Monday, November 28, 2016

The Eagle Has Landed

16 boxes full of ADOM Lite RPG copies arrived today:

Boy, that looks like quite a bit of work :-) And here they are:

I'm still waiting for some special packaging material (after my lessons learned with the postcards at the weekend). I had recruited the help of friends of family in getting the stuff packaged so that we will start on Wednesday packing stuff (and probably shipping by Thursday). I still am optimistic and hope that we manage to get all RPGs packed in one fell swoop but we will see. Usually things take a lot longer than I imagine in the beginning. I will keep you updated :-)

It feels awesome to finally get this done (although I just noticed that I completely forgot about the ADOM Lite RPG character sheet I still wanted to design - I so far have always been using hand-crawled notes and still need to get that thing up; maybe it will be a little late - but as it is an extra I hope that you will forgive me for that ;-) )

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Reverse ADOM postcard quest (almost) finished (for now)!

Yeah, it's done. After a very, very long day I am happy to report that I have personalized 150 postcards promised during the "Resurrect ADOM development" crowdfunding campaign with an individualized drawing on each of them :-) In the middle I was not sure if I would have enough ideas but now there are 150 iconic scenes from ADOM, hand-drawn by me :-)

Here's how orderly my table was in the beginning:

I won't show the finished cards here but maybe people would like to post pictures when they receive their cards. If you feel like it please post them either in the forums or in our Facebook group. The cards will be posted to the mail tomorrow morning (right now it's 10:45pm over here).

I'm curious to hear what you think when you receive them. Collected they would make for a cute exhibition I think :-) And now I'm off for today in order to cool my hurting hand ;-)

Next up: Packing about 480 ADOM Lite RPG issues to have them sent out before Christmas (they should arrive by tomorrow at my location over here - after the experience with the postcards today I will start packing them by Tuesday or Wednesday because I this afternoon ordered some special materials which should greatly simplify packing). I also already have called for support - so hopefully this will go quickly (as I don't need to come up with individualized drawings anymore ;-) ). I'll keep you all updated!

Friday, November 25, 2016

ADOM Steam Award nominations and 10% winter sale!

Hi everyone!

Two exciting things are happening for ADOM @ Steam right now:

  1. The Steam Award nominations are running right now. We feel that ADOM fits the "Stood the test of time" category particularly well as there are probably are very few (if any?) games on Steam that have been under development for more than 20 years and can show the results! If you think likewise please head over to Steam and give us your vote on the ADOM Steam store page! Thanks a lot!
  2. Right now ADOM is taking part in the Winter sales event (something we are not doing very often). If you have not yet tried ADOM Deluxe on Steam with its ton if incredible extra features (see this list for a complete overview) now is a good time to cash in on a 10% discount and get started with ADOM at Steam. Have fun!
In the meantime we continue to work on getting various physical crowdfunding rewards shipping (the ADOM Lite RPG books should arrive around the 28th of November at my location - all 16 boxes from what UPS told me ;-) and we will start packaging and shipping immediately) and this weekend I hopefully will get all postcards for the reverse postcard quests prepared and send. So if you still haven't confirmed your shipping address now the final hours for the first batch are running out!

(people below already seem to be lining up to get in on the fun ;-) )

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Digital crowdfunding reward ready: Map of the Drakalor Chain

Dear ADOM: Resurrect ADOM Development crowdfunding donors,

if you donated in the campaign at the Champion level (or above) you now can download your digital copy of our beautiful Drakalor Chain map (designed by our incredible Team ADOM art director, the one and only Krzysztof Dycha ["Ravenmore"]). It already has been presented on the back cover of the ADOM Lite RPG and now is available in a huge resolution optimally suited for beautiful prints.

Update 13th of November: 9:31pm GMT +1: The PDF download now also is available.

To get your download just log in to the ADOM crowdfunding fulfillment portal and click on the download links.

Have fun!

Thomas Biskup
ADOM Maintainer

P.S.: And if you have not registered your current address for physical rewards you might be eligible to, please do that right now, too ;-)