Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Facebook to Acquire Team ADOM

After three months of silence we are elated to announce:

Facebook to Acquire Team ADOM

Acquisition positions Facebook to become the dominating force in ASCII-based social VR experiences

WITTEN, GERMANY – April 1, 2014 – Team ADOM today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Facebook, the leading social network, for an undisclosed amount of billions of dollars.

Team ADOM is the leader in ASCII based virtual reality gaming in the domains of Ancardia and has built a mighty community of fans over the past 20 years. Given the immense power of ASCII based graphical game environments the members of Team ADOM expect a groundbreaking shift in VR technologies in the near future. The success of the recent "Resurrect ADOM development" crowd funding campaign underlines the strength of this vision.

"ASCII is the platform of tomorrow, and now we're also getting ready to intertwine the power of our engine with todays technologies", said ADOM Creator, Thomas Biskup. "Facebook has shown the vision and commitment to developing tomorrows platforms and we want to build upon this foundation to change the way we play, communicate and work. Given the ability to reduce bandwith and latency with ASCII based MMOs we even expect to introduce a new era for green computing as a collateral side effect."

"We are excited to work with Thomas and Team ADOM to deliver the next step in our secret Trinity campaign", said Marc Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook. "Step one - project Singularity - has laid the groundwork by acquiring Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus Rift and now Team ADOM. Step two - project AWESOME (for ASCII World Emulation System for Online Multiplayer Environments) - now will convert Instagram into the world leading ASCII image capturing app, transforming real world imagery into ASCII representations, then integrating WhatsApp as the leading ASCII based real world based game speak technology, then creating a ground-breaking ASCII based environment with Oculus Rift and integrating ADOM's enticing game play and community interaction."

"The third and final step of project Trinity yet has to be unveiled but we are sure that by April 1, 2022, all pieces will be in place to finally achieve world domin... enlightenment!", added Marc Schroepfer, CTO of Facebook.

"AnD tHiS iS jUsT tHe BeGiNnInG", concluded Marc Zuckerberg. Thomas Biskup just smiled in a confident manner following this statement.

Team ADOM will maintain its headquartes around the world and will continue to develop ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery), one of the most beloved brands of the roguelike gaming world.

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

Facebook will host a 30-minute conference call to discuss the acquisition at a point in time so far only known to fellow conspirators. The dial-in number for the call is (666) 666-ADOM; participants will be connected by an operator. The live webcast of the call can be accessed at the Facebook Investor Relations website at investor.adom.de.

Following the call, a replay will be available at the same website. A telephonic replay will be available for one week following the conference call.

About Facebook

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. In the future they also will use Facebook to combat the forces of Chaos.

About Team ADOM

Founded in 2012, Team ADOM is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality roguelike gaming platform. The team’s first product, ADOM: The Resurrection, is a roguelike game with unparalleled depth and history. Details are available at http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com.

ADOM Contacts

Investors:
Thomas Biskup
creator(at)ancientdomainsofmystery.com

Press:
Thomas Biskup
creator(at)ancientdomainsofmystery.com

Team ADOM Contact:
Thomas Biskup
creator(at)ancientdomainsofmystery.com

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including the expected completion of the acquisition, the time frame in which this will occur, future uses of virtual reality technology and product introductions, the expected benefits to Facebook and Team ADOM from completing the acquisition, market opportunities for virtual reality technologies, the influence of Chaos and the expected performance of Facebook following completion of the acquisition. Statements regarding future events are based on the parties’ current expectations and are necessarily subject to associated risks related to, among other things, regulatory approval of the proposed acquisition or that other conditions to the closing of the deal may not be satisfied, the potential impact on the business of Team ADOM due to the announcement of the acquisition, the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the definitive agreement, and general economic conditions, technological changes, competition, unforeseen development delays, continuing corruption, product defects, programmer deformities, customer and market acceptance of products incorporating virtual reality technologies, the fact that virtual reality is an emerging and unproven technology, regulation, annoying heroes trying to stop the growing influence of Chaos as well as integration risks, among others. Therefore, actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. For information regarding other related risks, see the “Risk Factors” section of Facebook’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2013 as well has the Unholy Scriptures of Andor Drakon in the secret main temple of Corruption in Ancardia. The forward-looking statements included herein are made only as of the date hereof, and neither party undertakes an obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason.

12 comments:

  1. Nice try. It would be horrible to get a cheap flash edition on facebook. Happy #1 April Thomas

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  2. Finally, I've been silently waiting for someone to request microtransactions and now it looks like these may become a reality.

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  3. I'm in Canada, so it's still March 31st here. This freaked me right out.

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  4. *gasp* The Time of Chaos is upon us!

    Check out this leaked image:

    http://i.imgur.com/do6aVwn.png

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  5. About time FB got behind ADoM, I mean 10 years between updates. Very poor time management I think.

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  6. well researched April's fool, and sadly it what really happened to the Occulus Rift...

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  7. Well there I was all excited there was a post, then I saw the date. Then I read it. Then I'm like, yeah, this isn't real.

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  8. Ha, ha indeed. After the Oculus Rift incident, I took this seriously for a moment after I read the title, and nearly shat my pants. Then I realized the date ._.

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  9. Wait a minute...
    "secret main temple of Corruption"
    ...?

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