Gorgeous pixel art. Intense, blazing fast battles. An epic adventure. This is the must-play retro indie JRPG built for the modern era.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (64) - 93% of the 64 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 23, 2017

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September 7

Shadows of Adam 40% off sale, DLC release date announcement

Hi all,

We are running a limited time offer. Get Shadows of Adam 40% ($8.99) until Sept 21st! If you've been sitting on the sidelines waiting to get the game, this is your chance!

In addition, we'd like to announce a soft release date for our upcoming DLC, Shadows of Adam: Guild of the Artificers! As of now, we are aiming for Oct 2nd, 2017!

Our DLC now has a Steam page, so make sure to wishlist it until it comes out! Until then, here's a few screenshots to get you hyped!

Please enjoy the sale and keep your eyes open for a new v 1.0.7 update in the coming weeks! Thank you all for being the best fans we could ask for.

All the best,
Ty, Tyler, Josh, Tim, and Luke
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August 18

Version 1.0.6 patch now out - upcoming DLC and new achievements!

Hi all,

We've just pushed a new update/patch. It is mostly QOL fixes with some misc bug fixes and tweaks.

Change List - V 1.0.6


-Typo fixes.
-Collision fixes.
-Crash Fix: Fixed 'Black Screen on game start'
-Fix AP glitch where AP pool doubles after level up when wearing Wraith Band, Wraith Bracelet or Wraith Ring.
-Golem boss' counter attacks correctly assigned to Earth elemental.
-Fix misassigned weakness in ZaknNik Magma sanctum fight
-Fix glitch where when Blur expired, magic evasion and speed buffs weren't being reset.
-Fix scene specific issues where music would replay in some instances after fading out.
-Allow player to return to Earth Cave after completing area.
-Correctly reset Water Garden water levels when you re-enter, to allow player to explore once completed.
-Fix text width limit in selling menu.
-Fix cursor issue in main item menu when toggling left to right.


-Increase Taunt chance to 85% from 80%.
-Taunt now can remove Blur from enemies.


-Cave entrance/exits are clearer.

Possible story spoiler:

-Airship staircase tweak.

In addition, we are hard at work on our DLC. We will hopefully have another update shortly with more info. You may notice new achievements that players will be able unlock in the DLC. The wait isn't too much longer!

Thanks for all your support and please leave us a message with any feedback or suggestions you may have. It helps us continually improve the experience for 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 Controller support is for XInput controllers.
    • 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
    • Additional Notes: Game Controller support is for XInput controllers.
    • 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. Game Controller support is for XInput controllers.

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