Choice of the Cat -- Knock things over. Take a nap. Enslave humanity

We’re proud to announce that Choice of the Cat, the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, iOS, and Android. It’s 30% off until October 5th!

Knock things over. Take a nap. Enslave humanity. Power, fame, and catnip are yours for the licking!

Choice of the Cat is a hilarious 600,000-word interactive novel by Jordan Reyne, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based, without graphics or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

It’s the biggest text-based cat simulator ever written; play it many times as different kinds of cat! As a rescue cat, looking for a family to love and obey you forever, you find yourself sharing a home with a family on the brink of divorce. You’ll learn to manipulate your owners, their neighbors, and even their other pets to get what you want. (The humans think they’re in charge! Aren’t they cute?)

Show your new family the meaning of unconditional love, rule by fear alone, or play them against one another for your amusement. Become a YouTube sensation when videos of your lovable antics go viral, or meddle from behind the throne as your owner family begins to take over the government.

Who’s an adorable, tyrannical kitty? YOU ARE. Will you sharpen your claws and mete out feline justice, or melt their hearts with purrs, meows, and cuddles?

• Play as male or female, or dispense with gender constructs
• Enjoy over half a million words covering cat lore, how to rule the planet, and what to do with a dead fish
• Save your owners’ marriage with kindness, or rip them apart with your tiny little claws
• Delve deep into the psyche of man’s second best friend, or become their first best friend, if Bene the dog lets you.
• Take revenge on those who cross you or your allies, or rescue the innocent using clever, quieter tricks
• Become a hero among cats, or pick on humans, and ruthlessly destroy a troubled marriage
• Enjoy luxurious carpets, curtains ripe for shredding, and belly rubs from your owners
• Shred and steal things, mark your territory stinkily, and cause fires
• Mess with vital political phone calls–or opt for clever calming tactics so your humans reach their goals
• Help your owner earn a recording contract from the music mogul next door, with the help of his cat

We hope you enjoy playing Choice of the Cat. We encourage you to tell your friends about it, and recommend the game on StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. Don’t forget: our initial download rate determines our ranking on the App Store. The more times you download in the first week, the better our games will rank.

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I admit, I was a little hesitant about buying this CoG. Given the subject matter, it could be a tough sell. On the other hand, it was different enough that I was willing to give it a try. Yes, I admit I’m one of those who played so many CoG’s that novelty is a good way to get my dollar.

However, I can honestly say I adored this game, and arguably it is the most amusing CoG I had all year (I won’t go to say it was the best, but it definitely ranks up there).

Of course, it may not appeal to everyone, and I know the price point may be tough for others. However, if you are on the fence, I would recommend giving the demo a try. I know I had fun playing my own hellcat to one that was sweetness and light.

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Quite fun, sometimes spot on regarding cat-like behaviour, sometimes not (and no tuna offered? Heresy!) :scream_cat:

From timid to deranged kitten (and others - few dog lovers among my kittens, I tell you!), there are quite a few scenes to find via different paths. Not the longest, but long enough, to be sure, and as wide as a cat-abuser run down by a steam roller. :joy_cat:

A pleasant surprise, but I like cats, so… :smile_cat:

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I don’t understand how anyone could have completed this one, every time the band starts playing I get this game breaking bug : 08_theParty line 5182: Tabs and spaces appear on the same line.

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Yeah, I’m looking into that now. :frowning:

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Ok, I think we’ve fixed it. Pushing out patches now.

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Thank you! Works now :slight_smile:

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Literally is the longest Choice of Games title.

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Oh, quite possible, I tend to confuse CoG with Hosted. :blush:

It certainly is a ‘long mile wide’, though, with scenes impossible to see in a single play-through. The kind of stuff I love. :grin::hugs:

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I’m more of a dog person and I’m still loving this game :smile:

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One of the best CoG games I played!

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That’s because it’s near… purrfect. :smile_cat:

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Haha lovely! That’s really fun to play. It’s kinda funny because I see that among my English-speaking (mostly American) co-readers there is this belief of cats being nearly diabolical all mighty furry witty slave masters of ours ! Always makes me smile because all of mine so far have been either puppy-cats or at least oh so placid. We all have a special kinda kitty we fall for ! Or it might just be the toxoplasmosis speaking…

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Hi guys and gals, quick question, how many more chapters do we get after the end of the demo? By buying the game, I mean.

I’m asking because I have little time now, but I would like to buy the game (really funny, congrats on the author).

The demo got till ch3, right? There’s 5 or 6 after that + epilogue

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Thank you. (20 characters limit has something against being polite, apparently :stuck_out_tongue:)

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Does choice of the cat have romance options?

As far as I’m aware, no. You can become friends, well as friendly as a cat can be, with the other characters (particularly your next door neighbor’s cat and the dog), but that’s it.

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Thank you!