The tongue-in-cheek humour of Serious Sam
is right up my alley. If you haven't visited the official site
, do yourself a favor and take a look. I personally guarantee at least one chuckle. Now, here's the actual news.
It's a free to play multiplayer weekend on Steam for Serious Sam HD: Second Encounter
. This lets gamers enjoy all of the multiplayer modes with up to 16 players at no cost. Plus, if you like what you try, you can purchase the full game for only $10 (50% off).
Side note: the press release says Fork Parker is the CFO. (I know it's fake but I'll play along.) His comments are in jest (and funny) but the name is actually that of a "Chronic Pee Pee Pants Sufferer." It's nice to see that he's overcoming his problem to get some work done. The video below is courtesy of the Serious Sam web site
. Why haven't you went there?
SERIOUS SAM HD: SECOND ENCOUNTER MULTIPLAYER
FREE-FOR-ALL IS FREE FOR ALL THIS WEEKEND ON STEAM
Gamers Get a Delicious Taste of Multiplayer Madness and 50% of Purchase
Zagreb, Croatia, July 8, 2010 – In an effort to spread the Gospel of Sam to those non-believers who still haven’t bathed in the redeeming light of high-definition, Croteam has decided to allow the few remaining heathens to partake in the visual delights of Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter’s over-the-top multiplayer modes. From July 8 through July 11, Steam users around the world will be able to play all the brilliant new modes of multiplayer fun with up to 16-players. New converts will be able to experience divine gameplay modes like Co-Op Survival, My Burden and Beast Hunt along with classic deathmatch and campaign co-op modes.
“This is total bullshit,” said Fork Parker, Chief Financial Officer at Devolver Digital. “How are we supposed to make any money by giving away our sweet multiplayer juice for free?”
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter will also be discounted by 50% during the promotion. Seriously. Half off a game that already costs less than $20. That’s $10 sucka.
“Goddamnit,” replied Fork when asked for further comment.
Croteam are the creative force behind the massively successful Serious Sam series, which is recognized across the globe for its all-action and entertaining game design and its powerful Serious Engine technology. Founded in Zagreb, Croatia in 1993, Croteam has grown to become one of the most successful and respected developers in Eastern Europe. More information about Croteam can be found online at www.croteam.com.
About Devolver Digital
Devolver Digital is a small, laser-focused production and publishing company based in Austin, Texas, (also with one very lonely desperado in London) from an unnamed group of industry veterans/outlaw refugees. The company aims to take large wads of fun created by great game developers worldwide, and help create large wads of cash from it by getting it into the hands of rich, entertainment-starved gamers around the world, wherever they happen to be hanging out, and for whatever currency is handy. Our Twitter handle is @DevolverDigital so hook it up.