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- Levelord, Ritual Entertainment
 

  Croteam will showcase Talos in Cologne, Germany at GAMESCOM 2014 July 30, 2014 
 

Croteam will showcase Talos in two weeks in Cologne, Germany, at European biggest gaming show GAMESCOM 2014. We will be part of the Indie MEGABOOTH grupation, and are eagerly counting days till the show starts

If you are in Cologne, be sure to visit hall 10.1 and check Talos in person!

Official press release from Indie MEGABOOTH team can be found here so be sure to visit their web page!

DoubleD
(learning how to order Beer in german)
Croteam


  E3 wrap up: The Talos Principle revealed June 18, 2014 
 

We revealed our new FP3 (first person philosophical puzzler) at E3 Expo in Los Angeles last week. Judging by the previews and comments popping out each day, we are on the right track as many of you find this change of pace very intriguing and positive. This is also a big step for Croteam, so we'd like to thank you in advance for your support!

And don't worry, there will be Serious Sam 4 after Talos and it will rock!

If you haven't yet seen the trailer for The Talos Principle, head over here and take a look!

DoubleD
(still unpacking bags...)
Croteam


  CrotEEEam June 04, 2014 
 

Only one week separates us from one of the biggest events in gaming industry, LA's finest - E3 Expo! We will be there to present our new FPPP ("first person philosophical puzzler") game, so make sure you visit and find us there.

DoubleD
(already packing bags...)
Croteam


  Serious Sam3 released on PS3! May 16, 2014 
 

Well, the rumours have been true, Serious Sam 3: BFE for Playstation 3 hit the shelves few days ago. Grab it here for only $19.99 while supplies last!

DoubleD
(still hoping to see "sold out" sticker in this digital distribution era...)
Croteam


  Serious Tuesday update is back! April 01, 2014 
 

Hello again!

Serious Tuesday update is finally back. Let's see what's today on the menu:

I heard some people weren't sure what's going on now with Croteam and my yesterday's Idiot Simulator game leak announcement. You most likely also heard Goat Simulator is about to be released on Steam today. Rest assured, it's both legit and not April Foul's day.

Even more, Croteam is listening to your thoughts. So, they have opened an official email: idiotsimulator@croteam.com, so anyone interested can email their thoughts on Idiot Simulator, what you want to do in the game etc. So, fire up gamers! More you write, more it becomes a real game diamond!

Mr. Pinky
Spy Lead
Croteam (underground)


  More games from Croteam! March 31, 2014 
 

Hello Croteam fans from Mr. Pinky!

I am finally returning back home from my well deserved vacation.

Let me tell you, first eight years I was travelling around the world, meeting interesting people and generally enjoying myself. It passed like it was yesterday. In that time Croteam was kind enough not to legally pursue my persona and I thank their CEO for that. After that, for the next two years or so, I took extra time to relax from this vacation. So, here I am, relaxed and ready again to lead the spy team to get you that juicy news on Croteam.

I am still fighting with jet lag, so I have check out now, but let me just first give you a quick tease (from still-in-construction web page) that Croteam is working on a therapy action simulation game called Idiot Simulator!

With Idiot Simulator it seems Croteam is jumping to all the big noise that Goat, Bear and other (are there any?) Simulator games are currently making. Btw, Goat Simulator is to be released tomorrow on Steam and Bear is on Kickstarter, so it's worth checking both.

Not sure how I feel about that right now. I like the word "therapy" in the description though, I am always for that. But, not sure if I would ever want to start that game, as then I have a feeling I just wouldn't be able to stop playing. Yes, I admit, I do have a lot of people on THE (idiot) list, so I am probably not the best one to comment.

Anyhow, more inside info on Idiot Simulator tomorrow in my Serious Tuesday update.

