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Tobii Eye Tracking and Serious Sam are a Match Made in Heaven!

Things just got more serious. Unleash Sam’s true potential and enhance his instincts with Tobii Eye Tracking. Now armed with several features, Aim at Gaze to target enemies by aiming with your sight. Features like Extended View and Clean UI make gameplay more immersive and allow you to seamlessly experience the spectacular landscapes – without modifying traditional controls. From invasions to battles, your gaze is your new weapon as you save the universe.

To celebrate this awesome partnership between Tobii and ourselves, we have decided to award one lucky player with a Tobii Eye Tracker 4C, along with one amazing game that supports it – Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE. For a chance to win simply retweet the message embedded below. The winners will be announced on Thursday, 6 PM CET. Good luck!

*Compatible Eye Tracking Devices: Tobii Eye Tracker 4C, Alienware 17 Notebook, Acer Predator Notebook 21 X, MSI GT72 Notebook, Acer Predator Monitors Z301CT, Z271T, XB271HUT.

We decide to implement iOS support to Serious Engine, you won’t believe what happens next!

Extra boost went in optimising rendering quality on higher-end devices (refraction effects, real reflection in waters/shiny floors, enabled FXAA antialiasing, enabled tree swaying, etc.)

Actually, you probably know already because It’s done and it works great. You can all check it out by downloading The Talos Principle from the iOS App Store. So much for the shock value, but the story on how Serious Engine was able to support Metal API and push the boundaries of iOS devices does make for a compelling read. Karlo Jež, one of Croteam’s senior programmers, tells the story.

“I was just about finished with my work on single pass and multi-GPU rendering optimizations for VR titles and getting ready to start working on the next project. Alen (Croteam’s CTO) walked into my office and asked me if I knew anything about Metal API. I said ‘Yes. I know it’s out there’.” 

“Just one short month later, the first builds were successfully tested on multiple iOS devices using Metal API.”

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Conquering the charts with VR

Our last VR game, Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE, has been out for under a day and has already taken the 2nd place on Steam VR Top Sellers List.

Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE is playable on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, Windows and Linux, and is available with large discounts for owners of previous VR releases.

We are also presenting 2 great deals for our fans, Croteam VR bundle and Serious Sam VR bundle which are offers that can’t be missed.

Grab your headset and see you out there. Stay serious!

 

Dive into virtual reality chaos with Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE!

The glorious action-packed throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters, Serious Sam 3: BFE, became a part of virtual reality as VR fans finally get a chance to experience a shooter where cover is for amateurs and pulling the trigger makes things go boom.

Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE is available on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners, playable on Windows PC and Linux. Thinking of jumping in? Do it now as there’s a week-long 10% launch discount. The additional automatic 10% loyalty discount is available to all existing owners of Serious Sam 3: BFE.

The Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE is a virtual reality action shooter serving as a prequel to the original Indie and Game of the Year sensation, Serious Sam: The First Encounter. The game takes place during an epic final struggle against Mental’s invading forces and lets you lay waste to an army of beasts and mercenaries from a whole new perspective.

Redesigned to fit virtual reality, Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE features room-scale support, with true locomotion including teleport, instant teleport, blink teleport or smooth movement presets, with or without comfort mode. Also included are Croteam’s advanced VR controls, meant for the hardcore VR gamer.

“Wishes of the VR community are always in the back of our minds, and we’re very excited to round out our virtual reality offerings in order to provide them with the full Serious Sam experience,” said Croteam VR lead and all-around nice guy, Davor Hunski. “Our goal was to deliver intuitive, thrilling and fun games and, hopefully, we made that happen.”

Announcing the Winners of our ‘The Talos Principle iOS Giveaway’

The time has come for us to announce the winners of our ‘The Talos Principle iOS Giveaway‘, but before we get to naming names please allow us to say thank you to everyone who participated and helped make it a success!

Special thanks and congratulations go to two of the luckiest winners, Christopher Elder and Yves Yernaux, who will soon be enjoying The Talos Principle iOS on their brand new iPhones 8!

The full list of winners is posted after the break.

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