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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October 17

ADOM 2.3.5 now available to all Steam players!

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce the release of ADOM 2.3.5 as a Steam Beta to the general public. The process to access the ADOM 2.3.5 beta is described here: http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/p/adom-beta-steam.html

The general public release hopefully will follow very soon - we just want to get feedback on stability, first impressions, etc. for a couple of days before it will be launched.

Note that ADOM 2.3.5 still is a beta version - there might be bugs, crashes, etc. that we didn't discover in our tests. So be prepared for a little bumpiness - experience has taught us that general public releases are very different from prerelease test releases, which in turn yield a very different experience to our local tests.

ADOM 2.3.5 is the culmination of more than a year of development (one year and one day exactly today - our last release was ADOM 2.2.6 on October, 16th, 2016).

ADOM 2.3.5 contains tons of new stuff. I just want to give you a few highlights:
  • A new, much more beautiful and much more functional HUD.
  • Tons of graphical tweaks (like mostly animated monsters, speech bubbles, quick hints, dialog boxes, etc.)
  • Tons of usability enhancements (quick hints, better context menus, more graphical mouse cursors, finally ESC support, a better quest status screen, many improved dialogs, etc. pp.)
  • Tons of new content (117 new items, 22 new monsters, Rolf Quest, Volcano Quest, rechargeable items as a while new item category, ...)
  • A new "easy" game mode (that doesn't take away any content or fun but serves as a better game mode for new ADOM players - the game will try to kill you a little less often ;-) )

Read all the details here:
http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2017/10/adom-235-released-as-steam-beta.html

And now enjoy the latest version and let us know what you think!

If you find bugs or have ideas for more improvements please submit them at http://www.adom.de/bugs

We now are back to working and ADOM 2.3.6 and ADOM 2.4.0 and will be active a lot more often from now on.

Kind regards
Thomas Biskup & Team ADOM
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September 14

Important milestone reached: ADOM 2.3.0 released to prerelease testers

Hi everyone!

Quick update: We are coming closer to the next (and then much faster) Steam release. As an intermediate milestone we just released ADOM 2.3.0 (ASCII only) to our prerelease testers. All details can be found here:

http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2017/09/adom-230-r73-released-to-prerelease.html

Next are
- bug fixing
- completing the graphical enhancements
- graphical test release
- Steam beta release
- Steam release

Things are going to get a lot faster now.

Thanks for your patience - take a quick look at the changelog at http://www.adom.de/home/changelog.html and start feeling good about what is coming soon. Simplification of the graphical UI/UX has been a huge topic and I really believe that the next Steam version is going to be spectacular!

Kind regards
Thomas Biskup & Team ADOM
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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

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    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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