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Play Serious Sam VR at EGX 2016

Hot new Croteam game Serious Sam VR:The Last Hope will be presented at Eurogamer’s Expo Gaming Show (EGX) in Birmingham, UK,  22th – 25th September. All the team worked really hard to bring you the exciting world of VR technology at it’s best. Join us at EGX and step into the shoes of Sam ‘Serious’ Stone to fight against the Mental’s relentless hordes to save the galaxy once again.

We are also preparing a few surprises for dedicated fans so keep up with our social media channels.

You can catch the guys at Scan Computers stand in Zone 1 at National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

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The cat is (not) a lie

“At the time we were working on a poster for the The Talos Principle, the game still wasn’t finished and there was supposed to be a story of a cat, or even a game mechanic involving a cat”. This is how Denis Ivankovic begins to answer one of the most frequent questions in Croteam‘s inbox – “What’s with the cat?”

“Later on, the whole cat part of the story got scrapped, but we still wanted the poster to communicate the idea of an android with feelings, which is obviously a human trait, and hence hint at the whole premise of the game. The initial mock up of the poster looked very promising, but now we were one cat short, story wise, so we went on and tried to replace it with the rabbit.”

“The problem is there wasn’t a rabbit in the game as well, so the whole cat or rabbit dilemma was basically a chicken and the egg situation. At the end, we went with the cat as Helena (Level Designer) actually had one. Well, her mother did, his name was Rudolf.”

So, the poster features a cat, but the cat is not in the game? The whole thing is a lie!?

“No, not at all!” Denis reassures us. “The game features a secret level with a cat! I’m not saying anything more, as the cat’s location is carefully hidden in the game. And in about bazillion game guides available on the Internet.”

While the cat is not a lie, the part with nine lives sadly is. Rudolf had an accident and is no longer with us, but his memory lives on.

To finish this blog on a more positive vibe, we’re giving away free The Talos Principle merch! All you have to do is post a picture that involves The Talos Principle and a (live) cat. Check out our Facebook page for more.

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Try out a single level from The Talos Principle in VR

I wonder, what would the world of The Talos Principle look like in VR? Actually, I don’t, since we recreated a level from The Talos Principle in Destinations VR Workshop!

It’s free and it’s available for download today, you can try it out right now:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/453170/

Just install the Destinations and subscribe to The Talos Principle (and than restart the Steam, lol).

In the meantime, can you guess which screenshots are from the actual game using Serious Engine, and which are recreated in Source 2 engine?

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Last day @E3 – Farewell LA

That’s it – last day of E3 ended victoriously for Croteam, as we won the award for the cleanest booth of the show. Well… Not really, but our devs have really done their best!

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We had a chance to host Le Monde, Video Gamer UK, Ars Technica, Good Game, IGN Italy, and many others on Thursday, which marked the end of a beautiful journey where we became pretty convinced that Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope is going to be a big hit among VR adopters. And thanks to the SubPac guys who again lent us their backpack gadget that really helped people immerse into SS universe!

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We even had some video interviews, so watch this space for further news!

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Congrats go to our small team as well, for making us all proud. Have a safe trip home boys and girls!

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Day 2 @E3 – Hello weird but cool gadgets!

More press came today to check out Serious Sam VR – Playboy, Kotaku, Engadget, Polygon, MTV, IGN, Eurogamer, just to name a few. We also had some devs working on Call of Duty as well as from Bethesda, and they all seemed thrilled! Which is a good sign, we are definitely going in the right direction. 🙂

But the absolute hit of the day was the dude who came wearing SubPac – a backpack that actually reacts to in-game sound and transfers it into a tactile experience (that really hits you in the back!). And from that moment Serious Sam VR experience became even more… serious!

We are looking forward to bringing you recap from the last day of our Los Angeles adventure, and in the meantime enjoy this few pics.

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Day 1 @E3 – Hello press!

Today saw the arrival of first media outlets coming to our booth container at Devolver Digital parking lot, eager to test drive our Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope. It seems that one sentence kept being repeated: “I didn’t expect it to be so much fun!!” 🙂

Well, you better expect it! Serious Sam universe translated so naturally into a virtual world that even some of us were surprised at the beginning. And knowing that all those media boys and girls from Tech Crunch, Wired, Edge UK, CGM, CNN, Vandal Spain, VRfocus and other great outlets had so much fun playing demo, made us both happy and proud.

 

Here is a small slideshow of our guests in action. No vases were broken during this photoshoot.

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