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“I would never have guessed it!” This is the sort of reaction we usually get when people learn that the same studio made both Serious Sam and The Talos Principle, one we heard many times before. Yes, there’s a stark difference between a frantic first-person shooter and a philosophical puzzler, but guess what? Some of us love turn-based games even better!  So much so, that a group of Croteam’s lead engineers and turn-based lovers decided to form Room-C Games a few years back, a spin-off studio with the sole purpose of creating a turn-based game of their own. The team was soon joined by Jonas & Verena Kyratzes, a legendary writing duo that needs no special introduction to our fans, and soon The Hand of Merlin was born. A fantasy turn-based rogue-lite RPG, where medieval arms clash with sci-fi horror, had an interesting time in development full of fun design choices (check out MarkoP’s amazing dev blog diaries here!), including the switch to the latest version of Serious Engine, but today is an exciting day as we’re happy to announce that The Hand of Merlin has joined the Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition!  This means that you can play the exclusive demo right away, and take those first steps in Albion on your epic journey from Camelot to Jerusalem. Time is of the essence here, as the demo will vanish – pooof! – as soon as the Festival ends on Sunday.  The newly released teaser trailer will stay on the Steam game page a bit longer, as will your comments, follows, likes and wishlist actions – we’ll forever cherish those! For all The Hand of Merlin chatter, visit the dedicated Discord server and the official game page on Facebook. Follow Croteam on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Oh, and don’t forget to join our ever-growing Croteam family on Discord and Reddit.

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“I would never have guessed it!” This is the sort of reaction we usually get when people learn that the same studio made both Serious Sam and The Talos Principle, one we heard many times before.

Yes, there’s a stark difference between a frantic first-person shooter and a philosophical puzzler, but guess what? Some of us love turn-based games even better! 

So much so, that a group of Croteam’s lead engineers and turn-based lovers decided to form Room-C Games a few years back, a spin-off studio with the sole purpose of creating a turn-based game of their own. The team was soon joined by Jonas & Verena Kyratzes, a legendary writing duo that needs no special introduction to our fans, and soon The Hand of Merlin was born.

A fantasy turn-based rogue-lite RPG, where medieval arms clash with sci-fi horror, had an interesting time in development full of fun design choices (check out MarkoP’s amazing dev blog diaries here!), including the switch to the latest version of Serious Engine, but today is an exciting day as we’re happy to announce that The Hand of Merlin has joined the Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition

This means that you can play the exclusive demo right away, and take those first steps in Albion on your epic journey from Camelot to Jerusalem. Time is of the essence here, as the demo will vanish – pooof! – as soon as the Festival ends on Sunday. 

The newly released teaser trailer will stay on the Steam game page a bit longer, as will your comments, follows, likes and wishlist actions – we’ll forever cherish those!

For all The Hand of Merlin chatter, visit the dedicated Discord server and the official game page on Facebook. Follow Croteam on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Oh, and don’t forget to join our ever-growing Croteam family on Discord and Reddit.

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Get ready for chaos on unprecedented levels with Serious Sam 4, a high-powered prequel to the legendary FPS series. Pre-order now and get an exclusive Classic Tommy Gun in-game weapon skin as a throwback to the series’ early days. Fight your way through unbelievable numbers of Mental’s minions, including the iconic Headless Kamikaze, Beheaded Rocketeer, Kleer, Scrapjack, Werebull, and Khnum! Square off against brand new enemies and towering monsters like the frantic Processed, repulsive Belcher, the hard-hitting Zealot, and more. Armed with a slew of devastating weapons, pick your tool for any situation. Lay waste to Mental’s Horde using the powerful double-barreled shotgun, the punishing minigun, the powerful chainsaw launcher, a brand new auto shotgun, and the iconic cannon. Upgrade your toys, and enjoy the violent beauty of the lock-on rocket launcher, and the mighty laser beam of death. More info available at www.serioussam.com!

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Get ready for chaos on unprecedented levels with Serious Sam 4, a high-powered prequel to the legendary FPS series. Pre-order now and get an exclusive Classic Tommy Gun in-game weapon skin as a throwback to the series’ early days.

Fight your way through unbelievable numbers of Mental’s minions, including the iconic Headless Kamikaze, Beheaded Rocketeer, Kleer, Scrapjack, Werebull, and Khnum! Square off against brand new enemies and towering monsters like the frantic Processed, repulsive Belcher, the hard-hitting Zealot, and more.

