PlayStation is running its Vote to Play campaign for a second time, and – again – an Australian developer is in the spotlight. If you want to see Assault Android Cactus among the games you can play for free with PlayStation Plus, you know what to do.
Obviously, there are two other games up for your voting attention as well: Action Henk! and Broforce are also good releases… they’re just not as Australian as Assault Android Cactus, and we’re feeling particularly patriotic today.
Here’s some more about the games:
ASSAULT ANDROID CACTUS
Brisbane indie darlings Witch Beam bring us Assault Android Cactus, an already award-winning twin stick shooter whose frenetic gameplay is perfect for the couch co-op experience. While the mechanics of the twin stick shooter will be familiar to many, Witch Beam have created a unique battery mechanic in lieu of lives, providing a fresh experience that helps Assault Android Cactus stand out from the crowd.
According to designer Sanatana Mishra, Assault Android Cactus was created to be a game that he – and the rest of the Witch Beam studio – would want to play in their spare time. From what we’ve seen, they’ve succeeded!
Publisher Curve Digital and developer RageSquid have put together a light-hearted racer where you run, jump, and, yes, butt-slide your way through a host of toy room environments with past-their-prime action figures. It’s a game where timing and momentum are key as you attempt to outdo your opponents as well as your own past performance.
Action Henk! is the sort of game best played with friends – the more the merrier. Wait and see which one of you is the first to shout “One more!” as soon as the race has finished.
Broforce is an action adventure game that brings to life your memories (or imaginations for the younger set) 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.
It’s called “part irreverent spoof and part loving homage”, so if you’re a fan of classic games (and classic movies!), this one’s worth checking out.
Voting opens up on February 9 – and you’ll be able to change your vote at any time while the polls are open (although we haven’t been given a closing date). The game with the most votes will be added to the March free games lineup for PS Plus members. If your favourite game misses out, don’t fret! It’ll still be available at the same time, with a PS Plus discounted price tag.
All you need to do is log into your PS4 with your PSN account, head to the PlayStation Plus section at the top left, and access Vote to Play. Otherwise, you can find the votes tucked away in What’s New, or in the PlayStation Plus section of the PlayStation Store.