Nuclear Throne studio Vlambeer details future as Rami Ismail sells shares

Four years after Nuclear Throne and Ridiculous Fishing developer Vlambeer announced it was shutting its doors, the highly regarded indie studio is back in the news, with co-founder Jan Willem Nijman now its full owner following Rami Ismail’s decision to sell his shares.

Vlambeer was founded by Nijman and Ismail back in 2010, and the studio – after releasing a succession of acclaimed titles, including the likes of Super Crate Box and Luftrausers, alongside the aforementioned Nuclear Throne and Ridiculous Fishing – celebrated its tenth by winding down. “We had a beautiful run, made incredible games, and worked with amazing people, but it is time for new things,” the pair wrote at the time. “So we’re announcing the end of Vlambeer… 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.”

And that seemed like the end of Vlambeer’s impressive run. However, co-founder Jan Willem Nijman today revealed he now owns 100 percent of the studio, detailing some of his plans for its future. “After my current unannounced project is done,” he explained, “I will make sure Vlambeer’s long-anticipated Ultrabugs gets released.” Additionally, an update for Ridiculous Fishing EX – the 3D remaster of Ridiculous Fishing, co-developed by KO_OP Mode – is also in the works, promising “a lot of cool new content and some… unconventional fish.”

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