Monday, August 6, 2018

ADOM update: Merchandising shop, next new features & upcoming GOG release

Hi everyone!

Sorry for having fallen silent for so long - we have been awfully busy working on Ultimate ADOM, especially now that Roguelike Celebration has been moved forward by one month in the calender (6/7th of October in San Francisco - come and join us for a weekend of roguelike fun!).

This post only is concerned with an update regarding ADOM - more details about Ultimate ADOM to follow by the end of week (and regular once more from now on).

ADOM Online Store

First thing: We have opened up an online merchandising store for ADOM goodies because we had been asked about that quite often in the past 24 months. So here we go. If there are things you would like to see there we don't yet have let us know - either in the comments below or via our ticket system.

At a later point we also will be adding Ultimate ADOM stuff.

For ADOM itself we currently are working on two features:


We finally port ADOM to GOG (and GOG Galaxy). We are not yet sure when the port if finished but target end of August / September (there are some C++ things in the API that we still need to work out).

Then ADOM finally can be puchased DRM free at GOG.

Floating Status Messages

Another older ticket will be one of the main features of the next content release - floating status information (damage numbers, special effects like poison, sickness, starvation, etc.). While this might seem rather minor it will be a huge UI improvement as our tests have shown that many people nowadays don't read the status messages at all (and many more just skim them occasionally). Thus important information easily can get lost. Now seeing a message floating up over the head of the PC will alleviate this.

This major addition will be combined with many minor bug fixes and game balance adjustments for the next ADOM release (which hopefully will be on Steam by the end of August).

That's it for today... stay tuned for tons of Ultimate ADOM updates (working on which takes up about 95% of our time right now).

Thomas & Team ADOM

Monday, June 18, 2018

ADOM video competition winners announced!

We asked for participation in an ADOM video competition. And you competed!
Now we have a winner!
Watching a ton of extremely good videos was quite an extraordinary experience, and a humbling one - so many of you are better at playing ADOM than we are.
Over 20 hours of viewing material made it into the preliminary selection, so it took a bit longer than anticipated to select our winners.
We have them now, though, and will happily present these to you.
While we struggled with everything else, the first place goes to 'Mercury Jack' for his exceptional explanation video showing what ADOM is and giving valuable advice for both fresh heroes and experienced adventurers. Well done!
The second place goes to the tale of Ork the Ratling Duelist by FritzCouchPlays. It is a tale full of wonder, twists and an interestingly named Ratling who grows beyond her small frame.
And finally, though Not Really Safe For Work due to sweary words, we agreed on Blind Ryan's hilarious streak of bad luck for Ryan the dwarven mindcrafterto be followed here:
All winners will be contacted over the weekend, and prizes will be sent out as soon as we have all addresses.
Honourable mentions need to go to Denox and Yana who made us wish we speak Russian:
And to the wonderful Adam Grzyb who basically sent us billions of hours of highly enjoyable viewing stuff.
Thank you all! We'll keep the prizes a surprise until they get to our winners, but then we'll share the absolute stunning and amazing thing we've created here.
Thank you all for participating! We were blown away by the quality of items you sent us.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

ADOM 3.2.2 released to Steam to satisfy GDPR...

Hi everyone!

We just released ADOM 3.2.2 to Steam in order to satisfy the requirements of GDPR. Enjoy the non-existent new content and feel safer about your data... although nothing really has changed except for lots of legalize and documentation as we already very much cared about your data.

We'll now return to actually creating value.

Kind regards
Thomas & Team ADOM