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 (57 reviews) - 92% of the 57 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 23, 2017

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June 22

Steam Summer Sale: Shadows of Adam Under $10!

Good news!

If you're looking to scratch that RPG itch, there's no better time than the present.

We at Something Classic are generously offering a 34% discount on Shadows of Adam for the duration of the Steam Summer Sale.

In addition to being able to pick up the game for less than $10, you can also pick up the incredible OST for 34% off it's already low asking price of $4.99. That's less than 20 cents a song!

The sale lasts until July 5th, so make sure to act fast— because summer doesn't last forever, and summer sales go by even quicker!

Also, version 1.0.5 of the game is out on the 'beta' branch here on Steam. If you want to play the game on the latest version, simply have Steam download the beta :).
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June 6

DLC, Player's Guide and Too Many Games Conference

Hi everyone,

It has been three months since our epic release and we've had an amazing time. To keep the good feelings rollin', we are here to update you all on some new content we will be releasing and announcement of a conference we will be attending!

Our first exciting announcement is that Something Classic will be presenting Shadows of Adam at Too Many Games in Philadelphia this month June 23rd-25th at their Indie Show Case!

"TooManyGames is the premier 3 day video game, board game, CCG, music, panel, and tabletop gaming convention event in the Philadelphia area."

If you're in the area, it'd be great to meet you all! We'll be providing demos of the game and perhaps you'll even get to play our new additional content! Speaking of that...

Work has been steady trying to complete our DLC content. Namely the Backer's Guild and the Player's Guide. The Backer's Guild will be bundled with additional content which will be sold as DLC upon completion. The Player's Guide will also be sold via our Steam page for a very low price.

Let's run down what you'll find in the Backer's Guild:

The Black Market:

Wanna buy rare items and artifacts? The sultry shopkeepers are more than happy to take your coin in exchange for these rare trinkets.

Introducing 14 new artifacts!

Battle Arena:

Take on 7 different tiers of monster encounters in a thrilling battle gauntlet with various limitations placed upon the team. The stakes are high, but the rewards are even greater!

I even wrote some new exciting music for these thrilling battles:

Artifact Crafting:

Combine and craft artifacts to your delight. Want a Fire Badge that increases AP by 50%? This is the place!

In addition we are including even more content in our DLC bundle such as:

New Game Plus/Difficulty Mode:

Think you got what it takes? Replay SoA with all your end game equipment and artifacts. Your level is reset to 1, but all the monsters get a super buff!

Mystic Caverns:

Rumor has it there is an ancient cave of the Wraithlings that include some of the world's most powerful relics. Beware though, monsters of unfathomable strength and puzzles of mind busting complexity await!

In addition, we have been slowly working our way through the Player's Guide. Here's a few sneak peaks!

That's it for this update. As always, thank you for your tremendous support!

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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