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Re: The Definitive list of games in the "Fortress" genre
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2014, 01:48:16 PM »
*facepalm* am i truely THAT old!!!... arrrggghhh

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Re: The Definitive list of games in the "Fortress" genre
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2014, 03:11:11 PM »
*Hint* : Yes you are  :P
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Re: The Definitive list of games in the "Fortress" genre
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2014, 06:35:44 PM »
Banished is a lovingly made game, also a single dev if I recall correctly.

I would however put it down more as a city builder with resource management rather than a straight out world-forging fortress type game.

Having said that it's close enough to be considered similar  :-X
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Re: The Definitive list of games in the "Fortress" genre
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2014, 09:09:18 AM »
a new one is "Steamwork Empires"
Design is like Towns
setting is steampunk / victorian

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Re: The Definitive list of games in the "Fortress" genre
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2014, 02:16:09 PM »
Its 'Clockwork Empires'.

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Re: The Definitive list of games in the "Fortress" genre
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2014, 02:17:27 PM »
The Devs have a great sense of humor, it looks like a lot of fun.
Still very early access though.

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Re: The Definitive list of games in the "Fortress" genre
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2014, 11:28:04 AM »
Has anyone else seen a game that looks just like Gnomoria (the blocks that form the map) but it's set in the future/alien world or something like that. I swear I saw something like that but now I can't find it for the life of me.

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Re: The Definitive list of games in the "Fortress" genre
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2014, 08:24:58 PM »
Has anyone else seen a game that looks just like Gnomoria (the blocks that form the map) but it's set in the future/alien world or something like that. I swear I saw something like that but now I can't find it for the life of me.

Check out this post I made a couple months back:

http://forums.gnomoria.com/index.php?topic=6743.0

This may be what you had seen.

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Re: The Definitive list of games in the "Fortress" genre
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2014, 12:58:52 AM »
Check out this post I made a couple months back:

http://forums.gnomoria.com/index.php?topic=6743.0

This may be what you had seen.

That's exactly the one I was looking for. Thanks a lot! Quite embarrassing seeing that your topic was only a few places down the list but I assumed this topic would contain all games mentioned in the forum.

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Re: The Definitive list of games in the "Fortress" genre
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2014, 09:07:13 AM »
Also (shameless plug), I'm working on my own game in the genre, it is open-source Java using the JMonkey engine and can be picked up at

https://github.com/ImpalerWrG/Khazad

I'll be releasing a prototype build perhaps in another month that will have the basics of rendering terrain and dwarves and digging and pathing through said terrain.

I've been keeping an eye out for this - bookmarked and everything - but I've not yet discovered a build. Is it still underway? The game concept sounds most interesting and like pretty much my cup of tea, to say the least.

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Re: The Definitive list of games in the "Fortress" genre
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2015, 06:15:04 PM »
the fortress genre needs more games

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Re: The Definitive list of games in the "Fortress" genre
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2015, 01:08:35 AM »
the fortress genre needs more games

Disagree. What it needs is one really great game, one that captures it completely. I don't want another Minecraft. And I think if we had one fortress game that blew all the others away, we'd sink so much time into that one that we'd never play another. And I think if Gnomoria had 5 times as much content, it would be that game.

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Re: The Definitive list of games in the "Fortress" genre
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2015, 09:14:35 PM »
And I think if we had one fortress game that blew all the others away, we'd sink so much time into that one that we'd never play another. And I think if Gnomoria had 5 times as much content, it would be that game.

Agreed! A problem, though, is that everyone wants something different from these fortress games. Some want a challenge. Some want to build peacefully. Some just want an interesting story to unfold; others would rather try to tell a story. Some want to build an everlasting fortress, and others want it to inevitable fall due to some sort of internal or external pressure. I think it'd be pretty hard to encapsulate all of those play styles in one game.

But I agree about Gnomoria. If it had a bunch more content (including more aesthetic options), its existing systems and UI were polished and finished, it could make use of multiple cores and gnomes had personalities/wants, then this game would probably be the only one I'd play. Of all the fortress games I have played, Gnomoria is by far the closest to what I want...

I'm conflicted, because on one hand this genre is largely made up by indie devs and so many of them are doing great jobs; but on the other hand I feel like a large developer with the resources behind them could probably do a really good job here and not suffer from the lack of manpower and certain specialized experience that most of these projects seem to suffer from.

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Re: The Definitive list of games in the "Fortress" genre
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2015, 07:16:51 PM »
Yeah. I'm hoping some mods become official.