It seems like only yesterday (correction: it was only yesterday plus another 11 days) that Vlambeer's Wasteland Kings was rebranded as Vlambeer's Nuclear Throne, and now the post-apocalyptic mutanty roguelike-like-like is available to buy via Steam Early Access. If you enjoy paying for things before they're done, you'll be given access to (at the current point in time) four worlds, seven characters, two boss fights and "a huge range of weapons, skills and randomly generated goodness". In the game of thrones, you win or you die. In the game of Nuclear Throne, you'll be doing a fair bit of both.
Wasteland Kings, Vlambeer's post-apocalyptic roguelikelikelikelike is no more. It has ceased to be, bereft of life - but in its place you'll find the eerily similar Nuclear Throne. Upon closer inspection, it's the same damn game, only with a brand new name that couldn't possibly be misinterpreted as having something to do with the revived Wasteland series. If you don't believe me, see/hear it in Vlambeer's own words below (skip to the 32-minute mark), along with a bonus explanation for the game's sudden remonikering.
Two-person Dutch development team Vlambeer has released a pair of its games for free to celebrate the studio's third birthday. The two games include a prototype version of Wasteland Kings, the team's current project, and Gun Godz, a roguelike shooter tipping the corner of its pixelated hat in the direction of the original Wolfenstein.
Vlambeer's Wasteland Kings was originally created as part of the last Mojam gamejam. Now the Super Crate Box developers plan to level-up the action roguelike, expanding it into a full game. After months of work, the game is due to pillage Steam soon after Gamescom, with its Early Access development to be livestreamed through their website.