Mr. Pinky
Spy Lead
Croteam (underground)


  All Serious Sam games and DLC on Xbox LIVE Arcade at 50% discount! December 19, 2012 
 

Santa Sam comes to Xbox LIVE Arcade with 50% off all Serious Sam games and DLC.

Serious Sam 3: BFE, Serious Sam 3: Jewel of the Nile, and both Serious Sam HD games are 600 MS Points each!

For more news, comments, questions or suggestions on Croteam and Serious Sam games, feel free to visit Croteam Facebook page.


  Serious Sam 3: BFE passed Xbox 360 certification! September 04, 2012 
 

We got a word yesterday that Serious Sam 3: BFE has passed Microsoft's Xbox 360 certification.

In plain words that means official MS testing was successful and the game is ready for a release.

Serious Sam 3: BFE is scheduled to be released sometime in October. More on the exact release date on XBLA will be shared later on...

Roman Ribaric
CEO
Croteam


For more news, comments, questions or suggestions on Croteam and Serious Sam games, feel free to visit Croteam Facebook page.

  Serious Sam 3: BFE - running on Linux! July 18, 2012 
 

Visit Croteam facebook page to see the screenshot of Serious Sam 3: BFE development build running on Linux!

Almost there!

Alen Ladavac
CTO
Croteam


  Serious Sam 3: BFE is relased on PC! November 22, 2011 
 

Just a quick note to let all Serious Sam fans know that Serious Sam 3: BFE has just been released for PC!

It is available for purchase on Steam by clicking on this link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/41070/.

It is also available on D2D, Impulse and other digital distributors!

We are now concentrating our efforts to create Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions.

Roman Ribaric
CEO
Croteam


  Steam Weekend Sale - 75% discount on all Serious Sam HD titles! May 12, 2011 
 

We are having a Serious Weekend Deal on Steam with a HUGE 75% discount on all Serious Sam titles!

Take advantage of this Serious Weekend Deal and SAVE 75% on Serious Sam HD packs: Gold Edition or Double Pack or get that 75% off on buying separate encounters: The First Encounter or The Second Encounter!

Already own either of the HD versions? If you buy Gold Edition, you can give your extra copy to a friend!

Offer expires on May 16th (Mon) at 10AM PDT.


  Summer Sam is closing in! February 11, 2011 
 

Just a quick note to let all Serious Sam fans know that Serious Sam 3: BFE is coming this summer 2011.

Official annoncement will be released soon.

Roman Ribaric
CEO
Croteam


  Steam Holiday Sale - 75% discount on all Serious Sam HD titles! December 20, 2010 
 

Available since this morning, there is a huge 75% DISCOUNT offer on Steam on Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam HD: Double Pack and Serious Sam HD: Gold Edition!

75% discount offer is also extended to Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Four Pack and Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Four Pack (Get 4 copies for the price of 3!) - Send the extra copies to your friends!

You want to buy a Christmas present, but you already own any of the HD versions? If you buy Double Pack or Gold Edition, you can give your extra copy to a friend - Great holiday gift and it's 75% off!

Offer is available until January 2nd, 2011.


  Serious Sam HD Gold Edition & Huge Discount - 75% Discount on All Serious Sam HD Games on Steam! September 23, 2010 
 

Serious Sam HD: Gold Edition has just been released on Steam!

Gold Edition includes both HD Encounters, along with original classic games - Serious Sam: The First Encounter (released in 2001) and Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (released in 2002)!

To celebrate this release, we are also having a Serious Weekend Deal with a huge discount!

So, take advantage of this Serious Weekend Deal and SAVE 75% on Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter and The Second Encounter as well as the newly released Gold Edition!

Already own either of the HD versions? If you buy Gold Edition, you can give your extra copy to a friend!

Offer expires on 9/27 (Mon) at 10AM PDT.


  FULLY FREE Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Free Weekend on Steam! July 09, 2010 
 

It's now an even better deal (thanks to "Great Marketing Mishaf" - for details see here) - Want to play FULL Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter game for FREE on Steam this weekend?

