The coolest social group on ModDB! Join if you play Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam: The Second Encounter or even Serious Sam 2 or 3. Join and share your fanart/videos and stories. Sam is the man!

Report article RSS Feed Serious Replay and Gameplay

Check out the first official gameplay trailer for Serious Sam Double D, plus find out about the persistent inventory system letting you take your guns back to previous levels!

Posted by MommysBestGames on Jul 28th, 2011

Gameplay

First off, let's see some of the insane action in motion for Serious Sam Double D!


That was the first official gameplay trailer for the game. There will be some more trailers highlighting various aspects such as the GunStacker system.

Replayability

With a few weeks before release, Serious Sam Double D has undergone a drastic but excellent change that heavily increases the replayability of the game.

Previously the game followed a simple structure: You battled your way from the start to the end, finding powerups and cool secrets. But if you happen to miss anything, the only real way to get it was to start from the beginning again and hope to remember where it was.


Level Select screen letting you replay any level again, with all your gear.

Not anymore!
Now Sam has a Persistent Inventory system which means any gun, connector, secret, or challenge you happen to find, he gets to keep in any level. Plus, you can replay any previous level you've been!
Yes, you can take all the guns you've been collecting all along the way and head back to easier, previous levels any time you want and search for more hidden guns, secrets, or challenges tucked about.

So while initially you may have only had access to 3 guns in the first level, you can battle half way through the game, then replay the first level, now with something more like 12 guns and tons of connectors! Then you can find more weapons, then head *back* to level 7 or 8 (or wherever you were) with yet-more guns to better even the odds.

Starting level 1 from scratch with the Machine Pistol.

Returning to level 1 with a 5 gun stack, ready to fine more loot!

Plus we have good news that the Secrets menu is working great. You can look any time you want at secrets you've unlocked and revisit the funnier ones, or just use it to know how many are still to be found. And because the inventory is persistent, you can simply play from whatever secret you visit and any more powerups you find will be added to your inventory for access in later levels or your current one.


The black arrow is pointing to the little treasure box icon that shows up when you're near a secret.

And one extra helper is the Treasure icon. It definitely doesn't make it too easy, but it does fade in slowly if you're getting warm when finding a secret.

Post comment Comments
medve
medve Jul 29 2011, 3:21am says:

2 player coop maybe? nobody will buy a singleplayer game...its 2011

-4 votes     reply to comment
MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan Jul 29 2011, 6:57am says:

Mommy's best rock! I like the soundtrack and the gameplay seems a total riot. Can't wait.

+2 votes     reply to comment
MommysBestGames Author
MommysBestGames Jul 30 2011, 2:21pm replied:

@Leicheh @resserection @MrTambourineMan @SPY-maps
Thanks! We went pretty much for straight rock'n'roll (which I love) and some speed metal for the action. Works well, gets the blood flowing! Of course you'll be able to turn the music if metal's not your thing.

@medve
It will be single player initially. We're looking at possibly doing coop in the future as an update for the PC and 360 version. We'll see!

@GossamerSolid
Yup as Leicheh pointed out we were hand-picked by Croteam to make a spin-off of Serious Sam in our own style based on how much they liked our first game "Weapon of Choice".

They also picked Vlambeer (Super Crate Box-PC) and Be-Rad (Lame Castle-iOS) to make their own different, lovably-crazy versions of Sam.

+1 vote   reply to comment
SPY-maps
SPY-maps Jul 29 2011, 7:03am says:

what a bull!!
sorry, but loads of people still buy only SP games!!

great indie game by the way, loved serieus sam, and this one has that real SS feeling to it!

leon

+2 votes     reply to comment
Leicheh
Leicheh Jul 29 2011, 12:12pm says:

Do want. NOW.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Res1
Res1 Jul 29 2011, 12:27pm says:

Cant wait for this!

+1 vote     reply to comment
GossamerSolid
GossamerSolid Jul 29 2011, 4:33pm says:

This looks funny, but do you have the permissions from Croteam to use their character, story and pretty much everything else?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Leicheh
Leicheh Jul 30 2011, 7:00am replied:

Yes MommyBestGames has the permission.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Established
Aug 7, 2011
Privacy
Public
Subscription
Open to all members
Homepage
Serioussam.com
Contact
Send Message
Email
Members Only
Membership
Join this group
Group Watch
Track this group
News
Browse
News
Report Abuse
Report article
Related Games
Serious Sam Double D
Serious Sam Double D Single Player Third Person Shooter
Related Engines
Custom Built
Custom Built Commercial Released Sep 1, 2007
Related Groups
Mommy's Best Games
Mommy's Best Games Developer
Serious Sam Fans
Serious Sam Fans Fans & Clans group with 106 members