Hunted To Near Extinction, Goblins Are Fighting Back in Goblin Stone

Written by Marcello TBL

Goblin Stone

Orc Chop Games is glad to announce the release of its Goblin-resistance Turn-Based RPG Goblin Stone across PC, Steamdeck, PlayStation 5, Xbox X | S, and Nintendo Switch next year. For the occasion, they just released a new trailer showing gameplay mechanics.

In Goblin Stone, players will guide a desperate goblin clan fighting to survive and avoid extinction. A lair to build, with different expandable rooms that grant players new bonuses and possibilities, various goblin classes to choose from, and enthralling turn-based combat based on initiative and a time bar to control, in order to gain an advantage against human enemies. No release date yet, but there is a demo available on Steam for players to try.

Press news below and trailer below.

Goblin Stone, the stunning award winning turn-based adventure from Orc Chop Games, has released a brand new gameplay trailer and demo as it prepares to simultaneously launch across all platforms next year! Pushed to the brink of extinction after being over-hunted by adventurers, it’s time for goblins to take up arms and fight back across PC, Steamdeck, PlayStation 5, Xbox X | S and Nintendo Switch.

Set against beautifully hand-drawn backgrounds in stunning procedurally generated environments, Goblin Stone’s latest trailer sees players find and create their own unique goblin lair. Inside they’ll be able to expand its rooms, plan their adventures ahead of venturing into the game world, breed goblins to improve their lineage, recruit fresh fighters to their roster and build a party from unique classes to take on the wilds.

Featuring an innovative turn-based battle system and a sprawling world to explore, Goblin Stone is a narrative experience that offers huge depth. From determining your party and their itemisation, to their fighting positions, roles and abilities, all before trading in your loot back at base camp. The purpose? Pushing back against the adventures who’re hunting you. Not all goblins will survive, but with each death comes a  new ancestor to strengthen your future. 

Voiced by Scottish actor James Smillie and accompanied with music from award-winning composer Peter McConnell of Monkey Island, Hearthstone and Broken Age fame, Goblin Stone invites players to do battle with humans, elves and dwarves as they make difficult choices for their survival. Are you ready to save the goblins?

Goblin Stone is available to wishlist now on Steam and its demo is live! Set to launch simultaneously next year across PC, Steamdeck, PlayStation 5, Xbox X | S and Nintendo Switch, you can learn more about the game and follow the journey by visiting its Discord lair here.

Goblin Stone

Key Features

Explore a vast and beautiful world with procedurally generated hand-drawn 2D environments.

Build a sprawling goblin lair chamber by chamber, where only ruins stood before.

Battle despicable humans, elves, and dwarves in an innovative squad based battle system.

Breed the next generation of goblins to bolster your roster and maximize their inherited strengths.

Determine your adventuring party as you venture into the wilds by mixing 10 unique goblin classes such as the Raider, Guard, and Shaman.

Think tactically as you balance your positioning, abilities, energy and attack rotations for maximum impact.

Make difficult choices as you decide which goblins to keep and which to toss.

Experience more than 100 hand-illustrated story panels, voiced by James Smillie.

Enjoy music composed by the award-winning Peter McConnell of Monkey Island and Hearthstone fame. 

About Goblin Stone

Designed and developed by Vince McDonnell, the former founder of The Playforge and creator of the renowned iOS game Zombie Farm, Goblin Stone sees players taking on humans, elves and dwarves in a charming turn-based RPG wrapped in stunning, procedurally generated hand-drawn 2D levels.

From finding and creating your own goblin lair that allows you to manage and improve your roster, to mapping your lineage and drafting the perfect raiding party, Goblin Stone offers both charm and depth. Offering deep but accessible tactical turn-based combat, Goblin Stone has a fully narrated story voiced by Scottish actor James Smillie, accompanied by music from award-winning composer Peter McConnell of Hearthstone, Broken Age and Monkey Island.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.