The Cat Lady follows Susan Ashworth, 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...
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"A dark, twisted, and violent horror point and click. To say the story is crazy would be an understatement, yet it still manages an emotional connection."

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16 de enero

Small update to Version 1.4

We have made an update to your current version 1.4.

1. Resizing of fonts to ensure text is not cut off during dialog sequences/options
2. Potential fix for a game-breaking bug in chapter 3*
3. Italian language added, first language to be added since release of ver 1.4
4. Soundtrack now included! Can be found in Library > Music

This is currently a Steam only update. We have not released a DRM-free update or update to other providers at this point.

Please understand that over the next couple of days things may not be fully functional. We will of course work to rectify them. As far as we are aware, Save Games still work without any problems.

Please also be aware that WINSETUP has also been updated a little, with new Advanced Options. You may need to fiddle with the settings again if you see large borders, using Advanced > Show top & bottom borders etc.

Linux version should also be working ok - speech files are now back (some users found they were missing right after the update).

We intend to add more languages over the coming weeks, so you may experience some other very small updates occurring over the next month.

Be aware that there is currently no update to the save/load system, so save slots are still limited (roughly 50). But we are working on this for a future update, to include a "Max slots" alert & the ability to delete slots. In the meantime, we strongly suggest newer players to move/delete old save game files (typically found in My Documents > My Saved Games > The Cat Lady)

Thanks for your patience and sorry for any inconvenience.

* Please let us know about any strange issues/bugs/dead-ends that happen in Chapter 3 or 4 (typically things relating to the shower) - or in relation to any of the other fixes in this update. Again we're sorry if this happens, please help us work through it & fix them!

Bonus update: We have included the full OST as part of your Steam purchase. You'll find it in Library > Music (an update may be required).

We'd also like to add news of the sad passing of Astrid Beulink today who had been battling cancer. In 2013 she visited AdventureX (expo run by Screen 7 in the UK) and chose The Cat Lady when winning a prize in the end raffle and asked Michalski to sign it - it was the first time he had ever signed an autograph! Astrid's energy and enthusiasm for the adventure game scene, genre and The Cat Lady will be sorely missed, but will not be forgotten by myself, Michalski & the adventure game community. Rest in peace x

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“Amazing story that maturely delves into raw human emotion”
4.5/5 – Adventure Gamers

“The Cat Lady is the finest horror adventure I've ever played. In fact, it's one of the finest adventure games I've ever played, period.”
A+ – Just Adventure

“The Cat Lady is a refreshing, intelligent and intriguing game and one of the best I have played this year”
9/10 – Bloody Disgusting

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The Cat Lady follows Susan Ashworth, 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...

By author Remigiusz Michalski (Harvester Games) this suspenseful psychological horror game features stylized artwork, a simple keyboard control method and English voice acting, plus a compelling, atmospheric 70 minute soundtrack by micAmic and featured artists Warmer, 5iah and Tears Of Mars.

The Cat Lady contains strong adult themes and is recommended only for players over 18.

Requisitos del sistema

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Debian 7
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Debian 7
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
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Publicado: 17 de diciembre de 2014
The Cat Lady es un juego que cualquier amante de las aventuras gráficas debería jugar. Su puesta en escena es tremendamente extraña y sorprenderá a cualquier jugador sin ninguna duda.

Su argumentación es francamente peculiar, así como las situaciones a las que nos veremos expuestos, conformando lo que puede denominarse fácilmente como un juego bastante inusual.

Desde el primer momento en el que comenzamos la historia, con el suicidio de la protagonista, el juego nos lleva por mil y un parajes que parecen estar sacados de una mente realmente enferma. El gore, los asesinatos, la brutalidad o la impiedad serán compañeros inseparables en nuestro viaje, conformando una historia bastante diferente a la que estamos acostumbrados a ver en el mundo de los videojuegos.

