Indie developer Vlambeer (Ridiculous Fishing, Super Crate Box) has given us so much, but until this week has not seen a single dime for its efforts. With the release of Serious Sam: The Random Encounter, Vlambeer has now earned its first dollar, and is well on its way to eventually becoming an unstoppable juggernaut in the games industry.

Part of the Serious Sam Indie Series (with previous entries including Mommy's Best Games' Serious Sam Double D and Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack!), The Random Encounter "follows Sam and his band of oddball mercenaries as they battle across a pixilated world teeming chaotic battles, hordes of bizarre creatures, and mysterious secrets."

It's part RPG and part bullet-hell shooter, basically -- an intriguing combination! The game is PC-only for now, but Vlambeer notes that it plans to put the revenue earned from first-day sales toward the purchase of a new Mac, in order to create a Mac version.

[via @brandonnn]