ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

Thanks to your awesome support we managed to get into the top 100 for Indie game of the year 2017. Now I'd like to ask for your support one more time as teh visibility we gain due to these things helps us greatly in continuing our work on ADOM and releasing ever more content for you!

Please vote for us one more time in a brave attempt to rise to the top. You can find all the details here:

http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2017/12/adom-made-indiedb-top-100-now-lets-try.html

Thanks so much - your enduring support means everything to us :-)

Thomas Biskup & Team ADOM

P.S.: The beta for http://rogueleague.org is going very well - we expect to release ADOM 3.0.5 by the end of the week on Steam. With many new quests, monsters, items, artifacts, global highscores and a lot more. It was a long journey but the crowdfunding leg of that journey finally is coming to an end!
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

While we are ramping up for the next series of releases (very soon now - important bugs fixed today ;-) ) we'd like to ask for your support in voting for us as Indie of the Year 2017 over at IndieDB.

Here you can find the details (e.g. the link): http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2017/12/vote-for-adom-as-indie-of-year-2017.html

Thanks for your continuing support!

I now return to making tomorrow yet another special day ;-)

Thomas Biskup
ADOM Maintainer
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

If you want to support ADOM please nominate us for the Steam awards - just follow the purple links on the store page at http://store.steampowered.com/app/333300/ADOM_Ancient_Domains_Of_Mystery/

We'd prefer the labour of love category but naturally you are free to do whatever you like :-)

In the meantime there is a short update (with this call for action plus some more brief details on the global highscore server plus the new statistics module for ADOM) at http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2017/11/nominate-adom-for-steam-awards-update.html

So if you like the idea of global highscores or detailed player statistics, all this soon is coming to Steam. You want to use the current sale to get into ADOM if you haven't done yet ;-)

Thanks
Thomas & Team ADOM
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

I just returned from Roguelike Celebration 2017 in San Francisco - an all out awesome event (Steam doesn't let me post the link - it's https :// roguelike . club)! I recommend you go there next year, too :-) ! It's a fantastic event with great talks if you are into roguelike games or procedural generation of content! Wonderful people throughout!

On Roguelike Celebration we made five (kind of big) anouncements regarding the state & future of ADOM which you can read here: http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2017/11/five-adom-announcements-made-at.html

The biggest is: Ultimate ADOM is coming end of next year - as a series of interlinked games not only with the current desktop options but for mobile devices and consoles (step by step). It will be a continuation of the ADOM storyline and offer a wide variety of play options - but as a game engine it is rebuild from the ground based on the Unity3D engine. Ultimate ADOM already has its own (currently not yet very extensive) microwebsite at http://www.adom.de/ultimate

Best of all: We have been funded by an investor to work on ADOM & Ultimate ADOM for at least two years - thus continued updates of ADOM here at Steam are guaranteed, too!

Additionally we have been busy moving on with our release train: By now ADOM 3.0.2 already is under prerelease test and once we have ironed out the bugs will move towards Steam. It is a very big content update - with dozens of new artifacts, items and monsters, a sizeable number of new levels and quests and much more.

You can find the pointer to the release info of ADOM 3.0.2 here: http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2017/11/five-adom-announcements-made-at.html

That latter blog pause also explains a brief pause I am going to take after the frenzy of the past couple of weeks as I am getting surgery in about 90-120 minutes to have the metal removed from my left hand after I was turned part-cyborg after a dancing accident last year (http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2016/12/silence-due-to-broken-arm.html).

Wish me luck as I want to be back ASAP to resume work on ADOM and now work full throttle on Ultimate ADOM.

I'll be back soon - now off for the surgery!

Thomas Biskup
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Brendan Caldwell)

A picture of penultimate ADOM

Adam loves ADOM. There must be something about very old roguelikes that overpowers our deputy editor. The allure of a random dungeon. The temptation to drink every potion at once. But he also once told us that the final boss of ADOM (short for Ancient Domains of Mystery) is his gaming nemesis. Well, now he has a reason to fight that giant @ sign once again. ADOM is being remastered as Ultimate ADOM. Not to be confused with our own Ultimate Adam, which is just Adam after a 7-minute power nap. (more…)

ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

Releases have become so commonplace nowadays (wink, wink) that I totally forgot to announce the release of ADOM 2.3.8 to Steam: http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2017/11/full-steam-release-adom-238-is-here.html

It's just a minor bugfix release and automatically updates as usual.

