We’re nearly at the end of our in-depth look at the IndieCade 2010 finalists, so now let’s look at The Cat and the Coup, which is described as “a documentary game”. You play the cat of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran.
On Mossadegh’s death bed, the cat slowly takes him back through his past, picking out interesting points in his life and guiding him back to where it all began. Mossadegh interacts with each scene, and you influence his movement by moving the cat around and knocking things over.
It’s really lovely stuff, with gorgeous art and a very fitting soundtrack. There’s plenty of symbolism about the place, with bulldogs representing the British for example. When you’ve managed to work your way through his past, it then plays in the correct order, showing the story of his life.