10 years is a long time to achieve many great things. In the case of Vlambeer, the Dutch indie studio, it’s bringing arcade gaming and roguelikes back again with Super Crate Box, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter, Luftrausers, and Nuclear Throne.
After a decade, the company that’s founded by Rami Ismail and Jan Willem Nijman will shut its doors. They’re not going out for nothing; they’ll be wrapping up their upcoming game Ultrabugs, release a prototype named FFFLOOD, and are hosting a tenth-anniversaryVlambeer and Friends sale on Steam.
Today marks Vlambeer’s 10th anniversary, which is way longer than we could've ever imagined. We had a beautiful run, made incredible games, and worked with amazing people, but it is time for new things. So we're announcing the end of Vlambeer. pic.twitter.com/jZ4dMGxNV2
— Vlambeer (@Vlambeer) September 1, 2020
In addition, both its founders will still be working in the indie scene. Here’s a quote from Rami Ismail (via Kotaku) concerning the company’s closure:
“It honestly feels surprisingly natural for us to close the studio down. It’s not really without nostalgia—Vlambeer has done incredible work with incredible people that we’re very proud of over the past decade—and in working together we have grown so incredibly much from being 20-year old over-confident punks to now being 30 and more aware of our responsibilities and our abilities.”
Thanks for the awesome games, Vlambeer.