Jonatan Söderström

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Jonatan "Cactus" Söderström
Jonatan Söderström (Cactus) - Game Developers Conference 2010.jpg
Jonatan Söderström (Cactus) at the Game Developers Conference in 2010
Occupation Game Designer

Jonatan Söderström, better known as "Cactus", is a Swedish independent video game developer noted for his quickly made video games. He was well known of having a steady output of games and had developed over forty games to date, until stopping rapid game development to focus on bigger titles. He is often featured on websites, blogs, as well as game and art festivals all over the world. In 2008 his game Clean Asia! was nominated for both Excellence In Visual Arts and Excellence in Audio at the Independent Games Festival.[1] At GDC 2009, he delivered a talk called "The Four Hour Game Design", describing the methods he uses in producing his games.[2] Söderström then teamed with Dennis Wedin to form Dennaton Games and released his first commercial release game, Hotline Miami.


Söderström has created a large number of games. These include:

  • Ad Nauseam
  • BlockOn!
  • Burn The Trash
  • Clean Asia!
  • Decontrologic
  • EVAC
  • Fractal Fighters
  • Fuck Space
  • God Came To The Cave
  • Hot Throttle
  • Hotline Miami
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
  • Illegal Communication
  • Insect Invade 2
  • Keyboard Drumset Fucking Werewolf
  • KrebsWelte
  • Krytza
  • Life Is A Race!
  • Minubeat
  • Mondo Agency
  • Mondo Medicals
  • MSoids
  • Ninja Flu
  • Norrland
  • Precision
  • Strings
  • Protoganda II
  • Psychosomnium
  • Retro
  • Retro II
  • Retro 4
  • Saru Ga Daisuki
  • Seizuredome
  • Shotgun Ninja
  • Space Fuck!
  • Stallions In America
  • Ted's Wet Adventure
  • The Birthday
  • The Design
  • This Is Infinity
  • Tuning (winner of the Sublime Experience award at IndieCade in 2009)[3]
  • Unholy Stage
  • Xoldiers
  • xWUNG


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