Devolver Digital has acquired Croteam, developer of Serious Sam. Devolver Digital today announced that after working together for more than a decade, the decision has been made to bring the two companies together, Devolver joking in his blog post on the fact that they had decided to get married. .Serious Sam 4 screenshots “Croteam and Devolver Digital have been dating for so long that we decided to go ahead and get married,” the blog read. Despite the acquisition, Devolver says Croteam will maintain “complete creative freedom”, although Devolver still plans to continue making “stupid recommendations that Croteam simply ignores.” The announcement came with a summary of the relationship between Devolver and Croteam. Croteam started almost 30 years ago as a group of childhood friends in a small garage in Zagreb, Croatia. The studio “was built around creative experimentation, pushing technical boundaries and a mutual trust that would last for decades.” Croteam started out with football matches before putting together a demo that eventually became the first Serious Sam. The team struggled to find a publisher for the demo and the next game, but a publisher: Gathering of Developers . “That support turned into friendship and respect. Which would eventually reconnect Croteam with some of the Gathering of Developers team when they later helped found Devolver Digital,” according to the blog. “Ten years ago. Years Devolver Digital was just getting started and was looking for their first partnership project in the emerging world of digital distribution. Likewise, Croteam was looking for a partner they could trust to help them reignite importance. to their beloved franchise.with the upcoming Serious Sam 3. And like that, the next big game Serious Sam brought together old partners and forged a decade of friendship and dedication. ”Croteam and Devolver have teamed up on dozens of games since then, most notably with the Serious Sam titles and the Talos Principle, and now the two are one. Devolver said that Croteam fans can look forward to The Talos Principle 2, more Serious Sam games, and an original IP address in the future. If you haven’t checked out the latest Serious Sam, you can read our thoughts on that in our Serious Sam 4 review. Also check out our review of the Talos Principle, then read the rest of the game. Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance writer and guide for Esports Ray. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.