Boom: Serious Sam: The Random Encounter

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Vlambeer’s Serious Sam spin-off/remake/demake/upmake/downmake/JRPGmake Serious Sam: The Random Encounter was always a bit of a bonkers proposition. The gameplay trailer (below) hasn’t really done much to change that perception. It is quite random.

And it looks totally awesome. Vlambeer say: “The game’ll launch on Steam & some other digital distribution platforms October 24th for $4.99. We’re pretty damned excited, that’s our first commercial release, I think.” They’re right.


  1. Yorick says:

    I for one would like to know who wrote that music.

  2. barichnikov says:

    Ok what!!! This looks incredible. I thought it would be more like FF games, but there’s a bit of action/strategy to it.

  3. JackShandy says:

    Vlambeer can have all my babies.

    Just take them.

  4. Breedlove says:

    The music is amazing. The game will be tits.

  5. mrwout says:

    I want this game now !

  6. Icarus says:

    Well that looks like a fun time!

  7. Oozo says:

    Hum? If they can pull off that mix between JRPG tactical-multiple choice and, well, serious action, this might be more than just fun. A lesson to be learned, so to speak (the best lessons are learned by completely weird projects anyway).
    Intrigueed now.

  8. Baka says:

    Info: Fire your weapon.

  9. Dervish says:

    This looks so much better than that cheapo sidescroller.

  10. Koozer says:

    Ah so it looks like a Flotilla system, for lack of a better reference – choose your attacks, watch it play out, then fiddle again. Lovely.

  11. zeroskill says:

    Wasnt so hot for Double D but this looks appealing. Getting this when its out.

  12. Ralphomon says:

    I don’t understaaaaaaand

    Looks pretty excellent though

  13. Carter says:

    Are those one-eyed floating potatoes at the end?

  14. Strangeblades says:

    Why is this the greatest game ever? Why?

  15. thatcity says:

    this game looks delicious…i’m gonna buy it if the gameplay is good too..this trailer is inspiring

  16. MythArcana says:

    This looks about 300% more fun than Duke Nukem Forever.

  17. JackDandy says:

    Couldn’t imagine how Serious Sam would work in JRPG form, but it apparently does.

    Can’t wait to give this a go.

  18. DarkNoghri says:

    Do want.

  19. cosmicolor says:

    whoa, that’s my birthday. what a birthday present.

  20. ChainsawCharlie says:

    Looks pretty good actually. Hoping that the game has more similar chip-tune style music