An action game following Serious Sam on his bogus detour journey north of Egypt during his First Encounter in Egypt.

Serious Sam Bogus Detour #SERIOUSMOD Competition

Modders, it's time to get serious. Mod DB have teamed up with creators of the newly released Serious Sam Bogus Detour (grab it on Steam) to give you a chance to get your mod featured in the official release of the game! That is of course - if you are serious enough and I can guarantee that isn't the last pun you will see here.

So what's the challenge? Make something seriously awesome (told you). You can make a custom campaign, a horde mode style map or even Serious Sam inspired art, whatever you want - it's entirely upto you.

So there must be some serious prizes right? Right you are. 1st place mod gets eternal fame and a whole bundle of cash, 2nd place walks away with a 1080 NVIDIA GPU and 3rd place gets some logitech gear. The next 20 best mods and art submitted take home a SERIOUS SAM digital game pack, so it's unlikely any serious competitor will leave empty handed.

Your task

We want you to create either a mod for Serious Sam Bogus Detour or art inspired by the game. What you choose to make is entirely upto you, just remember if you are creating a mod the first place to start would be the excellent Hammerwatch mod tool.

How to enter

  1. Make something seriously kickass
  2. Add it to Mod DB via the links to your right:
  3. Make sure it's tagged with #SERIOUSMOD (both mods or artwork)
  4. That's it! You can enter as many times as you want
  5. You can also tweet about your favorite entries to enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Serious Sam game packs picked at random

Deadline

Entries must be tagged with #SERIOUSMOD & submitted before July 22nd


Serious Entries


Rules

  • Your entry MUST be tagged with #SERIOUSMOD and uploaded to the Serious Sam Bogus Detour modding section or any image gallery.
  • Your entry MUST be uploaded to ModDB even if it already exists on workshop.
  • Your entry MUST work with the most recent version of Serious Sam Bogus Detour.
  • Your entry MUST be your own work, using models or art created by other people is not allowed without their explicit permission.
  • All content is allowed including fan inspired, but we shall adhere to any DMCA takedown requests and will remove content if requested by the copyright holder.
  • The grand prize of your mod included in the game, will be awarded on a best effort basis. If it cannot be included for whatever reason (such as not optimized, inappropriate, based on another IP) then it won't be.
  • Your entry in the art category must be inspired by Serious Sam games (past and present) to be eligible.
  • You can share your favorite entries on twitter with the hashtag #SERIOUSMOD for the chance to win 1 of 5 Serious Sam Steam game packs from Devolver Digital. Sharing on Twitter does not enter you into the main competition.
  • No obscene or illegal content prohibited by our terms of use allowed.
  • You are allowed to participate with as many entries as you wish (they will be judged individually).
  • Any submissions received after the July 22nd, 2017 18:00:00 -0500 deadline will be disqualified.
  • Judges from ModDB, Devolver Digital and Serious Sam Bogus Detour will pick the winners judged on the merits of innovation, complexity and fun factor.
  • Winners in both categories will be announced on ModDB before August 22, 2017 18:00:00 -0500.
  • Winners must be able to supply us with their email, home address & shipping location within a week of finishing the contest, to be eligible to receive their prize.
  • Any tax, customs, duties or other fees will be the responsibility of the competition participant.
  • Prizes will be delivered on a best effort basis, we cannot circumvent any laws or restrictions that prevent us from delivering prizes, but will attempt to deliver digital keys of an equivalent value should such a situation arise.
  • By submitting an entry, you agree that you legally represent all of the creators of the mod and that you agree to comply with all the Rules, the Terms of Use and all decisions of the Contest Judges.
  • ModDB reserves the right to disqualify any entry at their discretion for any reason from the competition.
  • Violation of any of the above terms will disqualify you from the competition.
  • By participating, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless sponsors and their respective parent companies, affiliates, service agencies, subsidiaries, independent contractors, and the officers, directors, employees, investors, agents, and representatives of any of the above organizations from any injury, loss, or damage to person, including death or property, due in-whole or in-part, directly or indirectly, to the acceptance from or use/misuse of a prize or participation in any promotion-related activity.
  • This Contest shall be governed as to all matters, including validity, construction and performance of the Contest General Rules, by and under the Laws of the Australia and the State of Victoria and the sole venue for resolving all questions related the rights of the Entrants and winners in this Contest shall be the courts located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Judging

Judging will commence once the competition has concluded and winners will be announced a few weeks later, before August 22 2017.

Judging will be final and done by representatives from:
  • Mod DB
  • Devolver Digital
  • Serious Sams Bogus Detour
Entries will be judged on:
  • Innovation
  • Complexity
  • Creativity
  • Fun factor
  • Playability
Crackshell Croteam Devolver Digital
Comments
INtense! Staff
INtense!

Also sorry everyone but the countdown timer was incorrect, end date remains the same: July 22nd, 2017 18:00:00 -0500

Good luck!

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps

I already was afraid when i read your comment Intense, that i would have less time. But it
seems the countdown timer has now more time so to speak.
I hope it is now correct because i really do rely on this countdown counter, because
i am not sure what time this is; July 22nd, 2017 18:00:00 -0500.
Does this mean 18 - 5 is 13:00 in the afternoon? And then central europe time?
That is why i rely fully on the countdown timer, i still have 2 days and 6 hours now.
thanks,

Leon

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

It is correct now

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XanT Staff
XanT

Just remember that first next 20 best mods and art submitted take home a SERIOUS SAM digital game pack, so it's unlikely any serious competitor will leave empty handed!