Armed with a slew of devastating weapons, pick your tool for any situation. Lay waste to Mental’s Horde using the powerful double-barreled shotgun, the punishing minigun, the powerful chainsaw launcher, a brand new auto shotgun, and the iconic cannon. Upgrade your toys, and enjoy the violent beauty of the lock-on rocket launcher, and the mighty laser beam of death.

More info available at www.serioussam.com!

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It has been a long time coming, but Serious Sam Collection is now available on Google Stadia. All you need to enjoy your favorite Serious Sam adventures is a controller, a screen, and an Internet connection. Have that? You’re set to go, and hop into Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, and Serious Sam 3: BFE. All three games have been updated with current-day graphics and features. Serious Sam Collection is available on Stadia for 29,99 USD, and is included with no extra charge with the Stadia Pro subscription. For a limited time, you can play the Serious Sam Collection absolutely free of charge, thanks to a 2-month long free trial of Stadia Pro. What are you waiting for? Get shooting!

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It has been a long time coming, but Serious Sam Collection is now available on Google Stadia.

All you need to enjoy your favorite Serious Sam adventures is a controller, a screen, and an Internet connection. Have that? You’re set to go, and hop into Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, and Serious Sam 3: BFE. All three games have been updated with current-day graphics and features.

Serious Sam Collection is available on Stadia for 29,99 USD, and is included with no extra charge with the Stadia Pro subscription.

For a limited time, you can play the Serious Sam Collection absolutely free of charge, thanks to a 2-month long free trial of Stadia Pro. What are you waiting for? Get shooting!

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We’re happy to announce that Serious Sam Collection will be hitting Google Stadia really soon. This will be our first foray into game streaming, so we’re super excited about that. Step into the shoes of the legendary action hero Sam “Serious” Stone and experience one of the most explosive shooter game series of all time as you save the world from a merciless alien invasion. Revisit the ruins of ancient Egypt, and roam through the vivid arenas of South America, fighting seemingly neverending hordes of enemies using an extremely destructive arsenal including shotguns, heavy lasers, rocket launchers, a huge cannon, and of course, an iconic minigun. Serious Sam Collection on Stadia supports versus and co-op multiplayer for up to 16 players, as well as 4-player split-screen local multiplayer. The Collection arrives with several classic multiplayer modes including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag, as well as a stand-alone survival mode. Serious Sam Collection includes all content from Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter and Serious Sam 3: BFE, including The Legend of the Beast and Jewel of the Nile expansions. More info to come. Happy days!

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We’re happy to announce that Serious Sam Collection will be hitting Google Stadia really soon. This will be our first foray into game streaming, so we’re super excited about that.

Step into the shoes of the legendary action hero Sam “Serious” Stone and experience one of the most explosive shooter game series of all time as you save the world from a merciless alien invasion. Revisit the ruins of ancient Egypt, and roam through the vivid arenas of South America, fighting seemingly neverending hordes of enemies using an extremely destructive arsenal including shotguns, heavy lasers, rocket launchers, a huge cannon, and of course, an iconic minigun.

Serious Sam Collection on Stadia supports versus and co-op multiplayer for up to 16 players, as well as 4-player split-screen local multiplayer. The Collection arrives with several classic multiplayer modes including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag, as well as a stand-alone survival mode.

Serious Sam Collection includes all content from Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter and Serious Sam 3: BFE, including The Legend of the Beast and Jewel of the Nile expansions.

More info to come. Happy days!

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Hey everyone! It’s likely that some of you have already forgotten about The Hand of Merlin, so here’s a little breakdown. The Hand of Merlin is another co-production effort Croteam is involved with. A fantasy turn-based tactical game that started as part of the Croteam Incubator initiative, but has since evolved and grown into an elaborate project. With this evolution came many great things, but the one that stands out is the switch in technology.  Spoiler alert – The Hand of Merlin is now being built in the Serious Engine!  That switch is exactly what our partners from Room-C Games are focusing on in their ‘Status Update’ blog post available on Steam. Make sure to check a look, and press that “follow” button on the official Steam Page, as this Status Update is just the tip of the iceberg. Room-C Games are planning a bunch of updates leading up to the launch, currently scheduled for late 2020. Read more:🔗 The Hand of Merlin – Status Update For all things The Hand of Merlin visit the official game page on Facebook and follow the game on Twitter. Follow Croteam on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Oh, and don’t forget to join our ever-growing Croteam family on Discord and Reddit.

