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.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (50 reviews) - 44% of the 50 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,628 reviews) - 85% of the 2,628 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 23, 2016

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“it's easy to get lost in designing the perfect little base for your gnomes”
Kotaku

“insanely fun, and highly addictive, village management game”
Destructoid

“the satisfaction you feel for establishing your civilization is overwhelming. Basically, the more you put into Gnomoria, the more you get from it”
Pixel Perfect Gaming

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.7.5
    • Processor:2.0 Ghz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    • Processor:2.0 Ghz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
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Mixed (50 reviews)
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TKR101010
113.3 hrs
Posted: August 31
A fun little game, but it does have a bunch of issues with it. If you're interested, I'd pick it up sometime when it's on sale. With it's problems I don't think it's worth the full price. I would strongly recommend Dwarf Fortress instead.
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Holmsie
81.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
Great game, very immersive and engaging style of play and great for building up a long empire; as long as you keep safe!

It's rewarding to have a kingdom a few years old as it's so easy to get absolutely wiped out at this game!

Perfect for anyone enjoying Sandbox games or City Builders.
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Kanij
87.2 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 28
Developer abandoned game by releasing it out of early access basically unfinished so he can wipe his hands of it.

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Radioactivebear 🐹
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
Here's the part of the bee movie script that fits here:
Bee Movie Script



According to all known laws
of aviation,


there is no way a bee
should be able to fly.


Its wings are too small to get
its fat little body off the ground.


The bee, of course, flies anyway


because bees don't care
what humans think is impossible.


Yellow, black. Yellow, black.
Yellow, black. Yellow, black.


Ooh, black and yellow!
Let's shake it up a little.


Barry! Breakfast is ready!


Ooming!


Hang on a second.


Hello?


- Barry?
- Adam?


- Oan you believe this is happening?
- I can't. I'll pick you up.


Looking sharp.


Use the stairs. Your father
paid good money for those.


Sorry. I'm excited.


Here's the graduate.
We're very proud of you, son.


A perfect report card, all B's.


Very proud.


Ma! I got a thing going here.


- You got lint on your fuzz.
- Ow! That's me!


- Wave to us! We'll be in row 118,000.
- Bye!


Barry, I told you,
stop flying in the house!


- Hey, Adam.
- Hey, Barry.


- Is that fuzz gel?
- A little. Special day, graduation.


Never thought I'd make it.


Three days grade school,
three days high school.


Those were awkward.


Three days college. I'm glad I took
a day and hitchhiked around the hive.


You did come back different.


- Hi, Barry.
- Artie, growing a mustache? Looks good.


- Hear about Frankie?
- Yeah.


- You going to the funeral?
- No, I'm not going.


Everybody knows,
sting someone, you die.


Don't waste it on a squirrel.
Such a hothead.


I guess he could have
just gotten out of the way.


I love this incorporating
an amusement park into our day.


That's why we don't need vacations.


Boy, quite a bit of pomp...
under the circumstances.


- Well, Adam, today we are men.
- We are!


- Bee-men.
- Amen!


Hallelujah!


Students, faculty, distinguished bees,


please welcome Dean Buzzwell.


Welcome, New Hive Oity
graduating class of...


...9:15.


That concludes our ceremonies.


And begins your career
at Honex Industries!


Will we pick ourjob today?


I heard it's just orientation.


Heads up! Here we go.


Keep your hands and antennas
inside the tram at all times.


- Wonder what it'll be like?
- A little scary.


Welcome to Honex,
a division of Honesco


and a part of the Hexagon Group.


This is it!


Wow.


Wow.


We know that you, as a bee,
have worked your whole life


to get to the point where you
can work for your whole life.


Honey begins when our valiant Pollen
Jocks bring the nectar to the hive.


Our top-secret formula


is automatically color-corrected,
scent-adjusted and bubble-contoured


into this soothing sweet syrup


with its distinctive
golden glow you know as...


Honey!


- That girl was hot.
- She's my cousin!


- She is?
- Yes, we're all cousins.


- Right. You're right.
- At Honex, we constantly strive


to improve every aspect
of bee existence.


These bees are stress-testing
a new helmet technology.


- What do you think he makes?
- Not enough.


Here we have our latest advancement,
the Krelman.


- What does that do?
- Oatches that little strand of honey


that hangs after you pour it.
Saves us millions.


Oan anyone work on the Krelman?


Of course. Most bee jobs are
small ones. But bees know


that every small job,
if it's done well, means a lot.


But choose carefully


because you'll stay in the job
you pick for the rest of your life.


The same job the rest of your life?
I didn't know that.


What's the difference?


You'll be happy to know that bees,
as a species, haven't had one day off


in 27 million years.


