Impressions: Gnomoria

A while back a Jonathan A. told me about a game called Gnomoria, which I looked up and decided it wasn’t a game for me. I noticed it on the Steam summer sale and thought for four bucks how could I go wrong? Well, it went horribly right instead.

Gnomoria

Gnomoria was created by Robotronic Games and is considered an indie strategy/simulation game.  The whole idea of the game is to take your gnomes (yes I said gnomes) and build a thriving kingdom. You can customize your buildings to meet your needs. It’s similar to the game Towns, in the aspect of epic craft difficulty! You’ll fortify them against the hordes of the evil Goblin kingdom and the Mants that come from somewhere in the vast land, and not to mention the hidden horrors of the underground. The way you defend your gnomes from this evil is with hardened warriors that you train day and night knowing they stand between you and certain death!

A flourishing kingdom does not come easily, but is very rewarding when you figure it out!

A flourishing kingdom does not come easily, but is very rewarding when you figure it out!

You of course get to watch all of this action from an angled god-view of your world, and your viewing angle can be changed easily! The world is also customizable! You can change the ore depths, how strong and numerous the enemies are, how flat or hilly your world is and how large it can be! Whichever way you decide to play, it will be a challenge building your kingdom up and getting it thriving. Do you accept this challenge? If you do then go forth with your gnomes and build a wonderful kingdom! It only gets more challenging with each day…and the gnomes only more suicidal, so keep them happy! Make sure you keep your gnomes happy by meeting their needs! Lots of breaks and snacks! They are rather lazy when they are in a bad mood, so be warned!

Gnomoria is awesome, but challenging. I did find the game to be very challenging at first because of how it is set up.  You need this workbench before you can get this one, and someone who's smart enough to use it and not lazy. The gnomes sometimes seem like they are mental because they don't listen and get themselves killed. So it took me a while to learn which workbench goes first and how to get the gnomes to listen to what I'm trying to get them to do. Overall I really enjoyed the game and even stayed up late playing it because it was so fun, but it can take a few fallen kingdoms to learn the ropes and build one that lasts. Stay with it though! It still is an early game and is being developed still, so be patient! Support if you can!

Gnomoria is awesome, but challenging. I did find the game to be very challenging at first because of how it is set up.  You need this workbench before you can get this one, and someone who’s smart enough to use it and not lazy. The gnomes sometimes seem like they are mental because they don’t listen and get themselves killed. So it took me a while to learn which workbench goes first and how to get the gnomes to listen to what I’m trying to get them to do. Overall I really enjoyed the game and even stayed up late playing it because it was so fun, but it can take a few fallen kingdoms to learn the ropes and build one that lasts. Stay with it though! Gnomoria still is in early development and is still being worked on, so be patient! Support if you can!

Anthony Buck Sig


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