A downloadable Flippin Kaktus for Windows, macOS, and Linux

2 hero personalities, 2 gameplay styles,
2 immersive epochs, 2D adventure,
200% fun!

Flippin what?!

Flippin Kaktus is the challenging and dynamic adventure that constantly defies your reflexes and moral fiber.

You decide which path to take next time - swift and discreet or dashing and brutal. Not without consequenses.

Narrative is inspired by Breaking Bad and Narcos sagas and infamous Scarface characters!

Prickly by design

Unravel the captivating story of Kaktus through the carefully composed graphical novel. Reveal the misterious past of the Kaktus and solve cartel conspiracy.

Design and game art are influenced by mexican history, american cowboy era, drug wars, 80s action movies and of course the action movies hero legend himself - Mr. Chuck Norris!

Thorny features

  • Kaktus is vulnerable little fella but sly and nimble. Disguise in the bushes, crates and barrels to sneak by the strong opponents and ambush when they least expect it!
  • When stealth is not enough flip to the RAGE mode and unveil your mighty powers to demolish the enemies!
  • Explore interactive environment to get through challenges - switches, portals, man-caves, secret passages and your favourite - detonators to make big BOOM!
  • Call the amigos! Make friends along the journey and reinforce with their special abilities. When push comes to shove they will sweep your problems away!

The dark side of the Kaktus

The RAGE mode is poweruful, but it will not make you completely bulletproof. You will be faced with options to use powerups like drugs and alcohol to boost up....

Remember it comes with a cost! And overdose is a THING that will throw you down hard way opening extra horror challenges.

Distinctive music

We recreated the most memorable tunes of two epochs to make every level unique and immersive. Get ready for mariachi, flamenco, country, glam rock, industrial, synthwave and more (dubstep)!

Follow the journey!

We'd love your support!
Please follow us on the available networks and spread the word!


Yes please! Report bugs and suggestions to flippinkaktus@gmail.com 
Join our Discord Channel
or simply leave a message on Twitter, we read everything!

Do you have juice to become the Kaktus?

Install instructions

On Windows simply run installer and follow wizard.
On Mac and Linux extract the archive and launch the game.


FlippinKaktus_0033d.exe 99 MB
FlippinKaktus_0033d.zip 86 MB
FlippinKaktus_033d.zip 89 MB

Development log

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🌵 Good visuals and the levels are very challenging, I've played the first two and made a short vid here: https://youtu.be/2xVjp85GQ5E

Thanks a lot XxIndieGamerxX

I gotta say, that if you made it this far, it would be rewarding to try out the 3rd one, that's completely different in setting and provides more freedom in terms of rage breakouts :)


Round two! I really like that the focus has shifted onto stealth, it works really well with the given mechanics! Though I definitely should have focused more on that than offense in the latter section, it was still fun to try to go in guns blazing! And the platforming challenges are definitely more well balanced than last time around!


Thanks a ton for the thorough overview!
Your focus hunch is actually impeccable. 

We tried to present both sides of a no-hero in the demo and stoked it worked just right!

do you have discord or something? id be glad to help you!

Hi Maximus! I appreciate that!

There's no discord channel so far, but I'll manage that after next demo update.
Till that moment welcome: 

Hello! We got the Discord Channel :)


The youtube channel will be ready soon, we'll share all nice letsplays.

Thanks and have some flippin fun!


Awesome start! I do think some of the instant death traps are a little hard to make out against the background, and some of the mechanics are tutorialized in areas where it's damn easy to die. But overall I did have a pretty good time with it despite my huge number of deaths...


Thanks a ton for the review and notes!
The tutorial will be done in the very end to cover all mechanics better, for now it's just a glimpse. You are right, there are few not obvious death traps, it will be reconsidered. 


This demo is fun, I can't wait to see where the road will take Kaktus. :)


Thanks for the warming welcome! The story will be awesome, I can promise you that ;)


Great, bring the kaktus! :)