The milk has run dry, cats around the world are forced to seek out new sources to get their fix. You and your team of milk mining kittens have overcome a fear of water to drill down under the ocean seabed and begin extracting vast reserves of what seems to be naturally forming full-fat milk.

Get ready for fast paced submarine shooter action, defending the kittens from disruptive mechanical sea creatures.

Aqua Kitty is a 2D pixel drawn arcade shooter, created with a love of the 16bit gaming era and late 80s video arcade games.


  • Play solo or with a friend - optional 2 Player Local CO-OP.
  • Fast paced horizontally scrolling looping underwater levels.
  • New optional easy mode campaign if you prefer a more relaxed pace of gameplay.
  • Branching map choice progression of levels.
  • Varying sea depths per level that affect gameplay.
  • A dual firing submarine with a rechargeable secondary weapon that needs to be carefully managed (it also upgrades as you progress through the game).
  • A variety of mechanical sea creatures to encounter each with differing behaviours to tackle.
  • Chain kill combo system allowing the more skilled player to maximise scores.
  • Depth based power-up system that gives partial control on the type and location of the power-ups created (allowing tactical advantage).
  • Hand drawn 16bit era styled pixel art graphics, displayed at a crisp 720p.
  • Awesome chiptune music taking inspiration from a mix of the best of the C64 and Amiga days.


This game was originally designed for PC and Xbox360.
In October 2012 it was a launch title for Sonys new PlayStation Mobile (Vita etc) - gaining excellent reviews and a GOTY award from PSNstores, and nomination from Pocketgamer.
In June 2013 it was enhanced and released on XBLIG - again with great reviews and Indie Gamer Chick Approved!
Now in late 2013 it comes back to PC!

Please check out the game's website where you can also find reviews game (no scores lower than 8/10!):

Also vote us up on our Steam Greenlight page:

If you like the soundtrack, buy it direct from the musician - (iTunes / BandCamp / Amazon store)

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You can read about how we made some of the art for Aqua Kitty over on our featured post on Gamasutra:

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devnewton Dec 21 2013 says:

Is there a way to configure resolution and inputs?

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Reddoh Nov 3 2013 says:

Really nicely polished casual SHMUP.
I also made a little "first impression" kind of video about it.
Search for Ablaze with Greenlight: Aqua Kitty - Milk Mine Defender on YouTube. =)
Keep up the good work.

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meshuggah12345 Oct 29 2013 says:

Will buyers get a Steam key from here if this game gets Greenlit?

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DuganJ Oct 31 2013 replied:

Hi - I am not sure what logistics are involved to do that - but if its not too difficult we can.

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DuganJ Creator
DuganJ Oct 28 2013 says:

Hi all - we just found an issue where some controller types are not being detected properly. We will have a fix ready ASAP but in the meantime apologies for any inconvenience to those affected.

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lordtroll098 Oct 28 2013 says:

looks fun to play :P

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mechanoid Oct 27 2013 says:

Looks great, reminds me of the original Defender on the Atari VCS which I played a lot in the early eighties. Will buy!

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DuganJ Creator
DuganJ Oct 28 2013 replied:

Awesome, thanks! If you have a Steam account please also checkout our Greenlight page :)

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Chizu Oct 23 2013 says:

Is there any chance of a demo for the PC version?
My laptops kinda old and its not always the best of bedfellows with XNA games. I'd kinda like to check I can run the game before I buy it :v

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DuganJ Creator
DuganJ Oct 28 2013 replied:

Hi we don't have a plan for a demo currently, but I will look into it. What spec is your pc btw?

A core2duo PC from around 2007 with at least 1GB ram should run fine.

We tested a very weak machine, a Samsung NC10 netbook from 2008 (1.6Ghz Intel Atom N270) and the game ran BUT the framerate struggled.

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