Hello folks, I ran a search and nothing came up so if I somehow missed it MY BAD! My, has it really been 5 years since I've actually made a thread? Anyway...
If you have played Dwarf Fortress this is pretty much it, except with Isometric tiles (If you've seen/tried Stonesense for DF you will see the resemblance) and a mouse driven interface. With that said, It's much simpler and easier to look at but at the same time isn't exactly as complex and there are some differences.
And so... GNOMORIA!
The developer is pulling a Notch with this project, so you have to purchase the Alpha but (I BELIEVE) that nets you the full game when it releases, It's going to go for 9.99 but is 20% off for the duration of the Alpha so you can grab it for 7.99, and of course there's a demo you can try.Originally Posted by Gnomoria
I've only played it a little bit, but It's pretty fun and the idea of a more accessible Dwarf Fortress makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. OF COURSE, If you're a die-hard DF fan then this may well seem slower, find the isometric tiles too intrusive and the mouse driven interface much more cumbersome and the fact that so much inspiration was drawn from DF a lot of folks start squawking about CLONEZ, but take my advice and just enjoy it for what it is.
So, if you aren't over protective about Dwarf Fortress or found Dwarf Fortress really interesting but couldn't get past the ascii/interface/complexity then this is for you.
There's also a slew of screenshots in the media section and some let's plays on Youtube.
EDIT: Wiki link if anyone wants/needs to peruse some of the mechanics and familiarize themselves. http://www.gnomoriawiki.com/wiki/Main_Page