Earlier this week, Assault Android Cactus picked up four nominations at the annual Australian Game Developer Awards.
That's generally the sign of something You Should Probably Play. And if that wasn't encouragement enough, then you might like to know that it's currently available for the minuscule price of bugger all.
Witch Beam's top-down shooter is currently available in the second tier of the Humble Gems Bundle. It's one of the more interesting offerings in that the games are being advertised largely by their user rating:
I'm not sure I'd put too much stock in anything that said 100% positive reviews, especially after Steam's latest changes to the way user reviews are displayed. The store page for Spaera shows that only 9 people have reviewed the game at all, and out of the 9 reviews three of those were negative.
So you'll want to check the reception for each game individually. Chroma Squad has been on my wishlist for a while, and Technobabylon got some plaudits last year for being a very cool cyberpunk adventure.
But Assault Android Cactus is the champion of this pack, it's Australian. It's also just over $5 after the currency conversion, which is probably a lot less than what you'll pay for lunch or dinner today.