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!

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10 comments by RoboB0b on Jan 15th, 2013

I just wanted to remind everyone that while there hasn't been any news updates here in a while, there have been updates to Gnomoria almost every week. You can always check the Gnomoria website or forums for the latest updates.

This update is the start of an overhaul of crafting and items. Overall, it won't be vastly different from what you're used to. There are around 50 new items this patch, where most of them are intermediate items used to craft workshops or finished goods. Many recipes have had their ingredient quantities reduced but might require more steps to craft from scratch. Job completion times have also been increased across the board.

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There is also a stricter progression of workshops now. In order to build a workshop, many require a specific item that is crafted in a different workshop. The first workshop that can be built is a Crude Workbench. This workshop works slower than others but doesn't craft anything that can't be crafted somewhere else. Once other workshops have been built, the Crude Workbench is safe to deconstruct.

When loading old save games, some jobs that are no longer valid will be cancelled. After loading a game, it would be a good idea to just check your workshops to see where you might need to recreate jobs. However, to get the full experience of the changes, I recommend starting a new game with this update.

With an update like this, I'll be closely watching everyone's feedback and expect to make some adjustments. Some things might be much harder or easier now and I'll try to work out the kinks as quick as I can.

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ZephaniahGrey Jun 20 2012, 7:11am says:

This is in alpha? o_O This game is really amazing!

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ZephaniahGrey Jun 20 2012, 7:12am replied:

Ok, my save just corrupted. So maybe there are some bugs to work out. XD

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HocusPocus Jun 20 2012, 6:07am says:

I really enjoy this game. Played it lots already. I hope it continues to grow.

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FrozenSUSHI Jun 20 2012, 5:27am says:

Good to see Gnomoria is now on Desura ... keep up the great work!

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mik3k Jun 20 2012, 3:41am says:

Gonna buy this game after trying the demo from your website. Payday cannot come soon enough.

As far as the similarity to Dwarf Fortress - I don't care. As a matter of fact I am very happy that someone put real graphics to the awesomeness that is Dwarf Fortress. Also, it is much easier to play with mouse controls. Maybe this will get a whole lot more people interested in this type of game and some of those will give Dwarf Fortress a try that otherwise would have ignored it. Dwarf Fortress will always be king. These games just make it more accessible to gamers. It can be win-win for all of these games.

Thank you for making this game.

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Pupnik- Jun 20 2012, 2:48am says:

I hope the creators of this game have made some hefty donations to Toady.

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Glarg Jun 20 2012, 12:55am says:

I've been waiting for Dwarf Fortress to implement a usable interface for a while now. Hasn't happened yet, and most likely never will. Even if this game is intended to be an exact copy of DF, but with a non-autistic UI, then I will be perfectly satisfied, though I doubt that would be the case. I'm sure this is a starting point.

I would encourage the DEV to never be scared of implementing good ideas from DF, just because some kiddies on the internet get buttmad and shout "ripoff", "copycat", or "thief" when their special thing that they are emotionally invested in is made better. Humans always build on the work of others, and to resist this is shortsighted. There are plenty of great gameplay elements that I love in DF, but find the UI inaccessible and unfun to use.

I'd like to see the dev mirror most of DF, and once that base is there, begin innovating and focusing on things which make the game more fun.

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poleary Jun 19 2012, 8:41pm says:

Please, please kill the chiptunes. Other than that, great job.

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Brettuss Jun 19 2012, 10:49pm replied:

I like the chiptunes!

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hemmingjay Jun 20 2012, 3:52pm replied:

no. please remove them. The musician is great, but it's not a fit for the game.

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Darkerson Jun 22 2012, 12:28am replied:

Just turn the music off if you dont appreciate it. I like it, personally, so only hope more gets added!

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For years, I've been hoping and praying that someone... ANYONE would take the concept of a Dwarf Fortress style fantasy village sim game and make it into an actual marketable-quality game. No offense to DF, of course, but it has the accessability of Mt. Everest and a Rubix Cube of a UI. Gnomoria may just be the answer to that prayer. Though the game seems to have come out of nowhere, the functionality, presentation, and potential of this one surpass any alpha I've ever played. The game itself sticks…

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