Ultimate ADOM: Caverns of Chaos, the Modern Meets Classic Roguelike Dungeon Crawler, Entering Early Access

by Chris Camilleri
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Challenging gameplay, endless replayability, and the ability to graft severed limbs to hold more swords. What more could you ask for?

Publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer Team ADOM announced today their “modern-meets-classic” rogue-like dungeon crawler Ultimate ADOM – Caverns of Chaos will enter Early Access on 18th February, 2021 on Steam for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via the Steam platform. Ultimate ADOM: Caverns of Chaos blends a traditional roguelike formula — think procedurally generated levels, monsters, and items — with modern trappings, providing a challenging, addictive experience that encourages experimentation and replayability.

A sequel 25 years in the making, Ultimate ADOM: Caverns of Chaos returns players to the world of Ancardia, currently enjoying a rather suspicious lull in cataclysmic events. Unfortunately, something is ‘a stirrin below, and it’s up to you to head down into the darkness and see what sort of evil is brewing. Luckily for you, there is an endless combination of spells, weapons, and abilities to get you through the dungeon safely… perhaps not the first time, or the second time, but definitely at some point.

Bringing together the past and the present, Ultimate ADOM: Caverns of Chaos contains all the hallmarks of the genre but with contemporary stylings and additions for current hardware, like a modern user-interface and support for controllers. Players can also choose between a slick new graphic mode and the more classic ASCII look, on top of the ability to toggle between 3D and top-down view.

Key Features of Ultimate ADOM:

  • Just One More Run: Thanks to a staggering combination of procedurally generated levels and plenty of items, monsters, spells, classes, genders, and races, the old adage “Only one more and I’ll go to bed” has never been more true
  • Crafting and… Grafting?: Crafting is useful, but why waste all those severed limbs lying around? Grafting allows players to put these previously useless hunks of meat to use by attaching them to their own body, which really opens things up for a (multiple) hands-on approach
  • Bookmark your Grimoire: With a whopping 100+ spells to utilize spread across multiple specializations, dungeon-delvers have a deep well of thaumaturgic therapy to draw from and use against their foes. Possess your enemies, summon a support demon, or stick with the classics and simply blast those pesky monsters in the face with a fireball.
  • Different Skills for Different Situations: With more branches than an 18th-century nobleman’s family tree, the 80+ skills — and secret, hidden, mystery skills — ensure more than enough build variety and experimentation for even the most discerning roguelike veteran

Developed by Team ADOM and published by Assemble EntertainmentUltimate ADOM – Caverns of Chaos will launch on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam Early Access on 18th February, 2021. Add the game to your wishlist by visiting the Steam Store page and learn more at the official Ultimate ADOM website

For more information about development, early access roadmap info, and dev diaries, follow the developer blog here

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