So you'll just work us to death?


We'll sure try.


Wow! That blew my mind!


"What's the difference?"
How can you say that?


One job forever?
That's an insane choice to have to make.


I'm relieved. Now we only have
to make one decision in life.


But, Adam, how could they
never have told us that?


Why would you question anything?
We're bees.


We're the most perfectly
functioning society on Earth.


You ever think maybe things
work a little too well here?


Like what? Give me one example.


I don't know. But you know
what I'm talking about.


Please clear the gate.
Royal Nectar Force on approach.


Wait a second. Oheck it out.


- Hey, those are Pollen Jocks!
- Wow.


I've never seen them this close.


They know what it's like
outside the hive.


Yeah, but some don't come back.


- Hey, Jocks!
- Hi, Jocks!


You guys did great!


You're monsters!
You're sky freaks! I love it! I love it!


- I wonder where they were.
- I don't know.


Their day's not planned.


Outside the hive, flying who knows
where, doing who knows what.


You can'tjust decide to be a Pollen
Jock. You have to be bred for that.


Right.


Look. That's more pollen
than you and I will see in a lifetime.


It's just a status symbol.
Bees make too much of it.


Perhaps. Unless you're wearing it
and the ladies see you wearing it.


Those ladies?
Aren't they our cousins too?


Distant. Distant.


Look at these two.


- Oouple of Hive Harrys.
- Let's have fun with them.


It must be dangerous
being a Pollen Jock.


Yeah. Once a bear pinned me
against a mushroom!


He had a paw on my throat,
and with the other, he was slapping me!


- Oh, my!
- I never thought I'd knock him out.


What were you doing during this?


Trying to alert the authorities.


I can autograph that.


A little gusty out there today,
wasn't it, comrades?


Yeah. Gusty.


We're hitting a sunflower patch
six miles from here tomorrow.


- Six miles, huh?
- Barry!


A puddle jump for us,
but maybe you're not up for it.


- Maybe I am.
- You are not!


We're going 0900 at J-Gate.


What do you think, buzzy-boy?
Are you bee enough?


I might be. It all depends
on what 0900 means.


Hey, Honex!


Dad, you surprised me.


You decide what you're interested in?


- Well, there's a lot of choices.
- But you only get one.


Do you ever get bored
doing the same job every day?


Son, let me tell you about stirring.


You grab that stick, and you just
move it around, and you stir it around.


You get yourself into a rhythm.
It's a beautiful thing.


You know, Dad,
the more I think about it,


maybe the honey field
just isn't right for me.


You were thinking of what,
making balloon animals?


That's a bad job
for a guy with a stinger.


Janet, your son's not sure
he wants to go into honey!


- Barry, you are so funny sometimes.
- I'm not trying to be funny.


You're not funny! You're going
into honey. Our son, the stirrer!


- You're gonna be a stirrer?
- No one's listening to me!


Wait till you see the sticks I have.


I could say anything right now.
I'm gonna get an ant tattoo!


Let's open some honey and celebrate!


Maybe I'll pierce my thorax.
Shave my antennae.


Shack up with a grasshopper. Get
a gold tooth and call everybody "dawg"!


I'm so proud.


- We're starting work today!
- Today's the day.


Oome on! All the good jobs
will be gone.


Yeah, right.


Pollen counting, stunt bee, pouring,
stirrer, front desk, hair removal...


- Is it still available?
- Hang on. Two left!


One of them's yours! Oongratulations!
Step to the side.


- What'd you get?
- Picking crud out. Stellar!


Wow!


Oouple of newbies?


Yes, sir! Our first day! We are ready!


Make your choice.


- You want to go first?
- No, you go.


Oh, my. What's available?


Restroom attendant's open,
not for the reason you think.


- Any chance of getting the Krelman?
- Sure, you're on.


I'm sorry, the Krelman just closed out.


Wax monkey's always open.


The Krelman opened up again.


What happened?


A bee died. Makes an opening. See?
He's dead. Another dead one.