Yes, the FULL game is now FREE to download and play for the entire weekend!
That means not only all Versus modes (Deathmatch, CTF, My Burden, Last Team Standing, Instant Kill ...), but also Survival, Beast Hunt and all Cooperative Modes and - Singleplay!

Steam users should just click here to install and all others should click here!

If you like it, you can also SAVE 50% by purchasing the game this weekend!

Free weekend ends Sunday at 1pm (PST). 50% off sale ends Monday at 10am (PST).


  Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter FREE Versus Multiplayer Weekend on Steam! July 08, 2010 
 

Want to play FREE Versus Multiplayer of Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter with some friends?
Yes, it is FREE to download and play all Versus modes (Deathmatch, CTF, My Burden, Last Team Standing, Instant Kill ...) for the entire weekend!
Just click here!

You can also save 50% by purchasing the game this weekend!

Free weekend ends Sunday at 1pm (PST). 50% off sale ends Monday at 10am (PST).


  Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter 'Four Pack' available on Steam! May 10, 2010 
 

Want to play Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter with some friends? Grab the Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Four Pack! (Get 4 copies for the price of 3!) - Send the extra copies to your friends!


  'House of Sam' Released on YouTube! May 06, 2010 
 

Serious Sam HD 'House of Sam' Trailer has been released on YouTube! You can see it here.


  Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is available on Steam! April 28, 2010 
 

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter has just been released on Steam!

You can buy it by clicking here or go to the Steam Store directly at http://store.steampowered.com/app/41010/.


  Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter PRE-PURCHASE on Steam! April 08, 2010 
 

Good news! You can now PRE-PURCHASE the HD Second Encounter online directly from Steam!

Also, anyone that makes the preorder before the game ships, will also get the game for a 10% discount AND
you will get an exclusive to play online as a multiplayer character Ugh-Zan III - the final boss from First Encounter!

You can preorder by clicking here or visit http://store.steampowered.com/app/41010/.


  Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Announcement Movie on YouTube! April 08, 2010 
 

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Announcement Movie has just been released on YouTube! You can see it here.


  Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Demo is now available on Steam! April 02, 2010 
 

Free Playable Demo for the Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter is released! Download it from here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/41020/

ABOUT THE DEMO:

  • One Single-Player Level - Get a taste of the intense action by battling through a specially designed demo level set in sunny Karnak with redesigned gameplay and changed-up enemy positions for unique battles. This demo level is so big it could take hours to get through each of the difficulty levels!

  • Cooperative Mode Enabled! - Fight through the Karnak demo level with up to 16 players and finally get a chance to see classic Serious Sam coop in all its visual glory!

  • Deathmatch Mode Enabled! - Step back into the glory days of frantic deathmatch with up to 16 players in the visually upgraded Desert Temple map.

  Deathmatch update is now available on Steam! March 22, 2010 
 

Deathmatch Update for the Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter is released!

The major changes include:

