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The gift-giving season will last until at least January 1, the day that developer Vlambeer intends to give one free copy of Nuclear Throne to "every single person that has ever bought [it]," according to Vlambeer's Rami Ismail. As Nuclear Throne's community has gotten "too damn good at this video...

December 28th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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What happens when you introduce your child to classic consoles at an early age? You end up breeding a superpowered Wunderkind who can complete one of the most difficult games of any gaming generation. In this recent feature, writer and XOXO conference founder Andy Baio details his fatherly quest t...

December 11th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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After 33 weekly updates, Vlambeer's self-described "action roguelike-like" Nuclear Throne now contains an actual nuclear throne. According to the developer, the throne can be found at the game's climax, after players have battled their way from a lowly campfire, through the wilds, into the Pala...

June 30th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Developer Vlambeer is offering the option to purchase its latest game, Nuclear Throne, through Twitch, a first for the video game broadcast company. Purchasing Nuclear Throne through Twitch gives players access to the game via Steam Early Access, specialty Vlambeer emoticons, and a subscription to...

April 16th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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From the show floor at PAX East 2014, Vlambeer has unleashed an update that adds co-operative multiplayer to Nuclear Throne. The game is currently available via Steam Early Access for $12.99. "We launched it about an hour ago, I'm uploading it from the show right now. We're updating the website to...

April 12th 2014 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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Interesting art talks looking at character customization and animation workflow for Destiny will be hosted by Bungie at this year's Game Developers Conference, which goes down in San Francisco next month. Irrational Games (what's left of it, anyway) will provide a breakdown of how Elizabeth's AI-co...

February 19th 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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With crowd-sourced development practices on the rise, indies are taking steps to more deeply entrench their fans in the game-creation process: Transparent development means pulling back the curtain and giving the audience a close look at the minutiae of making a game, including failed ideas, bad ch...

January 28th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Indie developers in the Xbox One publishing program, ID@Xbox, get two console development kits, a Unity license and the opportunity to self-publish their games – in return, Microsoft asks that the games launch same-day on Xbox One and other console platforms. Launch parity, rather than exclus...

December 4th 2013 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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Vlambeer's latest game, the "action roguelike-like" game Nuclear Throne, is available now through Steam's Early Access program. In its current build state, the $13 game from the studio that created Ridiculous Fishing and Super Crate Box, includes four playable worlds, seven characters, two boss ba...

October 11th 2013 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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Vlambeer (Super Crate Box, Ridiculous Fishing) has changed the name of its upcoming project from Wasteland Kings to Nuclear Throne. Beyond being a better name, Wasteland Kings had the potential of getting confused with inXile Entertainment's Wasteland 2 and even Tribute Games' Mercenary Kings. In f...

September 30th 2013 at 11:15am 0 Comments