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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October 2

v0.9.18 released!

Mod Support!

For a complete list of changes check out the changelog on indev.

To use a mod, either subscribe to it on Steam Workshop or copy the mod to your Mods folder where Gnomoria is installed. When starting a new game, select Advanced Options and choose the mod.

To create a mod, copy the "Mod Files" folder into the "Mods" folder and rename it. To set the name and description for your mod, create a text file and name it settings.ini. Add "Name = " without quotes followed by the mod name and on a separate line "Description = " followed by your mod description.

To upload your mod to Steam Workshop, create a folder in the Steam Workshop folder and name it whatever you want. Copy your mod into that new folder and rename it to "Mod Files". To add a preview image when viewing this mod in the Workshop, add an image file named preview.png. Launch Gnomoria, select Steam Workshop and then the mod you wish to add or update.

When creating mods, each file is documented at the top explaining how to edit that file. New images are added to the Sprites folder and can be combined or separate files. Missing files will load the vanilla equivalent. To combine multiple mods, create a folder in your mod folder and name it "Included Mods". This folder should be next to the Data and Sprites folder. Copy the mod you want to include into that new folder. Create a text file called modmergeorder.ini and list the mods in the order you want them to be added. Mods will merge together with mods that loaded first having priority.

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July 23

Gnomoria now available for OSX and linux!

The latest stable build of Gnomoria is now available on both OSX and linux platforms. The current indev build of Gnomoria is well into mod support and still has a little ways to go before making it's way to the stable branch. Indev right now is Windows only but will be available for OSX and linux soon.

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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS:Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor:2.0 Ghz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
83 of 94 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2,737.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Early Access Review
For the limited hours I've played this game.. I think now 2700... love it.. simulate those little gnomes lives all day. Bugs are being worked out and I hope for more updates.. game is still growing!

Keep going guys!
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
572.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Early Access Review
By far the game I've played the most the last decade! And it's great!

Other than appearance of a gnome without armor, you can customize everything about a gnome, even its name. Want a Miner to tend to the Farm when no stone-working is needed? Sure thing! Want the warriors to do menial Hauling after training for half a day? You bet. Want a guy who does nothing but slouch around all day? That too!
Crafting stations can also be assigned to a specific gnome, so no other gnomes will take jobs from him. Great if you want to train a single gnome in a job. Gnomes need water and food though, else they die. Make sure those jobs are a priority.

Gnomes can also be given default uniforms, which means any armor and weapon you want. You can design a military formation with ranged and melee gnomes, which has their own custom uniform as well, even the quality grade can be set, keeping the best armors and weapon for your best gnomes.
There are Position Perks which give you bonuses to almost whatever you want, and there is synergy between perks. You can set one position to Knock Em Down, which will result in more knockdowns, and another position can have Finish Him, which does more damage to knocked down enemies. Ranged units can be set to aim for the eyes, making it easier for your melee units. Having at least some diversity is important, and that counts for weapons as well! Enemies are stronger and weaker against certain weapon types.
Lastly, putting gnomes in a squad will allow much, much greater control over them, and a squad can be given a Perk as well, which becomes more powerful the more gnomes are in the squad.
Lastly, a gnome have skills in every weapon and every profession, but they need to be trained. Your starting gnomes start off with good skills in their profession, making the beginning a bit easier, but nomadic gnomes who want to join you have random skills. If you want someone to be really god at a specific thing, you need to train her by setting her to train or work as often as possible. Don't allow your gnomes to idle!

Personally I take it slow, and just build stuff. I really like the building aspect of the game. Gnomes just chop down, mine ore or stone, and you can use these to build block walls, effectively allowing you to create your ideal fortress or any other building you want. There is a huge variety of trees, farmables, stone types and ores as well. And everythinghas value of different kinds. A Gold sword will be worse than a Steel sword for instance, but will sell for more. That's right! There are merchants who can visit from time to time!

There are so many, many, many more layers to Gnomoria, so I recommend going to the steam community and read some while you play. The controls become very easy after a while, so study them a little to avoid annoyances. There is also a gnomoria wiki online with valuable information. Also, watch some videos on youtube; some of the castles and creations are really good.

9/10 would read bloody combat log again!
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
155.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Early Access Review
Generated a Kingdom name "The Velvety Newt" made a "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" themed game, renamed all my gnomes to Monty Python & the Holy Grail characters, Neighboring Allied Kingdom "The Lustful B*tch", Make Castle Anthrax Jokes for days, Streamed game, we were forced to eat the Minstrels and there was much rejoycing.

10/10 would buy again.
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33 of 57 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Early Access Review
Gnomoria is a exceptional idea that needs to be finished. The game has a lot of content so far and bulding a gnome empire is fun but as other people have stated updates are slow to come and the game feels dead. Bug fixes take forever and the game is indeed using old tech that makes the game hard on the cpu when it doesnt need to be. The guy who started this needs to get a group together to help him finish it and release a finalized copy of the game.

Definitely follow and if a release comes along look into getting it. Until then I would look for something else.
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
219.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Early Access Review
I love this game, but what inevitably breaks the experience for me every time I really get into it is the inexplicable crashes.

It is an absolute blast to craft sprawling cities adorned however I want, mine deep into the earth for precious resources, develop my gnomes into skilled warriors and craftsman, BUT when you lose hours of work to random crashes attributed to things like "too many items/enemies" or "That gnome is building a chair" or "I don't even know because there are too many variables that could be causing the crash," the fun factor is instantly replaced with frustration. I've spent a lot of time on some games simply trying to figure out what factor is causing the crashes. Is it the market? Is it a specific building? Again, there are too many factors, and its painful to figure out. It's Early access at the submission of this review, so I get it: crashes are to be expected. Regardless, crashes are never fun, so take care if you decide to purchase

This is a fun game and will be better when/if they ever finish the game. If the severe stability issues are eventually addressed, you can bet your bum that I'll switch my recommendation to "yes!"
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