Sin embargo, en su argumentación hay puntos bastante flojos mientras más avanza la historia, dando la sensación de que el desarrollador no sabía muy bien como salir de esas situación tan descerebrada en la que había metido al jugador, y optó por volver a caminos más "convencionales" a partir de un momento determinado. Algo que puede resultar chocante y sin sentido.

Dentro del plano jugable, la aventura como tal no representa ninguna dificultad, y es realmente complicado quedarse atascado con algún puzle, y aunque son bastante originales en varios momentos, éstos no son el punto fuerte del juego, ya que el peso de la aventura recae en las conversaciones que vamos teniendo con el mundo que nos rodea. De hecho, estarás mas tiempo leyendo que pensando.

En lo que respecta al apartado sonoro, el juego no destaca en demasía en lo referente a música y efectos, y las voces van por el mismo camino. Sin embargo, se agradece la fluidez del inglés que podemos escuchar en los personajes, donde podemos apreciar que el doblaje lo han realizado dobladores ingleses, y no americanos.

En general es un producto bastante recomendable, con una historia muy extraña y atrayente que pierde un poco de fuerza mientras más avanza la aventura, pero aún así permanece a un buen nivel todo el tiempo. Su dificultad es nula, y su rejugabilidad es limitada, aunque esto es normal en las aventuras gráficas, pero se agradece que haya la posibilidad de disfrutar de varios finales alternativos dependiendo de las decisiones que vayamos tomando durante la aventura.

Si te gustan las aventuras gráficas, el terror, la argumentación adulta y la extrañeza más caótica como bandera, este juego te atrapará sin remedio.
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A 3 de 4 personas (75%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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Publicado: 1 de octubre de 2014
Este juego es una aventura gráfica amateur, técnicamente bastante pobre pero con mucha identidad. La música es interesante y el audio no está mal. Las voces tienen una calidad bastante mala (parecen grabadas con un headset cutre) aunque los diálogos sí están trabajados y los actores de doblaje no lo hacen mal.

El juego es interesante a nivel audiovisual, tiene una temática gótica bajonera con tintes de slasher que resulta interesante. A nivel de gameplay, es una aventura gráfica (hecha con el programa AGS) que se maneja solo con el teclado. El juego es bastante sencillo, así que el interfaz molesta demasiado.

A mí me gustó la historia y me resultó interesante algunos motivos estéticos y de sonidos, pero no es un juego para todo el mundo. Es bastante feo y el gameplay podría ser mejor, pero desde luego que es una propuesta interesante y que no tiene mucha competencia.
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A 4 de 6 personas (67%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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Publicado: 11 de noviembre de 2014
No estoy familiarizado con el género de “Aventura Gráfica” es el primero que juego de estos. Me parece impresionante como se puede sacar tanto de tan poco.

Una historia que a simple vista parece solo deprimente y oscura, toma sentido una vez avanzamos en ella. La mecánica jugable es simple y la animaciones mejorables, pero se compensan con la calidad de los diálogos y la estética surrealista mezclando dibujos con fotografías.

Me gustaría ver más cosas así la verdad, como videojuego apenas cumple, pero como experiencia audiovisual es de las mejores cosas que he visto.

Y me olvide del pedazo de soundtrack como no.
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A 1 de 1 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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Publicado: 24 de septiembre de 2014
The Cat Lady nos presenta la historia de Susan Ashworth, una mujer que ha perdido toda ilusión por vivir y que decide suicidarse rodeada de la única buena compañía que ha tenido en sus últimos años de vida, sus gatos. Con su último aliento empieza una historia de tintes sobrenaturales pero con un fondo tremendamente humano (y triste). Sin entrar en spoilers de su argumento, lo cierto es que "The Cat Lady" podría enmarcarse perfectamente como una historia de "The Sandman" de Neil Gaiman que gire en torno a uno de los eternos (no diré cuál) tanto por el tono como por sus recursos narrativos (quedé encantado con el uso de las elipsis y de los flashbacks).

