Catlateral Damage

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Catlateral Damage
Catlateral Damage (alpha release) screenshot.png
A screenshot from the alpha release of Catlateral Damage.
Developer(s) Chris Chung[1]
Engine Unity
Platform(s) PC/Mac/Linux/Ouya[1]
Oculus Rift[2][3][4]
Release date(s)
  • NA August 10–11, 2013
(original version)[6]
May 27, 2015 (full release)[7]
Genre(s) Simulation game
Mode(s) Single-player

Catlateral Damage is a first person game in which the player plays as a cat. The only goal of the game is to knock as many of your owner's belongings onto the floor as possible.[8] There are game modes in which the player can either race against the clock and get a certain number of items onto the floor as fast as they can, score as many points in a 2-minute time-frame, or a free play mode where there is no clock and there are no points.


The original version of Catlateral Damage was created for the August 2013 7DFPS game jam.[1][6]

Development for a full release began in September 2013.[1]

On 13 January 2014, Catlateral Damage was released on Steam's "Steam Greenlight" service.[5]


"The basic premise is that it's night time and your owner is asleep, so you have to knock over objects without making too much noise. [...] I feel like this mode will fulfill the desire to be a sneaky cat, and also give quite a different challenge than the current game mode."

 —Chris Chung on "Cat Ops"[9]

According to developer Chris Chung, the final commercial release will feature many additions as achievements, gameplay modes, levels, and music.[2][3][4] Planned gameplay modes include "Cat Ops", "Free Mode", and "Time Attack/Trials".[2][3][4] Oculus Rift support is also planned.[2][3][4]


Original release[edit]

The original release of Catlateral Damage created for the 7DFPS game jam.[6]

BuzzFeed's Joseph Bernstein reviewed the original Catlateral Damage favorably citing "If you have ever wanted to know what it is like to be a little feline menace, this is your chance."[10]

Kotaku's Luke Plunkett reviewed the original Catlateral Damage as "as accurate a cat simulator as you'll ever play."[11]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun's Nathan Grayson reviewed the original Catlateral Damage as "basic and inconsequential as can be, and that's exactly what I wanted from it. Be a cat. Do total jerkstore asshole cat things. The end."[12]

Alpha release[edit]

CNET's Michelle Starr reviewed the alpha release of Catlateral Damage as "kind of really fun."[3]

Indie Statik's Chris Priestman reviewed the alpha release of Catlateral Damage as "a fun little game about making a mess. What's not to love?"[13]

Joystiq's Danny Cowan reviewed the alpha release of Catlateral Damage favorably with "For anyone who has never owned cats, this is a fairly accurate simulation of what their day-to-day life entails."[14]

VG247's Mike Irving reviewed the alpha release of Catlateral Damage as "small and rough at the moment" but found the game "entertaining."[15]


  1. ^ a b c d Chris Chung. "Catlateral Damage - Press Kit". CloudFlare. Retrieved 2013-06-19.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Catlateral_Damage_-_Press_Kit" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b c d Jeffrey Matulef (15 January 2014). "Catlateral Damage is a first-person cat simulator". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Michelle Starr (14 January 2014). "Channel your inner feline mischief with Catlateral Damage". CNET. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  4. ^ a b c d Nathan Grayson (15 January 2014). "Pretty Kitty: Jerk Cat Sim Catlateral Damage Gets An Upgrade". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  5. ^ a b "Steam Greenlight :: CATLATERAL DAMAGE". Steam (software). 13 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  6. ^ a b c Chrixeleon. "7DFPS". 7DFPS. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  7. ^ Matulef, Jeffery (May 19, 2015). "Catlateral Damage is out of the bag next week". Eurogamer. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ [1] The Official Catlateral Damage website.
  9. ^ Jeffrey Matulef (17 January 2014). "Catlateral Damage developer explains upcoming additions". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  10. ^ Joseph Bernstein (26 August 2013). "Play This Destructive Housecat Simulator". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  11. ^ Luke Plunkett (27 August 2013). "The Perfect Cat Simulator Has You Smash Nintendos". Kotaku. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  12. ^ Nathan Grayson (26 August 2013). "Jerkwad Cat Simulator: Catlateral Damage". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  13. ^ Chris Priestman (13 January 2014). "You're A Cat. Make A Mess. Two Minutes: Catlateral Damage - Indie Statik". Indie Statik. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  14. ^ Danny Cowan (13 January 2014). "Catlateral Damage chronicles the life of a destructive kitty". Joystiq. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  15. ^ Mike Irving (14 January 2014). "Catlateral Damage lets you trash a room as only a cat can". VG247. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 

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