The Cat Lady

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The Cat Lady
The Cat Lady video game poster.png
Main poster.
Developer(s) Harvester Games
Publisher(s) Screen 7
Designer(s) Remigiusz Michalski
Composer(s) Michal Michalski
Engine Adventure Game Studio
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) December 1, 2012
Genre(s) Adventure game, psychological horror
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution DVD-ROM (1) or Internet download

The Cat Lady is a psychological horror graphic adventure game developed by Remigiusz Michalski, released on December 2012 in English. It is an indie game made using Adventure Game Studio. In May 2013, an Italian version was released by Zodiac Store. On May 4, 2013 an album was released featuring music in the game by Warmer, 5iah and Tears Of Mars. Original soundtrack was created by Michal Michalski (micamic).

Overview[edit]

The protagonist is Susan Ashworth, a chronically depressed, middle-aged woman with no friends. Her only companions are stray cats, whom she summons to her flat by playing her piano. She is known in her neighborhood as the cat lady. One night, Susan decides to take her own life, but this leads her to explore a strange place in death where she encounters the Queen of Maggots, who makes her immortal and gives her the task of ridding the world of five psychopaths referred to as the "parasites." Susan then returns to the world of the living to wake up in a hospital bed, and is soon forced to carry out her task. During this, she meets Mitzi, a cancer patient willing to be her new roommate. The game deals with mature themes such as depression, suicide, murder, and cancer, but also provides moments of humour and hope.

The ending of the game is slightly modified based on player's choices.

Cast[edit]

The game has English-only voice acting.

Reception[edit]

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 83/100 (8 reviews)[1]
Review scores
Publication Score
Adventure Gamers 4.5/5 stars[2]

The game gathered critical acclaim and won Best Story in the 2012 Adventure Gamers awards[3] and four more; Innovation, Indie Adventure of 2012, Best Game Environment and Surprise Title in the 2012 Adventure-Treff awards. It also received 6 nominations in the Adventure Game Studio awards for 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Cat Lady for PC Reviews". Metacritic. 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  2. ^ "Adventure Gamers Review". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  3. ^ Adventure Gamers 2012 Aggie Awards The Cat Lady wins Best Story. February 20, 2012

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