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Assault Android Cactus
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Mar 26, 2013 @ 7:16am
Aug 28, 2013 @ 5:09pm

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Release date: October/November 2013
Assault Android Cactus is a twin stick shoot 'em up with an emphasis on high pressure and stylish action. Expect screens full of enemies, buckets of bullets and high scoring combo chains!

Take on the role of Cactus, an enthusiastic police android, who responds to a stranded space freighter only to discover it under siege by its malfunctioning robot workers. Cut off from the outside and in over her head, Cactus and the androids she recruits along the way battle through the crippled Genki Star to reach the brain of the ship and put things right before it's too late.

Key Features
  • Multiple Playable Characters - Each android has a unique weapon set and play style, experiment to find which android suits you best.

  • Dynamic Levels - From lights out to shifting walls to giant flamethrowers, there are surprises on board the Genki Star that will keep you on your toes.

  • Overwhelming Odds - Push back against hordes of robots with quick reactions and clever weapon tactics.

  • Giant Robot Bosses - Challenge the guardian of each deck as they unleash bullet hell and stage covering special attacks.

  • Co-Op Play - Join in with two, three or four players and experience escalating chaos. Supports Keyboard/Mouse and Gamepad configurations.


Assault Android Cactus is being built in the Unity engine specifically for desktop platforms. The mechanics, style, and core features are fully playable and our focus is now on building content for a 2013 release.

What previews are saying

Originally posted by Cara Ellison, Rock Paper Shotgun:
It’s like a dancefloor laser massacre, and you’re Lady Gaga. Greenlight this f***er right now
Originally posted by Ben Kuchera, Penny Arcade Report:
Assault Android Cactus is a brilliantly conceived, masterfully designed bullet hell joy pit of fun
Originally posted by Total Biscuit:
It is a lot of fun
Originally posted by Lucy O'Brien, IGN AU:
Assault Android Cactus is a freakishly relentless twin-stick shooter that’s as finely tuned as Usain Bolt’s calf muscles
Originally posted by Adam Paris, Indie Statik:
I have seen this future. It is beyond glorious
Originally posted by Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas was Alone:
It's really cool
Originally posted by Junglist, Kotaku AU:
it’ll be a crime if this one doesn't get approved


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Sep 7, 2013 @ 10:56pm
PINNED: Assault Android Cactus FAQ and Q&A thread!
Aug 22, 2013 @ 7:25pm
Jan 20, 2014 @ 11:31pm
PINNED: What gamepads would you like to see supported?
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Kammy Jul 28, 2015 @ 4:46am 
Hi Witch Beam authors i found your game a while ago from an official nerd cubed video and immediately had to get it and i hope this game gets online multiplayer cause i love this so much good luck on releasing the game guys. :)
Marky_Mark Jan 7, 2014 @ 11:06pm 
looks alright
[ Josh-oo-uh ] Aug 31, 2013 @ 10:58am 
This looks exactly like the old school Smash TV. Loved that game looks great.
OriginalVin Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:38pm 
Heard about this on the Playstation Blog today! Looks awesome, and while I'll probably pick it up for consoles instead of PC, one way or another, I will get this game. Love me some arcade shooters! And I'm digging the style of this title and it's characters!
PP | Samah Aug 24, 2013 @ 4:34am 
Played this at PAX. Amazing game. To devs: I'm the guy who asked what tech you used.
SMishra  [author] Aug 23, 2013 @ 8:35pm 
MatheusCastro - PC version is our priority, we're committed to finishing it this year (November is looking likely, with alpha release much sooner) and then bringing it to more platforms early next year.
enxebre_man Aug 23, 2013 @ 6:18pm 
I need it. Dual stick shoot'em up masterpiece!
kentontranced Aug 23, 2013 @ 5:12pm 
Greenlight this! Bright, cartoony, need more stuff like this! Oh, and greenlight this NOW!
MatheusCastro Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:21am 
Congratulations on being picked up by Sony for the PS4 and PSVita versions! Is the PC version still coming up?
davidafriat Aug 20, 2013 @ 12:09am 
saw a review of the game on youtube and its look great!