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!
A great little game. Exactly what I wanted - Dwarf Fortress that is actually playable and user-friendly. It still has a long way to go to match DF in complexity, but it IS still under development. The developer releases updates weekly, and is great about keeping in touch in the forums. Highly recommended.
This game is quite simply the best kingdom management sim on the market today. Although it doesn't exhibit the same unique character as Dwarf Fortress, it is so much more stable, so much easier to learn, and so much more fun that it deserves the top spot in the genre.
New releases come at a quick pace and there are endless possibilities.
Definitely worth 10/10.
This is awesome! All the joy of a resource-management, crafting and mining game, with a charming 8-bit user-friendly interface reminiscent of Ultima on the NES. Gnomoria is heavily based off of Dwarf Fortress and hasn't managed to emulate all the complexity [yet], but has managed to present the basic concept in a streamlined menu and order system that makes it a joy to use and doesn't feel like you're playing from within a Unix command-line system. I can't wait to see how it develops from here... I've been playing it non-stop for days! I'm a fan of both Gnomoria and Dwarf Fortress, and good, intricate but easy-to-use crafting, mining and resource-management games are so few and far between!
The only criticism I can find for this game is that I cannot stop playing the blasted thing.
The balance between challenge, discovery and 'I'll stop playing as soon as I've managed to...' makes this very hard to walk away from. It isn't perfectly polished but, in all honesty, the fact that it is still in alpha makes it even more exciting; it's this good and it's not finished yet.