Assault Android Cactus is a high intensity twin stick shooter in a science fiction setting. The game is named after its hero, Cactus, an assault class android.

It is an independent game being made by a three person team in Brisbane, powered by the Unity engine and being developed for Windows, OS X and Linux with digital releases planned for Playstation 4, Playstation Vita and WiiU.

Witch Beam is an independent games team in Brisbane, Australia. Tim and Sanatana work full time on Assault Android Cactus.

Tim Dawson


Tim Dawson is a 3D animator and author of the web comic Dragon Tails. With 9 years experience in the games industry working for studios such as Midway, Team Bondi, Electronic Arts and Sega, Tim’s best work can be found in various cancelled titles. Tim fills the role of artist and animator and does a convincing impersonation of a programmer.

Sanatana Mishra


Sanatana Mishra started on the professional gaming circuit before making the leap to game development. In his 5 years at Sega, Sanatana shipped two console titles, worked on numerous prototypes and made the independant game Antibody Boost before succumbing to the siren call of indie development. Sanatana handles design duties.

Jeff van Dyck


Jeff van Dyck is a British Academy Award-winning (BAFTA) composer best known for his emotive and immersive soundtracks in the historical strategy franchise, Total War. His music can also be found in numerous EA Sports titles, including the iconic Need for Speed series, NHL Hockey and FIFA Soccer. Jeff’s soundtracks have been licensed for documentaries and films produced by the BBC and the History Channel. Within the game industry, Jeff is a renowned Audio Director, who is passionate and talented in defining the entire scope of game sound.