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The Cat Lady

by Harvester Games

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This is a commercial game.

File size: 310 MB
Downloaded: 970 times
Graphics: 800x600, 32-bit color

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Operating System(s):
Windows
Game Genre:
Contemporary
Game Type:
Horror
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
1 Dec 2012
AGS Panel Rating:
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Player Rating:
Full length game
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke game You know when it fits this category ;)
Demo Unfinished games / commercial games
Training game Games made just to try out AGS
Newly added games Not yet categorised
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Content advisory:
Strong
Frontal nudity
Frequent, strong

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15 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
91%
Immersion:
99%
Puzzles & Pacing:
93%
Overall Enjoyment:
96%

About this game

Susan Ashworth, known in her neighbourhood as the crazy Cat Lady, is a lonely 40-year old on the verge of suicide. She has no family, no friends and no hope for a better future. One day she discovers that five strangers will come along and change everything... But those five, "The Parasites", are also the most ruthless, deranged and cold-blooded bunch of psychopats the city has ever known. They will stop at nothing to hurt Susan. Unless, she hurts them first... AVAILABLE NOW AT www.TheCatLady.co.uk www.Screen7.co.uk and http://store.steampowered.com/app/253110 http://www.desura.com/games/the-cat-lady http://www.gog.com/gamecard/the_cat_lady http://fireflowergames.com/shop/the-cat-lady/ http://http://store.postudios.com/products/the-cat-lady
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Ali has worked on 12 other games: (see them >>)

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Game Created with AGS for 2012 2012

Nominated, Best Original Story 2012

Nominated, Best Dialogue Writing 2012

Nominated, Best Player Character 2012

Nominated, Best Gameplay 2012

Nominated, Best Voice Work 2012

AGS Panel Review

"The Cat Lady is an exceptionally powerful game. It's unlike anything else you'll find among its adventure game peers, and will move you in ways few other games can hope to do.

That said, it's not a game for everyone. Many traditional players may find the plot overly emotional, the imagery too harsh and the game world hard to navigate. Characters sprites are crudely drawn against photo-montage backgrounds, and can only move sideways. Symbolism in TCL isn't subtle or suggestive; it's graphical and in your face.

Outside of the AGS community, TCL has garnered an unprecedented fan following."

10 people commented on this game (newest first):

Great atmospheric.Great story.Great graphics.Great puzzles.Great immersion.And.... great GAME.
Congratulation Harvester games.
2014-08-30 14:26:11 by Mehrdad
One of the best games I've played in a long time. The adult themes like suicide and murder were spot on. It also had some creepy parts and the graphics were great for the game.
I even bought the OST although this isn't my favourite style of music.
2014-07-06 15:13:07 by TheBrainTrain
Great game, with great music.
2014-03-20 15:15:27 by Janos Biro
Highly original adventure game. Amazing story, great puzzles, unlikely protagonist and very, very dark. The most awesome horror adventure out there.

Couldn't quite give it a full rating as the sprites are rather aliased and don't have the best animations - but this game is so good you'll not be bothered.
2014-03-03 11:31:51 by xlynx
One of my favourite AGS games. Great atmosphere, interesting story and characters, nice graphics.
2014-01-29 13:32:35 by The Last To Know
I've been eager to play this one for some time now and last few days I finally found the time to do it. It did not blew my away as I expected it would (seeing the reviews and scores) but it
surely is a good game.
2014-01-28 20:21:40 by Gribbler
One of the best Adventure Games ever. It was expected coming from Harvester Games.
2013-05-02 17:15:10 by juanmaguerrero
I am in love with this game :).
That's one of the most interesting and enjoyable story found in AGS games, and no matter how much I try, I can't remember a game which would have such a level of immersion.

Cat Lady is a horror, but an unusual one, it has certain... flavor, which is very difficult to describe.
I don't want to give too much spoilers here, but the general feature of the game is that Susan, the main character, is given a role of judge, rather than a victim. As soon as you realize this, the game becomes more a surrealistic drama, rather than a slasher. You are not surviving, you are contemplating.

Perhaps, this is personal way of seeing, I but found the game melancholic and thoughtful, and almost not scary, in the usual sense. After all, this is not a story of fantastic monsters from other world, it is a story of human monsters, of all possible kinds.
2013-03-26 14:50:57 by Crimson Wizard
Very deep and mature story, graphics are beautifully surrealistic an above average. 8/10
2013-03-24 11:12:15 by Cibek
truly the best game ive ever played made on the ags engine,extremely frightful scenes coupled with tremendous voice work and a compelling story to boot.This is a must play!
2013-02-18 07:22:03 by thedarklite
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