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Aqua Kitty is a fast paced retro styled submarine arcade shooter with optional 2 player local Co-op. Blast through hordes of mechanical sea monsters in your kitty sub and defend the deep sea milk mining kittens! THE MILK MUST FLOW!
Release Date: Feb 3, 2014
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AQUA KITTY build 1.06 - Controller configuration added.

June 25th, 2014

A new build of Aqua Kitty - Milk Mine Defender has now been released.
This is version 1.06 and adds the ability for players to remap their joystick/joypad controls.

PLEASE READ the updated GAME MANUAL to find out how you can remap your controllers. At the most basic level the process is two-part, first identifying your button/input ids - then adding these ids to a config file (basic text file) called `joystick.cfg` and choosing which function should link with which id.

The cfg file starts with 3 configs already included, default Xbox 360, Ouya controller and PlayStation 4 controller. You can add more controller types if desired as well as edit the existing ones.

The game manual details in full depth how to go about setting the config file up, you can find it on the store page, and also in a folder called `extras` next to the game exe location.

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Aqua Kitty - 50% off in the Steam Summer Sale 2014

June 19th, 2014

Aqua Kitty is now half price in the Steam Summer Sale. If you know someone who has been holding out for a lower sale price, now is the time to let them know :)

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Reviews

“Aqua Kitty-Milk Mine Defender is a cute little arcade shooter that is too good to pass up. The graphics are pretty, the music is awesome, and it felt appropriately difficult on its own merit rather than me fighting the system. I’ve got little but praise for this game and felt it worth the price.”
Approved! (they dont score) – Indie Gamer Chick

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About the Game

Aqua Kitty is a fast paced retro styled submarine arcade shooter with optional 2 player local Co-op.
Blast through hordes of mechanical sea monsters in your kitty sub and defend the deep sea milk mining kittens!
THE MILK MUST FLOW!

Story

Due to a sudden shortage of milk, cats around the world are forced to seek out new sources to get their fix.
You and your team of milk mining kittens have overcome a fear of water to drill down under the ocean seabed and begin extracting vast reserves of what seems to be naturally forming full-fat milk.
Get ready for fast paced submarine action, defending the kittens from disruptive mechanical sea creatures.

Key Features


Optional 2 player local CO-OP.
Branching map progression of levels.
3 Main Game Campaign Modes
Normal Mode - the standard game of branching levels full of mechanical enemies with differing behaviours.
Easy Mode - a version of Normal mode in case you found it too hard, with more health and easier enemies.
Arcade Mode - a special survival mode where you must collect gems to purchase powerups.
Depth based power-up systems which gives partial control on the type and location of the power-ups created (allowing tactical advantage).
Classic infinite mode milk-free level, that never ever ends - for the hardcore challenge.
Dual firing submarine with a rechargeable secondary weapon that needs to be managed carefully (upgrades through game progress in Easy and Normal Modes, but upgrades via a shop system in Arcade Mode).
Varying sea depths per level which subtly affect gameplay.
Chain kill combo system allowing the more skilled player to maximise score.
Steam online leaderboards to challenge and achievements to obtain.
Hand drawn pixel art graphics, displayed at a crisp 720p.
Awesome chiptune music taking inspiration from the best of the C64 and Amiga days.

Development history

Hello, here is a short history of this indie games' development which we hope will be of interest.
Aqua Kitty was made by a core team of two people with audio created by Electric Cafe and the game box art by artist David Hankin.
It began as a small modern-retro styled PC game, designed to run at a crisp 1280x720 it was created with a love of the 16bit gaming era and late 80s video arcade games.

There are 3 core versions of the game available of different hardware - PC, XBox360 and Sony PSM.

Sony version is the oldest and smallest version. A critically acclaimed launch title for PSM (Vita).

XBox version is the Sony version with extra added levels + enemies + refinements.

PC version is the most feature rich and improves on the XBox one with new Weapons + Gradius style Arcade mode + yet further refinements and extra details (with the Steam version being unique in having online leaderboards and achievements).

All the new things we have added to the Steam version will also be rolled back into the other PC versions unless Steam specific (ie Online leaderboards, achievements, trading cards are STEAM ONLY).

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c-compatible graphics card with 128 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 140 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c
    • Additional Notes: Controls: Joypads or Keyboard. Xbox 360 controller recommended.
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
1,776 products in account
20 reviews
6.5 hrs on record
Cute kittehs are waiting for dinner!You have to defend your milk miners from robot fish on the ocean floor.
Aqua Kitty is not just a simple modern-retro shooter with kitty theme for cat lovers,the gameplay is also fun and addictive,even the easy mode has some challenging.You have to switch your ship left and right,and pay attention to your health and miners at the same time.It is easy to learn but hard to master,you might spend hours to rescue all your miners.In addition,the graphic is beautiful,the sound is nice,and it supports local co-op as well.I am glad I bought it : )
Posted: February 25th, 2014
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
90 products in account
23 reviews
8.4 hrs on record
Aqua Kitty is a shoot-em-up that’s heavily inspired by the old arcade game Defender, which I’ve played quite a lot. Basically, you shoot down waves of enemies while protecting your kittens from being abducted, while making heavy use of your radar. It’s a fun game, but it feels a bit repetitive. Some more variations between the levels would have been nice. Maybe some more bosses or environmental hazards.

But still, it’s a retro shoot-em-up about cats. That’s enough to check it out.
The survival mode is also quite addictive, and has been keeping me busy.
Posted: June 24th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
828 products in account
9 reviews
8.5 hrs on record
I like it. I know I know, retro 8 bit is all the rage right now and a lot of stuff getting pushed out in that style is just lame. But this is what you see in the trailers. You defend stuff and shot things and upgrade your kitty sub. Controls are tight and it plays well. I like it. For what they ask for this game, if you like side scrolly shooters with a little RPG elements added in, you'll love this.
Posted: March 2nd, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
192 products in account
11 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes, this game is everything right with retro indie game developers.

If it wasn't clear, this game is essentially the old classic Defender, with some modern shmup twists and oh my GOD that soundtrack is amazing. All of those adorable pixel cats don't hurt, either.

Pick this up if you can afford to, it's a wonderful game.
Posted: June 20th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
128 products in account
14 reviews
3.2 hrs on record
Aqua Kitty Milk Mine Defender 8/10

a vary nice looking, cute and awesome sounding 8-bit arcade shooter, i really like how the animations are done as well, controls are good its a little sluggish but fits with how the game plays its a good buy at 6.99 and has vary cute perrrsonality.
difficulty is vary high many kittens will perish to acquire that precious milk :(

*****Recommendations for the Developers*****
i really think the level of spawns needs to be tweaked in Infinite Espresso level i have not done all the normal levels yet and i hear you tweaked some of them already but in Infinite Espresso level it gets too much absolutely no room to move with the amount of enemies and bullets and this is at wave 11 it would be nice to see some tweaks so we could have some fun with it we should be able to run longer in that mode (easy, hard and a tweaked Arcade mode).

Arcade mode needs to have lives i think it just does not seem doable or fun and yes i am aware of the perrmanent upgrades 9 lives makes sense i think :P game is hard as hell after all.

weapon variety seems lacking i have some ideas, slower firing explosive torpedos, seeker torpedos. i think you could replace the X or Y button for an added heavy weapon (aka torpedos idea) or defence explosive or shield on top of the other heavy weapon too but just one of the X or Y buttons so you can still Purrrchase power ups think about it ;)
Posted: June 7th, 2014
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166 of 241 people (69%) found this review helpful
654 products in account
7 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
CAT/10
Would buy again and play both at once if I had more hands.
Posted: February 3rd, 2014
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