Remember that scene in Aliens
where Ripley tapes together the pulse rifle and flamethrower? Now imagine doing that with five guns. That's the concept behind Serious Sam: Double D's
weapon stacking mechanic -- and it looks as cool as it sounds.
Designer Nathan Fouts of Mommy's Best Games (Xbox indies Weapon of Choice
, Shoot 1UP
) has posted a look at the inner workings of the Gun Stacker system on the developer's blog. It explains the mixing and matching of firearms from top to bottom, from finding hidden weapons and the requisite Gun Stacker arms, to the interface used to bolt them together -- there are even some dev tips for ... interesting
Try as we may, we haven't been able to successfully stack chainsaws, tommy guns and grenade launchers onto our laptops after reading the post, but you can see how crazy it would look (minus the laptop) in the gallery below.