One of the most popular and enduring roguelike games, Ancient Domains of Mystery (or ADOM for short), is getting repackaged and released across a plethora of platforms late next year.
Ultimate ADOM is hitting PC, mobile, and consoles in Q4, 2018, with players set to be able to save their progress across multiple devices (including all three big consoles, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch).
Creator-in-chief Thomas Biskup revealed the news during Roguelike Celebration in San Francisco, and thereafter he had the following to say:
"Time and time again, I considered writing a true successor to ADOM. However, its 25-year-old codebase - with a rather complex internal architecture - usually got in the way of a straightforward sequel. And so the idea for Ultimate ADOM was born - the most recent attempt to create the ultimate roguelike RPG based on Unity / C#.
"With a truly multi-platform programming environment - including support for all modern platforms and a customized Entity-Component-Architecture that I developed over the past 12 months - Ultimate ADOM will be based around one generic game/rules engine with ultimate customizability for different platforms and play styles."
Expect new visuals to land with the Ultimate version of the game (you can, if you want, experience the game in its original ASCII form too), as well as plenty of gameplay enhancements that further explore this long-running and constantly iterated game.
Of course, you don't have to wait until next year to play the game. The simplest place to start is this version on Steam, which is the result of a crowdfunding campaign back in 2012.