The Cat Lady
|The Cat Lady|
|Engine||Adventure Game Studio|
|Release date(s)||December 1, 2012|
|Genre(s)||Adventure game, psychological horror|
|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).
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.
The game has English-only voice acting.
- Lynsey Frost as Susan Ashworth
- Brittany Morgan Williams as Mitzi Hunt
- Klemens Koehring as Doctor X / Eric Ashworth
- David Firth as Pest Controller / His Wife
- Jesse Gunn as Joe Davis
- Margaret Cowen as Queen of Maggots
- Alex Sinclair as Doctor
- Dave Seaman as Jesse
- Marianne Miller as Nurse
- Mark Lovegrove as Police Phone Operator
- Remigiusz Michalski as Crow / Ivy Davis
The game gathered critical acclaim and won Best Story in the 2012 Adventure Gamers awards 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.