Assault Android Cactus is an intense skill based arcade styled shooter - pick from one of eight synthetic heroines and blast your way through overwhelming robot hordes in an attempt to save the ship from its own robot workforce. Supports up to 4 player local co-op.
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Дата виходу: 28 сер 2013

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“We think the best way to develop a game is to get it playable early and keep it that way. We're confident that Assault Android Cactus is fun to play and worthy of peoples time right now, and will only improve. We're thankful to everyone who has wanted to play our game and for those who are sharing their feedback with us to help make it even better!”

Приблизно, як довго гра буде у дочасному доступі?

“We plan to release the game in the first part of 2015.”

Чим повна версія гри буде відрізнятись від версії для дочасного доступу?

“We have one more campaign stage and the fifth and final Boss fight to add. Worlds 4 and 5 will be getting art dressing, there will be an opening cutscene, art gallery, EX options, greater animation variety, better input and graphic options, Steam Achievements, Steam Trading Cards and visual polish across the game.”

Який поточний стан версії для дочасного доступу?

“Our current build contains
  • 8 playable characters (4 unlocked through gameplay progression) and four player local co-op
  • Tutorial
  • 23 stages of our 25 stage Campaign, including 13 finished stages, 4 bosses (one lacking final art) and 6 more in whitebox (lacking art treatment)
  • Infinity Drive (a large, complex stage similar to an 'endless' mode)
  • Boss Rush (containing the first 3 bosses)
  • Online Leaderboards

Чи буде відрізнятись ціна гри на протязі дочасного доступу та після його завершення?

“We are not planning to change the price, although there is a possibility it may go up based on where we are at launch. If this happens we'll give as much warning as we can!”

Як ви плануєте залучати спільноту до розробки гри?

“We (the developers) are easily reachable on the Steam forums and love hearing feedback. We have strong plans for the game but have regularly implemented improvements based on what our players have told us and hope to keep doing this going forwards!”
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22 грудня

Early Access Update 10.6

minor update

  • fixed an issue on Transit where flying enemies dropped powerups in the air/walls
  • fixed the SSAO menu item, can now select High when pushing right
  • reduced Wasp attack radius
  • reduced Vespula's Wasp spawn radius
  • Shiitake's mines have had their deadzone restored, Railgun's hitsweep narrowed
  • Increased enemy visual response on high damage single hits

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16 грудня

Early Access Update 10.5



We're still hard at work on the main content of the campaign, this update adds various audio and visual improvements and tuning changes.

Important! We've reenabled SSAO on Highest visual quality. It is an expensive effect and if the game is performing worse after this update, please check out the Video Settings menu.

Features/changes
  • Transit has received an art pass, Zone 3 no longer has whitebox stages!
  • Venom has spoken dialogue during his battle
  • Infinity Drive has had a tuning pass to improve consistency around boss fights and in multiplayer.
  • Infinity Drive high scores are now driven by Layer Reached, with the score itself only used as a tie breaker. Due to these changes the Infinity Drive leaderboards have been reset.
  • Coral now has a Stage Clear animation
  • Shiitake's mines have received a small damage reduction
  • Lemon's rockets have received a small damage increase
  • Holly's seeker has received a small damage increase at higher levels
  • Video Settings menu has been expanded to allow finer control. Effects like bloom, reflections and image processing can now be toggled on and off directly.
  • SSAO re-added with three levels of quality
  • Colour correction added
  • FXAA anti-aliasing added (off by default)

Fixes
  • Reworked spawn system - dissolving robots should no longer pop out of existence during heavy action
  • Wasps apply damage correctly - previously they were slightly inconsistent
  • Vespula now summons wasps in a pretty, non-arbitrary pattern
  • Fixed Shiitake's railgun not hitting Venom's arms when you were super close

Known Issues
  • When starting the game with "-popupwindow" in order to play in full screen windowed mode (in Windows) you will not be able to set the game to fullscreen mode, but the options menu does not reflect this
  • Native Dual Shock 3 support in OSX is busted. It is possible to work around it using a control remapper that makes the DS3 to emulate an xbox pad or similar, and we are working on a proper fix
  • Shadows are missing on certain integrated videocards under Linux
  • Native Steam Controller support still coming soon
  • Aubergine's singularity effect looks different on Linux. Functionality is fine, it's just distorting the screen in the wrong direction. Been tricky to figure out...

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Рецензії

“Assault Android Cactus is a brilliantly conceived, masterfully designed bullet hell joy pit of fun.”
The Penny Arcade Report

“I played the hell out of the first five levels. It’s like a dancefloor laser massacre, and you’re Lady Gaga.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Assault Android Cactus is a freakishly relentless twin-stick shooter that’s as finely tuned as Usain Bolt’s calf muscles.”
IGN

Steam Box Ready

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Assault Android Cactus is a manic twin stick shooter for one to four players combining arcade style action with hordes of enemies and transforming stages.