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fva
fva

Out of curiosity, what exactly is this digital game pack?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

I need to check, but I believe it is a multiple Serious Sam and Devolver Digital games.

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fva
fva

I thought it could be something like this, but wasn't sure. Let us know if you get a confirmation.

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autumnology
autumnology

Got a pretty sweet art entry in the works... maybe even two if there's time!

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps

I have to say that i start to get really frustrated here!
For days now i try to get familiar with the editor, and i can make a world, place
enemies, playerstart, weapons etc. But, that is it.

For days i am trying to get things triggered, but without having any luck.
I watched quit a few Hammerwatch mapping tut video's and they explain these things
but they are not simualar to how this SS game works. In Hammerwatch for instance you
need to connect a Areatrigger with a RecAngleShape, but in this editor there are no
such shape entities. So, HOW DO TRIGGERS WORK?!?!?!?!?!
AND BUTTONS, AND KEYCARDS, ETC ETC ETC.

It is a complete mistery to me how they can do a mod contest without showing any tutorials
on how to work with this editor. Really, this makes me so mad!
I have writen the devs a few times now on different channels without any answer, i assume
there are very busy because this game is just released. But how can we make a mod when
we don't know how there editor works???

Sorry when i sound so mad but for days and days i am trying, without ANY LUCK!!!
This is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lEON

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

That's tough, I wonder if they have a discord or something like that?

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Guest
Guest

Starting a Discord might be a good idea. Though, we do answer all questions on Steam's forum so if you have any questions we'll be happy to answer.

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps

Thank you for this answer, didn't know that.
Just checked though and questions are indeed answered but at the same time
we can see more questions on the forum about how to work with the editor.
We can indeed extract the original files, like the levels.
But still that doesn't make working with the editor easier.

Personally i have found solutions to nearly all my problems, did take me a
week of very frustrating trial and error though.
All in all i am very glad for this contest, but what when only 2 or 3 people
add a mod, what then? I checked the rules and i can't find anything about how
much people at least should join to make this contest valid. I hope that Crackshell/
Croteam stick with giving the prizes away, even when only a small hand full of people
have joined. Otherwise they really need to say so.
Because as far as i can see now will there be very few mods added, although i hope this
is not the case, really.

Leon

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Mauritsio
Mauritsio

Hey, thanks for holding this contest, but there's something I can't really make out of the rules.

Say I submit a mod here. Said mod is based off an existing IP, but every resource in the mod is custom-made and nothing is borrowed from others without their permission.

-Under these conditions, can the map not be included in the game, should it win first prize?
- And if it does, will I still recieve the cash prize, or will it automatically be disqualified from winning first place and only win second maximum?
- And if I made it less obvious that it's based off an existing IP, will there be able a possibility to win first place regardless?

Thanks for answering in advance, I'm definently taking part in this but just wanted to see what course of action I need to take.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

You are allowed to submit this mod and are eligible to win all prizes, as generally fan made content is permitted by most IP holders. But in the unlikely event the IP holder submits a DMCA claim it will be disqualified. Also while I cannot speak for the devs - it probably cannot be included in the game, but as I said about, the rest is most likely ok.

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps

Here you can find much more info about how to work with the editor;
Moddb.com

Leon

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps

I already did comment on the youtube channel but it is probably better to also
comment here.
The text for the .xml file is;
<info>
<name>SPYmaps</name>
<tag>This is the best campaign</tag>
<description>This is a testmap, just to see if i can get this 'thing' working</description>

<players min="1" max="4" />

<start>
<level name="cool level" lvl="levels/level_1.lvl"/>
</start>
</info>

Seem we can only work at one level at the time though, with the title
(which is in this case "level_1")

I know you are working on tuts for the editor, took me a hour but now i am already
quit familiar with the way this editor works, and it is a beauty!

Leon

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps

I have checked a video of how to use the editor of this awesome game and it looks
like a great editor. But it will take quit some time to make good levels with it,
so i am interested to see how many people will actually take the time to work with it.

As a leveldesigner (modder) myself i am intrigued to work with it, hopefully i will be
able to get it all done in the next 24 days.

All in all, great stuff Hipshot, Crotem/Devolver and Moddb!!!

Leon

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps

Forgot to mention that you need to replace the "SPYmaps" part
in the .xml text with your own name, or something else.

Leon

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Awesome stuff, thanks for sharing!

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StealthToast
StealthToast

I assume art entries will be judged on innovation, complexity and creativity? (Since there is no "fun factor" or "replayability" involved with them. :P)

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Yes, art entries will be judged slightly differently, as the Serious Sam brand is quite a fun one we hope to see some creativity.

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XanT Staff
XanT

You'd be correct there :)

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

Would be nice to get this on someplace besides just steam.

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XanT Staff
XanT

It is available on GOG as well :)

Gog.com

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Tleno
Tleno

This is totally unrelated to the contest but I just wanted to say, those animated stars with lines popping up when you move a mouse near the prize pyramid are very cool.

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XanT Staff
XanT

It is a simple way to make the pyramid section stand out a bit more :) Glad you like it! Always look forward to designing these custom competition pages and already have some good ideas for the next one. Hope you get involved and enter the competition!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

haha, its called particles.js very easy to implement. Is rather pretty though :D don't forget to submit a mod or art though, with only a month deadline and 20 prizes total, we suspect most people who enter will win!

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why_me
why_me

I agree, but my simple mind is way too easily distracted. Send help.

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