Cat Simulator 3000 is a cute bit of interactive fiction where you play as a cat hellbent on destroying all its human’s worldly possessions.
After your owner leaves for the day, you’ll need to explore the kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom to find and alter your surroundings to better match your kitty sensibilities. However, being that you are a cat, you get tired very quickly. You’ll need to monitor your energy levels because once that meter hits zero, you’ll be forced to take a nap that will temporarily interrupt your feline follies. Unlike in other text adventures, Cat Simulator 3000 has some rudimentary UI and even deigns to show you a small picture of your chosen cat at the game’s outset. Combine that with the some hilariously true-to-life writing and Cat Simulator 3000 is a welcome window into a cat’s mind.
Unfortunately, your destructive capabilities in Cat Simulator 3000 are limited. The game’s time limit actually presents a real problem as the majority of the game’s fun factor stems from reading the consequences of your actions. With the looming threat of your owner’s eventual homecoming, you’re forced to choose between reading and achieving the highest score possible, and, if you’re anything like us, your gamer side will win out and you’ll find yourself rapidly clicking through the majority of the game’s content. A simple solution to this issue would be for the developer to implement a turn/action limit, rather than a time limit, in future iterations of the game.
When it comes down to it, Cat Simulator 3000 is basically the hybrid baby of Zork and Catlateral Damage and frankly, that’s purrfectly fine with us.
Controls: Left Click On Highlighted Text – Select Action
Available On: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and Browser
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