Assault Android Cactus Devs Discuss Wii U Gamepad Integration


According to a Twitter conversation, the two-man indie development team, Witch Beam, have been discussing their latest effort, Assault Android Cactus, a twin-stick shoot-em-up, to make it compliant with the Wii U Gamepad. Noted in this conversation are ways in which they could integrate the Wii U Gamepad’s features with the mechanics found inside of the game. This generation is turning out to be a cesspool of awesomeness where triple A and independent titles can coexist. Assault Android Cactus is an example of the many games made by indie development teams that have the potential to shine on consoles in the wake of the indie game focus the big three are currently adopting.


As stated in a past article by fellow SheAttack writer, Jane, Assault Android Cactus is definitely a title to look out for. Assault Android Cactus is being developed for Windows, OS X, and Linux, with digital releases planned for Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, and WiiU. According to the Assault Android Cactus website, “you can pre-order the game and get access to the latest playable build now and receive all future updates. You will also receive a Steam key. Choose between the base version of the game, or the Deluxe option which will include the Original Sound Track to the game and a digital art book. Which ever option you go with, you will receive immediate access to the DRM free Windows, OS X and Linux builds and ongoing updates for the length of the project. Your money will go towards funding the development of Cactus, and hopefully allowing us to continue making games in the future!”

Go support these guys. You can tell that they have put a lot of hard work, love, and dedication into this title.

For more information, check out the official Assault Android Cactus website.


Will you be keeping and eye out for Assault Android Cactus? Which version of the game would you likely pick up?


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  • I’m not sure why, but the tweet embed codes didn’t configure properly. I’ll try to update it later. 🙂

  • that looks bad ass

  • Does it, though?! I can’t wait until it comes to consoles as my laptop sucks ass lol.

  • Looking at vids of the game, it reminds me of Contra combined with Geometry Wars lol…..It does look like fun, although I’m not sure how long you would want to sit down and play it, unless they include some type of variety. I’ll definitely try it out on the PS4 if I get that for Xmas, if not that, then I’ll try it out on my Vita.

  • Actually just started playing it on Steam. It’s oddly addictive lol.

  • Hatsworth

    Looks stellar.