For Serious: The Serious Sam Indie Series

Item, Use Bubblegum, 'You are all out of Bubblegum'

Some congratulations are in order! Indie developer Croteam’s Serious Sam series is, in a strictly metaphorical sense, pregnant, and about to give birth to three independently developed spin-off games. Croteam and Serious Sam publisher Devolver Digital today announced that they’ve given several smaller indie devs (including phenomenal Dutch pairing Vlambeer of Super Crate Box fame) the opportunity to make a game based on Serious Sam, and they’ll be released in the run up to Serious Sam 3: BFE. What have you got in store? WELL! Come take a look.

Vlambeer’s work can be seen above. It’s Serious Sam: The Random Encounter, and it… well, you can probably see what they’re doing. Serious Sam: The RPG, basically, which can only end up being amazing. The press release assigns it these words:

Traverse a harsh and dangerous world map as Serious Sam and his team are thrown into rapid-fire battles against towering numbers of enemies on their way to glory against the legions of Mental’s horde. Arm your squad to the teeth with massive ordinance, throw down some special items and take aim at the hordes of charging enemies holding that sweet, sweet loot you crave so badly.

Next up is this:

Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack! From Be-Rad Entertainment, creators of Lame Castle. Since I hadn’t heard of Lame Castle I went ahead and played it, and Kamikaze Attack actually looks suspiciously similar. Very nearly Lame Castle: Serious Sam edition, in fact. Here’s the word-

Pledge allegiance to the evil lord Mental, join the ranks of the Headless Kamikaze brigade and destroy the vile Serious Sam. Be-Rad Entertainment’s (Lame Castle) hand drawn auto runner brings the awesome to mobile platforms as you guide your fearless group of Headless Kamikazes across the battlefield, dodging hazards and pitfalls while avoiding oncoming fire from the deplorable Serious Sam.

Ah, well. What’s next?

Ah yes! Serious Sam: Double D from Mommy’s Best Games, which re-images Serious Sam as a platformer. Once again, this screenshot looked more than a little familiar to me, and it turns out that – yes! – Mommy’s Best Games created Xbox Live Indie sensation Weapon of Choice, which is exactly what this reminded me of. So again, Weapon of Choice: Serious Sam edition. Here’s the official word:

Featuring killer hand drawn artwork, classic and original enemies, and the innovative weapon stacking system, Serious Sam: Double D is a uniquely exciting chapter in the Serious Sam saga. All that stands between victory and annihilation is a man with a T-shirt and jeans… and a great big pile of guns.

Finally we have a word from publisher devolver digital.

“I’ve never heard of any of these indie clowns,” said Fork Parker, chief financial officer at Devolver Digital, publisher of Serious Sam 3: BFE. “Do any of these jokers make hentai games? I’m telling you guys, that weird tentacle stuff is the future of gaming.”

Thanks, Fork. Devolver Digital? You’re my favourite.


  1. Wilson says:

    It’s Dancing Denzel!
    EDIT: Or is it Groovy Gregory? I can’t remember now.

  2. Crimsoneer says:

    Awesome! Great idea from Croteam.

    Also, has anybody noticed the latest Serious Sam HD patch let you play the First and Second coming in one big playthrough? Anybody given this a go?

  3. Rei Onryou says:

    Bam. Tit job. x3

  4. Coins says:

    You’re all out of bubblegum, surely, or have I missed another in-in-injoke? :(
    Also, woo, vlambeer!

    • mlaskus says:

      It’s time to kick ass and chew bubble gum… and I’m all outta gum.
      ~Duke Nukem

    • Mister Yuck says:


      It’s “I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass… and I’m all outta bubble gum”
      -Rowdy Roddy Piper

    • Madlukelcm says:

      Yea that quote is originally from They Live by John Carpenter but who gives a damn.

  5. JB says:

    Lame Castle link be broken?

  6. Teddy Leach says:

    Do want! Also, Fork is made of awesome.

  7. Dominic White says:

    Vlambeer AND Mommy’s Best Games? Bring it the fuck *on*. Those guys know how to make fun, anarchic games. Perfect choices for Serious Sam.

  8. Anthile says:

    What kind of first name is Fork, anyway? That guy is awesome.

  9. BooleanBob says:

    Vlambeer woo <3

  10. zino says:

    I’m so getting Serious Sam: The Random Encounter. Combining Final Fantasy awesomeness with Sam being Serious can only end well.

  11. Ridnarhtim says:

    That comment by Fork Parker makes me think Devolver Digital may be the right people to publish Serious Sam =P

  12. The Army of None says:

    <3 vlambeer. Mark my words, Super Sam: Random Encounter will be GOTY.

  13. DarkFarmer says:

    Hell yeah, Random Encounter looks soooo sick. Love vlambeer.

  14. DarkNoghri says:

    That top screenshot is probably the most awesome thing I’ve seen all day.

  15. bill says:

    I wonder if there’s a connection between Fork Parker and a certain fork related spammer.
    PS/ why don’t you just ban all usernames beginning with “zheng”?

  16. Triangulon says:

    Fork = win.

    Bam. Tit job.