ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) is one of the most successful roguelike games ever created, boasting a brilliant mix of story, RPG, exploration, and intensely strategic and flexible combat. The Steam version adds various Deluxe features like achievements, difficulty level customization and various play modes (e.g.
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Release Date: Nov 16, 2015

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January 29

State of ADOM / My state of health

Hi everyone!

I keep forgetting that not everyone is reading the blog. My health has taken a hit due to a pretty serious hand/arm fracture (which basically prevents me from programming). You can find the details here:

http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2017/01/broken-arm-update.html

I'll post updates when things will improve. I also can do a foreshadowing comment about "big things being set in motion". But I'm only going to announce that when I'm back in the saddle (I expect March or April). And no, this is neither an excuse or a diversion for yet another delay ;-) I promise you will not be disappointed ;-)

Kind regards
Thomas

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December 1, 2016

ADOM Lite RPG is shipping today

Hi everyone!

Although this announcement is only indirectly related to the Steam version of ADOM I thought it worthwhile to post it nonetheless because I hope that it illustrates our long-term commitment to evolving the game.

Part of the crowdfunding campaign that brought ADOM back to the stage was the promise to print a pen & paper RPG version. Last night me and my awesome team of packing djinnis assembled the very huge first batch of RPG shipments which are going to leave my home in about two hours. You can read the details in our latest blog post:
http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2016/12/adom-lite-rpg-is-shipping-today-yeah.html

As far as I know there are very few games on Steam with a pen & paper RPG to boot (and none of the small titles as far as I know) so I thought it worthwhile to mention.

Additionally I would love to point you to another awesome crowdfunding campaign for an exciting roguelike game with beautiful graphics and an amazing UI. Right now the Jupiter Hell Kickstarter is still running and the team around Kornel and Darren can need a helping hand to reach their funding goal. Check it out - I think it's awesome and I know that the team is nothing but brilliant:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2020043306/jupiter-hell-a-modern-turn-based-sci-fi-roguelike
I already backed it and there is a Steam Greenlight process running for it, too:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=804488499

I'm now back to work - the next digital ADOM release now needs to be done - and it's going to be awesome :-)

See ya!

Thomas Biskup
ADOM Maintainer

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Reviews

“I’m happy as a pig in +1 muck with this new version of one of my favourites.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“ADOM is one of the best games I ever played.”
Reloaded . org

“ADOM was the first roguelike to add a true role-playing experience to the roguelike genre, and boasts a brilliant mix of story, RPG, exploration, and intensely strategic and flexible combat.”
9.3 avg. – Indie DB

About This Game

ABOUT ADOM


ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) is one of the most successful roguelike games ever created, boasting a brilliant mix of story, RPG, exploration, and intensely strategic and flexible combat. The Steam version adds various Deluxe features like achievements, difficulty level customization and various play modes (e.g. a story mode allowing to save and restore games, a weekly challenge game, an exploration mode and more). ADOM has been in development since 1994. In 2012 its development was revitalized with an immensely successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, now allowing us to offer ADOM both with ASCII and graphical modes enabling you to choose freely.

ADOM is primarily known for being the first roguelike to include vibrant towns, NPC dialog, and quests, but it offers more than just a rich story line in a complex fantasy world:
  • a huge game world with hundreds of locations such as towns, randomized dungeons, elemental temples, graveyards, ancient ruins, towers and other secrets
  • loads of races (dwarves, drakelings, mist elves, hurthlings, orcs, trolls, ratlings and many others) and even more classes (fighters, elementalists, assassins, chaos knights, duelists and much more) allowing for infinite play styles
  • hundreds of monsters and items, many with enhanced random features
  • a corruption system forcing you to balance lust for power with fear of damnation (corruptions slowly transform you into a vile monster but at the same time grant inhuman benefits - most of the time)
  • spells, prayers, mindcraft, alchemy, crafting and more
  • dozens of quests and branching story lines
  • numerous wildly different endings that might alter reality itself (simply drive Chaos away or slay a god or even become an immortal yourself, and others more)!
  • various game modes (story mode to be able to load and save games, challenge mode to face peculiar weekly challenges, exploration mode for a free wand of wishing and more)
  • various customization options (turning hunger off, turning corruption off, modifying monster difficulty or treasure rates)

ABOUT THE ANCIENT DOMAINS OF MYSTERY


Deep in the mountainous ranges of the Drakalor Chain, Chaos has broken through into Ancardia and it's up to you to decide the fate of the entire realm. You control a single character with a wildy varying set of skills, talents, spells and other abilities. Customized equipment makes each race/class combination a very different experience. Explore a mostly randomized underworld, fight monsters, loot treasures and uncover the many secrets lurking in the world of Ancardia.

Join a generation of gamers in playing a remastered version of this classic rogue-like!

With an overhaul of the graphics, music, new playable races and classes, over 400 monsters, tens of thousands of items, crafting, magic, religion, corruption, randomized dungeons and so much more, this reimagined version is one of the most in-depth roguelikes on the planet.

So, come join us as we return to Ancardia and choose your fate.

ABOUT ADOM ON STEAM


ADOM on Steam will take ADOM gameplay to the next level by introducing the following features (among others) in the next couple of months:
  • 70+ achievements,
  • game customization features (e.g. turning corruption off, increasing treasure rates adjusting monster lethality),
  • ghost creation and exchange between players - be haunted by dead player characters and try to win their treasures,
  • story mode - save and reload your games,
  • exploration mode - use a wand of wishes to discover completely new sides of the game,
  • challenge mode - try to score highest under complex conditions in weekly challenge games,
  • shared and global highscores (TBD),
  • point-based character generation (TBD),
  • star sign selection (TBD),
  • cloud based save files and so much more (TBD).

THE FUTURE OF ADOM


Is ADOM a complete game? Yes, a very complete game. A multitude of endings, varied approaches to game play, thousands of starting combinations and an extensive storyline filled with endless details makes for an extremely satisfying experience that justly positions ADOM as one of the big five foundational roguelike games.

Is ADOM a finished game? No. As long as there is interest in the game we will continue to evolve and enhance it. In this respect ADOM differs from many other games on Steam in the best tradition of roguelike classics: We will continue to add both UI enhancements and new content to the core game in order to make it the most complete RPG ever. Buy once, play forever!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600 minimum resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or better
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600 minimum resolution, OpenGL 2.0 Support
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600 minimum resolution, OpenGL 2.0 Support
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
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