This huge adventure game lets you solve mysteries as a gang of cats
We give cats heaps of grief here at Ozzy Man Reviews, but don’t let that give you the wrong impression. As you’re no doubt aware, where ‘Strayan and that means we give our friends – and the people and animals we like – heaps of s**t. So, yeah, while we do think cats are bloody bastards that shouldn’t be trusted, we do like ‘em. After all, they’re cute, they’re smart and it’s not their fault they’re not as awesome as dogs. So when we saw a game that might just be the cat version of GTA, we were as excited as your weird Auntie Sue…
We’ll start with some context for you: as purr the video down below, you’ll see that the game, called Peace Island, as an open world game set on an island in Maine.
Nine cats have woken up and discovered that all the humans have disappeared.
Clearly, it’s up to them to find out what’s been going on.
We’re just going to assume they realised what had happened around the time they were due for their first feed. They’re cats, so if there was enough tucker to go around, they wouldn’t bother. Ok, ok, that was a paw joke, but you know what we mean.
Anyway, the game’s developer, Eric Blumrich, is running a Kickstarter to get the game developed. Blumrich needed seven grand to get within a whisker of taking the game any further, but the Kickstarter’s already got him over 13 grand and the game’s in development for Mac, PC and Oculus.
Like all classic RPGs, the game’s set to feature a wealth of puzzles and – just like those heady days at band camp – there’s plenty of exploration required. Alternating between each of the nine playable cats, players will need to use the different skillsets of each in order to complete the game.
Perhaps best of all, Blumrich has responded to a question on Twitter by saying the game’s devoted to being a single-player campaign. Considering so many games forsake story for the sake of fun multiplayer these days, that’s a good thing.
“Peace Island is an exclusively single-player experience. In making this game, we’re telling YOU a story – your friends will just get in the way. You will not need them.”
Final thought: Regardless of whether or not those of us who like a bit of the old ultra-violence in our gaming experience would play this, you can’t say there’s not a market for it. There are tonnes of people out there who just eat up everything pussy-related. Let us know whether you’d play it in the Facebook comments.
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Video Link: Eric Blumrich
H/T: BORED PANDA.