The time has come to release another one of our co-production babies into the wild. This time, the world will be taken by a storm named The Hand of Merlin.
Made by some of the standout Croteam veterans who worked on The Talos Principle, and written by Jonas and Verena Kyratzes, The Hand of Merlin blends Arthurian legend with sci-fi horror. The game is a tactical masterpiece if we do say so myself, but don’t trust our word on it, check it out for yourself as it’s available in Steam Early Access now.
Make sure to provide any feedback directly to Room-C Games. They are a passionate and super talented bunch, eager to hear what everyone has to say. Find them on the official Hand of Merlin Discord server.
The Serious Sam series celebrated 20 years of shooting action this past Sunday, March 21, and we wanted to make this milestone special by delivering a huge update to not one, but two of our games.
First up, Serious Sam 4 got the long-awaited 1.08 update which includes a bunch of brand new playable characters, even more fixes and tweaks, as well as official modding tool in Serious Editor 2021, powered by Serious Engine. The modding tools are closely followed by full Steam Workshop support, and we’re extremely happy to see that our amazing community is already hard at work, creating magic in Serious Sam 4.
You can find much more info on this latest Serious Sam 4 update in our official announcement on Steam.
The second updated game is much more unexpected. Many, many years after it was touched last, we have updated Serious Sam 2. As part of this update, Serious Sam 2 got 12 brand new multiplayer maps, and some incredible gameplay improvements including dual-wielding, sprinting, and much more. Find out everything there is to know about how this update came to be, and what it includes, on the Steam Community Hub.
To continue our celebrations with you, the fans, we have discounted the entire Serious Sam franchise on Steam, and cut the prices down by up to 90%. Check out those amazing deals on the Serious Sam Anniversary Sale page on Steam.
As promised a few weeks ago, Serious Sam 4 Update 1.07 arrives just in time for the Steam Winter Sale and comes with a bang. If you haven’t guessed by the cover image, the update celebrates upcoming Holidays with a special time-limited in-game event and a new playable character. That’s right, Serious Sam 4 is taking you on a trip to an alien-infested Winter Wonderland.
To activate this special event, make sure you are playing on Steam, then find a lonely Christmas tree on “Death from Above” and slap some decorations on that bad boy. Do it as Santa Sam for a complete experience.
Alongside the new Christmas event, Serious Sam 4 Update 1.07 delivers the long-awaited Survival mode. Jump in solo or with friends and see how long you can survive fighting ever-growing hordes of aliens across three very different locations.
This update also contains various fixes and tweaks, so make sure to read through the entire changelog on Steam or Reddit.
During the Steam Winter Sale, Serious Sam 4 is available at 20% off, so grab it now if you haven’t already.
As always, we’ll be looking out for your feedback and acting on it. Feel free to report any issues in the tech-support subforum, and we’re always open to suggestions via forums. We’ll love you even more if you join our official Discord server.
Got a funny moment to share? Maybe some fan-art or a crazy Serious Sam video you made? We’d love to take a look and share it for everyone else to see. Reach out to our community team directly via Discord, or holler at us via Twitter – @croteam, @serioussamiam, @danny_hr, and @yasenstavrev.
Well, this escalated quickly… What was supposed to be a quick turnaround became super complicated, and here we are. A few weeks removed from the time our community dude promised to deliver the update. But it is what it is, the world keeps on spinning, and the updates keep on giving.
The Serious Sam 4 update 1.06 is finally with us, and it lays the foundation for 1.07 due before Christmas. With that being said, it’s not a huge update, but it’s not a tiny one either, with some new cool gameplay features, more characters, and additions requested by the community.
The stars of the show this time around are a quartet of characters, including the notorious gunslinger Wild Wyat (you’re welcome, Yasen), money-loving executive, and since recently, Croteam head-honcho, Fork Parker, as well as two metallic bros – Silicon Sam and Elohim’s Son!
These folks are well-trained special forces veterans, so they forced us to make some changes in the way the gadgets work. There are three new commands when using gadgets. Quick use (Z), previous gadget (N), and next gadget (M). Instead of using the old command (gadget selection), which served as a shortcut to equip gadgets, quick use equips the current gadget, fires it, and returns to the current weapon. You can also cycle gadgets without having them equipped (N and M, respectively). In the weapon wheel, you can right-click a gadget to preselect it.
By default, in this patch, the keys for using gadgets quickly are not bound, so go to Options > Keyboard and Mouse and press the Default button to bind them automatically. You can also bind them manually to any key you wish.
Hey everyone! This patch has been a long time coming, but because we made you wait so long, we have made sure that it’s a special one. It expands Serious Sam 4 with some of the features you have been requesting for a long time, even before SS4 came to be.
The 1.05 update features a Halloween special event. Find a special Jack-o’-Lantern on Death from Above, but beware. Many scary things await those who pick it up. This special event will be active through November 3, but if you miss it – shame on you – you’ll be able to check it out next year, as it’s not going away.
One of the highlights of this update is extra multiplayer skins. The ol’ Pirate Pete is back, and so is his friend Boxer Barry. The two of them are joined by the dancing bros themselves, Groovy Gregory and Dancing Denzel, but that’s not all. A brand new face has got a bone to pick with those pesky aliens, the one and only Meatless Mike.
As if dressing up in Multiplayer is not enough, you can now use all those characters in your Singleplayer adventures. And finally, all of them have their own hands in the first-person view. It’s been 84 years, we know.
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