Friday, June 18, 2021

New Action RPG Released: Astro Aqua Kitty

        
Someone who has given me a lot of help over the years is on the team behind Tikipod's Astro Aqua Kitty, just released on PC and console. He didn't ask me to mention it here, but he's done so much for this blog that I wanted to encourage readers to check it out. Astro Aqua Kitty is a sequel to 2013's Aqua Kitty. My friend describes it as "90% action, 10% RPG." The official description is:
    
The Aqua Kitty cats have launched into space in an all new action RPG shoot-em-up adventure!

Pick your crew, then blast off to investigate mysterious water filled asteroids.
Battle bizarre enemies, mine magnificent gems, grab new weapons, install enhancing devices, and unlock your crews' unique skills as you level up XP.

Just watch out for marauding pirate rabbits, always trying to be first to the loot! 
     
I don't know if my friend wants to be mentioned by name, so I'll remain vague, but if you want to reward someone who's given me assistance on this blog, and/or if the game looks to your taste, please give it a try. I'll look forward to it myself in a few years.
    
Comment if you want, but I'll probably delete this entry in a few months. I really need some kind of "news" feature on this blog where I can post temporary announcements.

23 comments:

  1. Of you to post this

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  2. It is very nice indeed. I'm that aforementioned friend and I'm very thankful and also a bit upset at the same time (I asked Chet not to mention it on the blog) so I'm very confused and not really sure what to say :) Maybe you should delete this entry within a few days instead of months?

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    1. Why did you not want it mentioned on the blog? I wouldn’t have known about this game if it wasn’t out on here. Anyway, congrats on releasing the game :)

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    2. Thank you, it was a long journey :) I thought the game was not a good fit for the blog but maybe I was wrong. I'm glad somebody found it interesting. Thank you Chet!

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    3. Congrats! If you really want him to take it down, I'm sure he will, but exposure is a good thing!

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    4. If it's of any consolation, I bought the original and enjoyed but wouldn't have looked for a sequel till sewing this. Have faith Gabor! :)

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    5. I'm with Deano and killias2, and again congrats! I'll check it out (I happen to love cats for someow reason).

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    6. Anyone who has a problem with Chet plugging a friend's project is a serious Doof! Glad they put this here, because I doubt I would have found it otherwise.

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    7. Missed opportunity not calling them a Super Goober.

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    8. "The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about." Oscar Wilde

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    9. Let's hope Sandy Petersen agrees.

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  3. I did like the first and will definitely buy this, too.

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  4. You can set up a sidebar widget with text, a link, and an image, that you can header "NEWS", and swap out the text with new text whenever you have something new to say there.

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  5. Visibility is good :) I was afraid that the overall reaction would be more negative (because the game isn't a real RPG).

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    1. But it's kitties! Who on Earth would have a negative reaction to kitties?

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    2. Cats and chiptunes. It doesn't get any better.

      I think a lot of people who read this blog like old games, and to some extend retro games, in general. I bought the original by mistake - I should have known a new game can't be that cheap - and while this is not usually my type of game, and it turns out I'm pretty lousy at it, I'm having fun.

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    4. And pixels. I really like this colorful 16bit graphics style which reminds me of a certain kind of shoot'em ups from that era like Parodius or Blood Money. Someone coined the term cute'em up for these I think.

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  6. So Aqua Kitty: Milk mine defender is getting a sequel with RPG elements. Interesting, I might check it out. I got the first game on the Vita and it was an enjoyable little time sink. :)

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  7. Just purchased it for Switch, its GREAT! Thanks for the recommendation!

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