Junior Constable Cactus is outside her pay grade when she responds to a distress call only to be left stranded on a crippled space freighter under attack by its own robot workers. But using her wits, unlimited ammunition and the fellow androids she is able to conscript along the way, she will save the ship or run down her battery trying!





  • 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.
  • Local 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 not a finished game but it's still a lot of fun to play! Here's what's in the game right now and what's left to come :

current Early Access build

  • 8 Playable characters (4 unlocked across the campaign) and game-wide local co-op
  • 16 Finished stages including the first 3 Boss stages
  • 7 Whitebox levels including the 4th Boss stage (functional gameplay, unfinished graphics)
  • 20 enemy types not counting Bosses, covering a vast range of behaviour
  • Infinity Drive survive as long as you can against escalating waves in an adapting environment
  • Boss Rush currently contains our first three bosses, fight them back to back
  • Online Leaderboards for all stages and modes

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Development Roadmap

  • Full Campaign - A 25 level Campaign including 5 bosses and intro/outro cutscenes
  • Rewards System & Bonus Content - Earn rewards points for clearing levels and unlock concept art and EX Options like Retro Camera mode and see the game in a whole new way!
  • Steam Integration - support for achievements and trading cards
  • Custom Controls - remapping for control pads & Keyboard/Mouse, Steam Controller support
  • Polish - more animations, finished stage art, finished enemy textures and improved effects

You can help us improve and shape these features by reporting any bugs you see or sharing your feedback, so please post your experiences and impressions on the forums!

Вимоги до системи

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD6850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mountain Lion
    • Processor: Intel Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5870
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or Equivalent
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
18.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 15 грудня
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Assault Android Cactus is a very simple game that demonstrates just how important good execution is in game development.

This is a twin stick shooter with multiple characters that have two weapons (one upgrade-able spammed primary, another more powerful attack on short cooldown). The health-death mechanic is bit different because health loss costs you score/weapon level and you only really 'die' by running out of time limit.

The levels work mostly by changing the terrain on the fly rather than having you move towards something. So instead of more traditional 'scroll left' type of map, think of an arena where walls and grounds are changing every now and then.

The enemy variations are pretty good IMO. You got your standard slow dumb cannon fodders to bigger mooks with varying tactics (some shoots seekers at you, some ground pound for shockwave, etc.), swarmers to turrets to verticle missile launching robot dogs, it's got healthy variety in both design and function.

So all of this probably reads rather conservative in terms of mechanics and yes, you probably have seen all of these bits and pieces before but you probably haven't seen them to this degree of polish. Dare I say it, this game plays like indie take on twinstick shooter with the famous "Blizzard polish". Fans of the genre would be amiss to not have this in their library, and for new comers this game is really good introduction to the genre.
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6 з 6 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
3.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 12 листопада
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A bullet storm top down shooter with excellent gameplay, music, level design, boss fights and unique player characters each with their own weapon loadout and personality. Very fun to play, and game had had constant updates throughout its Early Access stage.

I can't wait for the full version of the game, and uh, more playable characters. :)
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7 з 8 людей (88%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
20.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 1 серпня
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Absolutely awesome game. It is a must-have for anyone that loves playing high-quality local coop games, and for anyone else that just likes mowing down endless waves of robots. The game runs silky smooth and the controls are tight. Love the game.
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10.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 7 липня
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Worth the buy just to see how Early Access can be done right, full stop. But it helps that the game is fantastic, I guess.

Great music, graphics that look like a great PS2 game with perfect IQ, frenetic but highly fluid action that runs well even on a fairly poor PC. One of the best twin stick shooters I've played; controller recommended but mouse works fine. Note the game is pretty hard, and score MATTERS; your "life" is a battery that constantly drains (not by taking damage, by time), and you get battery pickups by scoring. You will have to be good to beat this game.

As for the Early Access, this is how it's done. From the very start it was clear what was done, what was being worked on. The place holder graphics were clearly not final but polished in their own way that it's not quite so jarring to play an unfinished level. More than enough good music to make it feel like a final release, and gameplay is extremely tight.

