Posts Tagged ‘Vlambeer’

Vlambeer Tease With Space Murder Prototype


Vlambeer’s trailer for Space Murder (below) suggests that the name is “still temp title” and I hope that’s not true, because the world needs a game called Space Murder. For now, at least, it has one, with Vlambeer releasing a flash prototype of their (previously abandoned) lo-fi space exploration game just here. Nothing all that special – a mixture of space exploration strategies and arena shooting – but it’s vaguely awesome to see the Super Crate Box team taking on the space game genre. I hope they choose to take it further. Go take a look. Some more info here.

Vlambeer’s next proper release for PC will be Luftrausers.
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Vlambeer’s Luftrausers Locks On To PC

DELICIOUS. I LOVE VOWELS.

Uh-huh. Yep. Right, yeah. That. OK, OK, I’ll get to it in a second. Five more minutes, alright? Oh, sorry! I’m just practicing ignoring friends and loved ones, you see, because Vlambeer – they of everything from masterfully addictive Super Crate Box to spookily minimalist Yeti Hunter – have announced that they’re dusting off flash project Luftrauser for a full, completely pluralized release in the form of Luftrausers. Go ahead, try the browser-based bite of dogfighting bliss. I’ll wait. OK, now imagine that with full plane customization including “futuristic lasers” and… yep, you’re already ignoring me. Seems about right.

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Razors In The Snow: Yeti Hunter

Yeti postbox-painter

Not content to announce a game at GDC, Super Crate Box creators Vlambeer decided to release one during the show. Yeti Hunter is the second most unnerving game I’ve played today. Hopefully I’ll have written lots about the most unnerving tomorrow but for now, if you feel you have too many nerves, you’ll have to make do with this tiny slice of freeware horror. There are yeti, see, but due to spelling quandaries I’m not sure if that’s singular or plural. There could be loads of them. And there’s blood in the snow. Whose is it? Am I a Yeti Hunter or is there a yeti wot likes to hunt stalking me? It’s a game of grammatical confusion and trouser-fouling.

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WIT: Serious Sam – The Random Encounter

It may not look like much, because it isn't that much.

I wonder if many other publishers will follow in Devolver Digital’s path of hiring a bunch of indie developers to create a smattering of tie-in games. I know there’s the requisite Facebook/iOS game, but none has gone as far as those offering us Serious Sam 3: BFE next month (if they can stop delaying it). We’ve had Double D, and Kamikaze Attack. And now comes Serious Sam: The Random Encounter. And wouldn’t you know it, it’s fun. Here’s Wot I Think.

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Boom: Serious Sam: The Random Encounter

Watch the video.
Vlambeer’s Serious Sam spin-off/remake/demake/upmake/downmake/JRPGmake Serious Sam: The Random Encounter was always a bit of a bonkers proposition. The gameplay trailer (below) hasn’t really done much to change that perception. It is quite random.

And it looks totally awesome. Vlambeer say: “The game’ll launch on Steam & some other digital distribution platforms October 24th for $4.99. We’re pretty damned excited, that’s our first commercial release, I think.” They’re right.
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Cold Soarage: Luftrauser

It's plane to see.

Which browser game should you be playing right now?! Why, it’s very rude of you to jump me with a question like that, but I do happen to know the answer. It’s arcade shooter Luftrauser by Vlambeer, a flawless little bit of work that Vlambeer released “with massive losses… and at a high personal emotional cost”, which was nice of them.

Seriously though, play this one. Incredible music, plus it’s rare for controls to feel quite this good within seconds of the game starting. Footage after the jump.
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Jurassic Farce: Dinosaur Zookeeper

Precisely the kind of cage fighting RPS can get behind

Every time I visit the IndieGames blog I am rewarded. Just look at this- Dinosaur Zookeeper, which I’ve just spent the last twenty minutes playing and/or laughing in horror at, is a game from (I gather) the developers of Super Crate Box that tasks you with running a dinosaur wildlife park. Remember everything that went wrong in Jurassic Park? OK, it’s your job to make sure none of that happens. And you will fail.

Here are some tips: (1) Don’t panic, your dinosaurs will do that for you, (2) The Triceratops is a bastard, and (3) It’s literally not the end of the day if you lose a dinosaur or a visitor. Is that not the finest tips list for any game ever made? Now go play.

For Serious: The Serious Sam Indie Series

Item, Use Bubblegum, 'You are all out of Bubblegum'

Some congratulations are in order! Indie developer Croteam’s Serious Sam series is, in a strictly metaphorical sense, pregnant, and about to give birth to three independently developed spin-off games. Croteam and Serious Sam publisher Devolver Digital today announced that they’ve given several smaller indie devs (including phenomenal Dutch pairing Vlambeer of Super Crate Box fame) the opportunity to make a game based on Serious Sam, and they’ll be released in the run up to Serious Sam 3: BFE. What have you got in store? WELL! Come take a look.
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It’s A Reel Good Time: Radical Fishing

I went fly-fishing once and hauled in a trout with its eyes missing. True story.

You all downloaded and played Super Crate Box, right? Back when that came out I pored over Dutch developer Vlambeer‘s site to see if they had any other projects. They had better than “another project”. They had a game called Radical Fishing, which as of today has been released in browser-game format. I think I’ll just let this game speak for itself. You can play it here, and watch trailers for both it and Vlambeer’s next mini-project (entitled SPACE MURDER) below. Man, we have so many indie teams doing wonderful, wonderful work these days.
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Living In A Box: Super Crate Box Released

It’s out! Super Crate Box is out! Go skedaddling over to the site immediately and download yourself the finest and most frenetic freeware game we’ve seen all… month? Perhaps, perhaps. I’ve posted the trailer again below, just in case you missed me talking about this excitedly earlier in the week. Now you can talk about it excitedly yourselves!

You know, the Disc Gun gets the bad press, but I’d say the Mines are the cruellest weapon in this game. Getting to a crate at the top of a crowded level, armed with nothing but mines? That’s a very bad time.
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Oh My Goodness: Super Crate Box

So it turns out you all need to put at least half an hour aside this Friday. Why? Because that’s when indie freeware title Super Crate Box is released. Dutch devs Vlambeer sent us a preview build, and it’s inspiringly competent stuff. You know condensed milk? Super Crate Box is like that, only with fun instead of milk.

You can watch a video beneath the jump, but the set-up is as follows: Collect crates to increase your score, avoiding the enemies that never stop dropping from the ceiling. Each crate equips you with a randomly determined, nuanced weapon, and if an enemy makes it to the hole at the bottom of the level they drop back out of the ceiling in a new, nightmare-fast form.
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