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!
User reviews: Very Positive (170 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 3, 2014

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"Decent little undersea shmup."

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December 10

ROCK BOSHERS DX: Directors Cut OUT NOW

Hi all, we just released another game onto Steam (and PS4/Vita), an homage to 8bit gaming days of the ZX Spectrum.

Get ready to take a trip back to the 80s, the 1880s!
Help young Queen Victoria fight her way across Mars and attempt to escape home in this exceedingly retro arcade adventure!

RBDX is a 2D pixel drawn arcade action game, created as if made on an 8bit hardware (specifically the ZX Spectrum), but modernised with widescreen formatting, HD rendering and of course - no colour clash!

Steam link - http://store.steampowered.com/app/298790

Game website - http://tikipod.com/rockboshersdx/

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September 19

Iron Fisticle game now released (I did the art)

Crazy name I know - but this SmashTV alike dungeon game has just been released!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/306700/

If you liked Aqua Kitty, do check it out as I was one of the 2man team who made Iron F.

Curve Digital are publishing it.

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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 This 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
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
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.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Must I save All the kitty milk miners? Yes! In my heart I know I must. I shall not let a Kitty miner perish on my watch! For if I don't save all the kittens, I ask you who will? Will it be you? Well? Will it? It's more than just a game it's being a hero, a savior if you will. I ask you please, heed the call and take up arms with me, become a MILK MINE DEFENDER!!!!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
A really fun homage to Midway's arcade classic Defender. It's a really slick shmup that delivers on it's classic namesake with tight gameplay and a fun presentation.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
If you can remember 'Defender' as a kid you are more than half way to understanding what 'Aqua Kitty - Milk Mine Defender' is about. If by any chance you aren't so long in the tooth as some of us grandads of gaming are? heres a basic run down. First of all you don't need to be a grandad to enjoy this Kitty themed take on Defender, as it has this back to the basics timeless gameplay, sceams retro but in a revamped modern way, that many retro games fail to do.

Its has bases with milkminers at the bottom mining for milk, they would rather go about their biz without being abducted by robot jellyfish. This is where you come in as you protect the miners from numerous seabeasts with fiery justice! In your seasub you have normal fire, missle and the ablity to turn about to go left or right. The map at the top is a 2D view of the sea going left and right. You can travel in circles by reaching the far end of either left or right. The map plays a very important part in the defence of the milkminers as it can give the local of each, (red dot abducter jellyfish), (white dot normal robot fish), (yellow power-up) and lastly the local of the milkmine. I think that about raps it up?

If by any chance you don't like reading I've put a sentence summing up Aqua Kitty
Aqua Kitty - Milk Mine Defender is a beautful, colourful 16-bit pixel style defender game that pays homage to retro gaming with a sound so fitting the style. Its that good!



I recommend this title at full asking price.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
I got gifted this game from a giveaway. So bare that in mind.

It's an old school side scroller. Cat humor. Pixelated graphics. Not bad though.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Cute cats underwater mining milk while a cat in a sub protects them. A clone of a arcade game with a classic feel, worth a grab during a sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This game makes me feel young again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
BEST
GAME
EVER
MEOW
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
It's a bullet-hell game. With cats. And awesome pixel graphics. And a kickass soundtrack. And Dune references.
Why are you not playing already?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Aqua Kitty is a shoot-em-up that’s heavily inspired by the old arcade game Defender. Basically you shoot down waves of enemies while protecting your kittens from being abducted.

The key is that you need to focus down the jelly abductor ships before you deal with the other enemys.

The music is amazing, and the visuals are really well put together, and the challenge is fair and curves just right to keep it challenging yet fair.

IF you like shoot-em-ups, this should be your next purchase and if you find this on sale its a must buy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This game is a cute arcade shooter game, it is very easy to become addicted to and lose several hours of the day playing! Each level becomes more difficult and challenging to complete, I love it!!!! ^_^
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
The first levels get you hooked with cutesy pixel perfect graphics and kittens. But make no mistake, later levels is trial and a little tribulation. These kitties create an itch!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
THE MILK MUST FLOW!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
I've had my eye on this game for about four months, waiting ever so patiently for it to go on sale. When the Summer sale came I struck. I can tell you this is exactly the kind of casual game I love to play. You can play "campaign" or "endless," leaving many hours for play here. It has a lot to like here. I rec.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
IM A DOGE* PERSON BUT THIS GAME IS SO COOL AND FLUFFY THAT I WANT TO GET BACK IN TIME AND PLAY IT AGAIN

TWICE!

AND NOW WE NEED A EARTH DOGE DEFENSE! 10//10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
10/10 would mine milk again!

It's a cute little shmup where you just gotta blast baddies and protect your milk miners!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
kitty themed bullet hell!!! yes!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
This is such an amazing game with great music and awesome 8-Bit graphics.... Plus, its freakin' submarine kitty cats who shoot robotic fish to the point of extinction!!! Yeah, love this game, worth the money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Screenshots looks good but when i started playing, I wasnt expecting it to be so damn good! takes me back to arcade days. and the awesome soundtrack reminds me of classic nintendo. I highly recommend this game. Has been a very fun experience. Oh and who doesnt like cats?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Cats like thier milk.
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