Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter is a frantic arcade action FPS, featuring singleplay and co-op campaign, various multiplayer modes, all presented in glorious VR and with different locomotion movements.
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Mar 30, 2017
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March 21

Whoah! Serious Sam is 18 years old



Serious Sam is 18 years old today. It was on March 21st, 2001 that Serious Sam: The First Encounter hit the shelves. Quite literally, as digital distribution was still a distant future back then.

We were young, super passionate and, after a successful tech test launched in the summer of 2000, confident that Serious Sam would resonate well with the gaming community. Turns out, we were right. Serious Sam: The First Encounter caused quite a stir in the gaming community, won dozens of awards (including Gamespot's Game of the Year) and laid the foundation of everything Croteam is today.

Fast forward 18 years later and Serious Sam got numerous sequels, spin-offs and remasters on most platforms. Hell, we even sent Sam to virtual reality and as with everything else - had tons of fun doing so.

Even though he's 18 years old (and legally allowed to buy a beer here in Croatia, finally), Sam's still going strong and we can't wait to take you on another journey of chaos and mayhem with Serious Sam 4.

Until then, we'll raise a glass (of aforementioned beer) in Sam's name and celebrate all of you for being Seriously awesome. Whether you've been demolishing hordes of aliens since day one or just joined our community – we thank you for supporting us from the bottom of our hearts!




BOOM GOES THE ALIEN!
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December 6, 2018

Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter update 408305 is live now

Hey guys. We have another update for you. This one is not that big in size, but fixes some of the issues that were missed in the latest patch.
We have also realized that some of you have been experienced a performance drop after the last patch. This was due to the new system we use for shadows and the higher shadow resolution. This was readjusted so you should see a performance boost on higher settings now.

The update is a part of the Fusion update of the same number, so please find the full changelog by following the link below:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/564310/discussions/0/1745605598704090943/
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Just Updated

Good news, everybody. SSVR: The First Encounter is now a full release. For a complete list of changes in the latest update, please visit this thread: http://steamcommunity.com/app/552450/discussions/0/133261124637972402/

About This Game

Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter is a frantic arcade action FPS, featuring singleplayer and co-op campaign modes, various multiplayer modes, all presented in glorious VR with Croteam's new Serious Warp movement system.

See what Sam sees, feel what Sam feels, and find out what it's like to BE the legend!

KEY FEATURES:


Serious Locomotion - Explore the levels using trackpad movement (if you are brave enough), go with safer built-in teleportation system and move quickly to avoid charging enemies with the help of Sam's personal translocator device or tweak and adjust the way you move through the VR space to best suit you playing style with using our own Serious Warp (tm) locomotion.
Double the Gun, Double the Fun – Let go of the keyboard and gun down enemies in VR, one weapon in each hand, or dual-wield them, quadrupling your stopping power. Combine different guns or just grab two of the same, but whatever your style, remember: Mental must be stopped!
Old School, New Engine - Hordes of enemies and non-stop action set against the expansive and visually stunning backdrop of ancient Egypt - all powered by the latest Serious Engine 2017 to create one of the most impressive VR experiences yet!
Steam Workshop Support - where you will be able to submit your content creation or download new player-created modifications.
Serious Sam Fusion 2017 integration - receive free updates for this game through the central hub. Oh, and play cross-platform with players of the "flat" version to find out what's the ultimate combo: hi-tech motion controllers or good old keyboard & mouse

SINGLE PLAYER:

Levels - Serious Sam is sent back through time to ancient Egypt to battle, explore and seek wisdom in 15 huge Egypt levels that also have over 80 secrets hidden and waiting to be discovered, in what is considered to be one of the most visually enjoyable VR experiences!
Weapons - Play with a classic arsenal of 10 serious weapons including Colt, Chainsaw (!), Shotgun, Minigun and Cannon!
Enemies - Go head to head against various enemies, including Sirian Werebull now charging at you in VR, while hearing Beheaded Kamikaze scream somewhere near by.
THE Boss - Witness being VR stamped by almighty warlock giant Ugh-Zan III, who somehow managed to sneak behind you!
Difficulty Settings - Choose between 5 difficulty settings to satisfy everyone, from FPS beginner and all the way to serious players!

MULTIPLAYER:

Up to 16 Players - Plunge into chaos with up to 16 players in various cooperative and versus modes, some playable in campaign levels, some in unique versus levels and some also in teams!
Classic Co-Op - Plunge into chaos with up to 16 players in 15-level cooperative campaign mode, which is also fully customized like choosing difficulty, increasing enemies strength per player, turning on friendly fire or infinite ammo, setting respawn credits and much, much more!
Coin-Op Co-Op - Play entire co-op campaign levels in classic 80's arcade style with limited lives!
Beast Hunt and Team Beast Hunt - Compete against other players, or teams in Team Beast Hunt, hunting down various enemies to see who can get the best score at the end of each campaign level!
Survival and Team Survival - Alone or with other team members, try to stay alive as long as you can against endless enemy attacks in specially designed survival map!
Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch - Watch all hell break loose against other players or teams in classic deathmatch style!
My Burden - Get highest score from collecting the points by holding the item, while others chase you to get hold of that item!
Last Man Standing and Last Team Standing - Playing with only one life against each other, or as part of a team, try to be the last one alive!
Capture the Flag - Grab a flag from other teams' base and bring it to your base for a score, while also defending your own flag!
Instant Kill - One shot and you are gone!

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 - 4590 equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD R9 290 or NVIDIA GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift VR headset. Internet connection required for product activation for the first time. After that, a persistent connection is not required to play SSVR: The First Encounter.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-6800 equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Fury or NVIDIA GTX 1070
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift VR headset. Internet connection required for product activation for the first time. After that, a persistent connection is not required to play SSVR: The First Encounter.
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 - 4590 equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD R9 290 or NVIDIA GTX 970
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift VR headset. Internet connection required for product activation for the first time. After that, a persistent connection is not required to play SSVR: The First Encounter.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-6800 equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Fury or NVIDIA GTX 1070
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: HTC Vive headset. Internet connection required for product activation for the first time. After that, a persistent connection is not required to play SSVR: The First Encounter.

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