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 (83) - 95% of the 83 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 23, 2017

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February 15

Steam Lunar Sale, V 1.1.0/1.0.3 now out!

Hi all,

In preparation for our anniversary (Feb 23rd) we have worked hard on a new patch to improve the experience of Shadows of Adam and tackle issues that have been reported to us. Here's the change-log:

V 1.1.0 Fixes
-Fix typo in one scene.
-Clipping issue in Airship.
-Bug where Miracle Badge wasn't blocking "Curse".
-When "Freeze" is inflicted, the target's "Blur" is now removed.
-Dradora map changed to have two tile path to the guild, in order to not get blocked by NPCs.

-Ice Card got power boost. Freeze chance increased.
-Fire Card burn chance increased.
-Axebird (Water Garden) got a nerf. Gets less attacks per turn.
-All instant death moves now inflict 99% HP damage instead.
-Slight changes to Moraga, Golem, Adhain, Malvil boss fight AI.

Guild of the Artificers V 1.0.3
-Add text in Forge to elaborate that you can remove Essences/Artifacts from Reliquaries.
-Fix issue where post Mystic Cave boss scene wasn't fading in correctly at times.
-Fix for issue where Aether Ring and Baubleveil weren't working when imbued on a Reliquary.
-Fix issue with Baubleveil (artifact) "Shield" text being misaligned.
-Fixed two clipping issues in the Mystic Cave.
-Baubleveil (skill) now costs 75% AP.
-Added new spell for Asrael, "Super Nova". Learned at level 42.
-Curtis' "Soul Surge" got a significant power buff, cost is lowered to 55% AP.
-Mystic Cave boss AI tweaked slightly.
-New Game Plus stat increases were buffed slightly.

Mystic Cave artifacts:
-Aether Ring: Evasion bonus buff from 10% to 30%.
-Lodestone: Buff from +80 DEF to +120 DEF and an additonal +40 MDEF.
-Mindreaver: Buff from +40 MAG to +120 MAG.
-Vaporclasp: Buff from +40 SPD to +75 SPD.

In addition, Shadows of Adam is now 50% off during the duration of the Steam Lunar New Year sale (Feb 15th-19th)! If you already own the game and want to help spread the word, please share our steam page link on social media using the hashtag #ShadowsOfAdam! The below image can be used as well:

Other quick announcements:
-We'll be celebrating our anniversary by doing a daily livestream on our twitch page of the entire game with detailed dev commentary. This will be Feb 19th - Feb 23rd, 7-10pm EST. Please tune in!
-Shadows of Adam will appear in RPGLimitBreak 2018 as a featured speedrun game. This is a great charity marathon event that raises money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. When we know the schedule, we'll be sure to post it!

We hope you have a wonderful day!

All the best,
Ty, Tyler, Josh, Tim, and Luke
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December 22, 2017

Steam Winter Sale 50% off! MAG Fest in Jan 2018

Hi all,

Give the gift of JRPG this holiday season! All Shadows of Adam products are 50% off, including Shadows of Adam $7.50, Guild of the Artificers $1.99 and the OST $1.99! Don't miss out on the bundles either, for under $8 you can pick up the Game + DLC combo.

In just under two weeks, from January 4th through the 7th, Something Classic will be presenting at MAGFest as one of their featured indie games. If you live in the DC area or are planning on attending, we hope you can stop by the booth and say hi!

Wish you all a wonderful and relaxing holiday season.

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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