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JADE 0.2.0 has been released!
« on: November 06, 2011, 04:45:52 PM »
Dear community,

I hereby announce the release of

      JADE 0.2.0 at http://www.adom.de/jade/downloads/javawebstart/index.php
      
Although most might now it by now I'll repeat it here: JADE is the official successor to ADOM
(Ancient Domains Of Mystery, JADE meaning Java-based Ancient Domains Engine).

JADE 0.2.0 is a very important milestone in the development of the game as this release
marks the first "real game" release of JADE. Compared to ADOM a lot of content is still
missing (as well as professions, quests, etc.) but with JADE 0.2.0 you for the first
time can play to win the game.

Additionally JADE in many areas now passes ADOM by including completely new features that
would be very hard or impossible to do well in ADOM. The highlights of the 0.2.0 release
include:

* the availability of all the well-known ADOM PC races as well as being able to choose
  to play fighters, tinkers, commoners and thieves
* multi-classing
* a construction and build system that allows manufacturing things
* vastly enhanced means of interaction with the environment
* more than hundred new items as well as more than two dozen new monsters
* more of everything including several minor story arc, one way to win the game and many
  other secret things

As JADE 0.2.0 has been a major upgrade (it bumps the lines of pure Java code from about
51.000 to 71.000) there probably will be a couple of rough edges but from now on I will
switch back to the "release early, release often" strategy with which I started.

If you are interested you can find the latest news as well as the download links for
JADE 0.2.0 at the official website:

   http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2011/11/jade-020-has-been-released.html
   
Feedback is welcome in the forums and the project management tools (for bugs and requests
for enhancements) at

   http://www.adom.de/forums
   
Let me know what you tink, provide feedback and help to grow JADE far beyond ADOM (which
I would like to succeed with within the next nine months).

Yours truly

Thomas Biskup
ADOM & JADE Maintainer

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Re: JADE 0.2.0 has been released!
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 04:48:14 PM »
Haha, what are the odds that we'd post up at exactly the same moment?   :P  This shall stand as the true topic, by way of the creator.

Congrats on making this release, some fantastic progress from the looks of it!   8)
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Re: JADE 0.2.0 has been released!
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 07:30:29 PM »
Wow, that's impressive. I wonder how can you find time to still work on your game? I started creating mine in 2000 (yes, it was inspired by ADOM) and haven't finished it yet, since I never have enough time (job, family...). Anyway, congratulations Thomas! :)
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