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Meowing. Meowing. Meowing! Meowing in your head.

The Cat Lady, a visually bewildering point-and-click adventure game with dark and violent theme and a mad, genuinely unnerving story, is available 25% off on GOG.com. That's only $7.49 for the first week!

People are imperfect. That's a fact. But just knowing it, and seeing the extent of their imperfection, makes a colossal difference. So filled with fear, and aggression we are, us humans. Always threading so close to the edge of sanity, keeping the madness at bay only by means of everyday habits and social contract. But on the inside? What kind of insane thoughts fester the mind of the people you randomly pass by on the streets? What sick ideas would you find, if you had the ability to look into the minds of your close ones? Your neighbors? Your co-workers? You'll never know. But admit it, deep inside you're terrified of what might be going on in other people's heads. The true human nature might be the greatest horror in existence. This is a game playing on those fears.

The Cat Lady uses the classic point and click mechanics to tell a story that will put your mind way outside your comfort zone. It depicts violence, fear, and psychosis in a way that's both surreal and unsettlingly realistic. Its original art style adds even further to the depressive and unhinging mood. If you like an occasional trip to the other side of sanity and you're not afraid of some explicit imagery on the way, The Cat Lady will be an experience you won't soon forget.

Sometimes, we like to challenge you to stare deep into the void. Today is one of these days. Go on, get The Cat Lady for only $7.49 on GOG.com. Play it. Stay sane. Come back for more.
Hopefully, GOG fixes up its selection process and realizes that it's been missing out on some good stuff.

Wishlisted for now. Must consider whether to move it ahead of the backlog and get it... or wait.
Love point-and-click adventures and this one looks damn good. I'll grab it while it's discounted.
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rrr8891: Love point-and-click adventures and this one looks damn good. I'll grab it while it's discounted.
It is now, -25% : ))
And it's not literally point'n'click - the principles are kept, but the character is controlled by arrow keys. Check out the demo to see what I mean.
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cich: I've also written a review some time ago if anyone's curious: shameless linky.
I'd post mine, but it's in Polish so I'm not sure many people would understand it : )
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cich: I've also written a review some time ago if anyone's curious: shameless linky.
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Novotnus: I'd post mine, but it's in Polish so I'm not sure many people would understand it : )
Don't let the language barrier stop you! Google Translate will save those who lack the ability to speak one of the bestestest languages out there, and I'd read your review too :D
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cich: Don't let the language barrier stop you! Google Translate will save those who lack the ability to speak one of the bestestest languages out there, and I'd read your review too :D
Knowing you don't need Google Translate, here it is! : )
Post edited April 04, 2013 by Novotnus
My only concern with a release like this is that it sort of "pushes against" the release of classic kids' games here. I suppose since it more or less is just adults looking through the catalog; it just feels weird to go from Pajama Sam to The Cat Lady.

But variety is good, so hopefully a company like Nimbus Games (who decided to not release on Steam because they had no children's games) will still decide to release the Humongous catalog here, and if not them, then hopefully GOG will be able to get Atari to release it here. :P
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tfishell: My only concern with a release like this is that it sort of "pushes against" the release of classic kids' games here. I suppose since it more or less is just adults looking through the catalog; it just feels weird to go from Pajama Sam to The Cat Lady.
We already have both Phantasmagorias which are much less subtele about their adult content : ) And age restriction is here for a reason :)

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tfishell: But variety is good, so hopefully a company like Nimbus Games (who decided to not release on Steam because they had no children's games) will still decide to release the Humongous catalog here, and if not them, then hopefully GOG will be able to get Atari to release it here. :P
I'll keep my fingers crossed. We already have Manhole on GOG, so chances aren't that slim!
Post edited April 04, 2013 by Novotnus
Glad everything worked out with releasing this game here. On the wishlist for now. :)
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Novotnus: Maybe that's because I told you about my personal preferences : )
It's great when people include what else they like and dislike, it helps a lot to get better image. Finding people with similar gaming/movie/book preferences can be measured in gold.
Post edited April 04, 2013 by Mivas
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Mivas: It's great when people include what else they like and dislike, it helps a lot to get better image. Finding people with similar gaming/movie/book preferences can be measured in gold.
I can't say I really dislike any of the things from my list. I just prefer Hellraiser over Halloween or Friday, King over Masterton and so on.
Had a chance to try out the demo? : )
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rrr8891: Love point-and-click adventures and this one looks damn good. I'll grab it while it's discounted.
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Novotnus: It is now, -25% : ))
And it's not literally point'n'click - the principles are kept, but the character is controlled by arrow keys. Check out the demo to see what I mean.
The demo has me convinced I'll love it. Purchased!
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rrr8891: The demo has me convinced I'll love it. Purchased!
Know exactly what you feel : ) Imagine I had to wait entire month between playing the demo and playing the full game ;)
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Bloodygoodgames: That's why I'm not that interested in it at the moment. Too many years spent in non-profits dealing with people's 'real life' problems. Gets incredibly depressing and don't really enjoy that kind of game in my free time.
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cich: The game is great and I enjoyed it a lot, but judging from your descriptions, it's quite clearly not for you, BGG.
The story of The Cat Lady is extremely connected to the reality. It may do some gorey stuff here, and some abstract stuff there, but in the end it's all about depression and life. It's grounded in dirt and loneliness. And, again, that makes it quite exceptional and interesting, but also clearly not for everyone as it's the exact opposite of what you're looking for :D I mean, there's definitely hope to be found in the game, but it gets worse before it gets better.

I've also written a review some time ago if anyone's curious: shameless linky.
I think you're correct. Just not my 'thing' at the moment. :)

Glad to see it on GOG though. It's always nice to give even more indie studios a chance to get their games noticed and this one looks unusual enough it will probably do well.
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cich: Don't let the language barrier stop you! Google Translate will save those who lack the ability to speak one of the bestestest languages out there, and I'd read your review too :D
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Novotnus: Knowing you don't need Google Translate, here it is! : )
Cool review.

(Warning: I don't think this is much of a spoiler but don't read this if you're actively avoiding them:)
I'm curious, have you managed to stop Susan from freaking out in that particular bad-day moment in her apartment? I thought it's part of the story. But I was surprised myself by all the little choices you can make throughout the game. You can personalize your experience - individualize it, without transforming the story in any real way. That's a really cool part of The Cat Lady. All the endings lead to the same results but it's hard to not feel proud or sad about how you got there.