App description: BE AWARE! This is a game about collecting and protecting items while playing with actual human beings from all around the world. Your items CAN and WILL be stolen if you don't keep them safe. That is part of the gameplay, and stolen items will not be restored. All of the items necessary to prevent theft are available in the game. USE THEM WISELY!

PARENTS: There is a Parental Controls area in the Options menu - it allows you to disable the In App Purchase and Tapjoy Offer Wall options as well as block chat with other players.

Growtopia is a creative sandbox platformer MMO where you can:

* BUILD anything you can imagine houses, dungeons, songs, artwork, puzzles, etc
* COLLABORATE with new and old friends from around the world (8 million+ player accounts in the same universe!)
* PLAY mini-games - parkour, surgery, quizzes, PVP battles, races, CTF, live music jams, and more
* PROTECT items using an innovative lock system which allows you to give access to friends
* PLANT seeds to grow trees
* SPLICE seeds to discover thousands of amazing items, with new items added constantly
* TRADE items in our secure trading system
* EXPLORE a universe of over 150 million user-created worlds, all persistent and connected to each other
* COMMUNICATE using a full chat, friends list, and messaging system
* EARN a single in-game currency entirely through gameplay
* See classic pixel graphics, optimized for small and large screens
* Hear the original soundtrack by Cory Mollenhour

Growtopia is a collaboration between old school indie game designers Seth A. Robinson and Mike Hommel.

** Note: This is a freemium game that has optional In-App Purchases! **

Didn't get your gems or having a problem? Email us at support@growtopiagame.com, we'd love to help!

Sanuku's comments:




01-13-2013, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Hoggy110 View Post
Is their anyway that we can report people in the game? Because I was just playing an race/platformer, and there were a few people just punching people into spikes, pretty much ruining it for most people
Although it can be annoying, griefing isn't against the rules. The devs have stated that such things are inherent to the design. The game embraces the concept of "good" vs "evil" in human nature.

So there is very little black and white in the game, it's a whole lot of grey.

Stuff like that is dealt with very situationally.

But. A moderation system is being worked on, and when that is released there will probably be a slightly more clear set of rules. But since it's part of the twisted, chaotic charm of the game, there is a lot of leniency.
01-13-2013, 11:40 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Somewhere in the spiritual realm
Posts: 598
The more I play the game, the more I see its based on good and evil.
Someone might raid rooms looking for unprotected loot, people may lunch your tree and harvest your loot, they may punch you into spikes, or lock your own world preventing you to go in and retrieve your stuff (that really sucks!)
But it's all the name of the game, and a learning experience.
If you have a world with stuff in it, lock the front door, if you want people to come in, then atleast lock another entrance with a door, because trolls seem to really enjoy locking rooms that aren't there's! One douche went around doing it alot last night, his name was something like Efrat_soft. I feel sorry for the poor buggers that got their rooms locked but hopefully it's a learning experience for them.

01-13-2013, 11:49 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: The rainbow-fuelled nightmare of my mind
Posts: 2,760
It's sad that there are people who will do stuff like that, but it's always like this on Online games. These people go on and just make random peoples lifes a misery...it's fine for your friends, not for complete strangers
01-14-2013, 03:57 AM
Ten new items were apparently added. I rechecked all the previous failed combinations of tiers 1-4 and uncovered two of them, both tier 5, which I have added to SEEDIARY: Stone Wall and Lovely Pink Dress

I quite like the stone wall(it's not a background).

I dunno what the other 8 are yet, they appear to be tier 6+ though.
01-14-2013, 04:30 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: From Wales. Currently living in Canada
Posts: 1,017
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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
Welcome to the game that's most of what they do
Yeah, unfortunately that's true. I've really tried to like this game and there are certainly aspects of it that I do like, but the fact that it's basically one big chaotic mess with people just punching each other and stealing crap just really puts me off.
01-14-2013, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by nicodemus82 View Post
Yeah, unfortunately that's true. I've really tried to like this game and there are certainly aspects of it that I do like, but the fact that it's basically one big chaotic mess with people just punching each other and stealing crap just really puts me off.
Hmm.. I don't quite see it that way, but it's a matter of opinion and point of view I suppose.

I view popular worlds as crazy gatherings with few rules. They're chaotic, but they're interesting.

Would I try to raise trees there without heavily guarding them? Absolutely not. Just like I would not leave something valuable to me sitting out on a random public table where anyone could take it in the real world.

My private world is like my home. It's properly protected and safe. It's where I can go when I need time away from the chaos.

I feel that all non private worlds are like the wilderness, while private worlds are like homes. And some people like to throw very strange chaotic parties in their homes haha.

But! There are thieves in the real world, too. Ones that will break into houses and steal your stuff. If your personal world isn't properly protected, the same fate awaits you in Growtopia.
01-14-2013, 08:05 AM
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Somewhere in the spiritual realm
Posts: 598
I love how they can add new stuff without requiring an update. Makes things easier. Looking forward to seeing the evolution of this game. It's quite brilliant.
I don't get to play as much as I wish I could. You're absolutely right about the valuables..ppl shouldn't leave their homes unlocked in real life, & they shouldn't do it on Gt either. If you can't afford a lock I'd atleast recommend digging down about 10 blocks and refilling those blocks in, that way the world looks unused/abandoned so the trolls just leave, little do they know, there's delicious trees underground ^_^ also, uncommon names are good for worlds of course.

I think a 50 gem lock is pretty much accessible to everyone. They can just make a box and lock it and drop all your valuables in there. I love the sneakiness of the game. Have to admit I've punched a few trees that weren't mine. It's addictive. Even if it is just a crappy cave background tree, I love watching them fret >.< I am a horrible, horrible person. Thankfully I don't do it much. I'd feel very guilty punching a rare tree. I'd be so bummed if I waited 12 hours for a steel block tree to grow and someone else had harvested it when I got to it!
01-14-2013, 08:21 AM
I played it for a couple days, my issue isn't with the game, it's with the anti-collaborative spirit of the community I played with.

If there was a list of restrictions I could put on worlds I make like " no crop stealing or friendly punching I would be more compelled to play this game. I remember when minecraft added the option of user specific chests on the server host options, and that was a big deal on servers that had a lot of players moving logging in.
01-14-2013, 04:41 PM
I just wrote a simple guide on the official forums for new players that talks about how to use doors and whatnot. Included a section at the end on how to secure a private world using a small lock etc.

Check it out here if interested.
01-14-2013, 06:28 PM
The first thing I did on getting the game was make a private world, Javatropolis, in my case. The next thing I did was use iap to buy a world lock. This gave Seth Robinson some of the cash he deserves, and it means I can grow in peace. Right now, I'm very methodically collecting 200 of every seed.

On a side note, four seeds were dispersed through my world last night. Will they persist forever? It was some event. That said, my world is devoid of anything breakable. I totally stripped it dry. I'm hoping I can get to hunting them down later.

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