1953 Coup Game

"The Cat and the Coup" finalist in IndieCade 2010

IndieCade,(Kurosh ValaNejad & Peter Brinson, USA): The Cat and the Coup is a documentary game in which you play the cat of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. You observe and coax Mossadegh through the events of the coup as the cat, knocking over objects on the Prime Minister’s desk and scratching him. With it’s striking visual style and engaging mechanic, The Cat and The Coup brings a completely original novel ach to documentary gameplay. Developer Peter Brinson is the creator of IndieCade exhibited Meanwhile and a member of the team that created Waco Resurrection.

The Cat and the Coup - Trailer from Peter Brinson on Vimeo.

Congratulations to Valanejad and Brinson. Good luck this weekend!


Foaad Khosmood

It's a beautiful game

by Foaad Khosmood on

They let me play a pre-release version, and we may do an interview at some point in the future.

The art and symbolism is interesting and very well done, but it's also a real game. The player's explorations via the cat involves some mechanics that distinguishes this work from just an eclectic history presentation.

Thanks for your news story on this, Darius.


Had Seen Everything Else Before :) !! ?

by R2-D2 on

Sounds Interesting !! :)



Darius Kadivar

FYI/Ardeshir Zahedi Made Honorary Swiss Citizen (Le Matin)

by Darius Kadivar on


Le gendre du Shah d’Iran honoré à Montreux

RECONNAISSANCE | Montreux a remis ce mardi sa médaille de la reconnaissance à Ardeshir Zahedi, 82 ans. Acteur clé de la vie politique iranienne sous le Shah, il a été contraint à l’exil en 1979.