A Linux build for Croteam on the rise
Having been rather busy recently, I missed posting the July 18th news from CroTeams page:
Visit Croteam facebook page to see the screenshot of Serious Sam 3: BFE development build running on Linux!
Looks like we will be seeing Serious Sam 3: BFE making it’s way to the platform. Even more interesting is how well the game is picking up on Steam.
But with no further details being offered about the porting process or release date.
Aside from what obviously looks like the BFE running on Ubuntu 12.04.
Looking at the full screenshot, there does seem to be brilliant dynamic lighting and shading using the later NVIDIA 295 driver. With respect to the overall environment detail and the ability to save your games on the fly.
I would not be half surprised to see BFE showing up in the soon to be released Steam Client for Linux. As the official Steam announcement did indicate releasing the client and games to be first ported to Ubuntu respectively.
Here is a synopsis of Serious Sam 3: BFE:
Serious Sam 3: BFE is a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters where men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom. Serving as a prequel to the original indie sensation, Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam 3 takes place during the Earth’s final struggle against Mental’s invading legions of beasts and mercenaries. Set against the collapsing temples of an ancient civilization and the crumbling cities of 22nd century Egypt, Serious Sam 3 is an exhilarating fusion of classic twitch shooters and modern gameplay features.
Frantic Arcade-Style Action – Hold down the trigger and lay waste to a never-ending onslaught of attackers or face being overrun by Mental’s savage beasts. No cover systems, no camping – it’s just you and them. All of them.
Mental’s Fearsome Legions – A new battalion of unforgettable minions including the rumbling Scrapjack and towering Khnum join the legendary Headless Kamikaze, Gnaar and Sirian Werebull to create the fiercest opposition you’ve ever had the pleasure of mowing down.
Spectacular Environments – Battle across the expansive battlefields of near-future Egypt bursting at the seams with total chaos. The shattered cities of tomorrow lined with the crumbling temples of an ancient world become your destructible playground.
Pure Multiplayer Mayhem – Play through the full campaign mode with up to 16 players or drop the gauntlet and let the heavy ordinance fly in versus modes like Deathmatch and Beast Hunt. This is the next level of Serious Sam multiplayer and all hell is about to break loose.
Serious Sam 3: BFE is built using Serious Engine 3.5 and I would be rather keen to see what they make of the port. Will there be a DLC’s? Can we expect to see the games engine released (retail) for cross-platform game development? What innovations will the release bring?
We will have to wait and see.