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 (91) - 94% of the 91 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 23, 2017

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June 21

Steam Summer Sale 50% Off

Yo! My fellow Something Classicers!

We are stoked to announce that Shadows of Adam will be 50% off for the duration of the Steam Summer Sale (June 21 - July 5). If you don't own a copy of this tubular game, or know some broseph or brosephine who totally needs to chillax with some gnarly JRPG action, now's the time to make them moves.

The whole Shadows of Adam crew is enjoying summer to the fullest, so what's your excuse? Get to suplexing those slimes!
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June 11

Version 1.1.1/1.0.4 update

Hello all,

We have a new update that contains a few fixes and QoL updates. Please let us know if there are any issues:

V 1.1.1 Fixes
-Remove "evasionBonus" from Nik1 and Harpy (Wind Tower). Oversight.
-Fix clip in Passageway.
-Fix clip in Final Dungeon.
-Fixed occasional teleport bug when going from Borges to Pirate cave at end game.
-Replace Rat ambush battle in Borges with stationary battle to prevent rare softlock.
-Moraga's (Water Guardian) "Attune" spell is slightly buffer.
-Add two way teleporter in the Final Dungeon. Once activated in final corridor, you can freely teleport back and forth from beginning to end.

Guild of the Artificers V 1.0.4
-Remove potential softlock when traveling to guild from an inn keeper.
-Fixed collision and graphical issue with statue near entrance of the DLC dungeon.
-Fixed crash that occurred when running game directly from .exe and DLC achievement is activated.

Exciting speedrunning news, two new WRs have been posted for Shadows of Adam:

In addition, we have a discord which has become quite active in the recent weeks. If you're a fan of SoA, a potential speedrunner or just wanna find a cool place to hang and talk about games please join us: Shadows of Adam Discord

Stay tuned for more updates as we finish up the Player's Guide and other exciting things to come.

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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