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 (69) - 94% of the 69 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 23, 2017

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November 22

Steam Fall sale, V 1.0.9/1.0.2 now out!

Hi all,

We have pushed another main game/DLC patch. Thanks to everyone who has helped us find and fix bugs. Change-log is below:

V 1.0.9 Fixes
-Fix audio engine crashing the game and preventing battle from ending.
-Fix audio bug where volume of 0 from config file was not adjusting default volume on load

Guild of the Artificers V 1.0.2
-Level and Exp cap issue have been addressed.
-Essence Achievement bug is fixed.
-Game going to NGP during last dungeon is fixed (ties into achievement firing off at wrong time).
-Fix bug where it was possible to Game Over in the Battle Arena.
-Fix edge case where Arena handicaps weren't being reset if you exited to title.

Happy to announce we are currently a part of the Steam Fall Sale. Please enjoy Shadows of Adam 45% off until Nov 26th! If you already own the game and want to help us, please share our steam page link on social media using the hashtag #ShadowsOfAdam! The below image can be used as well:

Other quick announcements:
-Steam Awards are now live. If you've enjoyed SoA, please consider nominating us!
-For those in the DC area, we'll be attending MAGFest (Jan 4-7) as one of their featured indie games. We hope to see you there!

Thanks again to all the people who have recently purchase the game and the DLC expansion. We have enjoyed interacting with you all!

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

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November 14

Guild of the Artificers v1.0.2 (WIP)

Hi all,

Currently finishing off a new patch for Guild of the Artificers to fix some issues that have been reported. These are currently in the beta branch. You can access it there.

-Level and Exp cap issue have been addressed.
-Essence Achievement bug is fixed
-Game going to NGP during last dungeon is fixed (ties into achievement firing off at wrong time).

Things we are looking at:

-Guild teleporting tutorial sometimes isn't firing on first visit to the Guild. Save points and inn keepers will not be able to teleport you back to the Guild until you see this scene. Have been unable to replicate, so any tips on this are appreciated.
-Once you defeat the final boss of the Mystic Cave, the screen fade in is not working. This seems to be selective. If you do run into this issue, just mash confirm to get through the scene. Any tips on how to replicate this are appreciate.

Please post any issues on this post or our bug thread: http://steamcommunity.com/app/506510/discussions/0/135510393195664956/

Once we have everything fixed and fully polished, we'll move it over to the main branch.

Thanks for your support!
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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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