Overall it feels like you're playing a curated selection of a finished game rather than unfinished chunks of randomness that the creators will polish later. Everything you experience feels polished enough to let real people play, even if it's not finalized it's still playable and not too hard on the eyes, ears or fingers.
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2.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 14 вересня
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An excellent twinstick shooter with smart design, great music and regular updates for the past year. What more can you ask from an early access game?
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11.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 31 липня
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A very colorful, fast paced twin stick shooter that is coming along nicely, can't recommend you buy this enough.
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4.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 9 листопада
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Was a good game, i beat all the levels in the demos. Some of the characters are better at certain levels then others, the third boss i could only beat with the boomerang girl.
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1.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 13 листопада
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I have only played this for a few minutes, but I can tell already really great game. And thanks so much for Eyefinity support too. Possible to get smash tv controls (not holding down the trigger?)
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7.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 15 листопада
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Awesome twin-stick style shooter. Try the demo, then buy the game.
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6.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 18 листопада
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Fantastic little top down shoot-em-up. The local coop play is fantastic! Great mindless fun.
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1.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 22 листопада
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It is a great twin stick shooter. It's one of thosoe games you play just to kill a little time or if you don't know what else to play. It would be better if it had a online co-op, I could see it doing very well with that.
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2.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 4 жовтня
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Wow! After playing the Demo for a while I finally bought the full game. Top-down bullet hell geared toward action. Absolument excellent!
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0.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 9 листопада
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Works in Surround/Eyefinity \o/
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16.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 22 вересня
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It's like Smash TV in bite-sized portions, or one really huge portion if you feel like going for the (not actually infinite) Infinite Drive. You'll probably clear all the currently available maps in short order, but there's no limit to the game's replayability - you can go for the very difficult top ranks, play around with different androids, or just have fun blowing up lots and lots of crappy spider robots. Hyperkinetic + Colorful + Well-Animated + Some Fun Characters = One great way to check out and unwind for a while.
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6.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 12 вересня
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This game is awesome. It's quick, it's fun and you're going to replay levels to try to beat your best score. It's in early access, yes, but if the final product is anything like this, it's totally worth the price. I would like to see the graphics improved slightly (there doesn't seem to be any anti aliasing) and support for more widescreen and HD resolutions (like 1366x768) but it is an awesome game.

The price is a steal and the developers are onto something here. They understand gaming doesn't always have to be serious and we are in this to have fun. This game is fun, colourful and you unlock more characters as you go along. Each character comes with a standard and alternative weapon, but they're all different, which makes for interesting combinations in multiplayer. If you're unsure, there is a demo available, though I do believe you're getting more value than what they're asking for it.

As for the technical stuff, it is a top down shooter, which supports keyboard and mouse, or a gamepad. It has local co-op too so that's a plus if you have friends over. As I mentioned before, the graphics could do with a few tweaks, but it is by no means unattractive. The gameplay is fluid and you will be moving around the arena a lot while gunning down hordes of machines. There are powerups available, which also encourage you to keep moving. The music is upbeat and adds to the fast-paced atmosphere.

I'd give it a solid 8/10, with the hope that the final product will be as fun, or even more so.
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10.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 18 серпня
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Accelerating and radical!
Assault Android Cactus while having one of the weirder titles i've come across, this is by far one of the best Isometric shooters i've seen in years.

Let me start by saying that i adore the cute design they gave these ''Androids'' by giving them different weapons and strategies to have new ways to approach each given level.

The soundtrack is upbeat and really makes things intense as thousands of enemies just drop by out of nowhere.
Oh and the artstyle/design is quite creative and never feels quite repetitive.

Despite being in early access, this game is still alot of fun and is best played with more than one player.

I recomend you to try this game with your friends, toss them a controller and have a blast!
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8.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 19 жовтня
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Outstanding twin stick shooter.
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8.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 17 жовтня
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It's in beta AND completely playable. Worth every penny :D
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24.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 2 грудня 2013 р.
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Super fun game and if you have other friends playing the game aswell it can get VERY competitive. Gets addicting and is very rewarding after you S+ that one level that takes ages (I'm looking at you Furnace). Would reccomend to everyone that is a fan of twin stick shooters with elements of bullet hell. Incredibly addicting.
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16.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 7 жовтня 2013 р.
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[2013/10]
Assault Android Cactus really shines in local coöp!
On Friday evening, we slapped two PS3 pads and two Xbox pads onto a Linux machine, connected a projector, and had a 5-hour marathon session, with maybe 20 people rotating in and out at various times.
There was lots of shouting at the screen and at each other ("Battery! Battery!" "Kill the toasters!"), as well as a fair amount of trashtalking over the statistics on round completion.

[2014/08]
AAC was one of my first exposures to Steam Early Access, and it's a shining example of how the system was meant to work. When I first began playing, they had implemented one game mode, the four main characters, a handful of levels, and one boss. Since that time, WitchBeam has continually blasted out new characters, levels, bosses, and game modes, while continuing to revise, rebalance, and polish existing content.

At the time of this edit, AAC is still in early access (update 8.5), but I'm already extremely happy with my purchase, and I can't recommend this game enough. Additionally, future WitchBeam titles will be unquestioned day-0 purchases for me.
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