Get cyberpunk with this Blade Runner total conversion mod for Serious Sam

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Blade Runner: Cells Interlinked 2021 (opens in new tab) casts you as a prototype Nexus-8 replicant named Trixie who has to fight her way across cyberpunk Los Angeles while pursued by blade runners, mercenaries, and the cops. It's the work of modder Syndroid, built on Serious Sam Fusion—which is mainly used for custom maps, skins, new weapons and so on for Serious Sam 3 and the HD versions of the first two games. 

Using that for a full-blown total conversion replicating the look of the Blade Runner movies is quite ambitious. As Syndroid notes, "Don't expect Serious Sam type of gameplay."

The mod looks pretty faithful to the setting of the movies, complete with blimps, billboard geishas, Coke commercials, and neon in the rain. The description notes that it's set before the animated film Blade Runner: Blackout 2022, which was one of the shorts released to promote Blade Runner 2049, and presumably that means it ties in with the plot.

You can download the mod from Serious Sam Fusion's Steam Workshop (opens in new tab). Though it's playable now, Syndroid notes that VR support and improved character animations are in the works. 

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.