Forever People: Serious Sam Forever MP

They really don't have many screenshots online, bless 'em.

After four (count ’em) years, Serious Sam Forever releases something. It’s planning to basically be a total conversion to run the old games in the Croteam’s Serious Engine 2 and… wait, I don’t want to think about it too hard. Relevantly, they’ve released a MP demo with four maps and game modes. Which doesn’t sound very interesting, until you realise it’s got a fancy bot system that allows you to have more players than usual in a level. How many?

100 bots!

200 bots!

400 bots!

Okay, no-one’s done this yet, but apparently they could with the right hardware. As in, ludicrously powerful stuff, I suspect.

Anyway, while we’re talking Serious Sam Forever, we may as well link to the actual teaser trailer for the full thing…

…And then stop. Yay!

14 Comments

  1. Manwe says:

    Holy crap!

    Now I want to know how many human players it supports. And if you could have a 200 strong, bot v human match.

    Good job Croteam, you bonkers bunch.

  2. Tom OBedlam says:

    Though I would normally be a bit sneery at the second videos ludicrous music, i can’t think of anything that fits bonkers 200 bot deathmatch better.

    Except…. *shudder* rotterdam terror corps

  3. SpinalJack says:

    Is it me or are his arms ludicrously short?

  4. jon_hill987 says:

    Seems like four years wasted since Croteam released the (first of the) old games in Serious Engine 3 a few weeks ago…

    • Chris R says:

      I was thinking the same thing.

      Imagine if Valve released Half Life 1 HD ahead of free mod Black Mesa Source.

      That’s basically what happened to these mod guys, hah. Seems like any game that has “Forever” tacked on is doomed for failure. Game makers take note and be warned!

  5. Nimic says:

    But… why?

  6. Heliocentric says:

    I guess the forever moniker is free for them to use now.

  7. Adrian says:

    whats up with the music? and i agree with jon this seems kind of pointless now that serious sam1 hd is released and the second encounter hd is in the maing.

    its nice they made the effort but i think it would have been a failure even if serious sam hd never existed. the serious sam 2 engine is just horrible

  8. Tei says:

    This need Duke Nukem models and taunts.

  9. Okami says:

    I see the good old shooter player tradition of exclusively using incredibly bad jumpstyle/tektonic tracks as background music for their videos is still beeing upheld.

  10. LionsPhil says:

    That’s OK—with a name like that, they’ll be changing to the Unreal Development Kit next week and starting over.

  11. Prophets of Sam says:

    Try it and see if it was a waste. This is only a taste of what makes Serious Sam Forever different from Serious Sam HD.

  12. poop says:

    so wait, they basically did what SS HD did but they spent four years doing it? dag yo