Enjoy
Thomas & Team ADOM
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

We just updated ADOM to version 2.3.7. It is a minor release that nonetheless includes some important bug fixes and improvements.

The update as usual will install automatically.

You can find more details in our blog announcement:

http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2017/11/full-steam-release-welcome-adom-237.html

Enjoy!

(and BTW - if you happen to be near San Francisco next weekend I'd love to meet you personally at the Roguelike Celebration, see https://roguelike.club for details - I'm going to have two talks there, the second of which still needs to be added to the schedule; I will have me lots of news what's going to come next with ADOM).

Kind regards
Thomas Biskup & Team ADOM
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

We are very proud to announce the release of ADOM 2.3.6 as a full Steam release.

Despite the rather minor version bum from 2.3.5 to 2.3.6 you will find a ton of enhancements in this release - we have added 80+ refinements to the user interface alone, several races and classes have been buffed, lots of bugs have been fixed, there are performance improvements, lots of additions to make ADOM even easier to play, etc. pp.

You can find an extensive change log at http://www.adom.de/home/changelog.html

Next steps now are
  • new images and videos for Steam to show the vastly improved UI,
  • completing the crowdfunding promises,
  • releasing a lot more often!

Please read the detailed release notes at http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2017/10/full-steam-release-adom-236-is-here.html

Now is the perfect time to get into ADOM (or try it once more if you didn't like it in the past as so much has changed) because you can get it at the lowest possible price during the ongoing Halloween sale (we are not going to discount more than 10%)!

Kind regards
Thomas & Team ADOM
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce the release of ADOM 2.3.5 as a Steam Beta to the general public. The process to access the ADOM 2.3.5 beta is described here: http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/p/adom-beta-steam.html

The general public release hopefully will follow very soon - we just want to get feedback on stability, first impressions, etc. for a couple of days before it will be launched.

Note that ADOM 2.3.5 still is a beta version - there might be bugs, crashes, etc. that we didn't discover in our tests. So be prepared for a little bumpiness - experience has taught us that general public releases are very different from prerelease test releases, which in turn yield a very different experience to our local tests.

ADOM 2.3.5 is the culmination of more than a year of development (one year and one day exactly today - our last release was ADOM 2.2.6 on October, 16th, 2016).

ADOM 2.3.5 contains tons of new stuff. I just want to give you a few highlights:
  • A new, much more beautiful and much more functional HUD.
  • Tons of graphical tweaks (like mostly animated monsters, speech bubbles, quick hints, dialog boxes, etc.)
  • Tons of usability enhancements (quick hints, better context menus, more graphical mouse cursors, finally ESC support, a better quest status screen, many improved dialogs, etc. pp.)
  • Tons of new content (117 new items, 22 new monsters, Rolf Quest, Volcano Quest, rechargeable items as a while new item category, ...)
  • A new "easy" game mode (that doesn't take away any content or fun but serves as a better game mode for new ADOM players - the game will try to kill you a little less often ;-) )

Read all the details here:
http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2017/10/adom-235-released-as-steam-beta.html

And now enjoy the latest version and let us know what you think!

If you find bugs or have ideas for more improvements please submit them at http://www.adom.de/bugs

We now are back to working and ADOM 2.3.6 and ADOM 2.4.0 and will be active a lot more often from now on.

Kind regards
Thomas Biskup & Team ADOM
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

Quick update: We are coming closer to the next (and then much faster) Steam release. As an intermediate milestone we just released ADOM 2.3.0 (ASCII only) to our prerelease testers. All details can be found here:

http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2017/09/adom-230-r73-released-to-prerelease.html

Next are
- bug fixing
- completing the graphical enhancements
- graphical test release
- Steam beta release
- Steam release

Things are going to get a lot faster now.

Thanks for your patience - take a quick look at the changelog at http://www.adom.de/home/changelog.html and start feeling good about what is coming soon. Simplification of the graphical UI/UX has been a huge topic and I really believe that the next Steam version is going to be spectacular!

Kind regards
Thomas Biskup & Team ADOM
...

Search news
Archive
2017
Dec   Nov   Oct   Sep   Aug   Jul  
Jun   May   Apr   Mar   Feb   Jan  
Archives By Year
2017   2016   2015   2014   2013  
2012   2011   2010   2009   2008  
2007   2006   2005   2004   2003  
2002