Gorgeous pixel art. Intense, blazing fast battles. An epic adventure. This is the must-play retro indie JRPG built for the modern era.
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Very Positive (53 reviews) - 92% of the 53 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 23, 2017

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April 10

Patch - Version 1.0.4. and OST now available!

Hi all,

Patch 1.0.4 is now out. It mainly addresses some edge case bugs that have been reported with some small tweaks to improve experience.

In addition, the Shadows of Adam OST is now available for purchase from Steam! You can get that here: Shadows of Adam OST

Change List - V. 1.0.4.


-Fix issue with rare teleport bug into Firmus from worldmap.
-Add reset switch to Airship barrel puzzle to prevent potential soft lock.
-Collision fix in Airship.
-Collision/Softlock fix in Dradora upper left corner post Airship.
-Fix for rare bug where artifact bonuses aren't applied on level ups.
-Typo fix in flashback scene.
-Fix where you could win dice game in Dradora and it would disable Pendragos fight.
-Fixed graphical error with past Curtis' left moving frames.
-Fixed graphical error with south moving Kellan riding mindcart


-Thunder and Star Rod swapped in locations. Relative stats are identical.
-Crystal sword gets +10 SPD bonus to better balance with Kellan's late game swords.
-Misc music tweaks

All the best,
Ty, Tyler, Josh, Tim, and Luke

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March 4

Patch - Version 1.0.3

Hi all,

We've pushed a patch to fix some bugs and some other areas of improvement based on user feedback.

Change-list V 1.0.3

-Steam Cloud Support now working.
-Fixed bug where enemy disappears in battle after killing it but keeps attacking, sometimes causing a crash.
-Music looping improved.
-LUK display glitch with Gambler armor.
-Statues in Water Garden can't go over water (oversight).
-Fix to soft lock in Water Garden puzzle.
-Teleporter orbs can not go into edges of maps anymore.
-Airship collision fix.
-Typo fixes.

-Mind Read says "Resistance" instead of "Immunities".
-Mind Read text is now a second shorter.
-Taunt now costs 30 AP and has an 80% chance to hit.
-Late game bosses now have Taunt resistance (oversight).
-Moraga no longer has "Sudden Death" move. Reworked AI and skills.
-Wind Tower "Save" is moved in front of boss door.
-Water Garden "Save" is moved in main path, so he can't be skipped.
-Final Boss received a small buff in the last form of combat.

Thanks for the great first week! We've been thrilled with the wonderful feedback and reception from you all.

All the best,
Ty, Tyler, Josh, Tim, and Luke

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“Shadows of Adam is an impressive game, with great audio, visual and world design that offers up a nostalgic slice of RPGing, updated for the modern era. A neo retro RPG.”

“With an intricately crafted world, innovative and engaging battle system, and delightful array of scenery and music, this game is a splendid and true tribute to the SNES JRPG.”

“The result is a beautiful trip to yesterday, one that doesn’t waste time getting there. Shadows of Adam is a delightful retro experience.”

About This Game

Shadows of Adam is a classic JRPG fan’s dream come true. Shadows of Adam brings a compelling story, unique fast-paced battle system and modernized visuals to a beloved genre.

Tucked away from the outside world by the impenetrable haze of the Misty Woods, the village of Adam has mostly lived in peace since the days of the Wraith War. Magic, the dark power that fueled that war has vanished. But darkness is descending once more and Adam's legendary hero, Orazio, is no more.

10 years ago he left without explanation and never returned, leaving his son and adopted daughter to wrestle with the dark secret he left behind—a secret that must now be revealed if the children hope to save both Adam and their departed father, though its revelation could unhinge the world.

  • Compelling Character Driven Story: Shadows of Adam’s story is one with deep narrative and an interesting plot. The story revolves around 4 main characters: Asrael, Kellan, Curtis and Talon.
  • A Strategic AP Management Battle System: AP is restored between each round of battle automatically and through defeating enemies. This allows a unique attrition system that encourages skill use and fast combat.
  • Beautiful Visuals: Shadows of Adam features beautifully modernized visuals inspired by classic JRPGs of the SNES-era.
  • Original Soundtrack With Over 44 Tracks: An original soundtrack by Tyler Mire that’s inspired by music from the genre's greatest games. This soundtrack includes unique themes for each area and character and has an emphasis on strong melody and emotional connection.

It’s an honor for us to provide Shadows of Adam in its entirety to newcomers, and of course to our tens of thousands of Kickstarter supporters, followers and fans finally getting their full course meal! This game is our tribute to an industry which has consistently rewarded its followers for decades by offering classic after classic to keep even the strongest and most unique RPG urges satiated.

While gameplay formulas and graphics have steadily raised standards across many genres over the years, even making older games in some genres downright unplayable, JRPG classics remain timeless, because of a secret all JRPG fans should know too well. It isn’t necessarily about the gameplay and graphics that go into the game, but rather the HEART and SOUL poured into it which goes on to beat through each heartwarming moment and pulse through every gut-wrenching ride.

While Shadows Of Adam does boast spiffy new graphics, and awesome new gameplay, we at Something Classic know just how important that heart and soul bit really is. That’s why we poured every inch of our heart and soul into this game -down to the very last red pixel!- and you can bet that our thousands of fans and hundreds of testers have put in equal effort towards making this game not only a reality, but also a success!

Thank you, and may your journey through Shadows Of Adam be as exciting as ours.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: AMD E-350 or Intel i3 3220
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 6310
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Game is CPU bound. Any processor more powerful than the AMD E-350 would be great.
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 and above
    • Processor: Intel i3 3220
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 6310
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and up
    • Processor: AMD E-350 (Zacate) or Intel i3 3220
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 6310
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only supports x64 versions of Linux.

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