Serious Sam 3: BFE is a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters where men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom. Serving as a prequel to the original indie sensation, Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam 3 takes place during the Earth’s final struggle against Mental’s invading legions of beasts and mercenaries. Set against the collapsing temples of an ancient civilization and the crumbling cities of 22nd century Egypt, Serious Sam 3 is an exhilarating fusion of classic twitch shooters and modern gameplay features.

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5 comments by INtense! on Feb 14th, 2013

Valentine's Day is famous for wilting flowers and packed restaurants. Why not stay in and have some indie gaming fun instead? We can sort that! There are hours of very unromantic alien blasting, striking tower defense action & heaps of classic platforming to be found in the Valentine's Bundle 2.0 from Indie Royale. Together the 6 titles featured in this bundle are valued at over $65! At Indie Royale the starting price is just $3.99.

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Leading this Indie Gaming love-in is the latest installment in Croteam's phenomenally popular series: Serious Sam 3: BFE.

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Serious Sam 3: BFE is a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters where men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom. It's available for Windows, Mac or Linux on Steam. It was developed by Croteam, is offered thanks to Devolver Digital and was released in November 2011. The game serves as a prequel to the original indie sensation, Serious Sam: The First Encounter. 1UP said of Serious Sam 3: BFE that it's "a game that deserves to be played, because it shows what shooters were and could have been. It shows that there's more to the genre than what AAA developers have shown us in the past decade". For the hopelessly romantic among you, Serious Sam 3: BFE includes a great co-op mode!

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Next is Shad'O from Okugi Studio. A unique tower defense game that will immerse you in the story of William, a 9-year-old boy lost in his own mind, fighting to save his memory. He will get help from his luminous companions in his struggle to remember what happened to him. Available for Windows from Steam, Desura & DRM-free. Shad'O is a beautiful game about light and dark. IGN said "it distinguishes itself through its striking art design and compelling narrative". Shad'O was only released in September 2012. We've got the Collector's Edition which includes the game and the soundtrack.

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Another recently released game in the Valentine's Bundle 2.0 is the pure 2d platformer Oozi: Earth Adventure, available for Windows on Desura & DRM-free with the OST. It was developed by Awesome Game Studio. The game has a lovely hand drawn art style tied to some hardcore, old school platforming. Gaming Nexus reviewed the game with the comment that it's an "adventure that really conjures up memories of classic platformers from the 8-bit and 16-bit days". Oozi: Earth Adventure is in Steam Greenlight right now so don't forget to upvote it if you like this game.

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The next game in this bundle is Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time from Stickmen Studios, available for Windows from Steam, Desura & DRM-free with a Mac version too. This game is the first Doc Clock time travelling adventure in which you can invent almost anything out of everything you find, from catapults to incredible flying machines. The game features sarcasm, misguided robots and a cat! There are wallpapers for the game included in the Valentine's Bundle 2.0.

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Last up we have 2 games from Boss Baddie: Lunnye Devitsy and Wake. Together they make up the Lunar Pack. Lunnye Devitsy is a mystery puzzle platformer about a little alien who falls off the moon and has to make his way back. In Wake, an engineer is trapped on a sinking ship and he has to navigate his way to the surface above. Both games are available for Windows on Desura & DRM-free and we've got the OST. Both games in the Lunar Pack are new 2013 versions launched in this bundle.

Finally, those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during the Valentine's Bundle 2.0 will get an ambient electronic treat from Tim Wright of CoLD SToRAGE, the recently released 'SLIPSTREAM [volume 2]'. As with SLIPSTREAM Vol. 1 from the last Indie Royale bundle, this album features 64 bit digital re-mix / re-masters of Tim's tracks from WipEout and WipEout 2097. It also includes some special remixes and exclusive bonus tracks that weren't on WipEout. These tracks were created around the same time, so they share a similar flavour. This album is available in MP3 and FLAC format.


You can find more information on the Valentine's Bundle 2.0, including real-time statistics and its current price, on its official website or via its Facebook and Twitter pages. Grab this bundle now while the price is still low (unless kind purchasers lower the price) so that you'll have hours of lovely indie gaming to look forward to!

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Prehistory of the Serious Sam

Prehistory of the Serious Sam

Jul 20, 2012 Singleplayer Map 0 comments

The new campaign "Prehistory of the Serious Sam" about the invasion of Mental and how Sam got the status of Serious Sam.

