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Games About Cats (Stray, Little Kitty, Big City, Umbraclaw, Etc.)

LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
I love cats. And I love video games. And I bet I'm not alone in either of these here, either. And yet, I didn't see any dedicated threads for any of the various cat video games that are either out or announced. While I'm not sure about individual threads for each title, I thought maybe a good catch-all thread might be in order here.

Plus, hey, maybe we can share cat photos?

What prompted this thread? Well, in part, Inti Creates (Mega Man Zero & ZX, Azure Striker Gunvolt, Blaster Master Zero) just announced a new project:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZClJSwicMo

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Find hope in death.
Umbraclaw is a 2D side-scrolling action game that follows the perilous journey of Kuon, a cat who has died and must return home to his owner from the underworld known as the Soulplane.

Official site: http://umbraclaw.com/en/

Kuon can use the power of "Anima Revive" to acquire abilities from various animals.
These abilities granted by Anima Revive will be key to overcoming the obstacles Kuon will face on his journey.

The newest game from Blaster Master Zero director Satoru Nishizawa, Umbraclaw is a challenging game that proves that cats are not just cute, but cool as well. The dark-tinged yet lively graphics will pull you into the fantasy storybook world.

Will Kuon be able to break through the Boundary to return home safely...?

Steam Store https://store.steampowered.com/app/24...

Product Information
Title: Umbraclaw
Platform: Steam(PC)  
Genre: Action
Rating: Pending
Players: 1
Release Date: TBD
Price: TBD

Nintendo has shown a few off on their most recent Indie World, too.

First up, there's Mineko's Night Market:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C06EArELFYo
Mineko's Night Market launches for Nintendo Switch on September 26, 2023! Wishlist today: https://www.nintendo.com/store/produc...

Play as Mineko, a curious girl who has just arrived at her new home on a struggling Japanese-inspired island at the base of Mount Fugu. The superstitious locals on the island worship the Sun Cat, Nikko. What was always thought to be a long-told myth has the town puzzled, as sightings of Nikko have begun to surface among the residents of the island in recent days.

Quilts and Cats of Calico:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kAO2AUTpWc
Quilts and Cats of Calico is coming to Nintendo Switch this fall! Wishlist today: https://www.nintendo.com/store/produc...

Quilts and Cats of Calico is a wholesome digital adaptation of the award-winning puzzle board game for 1-4 players. Meet the adorable cats and sew the coziest quilts. Compete against other players in multiplayer gameplay, play solo or delve into the story of a tailor battling a large corporation

And then there's the one I'm looking forward to most of all, Little Kitty, Big City:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-39kuBXyKWo
Little Kitty, Big City is coming to Nintendo Switch next year! Wishlist today: https://www.nintendo.com/store/produc...

Will you make your way home or will you explore what the big city has to offer first? I mean, getting home is obviously your main priority. Obviously. Well, it's one of your priorities. Maybe more of a guideline... It's definitely on your To-Do list somewhere! But first? Exploration!



Finally, what kind of cat video game thread would this be if we didn't talk about the patron saint of cat video games, the rightful Game of the Year award winner, the PlayStation 5 exclusive Stray?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uP2MyUL49s

Warning: I haven't gotten to play this one, but I hear it can be a bit much if you don't like seeing cats get hurt.

However, it sounds like it may not be a PlayStation 5 exclusive for very long, as there are reports of it not only coming to Xbox, but Game Pass as well!

So, those are the recent ones I'm aware of. I miss any?

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    BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    Hooooly shit, Little Kitty Big City looks adorable. It also looks like inspired on some level by Untitled Goose Game. I wonder how much that inspiration will carry through into the structure of the game.

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    LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    Stray isn't about a cat, unfortunately

    But you do control a hyper-intelligent cat at least

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    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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    LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    Ringo wrote: »
    Stray isn't about a cat, unfortunately

    But you do control a hyper-intelligent cat at least

    I was never going to win here.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    I own Bright Paw on Switch, but I haven't played it yet

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    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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    LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    Whoops, forgot to share this here, as well as the Xbox thread:




    I was really hoping this would happen. I mean, c'mon, they're even Xbox colors! There can be no more perfect pairing than this!

    Mineko's Night Market is coming to Game Pass, too!

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    jothkijothki Registered User regular
    There's also that one game coming out fairly soon that does have a playable cat, but I'm afraid to say the name because of heavy spoilers.

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    LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    It's okay, we all know Bubsy here.

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    LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
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    JazzJazz Registered User regular
    The demo for Little Kitty, Big City that was up in Steam's Next Fest was great, but did center gameplay-wise around a couple of fetch quests. I'm hoping that's not too prevalent in the main game but it was the one thing I'm wary of - otherwise it was adorable, well-written with some great text dialogue, and looked great. There's definitely more than a hint of Untitled Goose Game in its look, and a little bit of mischief at one point although the kitty isn't at all malicious like the goose is.

    Definitely looking forward to the full game.

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    LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    Is the demo still available? I kept thinking about whether to get it, or just wait for the full game.

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    JazzJazz Registered User regular
    Is the demo still available? I kept thinking about whether to get it, or just wait for the full game.

    @LBD_Nytetrayn Sorry for the late reply, yes it is: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1177980/Little_Kitty_Big_City/

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    LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    It's cool. And awesome, thanks! Got it!

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    LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
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