work.


  1. My 8 year old daughter has me hooked on this game, it’s pretty amazing!

    I’ve never spent any time with Minecraft so this is my introduction to this kind of game. Even for alpha, this is really impressive and quite addicting. Great work so far!

  2. Game looks great, can’t wait to try it out!

  3. I just found this game this morning and played a bit of it. Its great, and I love that you can play with the source yourself. Really good job by the authors.

  4. Hi Guys,
    I really appreciate your work but are there any Updates to come? or did you stop working on it? I would love to see this game grow big but I guess its not going to :c

    • Very belated reply: We post announcements at http://forum.terasology.org and you can follow us on social networks and GitHub as well. We do not check the blog very often but since everything started here the link is still all over the place and it isn’t always obvious we have multiple terasology.org sites now :-)

  5. Terasology is BEAU-TI-FUL ! Congratulations to the authors ^^

    @Richard Clark: If you’d like to help the Terasology team, you can log in on their forums, present yourself here: http://forum.terasology.org/forums/contributor-introductions.7/
    and read the contributor guide here: https://github.com/MovingBlocks/Terasology/wiki/Contributor-Guide

    • If you like I can help you by making a youtube channel for this game


  6. Hey guys! The OreSpawn mod is looking for a new home now that “the great evil” has devoured Minecraft…

    Seriously… I’ve downloaded the latest git repository and actually gotten it up and running under eclipse. I’d like to help speed things along and contribute. I’ve got over 35 years programming experience. Mostly real-time and C, but have been modding for about a year and a half now. If you check on the OreSpawn website, you’ll see I’ve been around java and MC for quite a while. I live by the KISS principle, and am an old pro at speed optimizations. Can I help you all? Please? :)

    Richard H. Clark

    • Why must you put Orespawn in this game

      • Because OreSpawn is awesome

        • Yes! it is! we must save it from microsoft!

    • Oh hey, missed this comment, sorry about that! Not getting email notification from here and keep forgetting to check it … :-)

    • Nooooo!!!!!!!!! You really leaved mc?! And I’m one of orespawn chat! Can I help you too?

      • My comment is awaiting for moderation?!
        P.s. I love the photo of teratology! :)

      • your right mc is fun but sometimes i like playing other games

    • Given the amazing amount of life and colour this guy can add to Minecraft when it’s obfuscated and locked down he should do wonders with access to source code and developers. The style of Orespawn isn’t for me, but I respect the complexity and enthusiasm of the work and my kids *love* it.

      It also seems to me that a developer of this experience working on Terasology as a modder should help with the maturity and robustness of the modding layer.

  7. You should add selectable races at the beginning of the game and also if it is in your work goals roleplay by adding quests and levels, for example.

  8. Holy shit! This is probably the most insane thing ive ever seen, I cant wait for this game to get some awesome updates! But so far this is one hell of a game, great job!

  9. It´s a really cool Game. Keep it Up!!


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