news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Three New Serious Sam Games Coming by Acclaimed Indie Devs


Not to be outdone by the likes of Bulletstorm and Duke Nukem Forever, Serious Sam is getting three more games in the coming months, all developed by acclaimed indie studios. The games lead up to the release of Serious Sam 3: BFE, which is due out this summer. Here's what you can expect in the upcoming Serious Sam-drenched months:

Serious Sam: Double D (Mommy's Best Games) Serious Sam explodes across the second dimension as Mommy's Best Games (Weapon of Choice, Explosionade, Shoot 1UP) slams the legendary hero into a frantic side-scrolling shooter on PC and consoles. Featuring killer hand drawn artwork, classic and original enemies, and the innovative weapon stacking system, Serious Sam: Double D is a uniquely exciting chapter in the Serious Sam saga. All that stands between victory and annihilation is a man with a T-shirt and jeans ... and a great big pile of guns.

Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack! (Be-Rad Entertainment) Pledge allegiance to the evil lord Mental, join the ranks of the Headless Kamikaze brigade and destroy the vile Serious Sam. Be-Rad Entertainment's (Lame Castle) hand drawn auto runner brings the awesome to mobile platforms as you guide your fearless group of Headless Kamikazes across the battlefield, dodging hazards and pitfalls while avoiding oncoming fire from the deplorable Serious Sam.

Serious Sam: The Random Encounter (Vlambeer) The classic RPG turn-based battle gets a seriously frantic overhaul as Vlambeer (Super Crate Box, Radical Fishing) turns their talent loose on the first Serious Sam role-playing game. Traverse a harsh and dangerous world map as Serious Sam and his team are thrown into rapid-fire battles against towering numbers of enemies on their way to glory against the legions of Mental's horde. Arm your squad to the teeth with massive ordinance, throw down some special items and take aim at the hordes of charging enemies holding that sweet, sweet loot you crave so badly.

The idea of a Serious Sam RPG is a hilarious one—though Doom and Wolfenstein already have their own RPGs—but I'm most excited about Mommy's Best Games contribution, Serious Sam: Double D. If you haven't checked out Mommy's Best's games on Xbox Live's Indie channel, you definitely should. They're all fantastic, cheap games that provide hours of entertainment. Hopefully these Serious Sam indie offerings won't be any different.


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Joe Donato Video games became an amazing, artful, interactive story-driven medium for me right around when I played Panzer Dragoon Saga on Sega Saturn. Ever since then, I've wanted to be a part of this industry. Somewhere along the line I, possibly foolishly, decided I'd rather write about them than actually make them. So here I am.
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