Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Nuclear Throne [official site] is a bullet hell, twin-stick shooter roguelike set in an apocalyptic wasteland. Like, seriously apocalyptic - playable characters include a telekinetic sack of eyeballs, a mutated plant that’s 90% mouth, and a blob of radioactive gloop.
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When I meet Vlambeer's Rami Ismail, it's in the middle of the annual Develop conference in Brighton. He's a striking figure in a sea that's half middle-aged businessmen and half wide-eyed, unshaven young developers in t-shirts: improbably tall, wearing a leather jacket on a hot summer's day, hair everywhere, and a mile-a-minute patter that conveys extreme confidence without evident arrogance. He's nearing the end of Ramadan,…
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...because I was struggling to find a way to discuss a game that's so, uh... Well, perhaps you see my problem. I've also included a video of myself experiencing a particularly pathetic death. Perhaps it's a clue that you shouldn't take any of this seriously.
Nuclear Throne is an "action roguelike-like": a top-down shooter with permadeath, set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland and starring a cast of mutants who need to hoover up radiation to gain in power. It's fast, frantic, and made by Vlambeer, the two-man indie development studio behind similarly compulsive shooters Super Crate Box and LUFTRAUSER. Nuclear Throne (formerly Wasteland Kings) is currently available in Steam Early Access,…