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Hey everyone! It’s likely that some of you have already forgotten about The Hand of Merlin, so here’s a little breakdown. The Hand of Merlin is another co-production effort Croteam is involved with. A fantasy turn-based tactical game that started as part of the Croteam Incubator initiative, but has since evolved and grown into an elaborate project. With this evolution came many great things, but the one that stands out is the switch in technology. 

Spoiler alert – The Hand of Merlin is now being built in the Serious Engine! 

That switch is exactly what our partners from Room-C Games are focusing on in their ‘Status Update’ blog post available on Steam. Make sure to check a look, and press that “follow” button on the official Steam Page, as this Status Update is just the tip of the iceberg. Room-C Games are planning a bunch of updates leading up to the launch, currently scheduled for late 2020.

Read more:
???? The Hand of Merlin – Status Update

For all things The Hand of Merlin visit the official game page on Facebook and follow the game on Twitter. Follow Croteam on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Oh, and don’t forget to join our ever-growing Croteam family on Discord and Reddit.

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Scummin’? Is that even a word? Let’s pretend it is. On Friday, when no one should be updating any games, Gamepires have done it again. It’s a tradition by now, so why the hell not, right? Anywho, a brand new SCUM update is live since yesterday, and it’s the biggest one yet with tons of new features and fixes. The big new addition is Samobor, SCUMs biggest city released so far, in which you can explore some of the most beautiful locations the team has made since EA launch. Alongside the new city, the game has been updated with brand new weapon animations, an improved puppet spawning system, squad management, as well as new core gameplay features like limping and skills. Check out the full list of features and news in the official blog post. With SCUM v0.3, it’s a perfect time to jump into the most amazing survival game today. Coming from a totally non-biased PR dude that means something, does it not? I thought so. SCUM is available at 33% OFF during the Steam Winter Sale, so grab it now! For all things SCUM visit official game profiles on Facebook and Twitter. Follow Croteam on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Oh, and don’t forget to join our ever-growing Croteam family on Discord and Reddit.

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Scummin’? Is that even a word? Let’s pretend it is.

On Friday, when no one should be updating any games, Gamepires have done it again. It’s a tradition by now, so why the hell not, right? Anywho, a brand new SCUM update is live since yesterday, and it’s the biggest one yet with tons of new features and fixes.

The big new addition is Samobor, SCUMs biggest city released so far, in which you can explore some of the most beautiful locations the team has made since EA launch. Alongside the new city, the game has been updated with brand new weapon animations, an improved puppet spawning system, squad management, as well as new core gameplay features like limping and skills.

Check out the full list of features and news in the official blog post.

With SCUM v0.3, it’s a perfect time to jump into the most amazing survival game today. Coming from a totally non-biased PR dude that means something, does it not? I thought so.

SCUM is available at 33% OFF during the Steam Winter Sale, so grab it now!

For all things SCUM visit official game profiles on Facebook and Twitter. Follow Croteam on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Oh, and don’t forget to join our ever-growing Croteam family on Discord and Reddit.

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Five years ago today we have made something special. Out of nowhere, a team that was known for the absolutely chaotic Serious Sam series launched a much slower, calming game. Just like that, a philosophical puzzler The Talos Principle was born. Over the course of five years, The Talos Principle has landed on all relevant platforms but one – Nintendo Switch. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Talos, we’re changing that, and you can now enjoy The Talos Principle on-the-go. So, grab your handhelds and sharpen your minds before jumping into The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition. The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition is playable on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. In addition to the base game content, the Deluxe Edition explores a brand new narrative spread through four additional episodes as part of the Road to Gehenna expansion. Jump into the simulation, solve puzzles, avoid drones, read the archives, and find out who you are, while enjoying stunning visuals and great performance while commuting, enjoying a flight, or simply hanging out at home, away from your TV!

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Five years ago today we have made something special. Out of nowhere, a team that was known for the absolutely chaotic Serious Sam series launched a much slower, calming game. Just like that, a philosophical puzzler The Talos Principle was born.

Over the course of five years, The Talos Principle has landed on all relevant platforms but one – Nintendo Switch. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Talos, we’re changing that, and you can now enjoy The Talos Principle on-the-go. So, grab your handhelds and sharpen your minds before jumping into The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition.

The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition is playable on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. In addition to the base game content, the Deluxe Edition explores a brand new narrative spread through four additional episodes as part of the Road to Gehenna expansion.

