Gnomoria is a sandbox village management game where you help lead a small group of gnomes, who have set out on their own, to thrive into a bustling kingdom! Anything you see can be broken down and rebuilt elsewhere.
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“Gnomoria is currently under development, but releases regular updates. We are actively working hard on fixing bugs, adjusting gameplay balance and adding new features and content. We are active in the community and take feedback and suggestions into consideration, so check back to see what each new update brings!”
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"Sips has a special place in his heart for Gnomoria. Towns don't build themselves, so it's best to lead (read: enslave) some Gnomes to do instead."
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February 18

Gnomoria v0.9.17

General

  • Added automatons
    • Researched after prosthetic limbs
    • Crafted at Engineer Shop
    • Requires a golem core to craft. Golem cores have a chance of spawning when golems are killed
    • Body part materials are determined by the materials of components used
    • Can be repaired at an Engineer Shop using armor plates
    • Die when core or fuel tank is destroyed in combat
    • Automatons dismantle on death. If the core is still intact it can be used to recraft the automaton with a penalty to skills
    • Can perform jobs and be on squads
    • Can't equip weapons or armor
    • Requires coal to run. Gnomes will add coal when empty otherwise automatons refuel themselves. They don't eat/drink/sleep

  • Reduced minimum stocks before golems spawn from 1000 to 500 (250 for bars)
  • Added straw to golem spawns (wheat golems)
  • Added manual population cap setting to population overview. A value of 0 has no cap (the default is no cap)
  • Some resources are consumed when creating a golem core. Dirt, clay and stone golems will generate metal slivers, similar to prospecting, if no golem core is created

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About This Game

Gnomoria is a sandbox village management game where you help lead a small group of gnomes, who have set out on their own, to thrive into a bustling kingdom! Anything you see can be broken down and rebuilt elsewhere. Craft items, build structures, set traps and dig deep underground in search of precious resources to help your gnomes survive the harsh lands. Build your kingdom and stockpile wealth to attract wandering gnomads to your cause, but be wary of also attracting enemies!

Key Features:

  • Procedurally generated world - Every game is different
  • Fully destructible environment - Everything can be mined, dug, chopped and rebuilt or used for crafting
  • Open sandbox gameplay - Play how you want - manage a peaceful town or build up military and fend off invasions.
  • Crafting - Tons of items to craft at different workshops
  • Mechanisms - Construct elaborate contraptions using parts like hatches, levers, steam engines

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor:2.0 Ghz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space

    Recommended:

    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
101 of 122 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
192.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Early Access Review
Gnomoria is a detailed base-building game in which one pits a tribe of gnomes against evils from the depths of their mines and evils from other, invisible, villages. Gnomes are able to mine a variety of resources, process them, and manufacture everything from furniture to armor. They have to sleep, eat, and drink, and they can even become powerful zombies after death, returning later to slaughter any former friends that are caught unaware.

It's a fun game with plenty of opportunity for strategy and mayhem.

But, here's the thing: this game has been in Early Access forever, updates are slow, bug fixes are slow, and the game is using outdated technology (XNA, which was discontinued by Microsoft in early 2013) that doesn't even support some relatively common desktop features like 1440p resolution.

A year ago, I would have said Gnomoria is a hugely promising game and worth buying for double the price, but that's about when the developer slowed down. A lot. The game I was playing a year ago is very nearly the same game I could play today, were I to click the Play button again.

My advice: hit that "Follow" button on the store page, and if Gnomoria ever releases, give it another look. I certainly will.
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35 of 40 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
74.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Early Access Review
As a DF veteran and long-term fan I really liked this game. Especially UI that is a lot better and easier to navigate than DF one. Graphics is also nicer (if only DF had this it could be a lot more enjoyable for casuals and newbies ).

Gnomoria lacks content and you get bored pretty fast, it gets update's very often but still DF is years ahead of Gnomoria's content. So that means at this rate Gnomoria will never catch up to Dwarf Fortress.

Also this game is very easy , sieges are boring and monsters level up as you progress and get more wealth. I don't feel any threat, its only hard in the beginning later when you get your gnomes a decent gear and experience nothing will stop you.
Meanwhile in DF ; you get werebeats, undeads, necromancers, vampires, megabeasts and you get also a threat from the inside like tantrums or a lot more surprises.
Also you can't tame or capture monsters in this game. Really Gnomoria? Why I can't capture the mantis, train him and use him against neverending goblin waves? Or capture goblins and use them as a live targets for my beginning marksgnomes?

Don't forget its an early access game but it stable and enjoyable so far. It just needs something more to keep you playing Maybe mods and workshop feature will fix it in the future.

Definitely worth a try . But remember its a Dwarf Fortress without a balls.
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68 of 100 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1,823.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Early Access Review
Not sure ill play this game for long.
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32 of 41 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
85.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Early Access Review
Goblins attack my town
Kill the goblins
Make sandwiches out of the dead goblins
Send said sandwiches to the goblin kingdoms
Repeat until dead
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
63.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Early Access Review
You know how when you're a kid and your mom or dad gets you an ant farm? That's what this game is. A Modern ant farm. Except the ants, or gnomes in this case, have opposible thumbs. But the gnomes will still pick up a twig and try to pull it opposite directions.
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