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The Talos Principle Public test announced

We have more exciting news for you – now that the release date is set, and you can preorder our game, we’d like you to personally test Talos and see what’s all the fuss about. Our public test will be released on Nov 6th and is meant to serve as additional stress and compatibility testing before The Talos Principle launches later this year. Watch this space for updates.

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http://store.steampowered.com/app/330710/

Mr. Bot

Meet Bot. Really, we call him Bot. Nothing too innovative here, just – Bot. As simple as that.

Bot works very hard. When other Croteamers go to sleep, Bot is still in the office, making sure game runs smoothly and that it can be finished. Bot is also first one to notice if we introduced any bugs to our latest build. He will not hesitate to point to us our mistakes. He’ll even write it down directly into our bug reporting software. And since he is very professional, if he thinks problem requires special attention, he’ll even attach a screenshot!

Since his work is truly remarkable, we asked him if he wants a raise but he told us he’s fine. His biggest reward, in his words, is seeing The Talos Principle running smoothly and glitch-free!

To find out more about our friend Bot, head over to VentureBeat interview

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http://venturebeat.com/2014/11/04/the-talos-principle-underwent-15000-hours-of-playtesting-but-not-by-humans-interview/#

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The Talos Principle release date announced

The news that you’ve all been waiting for – The Talos Principle will be released on December 11th via Steam on PC, Mac and Linux. PlayStation 4 version will follow in early 2015, as well as Android version. The game will be available for preorder later today, with 10% off the purchase price, and if you preorder you’ll also get giftable copy of Serious Sam 3: BFE!

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http://store.steampowered.com/app/257510/

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1st milestone winners announced!

Wow! That was fast! In less than three days Talos community doubled from 3,000 to 6,000 members! Congrats to all!

And now as promised, it’s time to award game keys. After our software RWG (random winner generator) failed, we decided to develop its analog counterpart for choosing winners, and you can check how it went here

Without further ado, winners are:

OlliOlli:
Gruwer, Hagev, Japon, Tsubasana, YumYumYum, ElTomba, Aku, Bigsamfan, Asaliath, CZLighter

Serious Sam Complete Pack
graylox, Silviu20a

Serious Sam 3 BFE
VOITAG3, PansyOverhill

Serious Sam 2
HardVacuum, WhyN0t

Serious Sam HD The First Encounter
Azedrod, xxATLASxx

Serious Sam HD The Second Encounter
ozanzz, Rengenku

Winners will be contacted soon through their Steam accounts. All of you who weren’t lucky this time, don’t despair, you still have a chance to win games when we reach next milestone. You can help us grow to the next milestone in many ways by inviting your friends to The Talos Principle official Steam group, sharing group announcements, posting about game and/or giveaway in activity feed, etc.

Big thanks to all who participated, we are very thankful for your help! Next milestone 12,000 members – see you there!

 

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About Disciples of The Talos Principle: Community Game Giveaway

The Disciples of The Talos Principle: 1st milestone surprise game revealed!

Due to your overwhelming support in just two short days we got very close to reaching 1st milestone in our Community Game Giveaway, so we figured it was about time to reveal surprise game that we will give to you once 1st milestone is reached.

And the game is…  OlliOlli

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That’s right! We will award 10 Steam keys for this ultra-cool indie game to randomly chosen members of our group, once the membership number grows over 6,000. In addition we will throw at you 10 keys for various Serious Sam games! So stay tuned and good luck!

 

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Disciples of Talos community game giveaway

Our fellow fans, gamers and friends!

We would like to invite you to join official Talos Principle group and become one of our precious Disciples. Each and every one of you who joins official group page will automatically enter the giveaway contest, where we’ll award randomly chosen group members with various Steam game keys, once the milestones are reached.

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For the details of giveaway, head over here!

http://www.croteam.com/disciples-of-talos

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Day 2 Recap – Croteam at GAMESCOM 2014

Day 2 hello from GAMESCOM 2014!

Overwhelming. That’s basically the only word that describes response to the Talos Principle demo we’ve been showcasing for the past two days!

It’s been awesome in Cologne so far and we are loving every minute of it! Both of our narrative designers, Tom Jubert and Jonas Kyratzes did a hell of a job at Devolver Digital stand in hall 4.1 converting lots of newcomers to instant Talos fans, mostly among the media and press.

Meanwhile, our MEGABOOTH stand was under occupation, with people lining up to play Talos for the first time. We secured 2 desktop stations, 1 XMG laptop and 2 new nVidia Shield tablets for you guys, but it’s simply not enough, so we’ll bring more tomorrow, as we want to give everyone chance to play. Visit us tomorrow and prepare to be blown away by Talos!

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If you are in Cologne, a reminder to visit hall 10.1 and check Talos in person!
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Day 1 Recap – Croteam at GAMESCOM 2014

Day 1 hello from GAMESCOM 2014!

The Gamescom was officially opened this morning for public, which made our Cologne team very very happy, as we could finally put Talos in front of people we make games for! And boy was that fun! As part of the Indie MEGABOOTH (located in hall 10.1) Croteam was blessed with an opportunity to listen first-hand what you boys and girls have to say about Talos’ gameplay and story. It was really great watching people playing our game and discovering how all these mechanics work, while experiencing glimpses of story that justify the adjective “philosophical” in our tagline. And you people did good – many of you were so persistent and didn’t want to give up, and it was a pure pleasure for us watching you solve final puzzle and experiencing that moment of epiphany, knowing you proved yourself worthy of the challenge!

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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and see you at the show-floor tomorrow! 😉
If you are in Cologne, be sure to visit hall 10.1 and check Talos in person!

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The Talos Principle Wallpaper

Here is a little treat for all of you to prepare yourselves for the upcoming release of The Talos Principle which will as you know all, happen this fall. Enjoy!

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(already switched his wallpaper)
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Croteam will showcase Talos at GAMESCOM

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!

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(learning how to order Beer in german)
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E3 wrap up: The Talos Principle revealed

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!

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(still unpacking bags…)
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