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Nuclear Throne is Vlambeers latest action roguelike-like about mutants fighting their way through a post-apocalyptic world. The radioactive waste in the world allows mutants to get ahead by mutating new limbs on the fly, the abundant availability of powerful weaponry make the quest to become ruler of the Wasteland one frought with peril.
Release Date: Oct 11, 2013
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“By buying Nuclear Throne you can support Vlambeer and the rest of the team while they're working and livestreaming the development of the game. You'll receive a new build of Nuclear Throne pretty much every week. After launch, when all the live development is over, the game will be available for slightly less than the Early Access price.”
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Update #23 - Back to old-school action - Week of April 18th

April 19th, 2014



Whoa, this almost resembles a changelog! Seems like we're back to old-school action, after weeks of moving to new engines, turning the game into a first person shooter, and adding offline co-op! We're all very excited to get back into our usual schedules, and can't wait to find out what the future of Nuclear Throne will bring!

    Features
  • Enemies on Venuz and Mimics now have sound effects!
  • The horribly powerful Super Flak Cannon.
  • We fixed a million bugs and a lot of crash bugs. Not really a feature, but it should significantly improve your Nuclear Throne experience!

    Balancing
  • Stress has been made more powerful.
  • IDPD no longer spawns when you level up past level 4.
  • The Flamethrower and the Dragon now use less ammo, and push enemies away harder.
  • The IDPD Shielder now shoots a lot less projectiles.
  • Toxic barrels no longer explode, and instead just release gas.
  • Once again, the Auto Crossbow has been made less accurate.
  • Enemies now target both players in coop.

    Fixes
  • You can now select all crowns with the gamepad.
  • Enemies no longer spawn corpses when flying up etc.
  • Setting the music volume to 0 will no longer give you an error message.
  • Killing Lil Hunter no longer crashes the game!
  • Visiting the stat screen no longer crashes the game.
  • And then there's a ton of bugs fixed related to: Assassins; Crystal's Shield; Portals; The HUD in coop; Bosses spawning; Allies getting hit by explosions, and Golden Scorpions!

    Misc
  • The game now has a proper icon.
  • Spiders are now green, making them at least 34% more visible.
  • Some of the music tracks have been updated slightly.
  • The lightning weapons now have a work in progress sound effect.
  • Some new tips have been added.

Don't forget to check in with our Twitch livestream every Tuesday and Thursday from 1PM CET to 5PM CET. See you there!

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Update #22 - Friendship - Week of April 11th

April 13th, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9stfIORSX7U

Wow. That was a crazy week. Not only is Nuclear Throne showcasing at PAX East currently, we've also made a huge announcement.

Nuclear Throne now supports local cooperative play for two players. We've made minor bugfixes, fixed some of the crashes, worked on some performance issues and made some headway on restarting our normal schedule and programming.

If you haven't bought Nuclear Throne yet, it is now also available through Twitch.tv with an added subscription to our Twitch channel. If you want to buy the game through there, head for the brand-new nuclearthrone.com and check the buying options there.

We can't thank http://twitch.tv/, NorthernLion and MANvsGame enough for helping us make this announcement live from PAX yesterday. Thanks to Marlon Wiebe for the amazing trailer.

This last week, the entire team worked super-hard and long nights to make co-op a reality, and in the next weeks we'll be focusing on improving both single- and multiplayer support.

Have fun!

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Reviews

“It’s a rapid-fire, deliciously crunchy randomized romp starring a cavalcade of characters from Vlambeer’s past.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“A brutal game that rewards patience, situational awareness and mastery of trial and error.”
Polygon

Early Beta Access

Welcome to Nuclear Throne!

Join us while making Nuclear Throne through the livestreams on the game website and be the first one playing new builds every week. We hope you enjoy the ride with us, as we have no clue where we’re going to end up on this project and that’s really fine with us.

At this point, Nuclear Throne includes:

  • Four playable worlds to trek through towards the elusive Nuclear Throne.
  • Seven playable characters, ranging from the explosive Melting to the almost-retired Fish.
  • Two bossfights with the powerful Big Bandit and the rusted corpse of Big Dog.
  • A huge range of weapons, skills and randomly generated goodness.

    At launch, Nuclear Throne will further include:

    • At least four more worlds and an undefined number of secret worlds to explore, both on Earth, other planets and other dimensions.
    • Additional characters, B-skins and sound effects.
    • Dangerous Crown Vaults to raid for game-changing Crown Modifiers.
    • The Nuclear Throne.

    Join us on the road to final release by buying into the Early Access Beta build for $12.99. Follow livestreams of development on nuclearthrone.com and play new builds pretty much every week.

    About the Game

    Nuclear Throne is Vlambeers latest action roguelike-like about mutants fighting their way through a post-apocalyptic world. The radioactive waste in the world allows mutants to get ahead by mutating new limbs on the fly, the abundant availability of powerful weaponry make the quest to become ruler of the Wasteland one frought with peril.

    PC System Requirements

      Minimum:
      • OS: Windows XP
      • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
      • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
      • Graphics: 256MB
      • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
      Recommended:
      • OS: Windows XP
      • Processor: 2Ghz
      • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
      • Graphics: 1GB
      • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
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    Awards

    INDIGO Showcase Gamescom 2013
    Fantastic Arcade Nominee 2013