Nuclear Throne is Vlambeers latest action roguelike-like about mutants that spend their workdays trying to fight for the throne in a post-apocalyptic world. The radioactive waste in the world allows mutants to get ahead by mutating new limbs on the fly and the abundant availability of powerful weaponry makes the quest to become the ruler of the Wasteland one fraught with peril. All of this is really just an excuse for us to make a fun action game.
Best Entertainment Game Design
Nuclear Throne is a carefully crafted exploration of random generation and action shooter gameplay. A cumulation of 'Vlambeerian design', Nuclear Throne applies lessons and ideas from Super Crate Box, LUFTRAUSERS and Ridiculous Fishing and combines them into a coherent and entertaining whole. The game has been played by tens of thousands of people, many of whom have played for over a hundred hours.
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Best Economic Achievement
Nuclear Throne is the first game ever to be sold through the increasingly popular livestreaming service Twitch, and also the first Dutch independent Early Access game that earned over $1M.
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Best Music & Audio
Where most games feature a dozen weapons, Nuclear Throne has crunchy firing and impact sounds for a hundred weapons, set to a soundtrack featuring many of the biggest names in independent music.
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Best Art Direction
More than most games, Nuclear Throne needs to display a tremendous amount of information every single frame, and as such requires a legibility far beyond what most games outside of 'bullet hell' games need. Paul Veer's art ensures Nuclear Throne is both aesthetically coherent and legible under even the most extreme circumstances.