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ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery)
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
May 15, 2014 @ 3:00pm
Jun 11, 2014 @ 4:49pm
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Progressing towards the Steam release
ADOM has been greenlit after 27 days!
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) is one of the most successful roguelike games ever created, boasting a brilliant mix of story, RPG, exploration, and intensely strategic and flexible combat.


ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) is one of the most successful roguelike games ever created, with downloads in the millions and many more every day. ADOM was the first roguelike to add a true role-playing experience to the roguelike genre, and boasts a brilliant mix of story, RPG, exploration, and intensely strategic and flexible combat. ADOM has been in development since 1994. In 2012 its development was revitalized with an immensely successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo (see the link to the bottom right), now allowing us to offer ADOM both with ASCII and graphical modes allowing you to choose freely, and hopefully in the future also both as Steam- and Non-Steam versions.

ADOM is primarily known for being the first roguelike to include vibrant towns, NPC dialog, and quests, but it offers more than just a rich story line in a complex fantasy world:
  • a huge game world with hundreds of locations such as towns, randomized dungeons, elemental temples, graveyards, ancient ruins, towers and other secrets
  • loads of races (dwarves, drakelings, mist elves, hurthlings, orcs, trolls, ratlings and many others) and even more classes (fighters, elementalists, assassins, chaos knights, duelists and much more) allowing for infinite play styles
  • hundreds of monsters and items, many with enhanced random features
  • a corruption system forcing you to balance lust for power with fear of damnation (corruptions slowly transform you into a vile monster but at the same time grant inhuman benefits - most of the time)
  • spells, prayers, mindcraft, alchemy, crafting and more
  • dozens of quests and branching story lines
  • numerous wildly different endings that might alter reality itself (simply drive Chaos away or slay a god or even become an immortal yourself, and others more)!


Deep in the mountainous ranges of the Drakalor Chain, Chaos has broken through into Ancardia and it's up to you to decide the fate of the entire realm. You control a single character with a wildy varying set of skills, talents, spells and other abilities. Customized equipment makes each race/class combination a very different experience. Explore a mostly randomized underworld, fight monsters, loot treasures and uncover the many secrets lurking in the world of Ancardia.

Join a generation of gamers in playing a remastered version of this classic rogue-like. Celebrating 20 years, Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM) is coming to Steam Greenlight in a big way.

With an overhaul of the graphics, music, new playable races and classes classes, over 400 monsters, tens of thousands of items, crafting, magic, religion, corruption and so much more, randomized dungeons, this reimagined version is one of the most in-depth rogue-likes on the planet.

So, come join us as we return to Ancardia and choose your fate.


ADOM on Steam will take ADOM gameplay to the next level by introducing the following features (among others):
  • an elaborate achievements system,
  • shared and global highscores,
  • extensive community functionality and
  • deluxe game features like an exploration mode, point-based character generation, various customization options and so much more.


If you have not yet played ADOM, but would like to give it a try, go here:
Popular Discussions View All (12)
Jan 23 @ 8:56am
What re the reasons for opposing ADOM on Steam?
Mar 15 @ 2:10pm
Favourite dungeon!
Hierophant Helium
Dec 21, 2014 @ 4:31am
Classic mode
Dude, where's my kid?
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onur Apr 15 @ 7:41am 
This is , in my opinion, the best computer game in the world.
Blackdeath Apr 7 @ 3:33pm 
Any updates for release date? Been forever since they first appeared on steam. The wait is killing me, but really no updates to at least keep the community up to date?
Vanderkaum Apr 6 @ 7:13pm 
Been playing ADOM since it was an ASCII-based game on a CD I bought at Circuit City 17 years ago. It was then, and it still is now, the best RPG experience I have ever had. ADOM is everything an RPG should be. Literally hundreds of ways to solve every problem. The challenges are daunting, the odds overwhelming, and the ways you can die are literally in the hundreds if not thousands. This game will literally blow your mind. But whatever scenario you find yourself in, it's up to you to find a creative solution with which to extricate yourself. The cost of failure is death. The rewards immeasurable. Can't hype this game enough. Thomas Biskup, you are a legend.
Umbras Memoria Apr 6 @ 5:50am 
My one question is: will your sprite update with different weapons/armor a lá ToME?
mat Apr 5 @ 9:11am 
$100k from indigogo campain in 2012...still not in Beta?
nick Apr 3 @ 1:57pm 
I've been playing this game for years in ASCII and i'm pretty psyched it could end up on Steam. This was always my favorite roguelike. It's been awesome watching roguelikes grow in popularity recently and cross over into other genres, and it will be great to finally be able to support Thomas Biskup's work by purchasing ADOM on steam. It's like my gaming history has come full circle.
arturius_c Apr 2 @ 11:10am 
I've been playing ADOM since its early beta builds (v 0.7 or something like that), when it had simple ASCII graphics only. What can I say, it is the best, the most perfect roguelike that was ever created. Thomas Biskup, you have my eternal gratitude for hundreds of hours of great, great gameplay.
cwolfxuk Mar 30 @ 10:45am 
I have played ADOM since the first versions.
I even have an old DOS based laptop somewhere with it on!

Seeing it with graphics instead of ASCII characters... Strange, however looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
[BoB] - JRad The Bad Mar 13 @ 11:12am 
Wow Setari, You realize the game isn't even out of development right? It's still heavily pre-release. As short sighted as you are, I wouldn't think your reviews carry any weight anyways.
Seishin(精神) Mar 8 @ 1:19pm 
ADOM !!!!