KILLING JOKE: CACTUS SHOWS OFF HIS LATEST WORKS IN PROGRESS


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4.26.2009

Brandon Boyer

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As mentioned before, a sneak peek at Petri Purho’s desktop background during this year’s Indie Games Summit showed the picture at right of head-spinningly prolific indie dev Cactus, and considering his last work in progress update covered some eight games — none of which were at all related to front-burner larger projects like Brain-Damaged Toon Underworld and compilation game Mondo Nation or those seen in his last WIP trailer video — the photo suddenly feels slightly less parodic.

It’s heartening to see, then, that at least one of those games from the last round has carried through to a month and a half later, as Cactus shows off three sets of images from the games he’s currently turning his attention to.

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None of the games are yet named, but between the three — which cover themes as wide ranging as the only vaguely misogynistic looking “game about killing each other” and the “game about killing airplanes” (the one seen last month as well) — it’s the dream-haze galactic geometry of the third “game about killing everything you love” that’s got me the most intrigued.

Whether any of the three eventually see the light of day is anyone’s guess, but in the meantime, you’ve got your work cut out for you finishing all of his prior games, if you haven’t already — start with the Cactus Arcade compilation for the fastest path into his special blend of inspired madness.

Screens from upcoming games [Cactus Squid blog, Cactus’ home site]

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