Monday, March 24, 2014

Nancy Drew Can't Even Diffuse A Bomb #40: The Cat and the Coup

There's only one thing my babe and I hate more than cats. Canada.

And, well, the Dunnigans. And Cyndi Lauper. And Walter. V For Vendetta. Iowa. Lily Aldrin. Internet issues. The Detroit Lions' performance. Missing nap time. Duck faces. Banana lollies.

What was I talking about again? Oh, right.

The Cat and the Coup is ostensibly a game about the 1953 Iranian coup d'├ętat orchestrated by the US and UK. What it actually is, is a game about being an asshole cat (otherwise known as: a cat). Your goal is to knock shit over, make messes, damage property and endanger the life of your owner.

The first thing you will notice about The Cat and the Coup, and really the most noticeable thing about the whole affair, is the artstyle. It is a surreal, Monty Python-esque display of absurd caricatures and nonsensical imagery.

The message is all very subtle, you see.

The game takes you from room to room where you have to solve a little puzzle to allow the man to continue on. In theory I guess you're supposed to think "Why, if I kick the old man and pour ink on him three times, surely he'll fall through the floor!", but in practice advancing through the game is a matter of clicking things until things happen. If you can manage to avoid the game glitching or crashing for the 10 minutes it takes to beat it, you'll be treated to a nice, educational timeline set to the tune of....wait, really?


  1. It took me 40 minutes all up. Stupid glitches. T_T

    In the part where the man falls through the floor for the first time, I just wanted to take a Katamari and roll everything up like a mofo.

    Also noteworthy is the fact that it's free to play. *jots down*

    Love you xx

  2. Gorilla With Daily Puppy IdeaMarch 25, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Hahaha that cat is awesome.

  3. Gorilla With Daily Puppy IdeaMarch 25, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    Ps. Love you as well muffin-ass.