March 25, 2013 9:00 PM | Danny Cowan
In advance of Terraria's launch for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this week, indie studio Neuron Vexx announced that its Terraria-like sandbox adventure game Dinora is on its way to the Xbox Live Indie Games service next month.
Though Dinora shares many similarities with Terraria as far as presentation and gameplay mechanics are concerned, the game offers a number of unique features focused on character development. Players will forge relationships with AI-controlled characters, and in between mining and crafting sessions, you can build a village in which its inhabitants will age, marry, and have children.
"I wanted to create a world that players could form a connection with, something I felt could be achieved by adding depth to character relations," creator Zac Wootton notes. "By giving players options like marriage and children I hope to get them to think of characters as more than just resources. If I can get you worrying that your kid might be infected by a werewolf, during a full moon, my job is done!"
Dinora will be priced at 80 Microsoft points ($1) when it launches in April.