September 21st, 2012 | By Brad Ward
Gnomoria is an interesting game being developed by Robotronic Games, a new studio breaking into the indie scene. The game is a sandbox village management game where the player will lead a group of gnomes (from a top-down aspect) to thrive and create their own kingdom within the world of Gnomoria. Gnomoria is much like Towns in a sense, but takes heavily from the original Dwarf Fortress while also taking inspiration from a numerous amount of other games the developer has played. As you would in Dwarf Fortress or Towns, you’ll be able to craft items, build structures, go deep underground and mine for jewels and etc. Gnomoria will allow you to attract new gnomes to your village and on the flip side, will also allow you to attract enemies to your kingdom who wish to destroy every last building you’ve ever built along with your gnome citizens.
Robotronic Games is doing a great job with this title so far. There’s been much love surrounding the game through the Gnomoria community on Reddit, and various people doing YouTube “Lets Plays” have also expressed love for the game. With Dwarf Fortress inspired games on the rise (i.e. Towns, A Game of Dwarfs), Gnomoria is bound to be headed for greatness, especially with its unique “gnome” theme. To get a much better picture of the game, I would highly suggest taking a look at their Alpha gameplay trailer:
Gnomoria is currently available for pre-order at $7.99 which is 20% off of the original $9.99 price point. If you don’t feel like shelling out the $7.99 right away, you can easily download the demo of Gnomoria which will give you an allotment of 6 in-game days to play through. It’s just enough to give you a small taste of what the game has to offer. Keep in mind that the game is still in its Alpha stages, so some things are bound to be buggy, but the core gameplay is there.
Robotronic Games is also trying to get the game on Steam via the new Steam Greenlight feature, so we may even see a Steam version of the game soon.