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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June 25

New bi-weekly ADOM update

Hi everyone!

While we are feverishly working on the next ADOM release (R66) you can find a new update on the latest progress over at our blog: http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2016/06/bi-weekly-adom-update-bug-smashing.html (and there’s finally another unboxing video for the ADOM Lite RPG)

We are still busy working on graphical character generation (and the whole team will be very happy once we are finished with that), I have been fixing bugs and now am preparing for a major content update (Rolf and volcano quests being the main focus). Details in the blog post above.

Stay tuned!
Thomas & Team ADOM

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May 22

Long overdue update on the status of ADOM

Hi everyone!

After a far too long period of too much silence I today posted the long overdue update on the status of ADOM development.

http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2016/05/the-state-of-adom-long-overdue-update.html

It doesn't contain the answers to all questions but is a relaunch of my activities after feeling sick for much too long.
Sorry for all the silence - I know that no communication is the most stupid communication of them all. I'll try to improve in that regard.

Concerning ADOM development I'm now working to get my job back on track. See the blog post for details and see the next updates.

Kind regards
Thomas Biskup

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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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Overall:
Very Positive (307 reviews)
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-=IF=- Olfson
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
after 10 years this game still doesn't get boring - it keeps coming up with new ways to kill you.
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Gref
( 70.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Other roguelikes wish they were ADOM.
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JaegerPony
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
The most in depth roguelike RPG I've ever encountered. If you like the idea of a roguelike, but wished there we more customization? This game is for you.
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bobby.camacho
( 99.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
Damn i hate/love this game. It will kill you... and kill you again.. until your face hurts.. but when you stand atop the bodies of your victims victorious..... glory.. is yours..
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MoistLove
( 134.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
Long time fan from pre-steam, ASCII graphic time. I have been and remain a loyal fan of this game. Instead of "Rouge-likes" we should call them "ADOM-likes" as this game is the pennical of the genre.
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Arkan01d
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
Started game and went to tutorial.
Every step you take the game introduces 4 new commands you must learn to play the game.
Went into a cave and found a wand, bow, & 40 arrows.
Saw an enemy across a pond. Game said to equip wand and use it, but didn't tell me what command 'use wand' was.
Started searching help files and after 3 pages of commands I found the 'shoot' button is 't'
Hit 't' and game said, "Try using a bow." Hit 't' again, "Try using a bow x2."
Decided to switch to bow, but when I tried to remove the wand, found out it was cursed and couldn't be removed.
Equiped bow in my left hand instead. Hit 't' again, "Try using a bow."
Meanwhile game keeps poping up tutorial messages with more and more commands I need to know.
Hit 'Esc' to back out and try again, but 'Esc' brought up another list of commands, none of them were quit.
Finally jumped in the pond and swam around slowly dying while more and more tutorial messages continued to display.
Eventually drowned. Quit game. Wrote review.

10/10 Would die in tutorial confused, cursed, and alone again.
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grimrist
( 57.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
If you want a top-tier Roguelike you can get Dungeon Crawler Stone Soup FOR FREE.

Do not buy this.
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Josh
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
This is a good game, but I think I will stick with Tome instead.

I just cant get past the ascii menus so I will check back in a couple of months to see if that changes.

I am going to give this a positive rating but if I were to rate this on a scale between 1 and 10 I would give it a 5 right now.
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jakewrfoster
( 24.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
generate new character, die. generate new character, die. generate new character, ooooo lvl 8! personal record! die. spend 4 hours reading ADOM blog posts from the early 90s. generate new character, die. generate new character, die. generate new character, die. generate new character, figure out how to complete the carpenter quest, die. generate new character, die. generate new character, die. generate new character, die. generate new character, oh ♥♥♥♥ is that KEETHRAX?? die. generate new character, die. generate new character, die. generate new character, oh what the hay I've been a live forever, oh what was that? "did I kill a cat at any point in the game?" Catlord says die.

If this doesn't sound appealing to you, then this game may not be for you. If you want to just jump into a game and skip through all the pesky text that pops up on the screen, then this game may not be for you. If, however, you think you might enjoy learning from the most masochistic training program in the history of mankind, then ADOM might be for you.

