The fan project re-imagining of the classic Serious Sam titles from CroTeam and Devolver Digital is live and ready to rock on Steam Early Access.
Indie developer Alligator Pit is one serious group of Serious Sam fans. Like, so serious that they, in conjunction with Sam creators CroTeam and publisher Devolver Digital, have created the ultimate ode to the classic versions of the shoot first and shoot more later FPS series. The result of all this serious love is the title you see in the trailer above- Serious Sam Classics: Revolution.
Revolution is a complete remastering of the first two games in the series, which hit the PC in 2001 and 2002 respectively. If, like me, that doesn’t seem like it was all that long ago to you, let me help you out- it was a dozen years ago. Longer than a decade by two years. Twelve years. Yeah, how’s that for only yesterday. Feeling old aside though, this is something of an amazing release in that it’s essentially a fan project that’s got the backing of Sam’s creators at CroTeam and is being published by Devolver Digital, itself a haven for indie devs. That’s just cool all around.
In Revolution , you’ll get the chance to relive both original titles (Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter and The Second Encounter), ,but with “updated technology, new gameplay modes, new campaign levels, and the inclusion of fan-favorite mods, weapons, and maps”. That’s a lot to sink your teeth into if you’re an old school Sam fan, or just someone who digs fast-action FPS’, which this guy definitely is.
Even cooler, the game is only $4.99 USD on Steam Early Access right now and will remain so during the launch window. Oh, and if you own with either classic version of the games in the pack already? The new one is free of charge. How’s that for serious?