  • ADDED DEATHMATCH MODE!
  • ADDED 7 DEATHMATCH LEVELS!
  • ADDED 22 STEAM ACHIEVEMENTS!
  • Added support for spectators! Can spectate from preset per-level cameras, or from other players.
  • New "game overlay" menu is now used instead of the old player list. It ofers:
      - Stats and sorting for different game modes (coop/dm),
      - Shows player status as loading, spectating or playing,
      - Shows "Host" in the ping column for the host player,
      - Display overlay while playing in the background, or lock into full UI,
      - Customizable single or double tap toggle,
      - Game details display with game rules and customized settings,
      - Mouse access,
      - Vote kick/ban players directly from the list.
  • Server details display with customized settings in server list.
  • Added support for custom map rotation lists.
  • Voting of customized difficulty in cooperative.
  • Customize view smoothing in spectator mode and demo playback using plr_fSpectatorLerpingFactor.
  • chatSay() cfunc (alias "Say") allows scriptable chatting. (Spam prevention system is included.)
  • Dedicated server operator (logged in through rcon) can chat with players.
  • Added ser_ulMaxClientBPS cvar, which imposes an upper limit on bandwidth used per client (in bytes per second) on a server.
  • +exec <script> Lua code can now set values of cvars that are not yet declared. To be able to do that, all accesses to Lua global vars are forbiden. To create/access Lua globals, use a predefined "globals" table.
  • Player's weapon is not bobing any more when player "walks" in the air.
  • Separate setting for autochange weapon in multiplayer games.
  • Added binding for toggling last selected weapon.
  • Added support for achievement progress display.
  • Fixed crashes when invoking samVoteIsEnabled, samVoteDisable and samVoteEnable from the console.
  • Removed F4 keyboard shortcut for invoking options menu (it collided with voting).
  • Fixed random crashes and lockups on exit that would happen if user exited the server list menu, while it was still searching for more servers.
  • Player join/leave/kill messages, as well as all chat messages, are now writen to the log file in a parser-friendly format.
Alen Ladavac
CTO
Croteam


  Details on upcoming Deathmatch update! March 10, 2010 
 

Most Serious Sam fans probably already know that the next update for Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter will feature the long awaited Deathmatch mode.

But what they probably don't know is that it will include 7 Deathmatch maps (some are remakes of our the most popular maps from previous games and some are brand new).

Also, it will support the spectator mode, map rotation and viewing server details (game options set on the server) from the server browser and from in-game, and have improved text chat, detailed logging of chat messages, kills and player joining (in a parser-friendly format, so custom stat trackers can be created).

Oh, and you probably want to know when? We are in the final stages of testing and bugfixing and we hope will finally be ready for release this week.

Alen Ladavac
CTO
Croteam


  Serious Sam HD new lower price - and additional 50% discount on Steam! February 23, 2010 
 

To celebrate a new lower price, we are also offering Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter at 50% off until March 2nd!

Want to play with some friends? Grab the Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Four Pack (Get four copies for the price of three!), which is also available for 50% off, and just send them those extra copies!


  Serious Sam HD on Xbox 360 Live Arcade has just been released! January 13, 2010 
 

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter has just been released on Xbox 360 Live Arcade!

It is selling for 1200 Microsoft Points.


  Serious Sam HD has just been released online on Steam! November 24, 2009 
 

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter has just been released via digital download!

You can buy it from Steam by clicking here or checking the Steam Store directly at http://store.steampowered.com/app/41000/.


  Serious Sam HD preorder on Steam! November 09, 2009 
 

Here is some good news for Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter online buyers. You can now preorder the game online directly from Steam.

Also, anyone that makes the preorder before the game ships, will also get the game for a 10% discount.

You can preorder by clicking here or visit http://store.steampowered.com/app/41000/.


  Serious Sam HD Supermercial Released on YouTube! August 31, 2009 
 

Serious Sam HD Supermercial has been released on YouTube! You can see it here.

There is also another link here. This one has over 400 comments so far! Seems people really like it. You can check the comments here.

Big congrats go to Beef & Sage team for creating such an awesome and really funny video. You can check what else they did by visiting thier web site: www.beefandsage.com.


  Serious Sam HD Announced for PC and XBLA Platforms June 26, 2009 
 

Finally, I am happy to officially announce one of our projects we are working on: Serious Sam HD for PC and XBLA Platforms.

Below you can locate both press releases from the publishers for each platform.

Roman Ribaric
CEO
Croteam

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CDV Publishes PC Classic

CDV Software Entertainment AG works together with Croteam and Devolver Digital to develop Serious Sam HD for the PC, which will be released in all territories (except in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independant States) in retail stores and as a digital download, in autumn 2009.