Game mechanics rely heavily on DnD-type RPGs.

This game rules, but it also makes me want to throw my PC into an acid pit.

You have been warned.
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Tiast
( 26.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Drank from pool, doomed.

10/10 would drink again.

On serious note, I highly recommend this game. Very deep, tons of stuff to do etc.

Dwarf priests rule.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
The most in depth roguelike RPG I've ever encountered. If you like the idea of a roguelike, but wished there we more customization? This game is for you.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
70.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Other roguelikes wish they were ADOM.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
99.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Damn i hate/love this game. It will kill you... and kill you again.. until your face hurts.. but when you stand atop the bodies of your victims victorious..... glory.. is yours..
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
134.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Long time fan from pre-steam, ASCII graphic time. I have been and remain a loyal fan of this game. Instead of "Rouge-likes" we should call them "ADOM-likes" as this game is the pennical of the genre.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
after 10 years this game still doesn't get boring - it keeps coming up with new ways to kill you.
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Started game and went to tutorial.
Every step you take the game introduces 4 new commands you must learn to play the game.
Went into a cave and found a wand, bow, & 40 arrows.
Saw an enemy across a pond. Game said to equip wand and use it, but didn't tell me what command 'use wand' was.
Started searching help files and after 3 pages of commands I found the 'shoot' button is 't'
Hit 't' and game said, "Try using a bow." Hit 't' again, "Try using a bow x2."
Decided to switch to bow, but when I tried to remove the wand, found out it was cursed and couldn't be removed.
Equiped bow in my left hand instead. Hit 't' again, "Try using a bow."
Meanwhile game keeps poping up tutorial messages with more and more commands I need to know.
Hit 'Esc' to back out and try again, but 'Esc' brought up another list of commands, none of them were quit.
Finally jumped in the pond and swam around slowly dying while more and more tutorial messages continued to display.
Eventually drowned. Quit game. Wrote review.

10/10 Would die in tutorial confused, cursed, and alone again.
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154 of 161 people (96%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
139.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
This is my favourite game ever. What else is there to say?

Ok, so I downloaded ADOM in all its ASCII glory back in the mid-nineties. Since then, I've died a lot. I've been killed by an exploding frog, I've been crushed by my own inventory, I've turned into a pile of chaos goo. I've had my real-life sleep disturbed by nightmares of bright green Hs and dark grey Ls. Eventually I managed a win, then another. I still die a lot.

There's no other game I could imagine playing for two decades. Adom is deep, challenging, frustrating and addictive. And it's still my favourite game ever.
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156 of 171 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
I wish I had more thumbs to set them up. Playing for 13 years by now and not going to stop. I died in ADoM more times than in all other games together. True hardcore epic classic roguelike. Legend. Masterpiece.
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81 of 83 people (98%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
71.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
One of the most popular roguelikes of all time has finally made it to Steam. There's a reason why ADOM and ToME4 usually fight it out for #1 and #2 on the Roguelike of the Year awards and that's because they are both bloody good and worth your cash.

ADOM is one of the most challenging games I have encountered. The mechanics are deep and rewarding for those that play and discover. Death, like in any real roguelike, is common even for the experienced player and there's a major sense of satisfaction when you discover a new trick, enter a new dungeon or simply cave in the head of some nasty monster that has taken you all of your ammo, your power points and left you barely functional.

I started my journey back in 1995 on the Amiga playing this game made up of @ signs and & signs and wondering how such a bland, simple looking game could ever hope to hold my attention. 20 years on, new content has been added and colourful tiles presenting a much nicer GUI have arrived.

And one piece of advice.... never EVER eat a kobold... it's like Montezuma's revenge (wait, you might meet him) only worse!!!
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100 of 112 people (89%) found this review helpful
66 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
Things ADOM taught me about life:

  • How to endure loss.
  • To weigh my options.
  • To question myself.
  • To weigh my options.
  • To reign in my ambition and not get cocky.
  • To weigh my options.
  • To bravely march into a very real risk of death and be rewarded for it.
  • To weigh my options.
  • The value of cheating and of spoiling onesself--and of not doing so.
  • To weigh my options.
  • How to pay full price for a game on Steam instead of waiting for a sale--without weighing my options.
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