Vlambeer, the developer of Nuclear Throne and Luftrausers, celebrated its eighth birthday with quite the surprise at PAX West 2018 — a brand new, never-before-seen game.
Unexpectedly playable at the Vlambeer booth at PAX, the game is currently untitled, and involves a one-button setup. Moving with the arrow keys, the player controls a ship around a contained field, shooting with the X key.
On the surface, Vlambeer’s next game — which has no planned release date or launch platforms — looks like a standard bullet hell shoot’em up. But there’s a deceptively deep strategy to the demo we played at PAX. The player can’t aim their ship while shooting — the ship instead aims itself as you move it while not blasting, locking onto the nearest enemy.