Jump into the simulation, solve puzzles, avoid drones, read the archives, and find out who you are, while enjoying stunning visuals and great performance while commuting, enjoying a flight, or simply hanging out at home, away from your TV!

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Hello friends and family! We won’t be going far and wide with this one, as we know the best way to spend a fall afternoon is by playing your favorite game. We also know there’s no better way to motivate you to jump in than to set up some discounts during the Steam Autumn Sale – so here they are. Grab all Croteam games at up to 90% off right HERE. Enjoy the games and make sure to share your fun experiences with out ever-growing family on Discord and Reddit. Follow Croteam on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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Hello friends and family!

We won’t be going far and wide with this one, as we know the best way to spend a fall afternoon is by playing your favorite game. We also know there’s no better way to motivate you to jump in than to set up some discounts during the Steam Autumn Sale – so here they are.

Grab all Croteam games at up to 90% off right HERE.

Enjoy the games and make sure to share your fun experiences with out ever-growing family on Discord and Reddit. Follow Croteam on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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Hey everyone! Over the past couple of months, you have seen us periodically talk about our co-production effort with the legendary strategy masterminds from 2×2 Games, Unity of Command II. Other than a few streams and trailers that showcased the gameplay it was all talk so far, but as Mr. Dylan would say – times, they are a-changin’. We’re super happy today to announce that the development of Unity of Command II is all but finished, and the game is slated for November 2019 release on Steam. Before 2×2 Games launches the game, they are looking for a brand new batch of beta testers to join the wargaming fun in an upcoming closed-beta due to start on October 21st. To sign up for a chance to participate, get more info on the beta, and check out a brand new dev-diary, please go to unityofcommand.net. The private beta will be available Windows via Steam and will include single-player and hot-seat multiplayer modes. Follow Unity of Command on Twitter and like it on Facebook. Follow Croteam on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Oh, and don’t forget to join our ever-growing Croteam family on Discord and Reddit. 

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Hey everyone!

Over the past couple of months, you have seen us periodically talk about our co-production effort with the legendary strategy masterminds from 2×2 Games, Unity of Command II. Other than a few streams and trailers that showcased the gameplay it was all talk so far, but as Mr. Dylan would say – times, they are a-changin’.

We’re super happy today to announce that the development of Unity of Command II is all but finished, and the game is slated for November 2019 release on Steam. Before 2×2 Games launches the game, they are looking for a brand new batch of beta testers to join the wargaming fun in an upcoming closed-beta due to start on October 21st.

To sign up for a chance to participate, get more info on the beta, and check out a brand new dev-diary, please go to unityofcommand.net.

The private beta will be available Windows via Steam and will include single-player and hot-seat multiplayer modes.

Follow Unity of Command on Twitter and like it on Facebook. Follow Croteam on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Oh, and don’t forget to join our ever-growing Croteam family on Discord and Reddit


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Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s been over a month since Revolution migrated from Early Access to a full release already, but we haven’t been static since. Instead, we have been all over your reports and feedback, fixing, readjusting, rebalancing and expanding in the meantime. Our main focus was fixing some critical issues as well as the invisible Workshop items issue that came up, as we love seeing your mods shine. This was sorted out, so please make magic happen, we can’t wait to check all your custom stuff out. This update also takes care of the leaderboard issues with survival levels, as well as many smaller issues with Netricsa, collision, textures and such. More detailed update notes can be found on Steam or Reddit, whichever you prefer. Stay Serious! For all things Serious Sam hit Mr. Stone up on Twitter and Facebook. Follow Croteam on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. And don’t forget to join our ever-growing Croteam family on Discord and Reddit.

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Hi everyone!

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since Revolution migrated from Early Access to a full release already, but we haven’t been static since. Instead, we have been all over your reports and feedback, fixing, readjusting, rebalancing and expanding in the meantime.

Our main focus was fixing some critical issues as well as the invisible Workshop items issue that came up, as we love seeing your mods shine. This was sorted out, so please make magic happen, we can’t wait to check all your custom stuff out.

This update also takes care of the leaderboard issues with survival levels, as well as many smaller issues with Netricsa, collision, textures and such. More detailed update notes can be found on Steam or Reddit, whichever you prefer.

Stay Serious!

For all things Serious Sam hit Mr. Stone up on Twitter and Facebook. Follow Croteam on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. And don’t forget to join our ever-growing Croteam family on Discord and Reddit.

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