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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: CDV / Majesco
Developer: Croteam / Devolver Digital
Release Date: Jan. 13, 2010 (US), Jan. 2010 (EU)

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'Serious Sam' (XBLA/PC) Launches Serious Tweet Contest - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT

Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline arcade-action shooter heavily focused on frantic arcade-style single player action. In a world where cyberpunk meets fantasy-fiction and advanced technology is mixed with black magic and psycho-powers.
Developed by Croteam, the creators of the Serious Sam franchise, and produced in partnership with Devolver Digital, Serious Sam: The First Encounter is re-tooled and re-vamped in glorious High Definition with an all-new version of the CroTech engine.


Serious Sam HD is not your mother’s generic, large-scale, orchestral scored, Space Marine-themed epic FPS with dialogue that pretends it’s an RPG...instead, Serious Sam HD is a grab you by the jibblies run and gun, twitch FPS: BIG guns, TONS of enemies, 4-Player Online Co-Op and stunningly superfluous HD graphics that rival retail boxed games. You've waited forever but Serious Sam is back from the nether with its award-winning game play that will remind you why you play FPSs in the first place.

The Serious Tweet Contest gives gamers a chance to write their very own clever one-liner or hilarious wisecrack that Sam 'Serious' Stone will drop right in the middle of all the frantic, non-stop shooting action in Serious Sam HD. The lucky winner will have his or her line recorded by John J. Dick, the voice of Serious Sam, and integrated into the upcoming summer release for the entire world to hear.

"We have always admired the love and support fans have shown Croteam and the Serious Sam franchise," said a shy, unassuming spokesperson for Devolver Digital. "This is a fantastic way to get gamers involved in Serious Sam HD and give our fans a chance to contribute to the game itself."

So how does a budding video game writer enter a finely crafted line for a chance to hear it in Serious Sam HD? Gamers can log on to Twitter and send a brilliant tweet quip to @devolverdigital between July 15 and July 30. Croteam will choose the winning line and Devolver Digital will announce it to all followers of Devolver Digital and Majesco in early August.

"I never get any thanks for the wonderfully poetic and emotionally layered lines I write for Sam 'Serious' Stone," said an overworked and underpaid writer at Croteam "So guess what? Let someone else take a crack at it and see how hard it is. These witty remarks don't write themselves you know."

In addition to having the winning line appear in Serious Sam HD, the winner's name will be immortalized in the credits of the game and forever become a part of Serious Sam lore.

Serious Sam HD is currently scheduled for release on XBLA this summer for 1,200 Microsoft Points, while CDV has worldwide rights (except for Russia) for the PC version.


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