Devolver Digital announces
the acquisition of Croteam, the Croatian
developer of the Serious Sam
). 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.