The original Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline arcade-action shooter heavily focused on frantic arcade-style action. In a world where cyberpunk meets fantasy-fiction and advanced technology is mixed with black magic and psycho-powers, Sam travels through the beautiful world of ancient Egypt and several diverse planets, confronting countless minions on his way to the Mental's base. [NOTE: Indie Royale's Serious Sam Lightning pack also includes The Second Encounter. Both versions are the original releases, rather than the HD remakes.]

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11 comments by Henley on Jan 24th, 2012

The Indie Royale game bundle website is launching a new series of 'lightning packs' - more focused, 'niche' collections of PC games with a shorter time-limit to buy.

The first surprise pack, the Serious Sam Lightning Pack, is available to buy immediately, with a starting price of $2.99 and a total of six Serious Sam-themed games, including four new indie-developed games riffing on Croteam's gonzo FPS franchise, plus the two original games in the series.

Serious Sam's recent indie spinoffs were commissioned by rogue micropublisher Devolver Digital and franchise creator Croteam (still an independent developer themselves!) around the launch of Serious Sam 3: BFE, but gained some notoriety thanks to their entertaining spinoffs of the shooter franchise.

Of the previously available titles in the bundle, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter -- available on PC as a DRM-free download, on Steam, and on Desura -- is a refreshing take on the RPG genre, developed by acclaimed indie developer Vlambeer (Super Crate Box, Ridiculous Fishing). Its gameplay is a clever pixelated hybrid of turn-based battles with real-time, run and gun offense and defense maneuvering.

Also part of the pack, Serious Sam Double D -- available on PC as a DRM-free download, on Steam, and on Desura -- is a hand drawn, side-scrolling shooter featuring over-the-top gameplay and chaotic action from arcade-loving indie Mommy's Best Games (Weapon Of Choice, Explosionade).

Next, making an exclusive debut on PC in this Lightning Pack is a DRM-free download and Desura PC version of Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack. Developer Be-Rad Entertainment's offering (originally available exclusively on smartphones) is an Canabalt-style action-platformer where players control the Headless Kamikaze enemy, striving to accomplish the bad guy's dream of blowing up the vile Serious Sam on every level.

Finally, as a world exclusive Indie Royale debut, Serious Sam: The Greek Encounter is an 8-bit, top-down "demake" of Serious Sam, specially commissioned by Team Fortress Arcade and Halo/DJ Hero demake author Eric Ruth. It's available for PC as a DRM-free download and on Desura, and sees Serious Sam in ancient Greece battling the relentless hordes of Mental's army in an all-new retro 8-bit adventure.

And as a special bonus, Croteam, the indie team who originated the Serious Sam franchise, offers the original Serious Sam: The First Encounter and Serious Sam: The Second Encounter games for PC, redeemable on Steam. These two original titles are packed with the arcade-action style first-person shooting that the Serious Sam series is known for, including gonzo single- and multi-player modes.


This new Lightning Pack will run for just 100 hours, under the same pricing model as before: the price will automatically increase as more people buy the pack. Those generous buyers who pay more than the current minimum can decrease the price for other purchasers.

Go buy now at: Indieroyale.com

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timstro59
timstro59 Jun 9 2013, 2:51pm says:

bought on Amazon.

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beatzoo
beatzoo Jan 28 2013, 1:22pm says:

I love SSFE the original...... and Split Screen online COOL

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Geksis
Geksis Nov 25 2012, 6:06pm says:

Just awesome games! I still own both first and second encounter CD's, Im glad I can escape the steam(y) ********. Good times!+

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform Feb 7 2012, 10:52pm says:

Why is this Steam only when the game was clearly developed and released before Steam even existed?

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SuperWafflecones
SuperWafflecones Mar 3 2012, 6:58pm replied:

According to Protektor: "All of the old Serious Sam games run without Steam." They just haven't removed the message from this and the second encounter yet.

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform Apr 22 2012, 2:03pm replied:

Yeah, just checked and it still just tries to install through Steam, so Steam is clearly required.

The message you mention is still true, so I don't see why they would be removing it.

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform Apr 13 2012, 11:38am replied:

The key still needs to be registered on Steam and the game downloaded through Steam, so it certainly requires Steam in some way.

It's true that once downloaded the games don't need Steam to run, but that begs the question "Why is Steam required at all?". Given that they're not using the Steam DRM, why not just upload the game to Desura so you can download it directly?

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AshHousewares
AshHousewares Jan 25 2012, 12:16pm says:

I still have this on CD :D

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cyberkiller40
cyberkiller40 Jan 25 2012, 2:19am says:

Why the low quality screenshots? This game does look a hell lot better if you pump the graphics settings to the max (by poking around the options yourself, not choosing the predefined settings).

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Cousinmuscles
Cousinmuscles Jan 24 2012, 7:04pm says:

i love this game so much. i played it on xbox with my cousin all the time. whenever the headless bomb guys came, he'd be like 'aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh'. good times

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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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