Devolver Digital Acquires Croteam

Devolver Digital announces the acquisition of Croteam, the Croatian developer of the Serious Sam series (thanks Gematsu). Here's the wedding announcement:
Nearly thirty years ago, a group of childhood friends got together to start Croteam from a small garage in Zagreb. The fledgeling studio was built around creative experimentation, pushing technical boundaries, and a trust in one another that would span decades. The team dabbled in soccer / football games before putting together a dazzling tech demo that would eventually become Serious Sam and change the path of the studio forever. But it was a struggle to sign the Serious Sam demo with a publisher and only one label - Gathering of Developers - showed interest and support. That support blossomed into friendship and respect which would eventually reconnect Croteam with some of the Gathering of Developers team when they later helped found Devolver Digital.

A decade ago Devolver Digital was just getting started and looking for its first project to partner on in the emerging digital distribution world. Similarly, Croteam was on the search for a partner it could trust to help them bring their beloved franchise back to prominence with the upcoming Serious Sam 3. And like that, the next big Serious Sam game brought old partners back together and forged a decade of friendship and dedication.

Since then Croteam and Devolver Digital have partnered on dozens of games - from the frantic Serious Sam series to the award-winning The Talos Principle across PC, consoles, VR and mobile platforms. Croteam and Devolver Digital have been dating for so long that we decided to go ahead and just get married.

Devolver has acquired Croteam...or maybe Croteam has acquired Devolver...who could really know at this point in the relationship. What’s certain is that our future together is ultra exciting with new projects like The Talos Principle 2, more Serious Sam games, and original IP from Croteam and the Croteam Incubator studios. Croteam will of course keep total creative freedom and Devolver Digital gets to keep making dumb recommendations that Croteam just ignores - we prefer it that way.

Both companies are thrilled to share this news and hope that you’re as excited about our future together as we are - it’s going to be a lot of fun. Also, buy Serious Sam 4 on Steam or Stadia. It’s got a chainsaw rocket launcher.
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Check out "The Talos Principal" by Croteam. A puzzle game built on their Serious engine. It's big, engaging (great story.), and totally unlike the Sam series. They released a huge DLC for it, "Road To Gehenna", that REALLY ramps up the puzzle difficulty. Highly recommend. Both base and DLC have "overwhelmingly positive" reviews.
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dizave wrote on Oct 21, 2020, 15:59:
Is this the worst acquisition in gaming? I can't think of anything worse than serious sam 4... except serious sam 3, 2, and 1.

The Fusion engine is really quite lovely. I haven't played ss4.
3, 2, and 1 I can only play in short bursts nowadays, so if you mean the gameplay is bad I can kind of see your point. The enemies lack any AI and the way they do the spawning can feel repetitive. Still a good coop experience.
And Serious Duke is awesome...just wish there were more levels for it
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Oct 21, 2020, 16:18
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If you can't, you are demonstrating a serious lack of knowledge of the gaming industry as a whole.
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Is this the worst acquisition in gaming? I can't think of anything worse than serious sam 4... except serious sam 3, 2, and 1.
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Maybe it was formalizing a relationship, made possible by that Fall Guys windfall
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Oct 21, 2020, 13:25
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Developer (or Gathering of Developers, which was its predecessor run by the same people) has published literally everything Crotem's ever made. There was a good interview with one of the founders on the Noclip podcast recently and he basically called Devolver family, saying that without them, there is basically no Croteaam. Devolver hasn't really acquired much so it's interesting to see them buy another company but they were basically one in the same already. Hope it works out for both of them.
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Good for them, a logical choice since I think (correct me if Im wrong) Devolver has published most of their games. Hopefully this means that they will get to develop more ambitious games in the future.
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'Now you cro, and cro'ing is half the battle. Yo Cro!'
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