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, check it out!

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
* 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 hundreds of amazing items, with new items added constantly
* TRADE items in our secure trading system
* EXPLORE a universe of over 120 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:




01-10-2013, 05:44 AM
#2
Can't find it on the NZ store...

01-10-2013, 05:51 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 18,239
I dont know why but these build and wander simulation games have never ever clicked with me.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
01-10-2013, 06:17 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
I dont know why but these build and wander simulation games have never ever clicked with me.
You don't really wander in this one, levels aren't huge, and there are only four types of naturally occurring tiles. You get more types of tiles, clothes, etc, by splicing seeds together. Dirt + Rock = Grass for instance.

The game's online only, and worlds/levels can be connected to each other. People can create platforming challenges with lava and spikes etc.

It's still very much a building and designing game, though.

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A few tips for people getting into it:

1) Don't be discouraged by the fact it's Freemium. Gems can be obtained quite easily by just playing the game, they can appear when you break blocks or harvest trees etc. And with some experimentation you can find some fairly quick methods of getting them.

It's also more generous with what you can get for your money, $1 is 1000 gems and most things cost fewer than that(with many things being 50-200). And the only things exclusive to gems are the lock type items which allow you to seal off things from other players.

The Tapjoy offers are fairly generous too, with most app offers being 200+ gems.

2) It tells you to anyway, but in case you don't pay attention, go to the START world first for some tutorial stuff.

3) You can generate more of some seeds, especially lower level ones, by growing trees and just breaking all the blocks you harvest. With lower tier items you'll generally come out with more seeds than you started with.

4) If you want to see some examples of seed combinations, drop by my new world SEEDIARY (Like a Bestiary, but with seeds, get it? heh....). I have the first four generations/tiers of trees catalogued currently.

And if anyone has questions I'll help to the best of my ability. I'm still fairly new to the game myself.

Last edited by Seil; 01-17-2013 at 04:59 AM.
01-10-2013, 08:05 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Somewhere in the spiritual realm
Posts: 598
Thanks for the link sanaku,
Do you know what sanpaku is? Is that where you got your name from. It's quite interesting...

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Originally Posted by Seil View Post
You don't really wander in this one, levels aren't huge, and there are only four types of naturally occurring tiles. You get more types of tiles, clothes, etc, by splicing seeds together. Dirt + Rock = Grass for instance.

The game's online only, and worlds/levels can be connected to each other. People can create platforming challenges with lava and spikes etc.

It's still very much a building and designing game, though.

-----

A few tips for people getting into it:

1) Don't be discouraged by the fact it's Freemium. Gems can be obtained quite easily by just playing the game, they can appear when you break blocks or harvest trees etc. And with some experimentation you can find some fairly quick methods of getting them.

It's also more generous with what you can get for your money, $1 is 1000 gems and most things cost fewer than that(with many things being 50-200). And the only things exclusive to gems are the lock type items which allow you to seal off things from other players.

The Tapjoy offers are fairly generous too, with most app offers being 200+ gems.

2) It tells you to anyway, but in case you don't pay attention, go to the START world first for some tutorial stuff.

3) You can generate more of some seeds, especially lower level ones, by growing trees and just breaking all the blocks you harvest. With lower tier items you'll generally come out with more seeds than you started with.

4) If you want to see some examples of seed combinations, drop by my new world SEEDIARY (Like a Bestiary, but with seeds, get it? heh....). I have the first four generations/tiers of trees catalogued currently.

And if anyone has questions I'll help to the best of my ability. I'm still fairly new to the game myself.
Thanks for the tips. I'm quite addicted to blockheads at the moment but I'm going to give growtopia a try too.. I usually only get addicted to one game at one given time, so ill be impressed if growtopia steals the show. Looks pretty awesome. I like the sound of the splicing too! And locking off sections could be good ^_^ like gluing a $2 coin to the cement to tempt people.
01-10-2013, 08:21 AM
#6
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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
Like I said its a mix of Mario style jumping platformer with the building style of minecraft and seil is the best to go to. It may sound confusing but its fun.

To the people playing this does it get you mad when a random dude keeps punching you while you wait for something to grow?
I do my growing in my personal world so that doesn't happen lol.

I haven't really built anything yet, just experimented with splicing. I have, however, destroyed every single naturally generated block in my world. Placed a couple layers of dirt back, have a small building at the entrance which is locked and basically just grow whatever lol.

When clearing out a lot of dirt, planting a lot of dirt seeds and recycling(complete an offer or buy some gems to unlock recycle - gives gems when you destroy items) full stacks of dirt can provide some nice bonus gems.
01-10-2013, 08:32 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
How do I build a house it seems harder even then junk jack. Its easy in blockheads though
Well, besides the walls/roof which are obvious, there are some wallpaper type backgrounds you can use, and windows. Then there's the House Entrance block which acts as a proper door for the building.

Window and Flowery Wallpaper are in my SEEDIARY world under Gen IV.

House Entrance = Dungeon Door + Door

Dungeon Door = Door + Window

You could add wooden platforms, tables, bathtubs, toilets, etc. as well. There's all kinds of stuff, many of which I haven't made yet.
01-10-2013, 08:40 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Somewhere in the spiritual realm
Posts: 598
Got to play for 30 seconds before the server timed out. I am disappoint

Edit- got back in after a few minutes, made an account and haven't been kicked out again since.
Loving it! Totally brilliant! Looking forward to what this might become in the future.

Last edited by Tannorexic; 01-10-2013 at 10:06 AM.
01-10-2013, 09:10 AM
#9
How do you splice? I accidentally skipped somthing about splicing...
01-10-2013, 09:17 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by sawyer4325 View Post
How do you splice? I accidentally skipped somthing about splicing...
Plant a seed on top of another planted seed. For grass you would plant a dirt seed then use a rock seed on it(or the other way around, doesn't matter).