Serious Sam was released in 2001 and received numerous awards, including Game of the Year from Gamespot and the Editor's Choice award from IGN. Based on Croteam's Serious Engine 3, Serious Sam HD sticks to the original by sending the hero to the battlefields of various ancient civilizations against Mental's armies. The same speed and action-packed game mechanics and the characteristic humor have been preserved and will shine like new in high definition!

"We were thrilled by the idea of resurrecting Sam with spectacular HD visuals and pimping him up for Xbox LIVE. Sam's fanbase is still very active and motivated us to do this project. Therefore, we are happy to confirm that Sam will return as cocky, bold, and sharp-witted as always to the screens of his loyal fans and to new players as well," said Roman Ribaric, CEO of croteam.

"CDV is very pleased to cooperate with the publishing of Serious Sam HD. The title inherits from its previous success. Even today, Serious Sam still revels in its cult status among gamers. The production of an HD version of this classic is good news for all PC gamers," said Arne Peters, COO of CDV Software Entertainment AG.

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Majesco Entertainment:

Classic Shooter Franchise Reborn in Glorious High Definition for Late Summer Release

EDISON, N.J., June 25, 2009 – Legions of long-time fans and a whole new generation of gamers around the world can now experience serious shooting mayhem as Majesco Entertainment, an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced that Serious Sam: The First Encounter HD is coming to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Developed by Croteam, the creators of the Serious Sam franchise, and produced in partnership with Devolver Digital, Serious Sam: The First Encounter is re-tooled and re-vamped in glorious High Definition with an all-new version of the CroTech engine.

“We are really excited to update our hero and recreate Sam in stunning high definition for Xbox LIVE Arcade players,” said Roman Ribaric, CEO of Croteam. “The fans have lobbied us hard to do this, so we are stoked about bringing Sam back as big, bold and bad as he ever was.”

The game is being produced by Devolver Digital, a brand new production and publishing company based in Austin, Texas, specializing in delivering top quality entertainment to gamers worldwide at affordable prices by any and all means available.

“We are almost inappropriately excited that this fun and robust game is our first humble offering to gamers worldwide,” said an unnamed, masked spokesperson for Devolver Digital. “And bridging the gap between the fine folks at Croteam and Majesco feels good too. It’s a long way from Croatia to New Jersey, but worth the walk.”

“Xbox LIVE Arcade is an important platform in our overall strategic plan,” said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations for Majesco. “Serious Sam has a long history of console success and this graphically enhanced version is a great first title to kick off our Xbox Live Arcade initiative.”

Serious Sam HD is not your mother’s generic, large-scale, orchestral scored, Space Marine-themed epic FPS with dialog that pretends it’s an RPG...instead, Serious Sam HD is a grab you by the jibblies run and gun, twitch FPS: BIG guns, TONS of enemies, 4-Player Online Co-Op and stunningly superfluous HD graphics that rival retail boxed games. You've waited forever but Serious Sam is back from the nether with its award-winning game play that will remind you why you play FPSs in the first place.

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  Serious Update May 11, 2009 
 

Here is the brief update on the events from both the business and development side:

Since the Serious Sam 2 was released in end of 2005, we have been working hard on a number of things, one of which is new next-gen 'Serious Engine 3' technology. More on this will come in future updates.

We have also recently started the development on two games, one of which is the next Serious Sam FPS game. Here, we are pretty close in signing the publishing deal, so when that happens, you'll hear it here as well.

Regarding military game we were working for some time, that development was halted some time ago by investors and publishers. We were doing a 'work-for-hire' development there, so after the game was put on hold, there was nothing more to do there and we moved back to our projects. Obviously, the above also means that our next title won't be published by Gamecock, as contrary to last year's published press release by Gamecock.

Finally, to reassure again all our fans, our development is going great on all three projects and we will soon have exciting things to show. Since a lot still has to be done, especially on the next Sam game, we don't have a firm release date on it yet. When we do, we'll announce it here on our pages.

Roman Ribaric
CEO
Croteam


 







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