Australian Dev Team Witch Beam Studios Featured In PS Plus Vote To Play

PlayStation have decided to give Brisbane’s indie game developer Witch Beam Studios a shot in the big leagues by featuring their game, Asteroid Android Cactus, in the second round of Vote To Play to ever be held. Could they be the first Australians to win?

The studio from Brisbane – who follow Melbourne’s League of Geeks who narrowly missed out on the first round of Vote to Play – are set to compete against two international studios for their chance to have
Assault Android Cactus added to the March monthly games line-up for PS Plus members.aac_001

Assault Android Cactus is an already award-winning, fast paced and tightly tuned shoot em’ up game that plays like a modern day arcade. The frenetic gameplay is perfect for the couch co-op experience but quality games in this month’s vote to play aren’t exclusive to Australian developers with strong international competition in the mix.

To get your vote in, fire up your PS4 and, with your PSN login, access Vote to Play under the dedicated PlayStation Plus section on the top left corner of your PS4 home screen. Details can also be found under What’s New or the PlayStation Plus section of the PlayStation Store.


Here is the line up for round two of Vote to Play:

Assault Android Cactus 

The first game of indie-start-up Witch Beam from Brisbane, this game is an arcade style twin stick shooter set in a vivid sci-fi universe. While the mechanics of this twin stick shooter will be familiar to many, developer Witch Beam has created a unique battery mechanic (in lieu of lives), providing a fresh experience that helps Assault Android Cactus stand out from the crowd.This game also supports Shareplay, a “virtual couch” that lets a friend join your game for up to an hour at a time, creating an online local co-op experience. According to designer Sanatana Mishra, the goal with Assault Android Cactus was to make a game that he and the rest of the team wanted to play.

Action Henk!

This title from publisher Curve Digital and developer Rage Squid, is a fast paced running, jumping and butt-sliding platformer in a glorious 3D toy filled world! Action Henk! is a game about an action figure trying to relive his heroic past. Henk used to be fastest of them all back in the 80’s and 90’s, but nowadays there’s not much left of his former glory. He gets challenged by his rival Dr. Kentony, and is out to prove that he still has what it takes to be the fastest! The goal is to use physics and momentum to race through levels as fast as possible. These short levels require you to master all the subtle tricks that the physics-based platforming has to offer, including the famous butt-slide.


Publisher Devolver and developer Free Lives have teamed up to deliver part irreverent spoof and part loving homage to what are now classic movies and classic games.This action adventure game brings to life the memories (or imaginations for the younger player) of ’80s action heroes and their adventures. While we didn’t know it at the time, this is the game that we always wanted as we cheered those action heroes on to victory. With its online co-op experience, friends can enjoy connecting with each other to bring their own brand of shock and awe to the opposing forces.


To get behind Aussie talent, vote for Assault Android Cactus before during February 9th to February 22nd and make Witch Beam the first-ever Australian studio to win the PlayStation Plus Vote to Play!

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