Cairo Trouble

Cairo Trouble

Mar 3, 2012 Multiplayer Map 0 comments

In view of that I am extremely dissatisfied with a remake of map "Little Trouble" in Serious Sam 3, Has decided to make the "correct" variant.

Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro Sam 1.1

Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro Sam 1.1

Feb 10, 2012 Models Pack 3 comments

Crazy "Team Fortress 2" style Addon - Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro Sam. Created on motives of anime Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan...

Classic Gun Sounds

Classic Gun Sounds

Dec 21, 2011 Weapons Audio 0 comments

Just a modification I made for fun. Enjoy! -----

Kleer Bowling

Kleer Bowling

Nov 27, 2011 Animal Audio 0 comments

This mod makes the Kleers do the same bowling sound as in Serious Sam 2 when they die.

Happy Gibs sound remplacement

Happy Gibs sound remplacement

Nov 27, 2011 Animal Audio 0 comments

This addon makes most enemies make an high pitched cartoon-like happy sound when gibbed.

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden Jan 22 2012, 11:51am says:

Can someone please tell me whos genius idea it was to make the giant scorpion move side ways after firing its gattling gun? The rocket launcher is the only real make shift sniper rifle you have... how are you supposed to kill it from afar if you can't get close to it without being shot up by its undodgable bullets?
They just drastically reduced the versatility of it.
Now I have to either use my minigun or stinger/cannonball...
Its really annoying in a big battle because your being attacked from all directions you don't have time to keep your minigun firing at it, especially on hard or serious difficulty where you can't afford to get hit.

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L3d
L3d Dec 19 2012, 7:28am replied:

so baseicly it aint free like most stuff on steam and wait groteam is from the original ppl, just remove the stupid song under the "photo" slider ,and untill i can l can play this idk what number to give this ..

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XenoAisam
XenoAisam Jan 11 2012, 11:30am says:

SDK need full documentation/tutorial... i want to mod player model but no documentation lead to it :(

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Teemuslayer
Teemuslayer Dec 5 2011, 12:10am says:

Simply one of the best games out in 2011, AND definitely the best shooter out in AGES!

Simply gorgeous visuals, tons of gore, semi-destructible environments, mostly satisfying weaponry, tons of secrets, surprisingly lengthy campaign (talk about at least 15h worth of playing!), and the game gets more and more SERIOUS towards the end!

Screw CoD, BF, Skyrim... why waste 60 bucks on mediocre, single-use games that´ve been consolized to hell, when you can get much more satisfying and FUN experience for less than 40??

SS3: BFE is a cure for all the cancer that the modern-trends of current FPS games have brought on us.

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m82sniper
m82sniper Jan 1 2012, 12:10pm replied:

Gotta hate on the mainstream games.

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JLG81
JLG81 Jan 15 2012, 4:53am replied:

because they are mainstream pieces of crap that hog all the players, except skyrim wich is tight as ***, cod 3 same old crap(cod 2 with new content and mods woo) bf, they are liers it does not look like real life, looks like serious sam and it tries to rip off cod, boring and serious sam has split screen do you know how fun that is?

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BillionLioe
BillionLioe Dec 27 2011, 8:28am replied:

Second that.

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Pablo--
Pablo-- Dec 21 2011, 9:17pm replied:

Agreed.

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Serious Sam 3: BFE
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Highest Rated (4 agree) 8/10

Some weird decisions gameplay wise after the near perfect first and second encounter.
Mostly disappointing bosses, over use of hitscan enemies at some point, infinite ammo crates, serious lost its double ammo, overall difficulties seem to all have the same amount of enemies but the worst is definitely the "explosives only" enemies.

Still a great game, but a step down compared to the previous games.

From a technical stand-point the game is really gorgeous.

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Serious Sam: The Greek Encounter, Released Jan 16, 2012
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Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack, Released Jan 16, 2012
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Serious Sam 3: BFE, Released Nov 20, 2011
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Serious Sam: The Random Encounter, Released Oct 22, 2011
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Serious Sam Double D, Released Aug 29, 2011
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Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Released Apr 26, 2010
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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Released Nov 23, 2009
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Serious Sam 2, Released Oct 15, 2005
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Serious Sam: The Second Encounter, Released Feb 3, 2002
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