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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

ZAGREB, CROATIA October 20, 2010 – Hordes of Serious Sam fans and would-be level designers around the world can now have a hand in the creation of Serious Sam HD: The  Second Encounter’s chaotic battlefields with the release of Serious Editor 3 Beta through a free update on Steam. Serious Sam fans can use the powerful Serious Editor 3 Beta to build single player, co-op and multiplayer maps for Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter and share them with other PC gamers around the globe. Aspiring game designers can also create their own objects and structures for placement in their custom environments to give each creation their own signature mark.

“Both Serious Sam fans and those nasty forum trolls always tell us that anyone could make a better campaign level or multiplayer map than us,” said an anonymous level designer at Croteam. “Well prove it, ladies. Knock yourselves out.”

To celebrate the launch of Serious Editor 3 Beta on Steam, Croteam and Devolver Digital will monitor the most popular multiplayer maps online and shower their creators with exquisite gifts and bottomless praise. One lucky fan may even see their custom multiplayer map become a part of the much-anticipated Serious Sam 3, garnering the creator a designer credit in the game and increased sexual prowess.

Serious Sam fans can check and for links to the most creative and original maps created with Serious Editor 3 Beta. Developed by Croteam, the creators of the Serious Sam franchise, and produced in partnership with Devolver Digital, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is the ultimate classic arcadestyle first-person shooter.

About Croteam

Croteam are the creative force behind the massively successful Serious Sam series, which is recognized across the globe for its all-action and entertaining game design and its powerful Serious Engine technology. Founded in Zagreb, Croatia in 1993, Croteam has grown to become one of the most successful and respected developers in Eastern Europe. More information about Croteam can be found online at 

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