Between Emily and Corvo's quest for revenge in Dishonored 2 and Agent 47's episodic antics in Hitman, 2016 has been pretty kind to stealth game protagonists. They're a special bunch, when you think about it - surviving a stealth game requires cunning, poise and nerves of steel. In other words, being the hero or heroine of a stealth game isn't for everyone.
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Serious Sam developer Croteam has released the source code for the Serious Engine, the backbone of both Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter and The Second Encounter.
In one of the ballsiest marketing stunts in recent memory Devolver Digital is giving away 100 XBLA codes for Serious Sam: BFE on XBLA to those who voice their concerns about the current climate of military shooters as part of its "Warfighter-fighter" program.
OTT shooter Serious Sam 3: BFE launches on Xbox Live Arcade next Wednesday, 17th October 2012, Croteam, Devolver Digital and Mastertronic (phew!) have announced.
OTT shooter Serious Sam 3: BFE heads to Xbox Live Arcade this Autumn, along with a re-tooled version of indie spin-off Serious Sam: Double D, co-publishers Mastertronic and Devolver Digital have announced.
Anyone who illicitly downloads recent shooter Serious Sam 3: BFE will find themselves chased around the game by a giant immortal scorpion.
Croteam includes some imaginative DRM in its FPS sequel.
"Dumb fun" is easy to take for granted. There's a natural tendency to assume that any game which favours action over depth is working at this level, but that underestimates just how smart game design has to be in order to successfully work as dumb fun.
Throwing mayhem at the screen isn't enough. It has to be orchestrated, paced and balanced so that while the player feels thrillingly overwhelmed, there's always a method behind the madness, a symphony of slaughter that keeps the game in constant motion.
Croteam, the small indie studio responsible for the Serious Sam games, understands how smart you need to be to play dumb. The Sam series is rightfully feted for its manic gameplay, a juggling act of impossible odds and cathartic excess that rises and falls in pitch at just the right times.
Serious Sam 3: BFE won't be ready for 18th October, developer Croteam has announced.
See some serious split-screen shooting.
OTT shooter sequel Serious Sam 3: BFE launches for PC on 18th October, publisher Devlover Digital has announced.
The prequel to 2001's Serious Sam: The First Encounter is priced at your local equivalent of $39.99, with Steam offering a 10 per cent discount and a "Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker multiplayer avatar" if you pre-order. If you already have a Serious Sam game in your Steam library you'll get an extra 10 per cent off too.
To celebrate the announcement, all Serious Sam HD titles and bundles will be available on Steam at a 66 per cent discount, or 85 per cent if you pre-order Serious Sam 3: BFE by the end of play today.
Shooter prequel coming later this year.
Serious Sam 3: BFE will include four-player split-screen on PC, Croteam has announced.
Mallet smashing combat ahoy!
It's the Headless Kamikaze!
Sandy screens show scary Sand Whale.
Three separate indie developers have been handed the reins to the Serious Sam series, publisher Devolver Digital has announced.
Serious Sam 3 will launch on PC and game consoles this summer, Texas publisher Devolver Digital has announced.
UPDATE: More Serious Sam: BFE added.
Croteam has said that Serious Sam 3 will be finished sometime next year.
Croteam has told Eurogamer that Serious Sam 3 will drop the series' trademark cartoon look, although the familiar fast and frantic gameplay will remain.
Croteam has revealed it's working on the next instalment in the Serious Sam series.