Underground Overlord: Gnoblins

By Adam Smith on May 25th, 2012 at 7:00 pm.

Gnoblins is called Gnoblins and that’s pretty much all I needed to know to convince me that downloading the freely available alpha version might be a very good idea indeed. That it turns out to be a first person RPG, with roguelike features such as random levels, lots of items to equip and mysterious dangers to discover. The Gnoblins themselves are minions, to be added in a future release, that will apparently provide an RTS element to the game and there’s even mention of developing areas of the dungeon for your own use. Dungeon Keeper plus roguelike plus Ultima Underworld? Let’s hope so. It’s tremendously exciting, even if the early version is obviously missing lots of planned features and content. Try the alpha and if your name is Richard Cobbett, click more.

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17 Comments »

  1. simoroth says:

    You had me at Gnoblins.

  2. MistyMike says:

    Knoblins, tee hee!

  3. Stardog says:

    Nice to see more cool-looking indie games.

  4. Vandalbarg says:

    Sounds like one to watch. The features are obviously the draw, but it’s not a bad looker either. Here’s hoping it’s more King Arthur’s Gold than Ace of Spades in the long run.

  5. JB says:

    Also, if your name is Richard Cobbett, be sure to check the alt-text.

  6. Maldomel says:

    All right, I’m downloading it. But that name is silly, I tell you.

  7. El_Spartin says:

    More people need to download this so my security systems don’t flip out and make me override them.

  8. TheComputerGamer says:

    I had hoped it was a spiritual successor of Gobliiins. Nope.

  9. Hendar23 says:

    You had me at first person RPG, with roguelike features

  10. Scrofa says:

    Gnoblins.

  11. Phantoon says:

    Gnoblins! The only game to have Gnoblins added in a future patch!

  12. Atrak says:

    Anyone else having issues when downloading the alpha?

    nvm after 12 tries I eventually managed to download the complete file.

  13. Redd says:

    My holiday camp dungeon shall be known as Buttlins.

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