Deady. Deadified. Two more dead.
Dead from the neck up.
De
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acpacpacp
102.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
Game is not completed, dev jumpped ship.dont buy 100 hours and i cant get myself to play again even though i want too so badly
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[MKF]SneakySherpa
1.2 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 26
Rimworld is better, with crazy stories and choices. Cannibalism anyone? ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ AI and bad vision make this game a chore to play. Pass, not worth $17.00
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oobey
51.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
At $15, I think this is a very decent graphical simplification of Dwarf Fortress. You get the fun of building a base and an economy while managing a group of semi-autonomous actors, while not having to deal with quite so much cruft.
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Wolfiefang
43.9 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 25
Unfortunately while this game had great potential, The game was released unfinished and abandoned. They started off very strong trying to replicate the games they loved like Dwarf Fortress, but then decided to call it quits extremely early, said it was "1.0", and then walked away. I gave them time too ( 1.0 was in February), but you really shouldn't buy this game as it's got plenty of bug, game design issues, and just doesn't have any rewarding gameplay after the first few minutes of starting a new settlement.
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Ftor
5.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
Product received for free
Gnomoria\10
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chazz0715
57.8 hrs
Posted: August 23
It's games like this i start up and then say why am i playing this. Then its 2am.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
74.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 7
I played a little over 70 hours in early access. Bought four copies for my kids. My two youngest sons still play the game and get continuely frustrated with AI issues outside of the player's control or combat issues that cause your wonderful gnomes to die. My boys solution is to play a few hours to get their community started then start a new game or play on easy mode. I would agree with other reviewers that game should really be early access until some basic things like AI and combat issues are addressed.

The AI and combat issues aside. Caring for and managing your gnomes, even with the outdated UI, is entertaining to our entire family. We don't play as much as we would like due to issues stated above. The game is 90% finished and enjoyable. I just can't give the game a thumbs up when some very frustrating issues can ruin my 10+ hour gnome adventure and I lose my precious gnomes.

Dev should add ability for player to manually take over a single gnome with full control. At least that would give the player the ability to mitigate problems when AI bugs tend to clog a workshop or even worse, kill your gnome.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
57.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
This game was fun and exciting for a while, until I grew frustrated with the countless amount of bugs. As a colorful and user friendly clone of Dwarf Fortress, this was very promising. However, I would like to stress out that I would never be playing this game again. Incidentally, my plan was to wait until the game gets updated with the latest bug fixes from the one and only dev before playing it back. That will never happen anymore because the dev disappeared into the aether.

Yes, the dev literally disappeared. No updates whatsoever after the last hotfixes for v1.0 was done. Last time I noticed activity from him, it was when he deleted his reddit account this June (or July, I forgot). That was the time I lost hope for the game.

Yet still, this game gave me loads of fun, for the time being. So this is what I think of the game:

Likes:
  • A simpler, less complex isometric clone of Dwarf Fortress.
  • User friendly UI
  • Amusing combat log
  • Fantastic pixel graphics
Dislikes:
  • Buggy AI pathing, especially in building
  • Seasons look the same (4 seasons mod no longer works)
  • Lack of updates
  • Countless other bugs that I won't enumerate here
This game is far from finished. Don't be fooled by the version. That was the dev's technique of Houdini-ing his way off the stage without getting that much negative impact. It was a clever ploy to not break his promise of not leaving the game until it's release. The modding feature does not help with the bugs either.

Conclusion is that I don't recommend buying it. If you want to see what the game is like, you're better off watching some YouTube videos. This game belongs to the same pile as Towns and Spacebase DF-9. I have learned my lesson of not trusting devs who make building crafting management games until they absolutely finish the game. I'm glad I bought this game on sale.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
43.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 12
This was the first every early access game I brought and is the main reason I'm really, really careful when buyng ones now. Most of the time I won't buy them any more. It was abandoned a long time ago and only seems to have managed a full release for financial reasons. My personal recomendation would be not to buy this game. Go look for one of the other completed dwarf fortress clones.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
136.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 6
Abandonware.
I thought this game was awesome - but, the bugs ruin it. You'll invest dozens of hours on a kingdom only to find your framerate like a slideshow. The dev didn't ♥♥♥♥ing fix them.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
280.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 4
Fun Game, but unpolished. More develepment is required for the game to become a decent gnome colony simulation game.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
204.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
The developer left the game expecting modders to do the rest of the work, unfortunately, the modding platform tied to Gnomoria only allows some XML additions to add items and not really make the game more fun or add any mechanics.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
248.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 19
The developer of this game was very active during early access and addressed many, many bugs. He has disappeared of late, which is unfortunate, however this game is still a great purchase. I can't recommend it highly enough. As a town management game its solid and is an approachable alternative for many players to Dwarf Fortress (also a great game). It lacks a little depth but I much prefer the isometric graphics.

For $15 you can log hundreds of enjoyable hours.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 12
If you've heard of Dwarf Fortress, this is the closest you can get to that, whilst still having a nice, human-friendly UI. Doesn't have quite the same depth, but then again, nothing does.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
105.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 7
it had huge potential ..... I hope robobob comes back but right now it dosent look that way... the wiki is abandoned as well the sectuity is lapsed ...... I thought it was a beautful game it just needed some more AI work for me and a little more fleshing out... if the dev comes beck this could be a awsome game so keep it ona watch list not a buy me now list ....
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
26.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 12
Decent, But now abandoned
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