Nuclear Throne and Ridiculous Fishing Developer Vlambeer is Closing

Vlambeer, the influential indie studio headed by Rami Ismail and Jan Willem Nijman, is closing its doors after hitting its 10th anniversary.

Originally founded in 2010 by Rami Ismail and Jan Willem Nijman, Vlambeer has made a name for itself over the past decade with a range of titles that have helped to shape the development of indie games on numerous platforms. Though the studio has been an advocate for indie game development over the last decade, its founders have decided now is the right time to sunset the studio.

Over on their official Twitter account, Vlambeer posted a statement on the day of the studio’s tenth anniversary that the company would be shutting down. Specifically, the studio said that it felt that is “is time for new things,” with the development team looking to explore other opportunities in their careers and lives.

In a tweet thread, the studio explained on its closure that “it’s not a sad day for us, but the happy conclusion to a whirlwind decade.” Vlambeer added that “it feels like we’ve achieved what we set out to do – as a studio, as a voice, and as individuals, and we are extremely grateful for these past years.” However, the studio clarified that its upcoming title Ultra Bugs will still be released, and is also offering a sale on all of its past games on Steam for a limited time.

Vlambeer has been known for titles such as Super Crate Box and Serious Sam: The Random Encounter early into the company’s life. Later on, the studio would be known for several breakout hits such as Ridiculous Fishing on mobile, along with several successful PC and console titles such as Luftrausers and Nuclear Throne.

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