En cuanto al juego en su faceta más técnica lo cierto es que cumple de manera sobria y eficiente. Sus gráficos transmiten perfectamente el tono deprimente, surrealista y oscuro de la historia y la música es más que correcta. En cuanto a la jugabilidad no hay mucho que decir ya que como muchas aventuras gráficas tan sólo nos desplazaremos e interactuaremos con el escenario cuando el juego nos lo indique. Eso sí, me gusta su funcionamiento como aventura gráfica ya que se aleja de las situaciones crípticas y un poco absurdas que han estereotipado al género, convirtiendo su experiencia en algo intuitivo y no muy complejo.

La única pena es que las decisiones que tomas durante el juego tan sólo te permiten ver diferentes aproximaciones hacia un mismo punto y hubiera sido muy interesante que la historia divergiera hacia diferentes direcciones.
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Publicado: 12 de enero
Great game, awesome music, dark and interesting graphics and on the top of that a story that will keep you stuck in front of the PC until reaching the end.
Even though its depressing taste maybe will keep you out of playing it, I should encourage you to do so because it's the hidden gem of the year :)
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A 3 de 5 personas (60%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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Publicado: 3 de octubre de 2014
Lo que más destaca de este juego es su argumento y su manera de contarlo.

La jugabilidad y los gráficos son MUY toscos, pero si jugais un poco más de 2 horas, os llegará a enganchar y quereis seguir con la hsitoria hasta el final.

Nunca he jugado a nada parecido, pero me ha encantado.

OJO: Si sufris de enfermedades depresivas, o teneis un bajón, ni se os ocurra a jugar a este juego.

Añado que le juego es muy macabro, y hay partes que dan muy mal rollo, pero eso es lo que lo hacen grande.

Una grande sorpresa para mi ha sido este juego.
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Publicado: 7 de octubre de 2014
Cat Lady es una maravillosa aventura gráfica con un argumento perfectamente elaborado e interesante.

Jugablemente es bastante sencillo e intuitivo y difícilmente puedes quedarte atascado en la resolución de un reto. Además de proporcionarte gran variedad de opciones en las conversaciones en las que puedes plasmar un poco de tu propia personalidad, siendo, muchas de ellas, decisivas para la obtención de ciertos finales.
Su estética es genial. Presenta unos escenarios con una variedad de color muy escasa, lo que potencia la sensación de tristeza y soledad de Susan, la protagonista.
Pero lo verdaderamente destacable de este juego es su brillante argumento. Buenos personajes, tanto principales como secundarios. Un ambiente deprimente, lúgubre y, en ocasiones, grotesco. Y su historia general muy bien plasmada, intrigante y angustiosa.

Es una verdadera joya, sobretodo para quienes les gusten las grandes historias.
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Publicado: 6 de agosto de 2014
Every once in a while you come across a game that strikes a chord unlike most others. A game that touches something profoundly deep in you and perhaps parallels your own life in many ways. I haven't found a lot of these games. In fact they can be counted on one hand, but The Cat Lady is among those few.

What I am about to write will be a somewhat biased review of this magnificent work of art. Biased because the game touches upon emotions and experiences all too real and haunting to me personally. But I will try to maintain some objectivity towards the game from a more general gameplay perspective as well. So a quick warning to you, dear reader, I may get quite sentimental and soppy writing this.

The Cat Lady is a 2D story driven psuedo-psychological horror adventure puzzle rooted in borderline depression, chronic loneliness and suicide. It puts you in control of Susan Ashworth, a 30-something year old woman who has taken her own life to end her emotional suffering. But instead of death's cold embrace she so longs for, a twisted fate has her waking up in a windswept corn field in Limbo, where she is forced into a mysterious pact with the Queen of Maggots; Susan must return to life and kill five evil psychopaths before she herself is allowed to finally die. Until then, she is gifted with immortality - much to her distress - for that is the last thing a suicidee could have wished for.

The bleak noir graphics and bone-chilling eerie music will plunge you into a dark and foreboding atmosphere with grotesque and nauseating visuals at every corner. Much of the game is portrayed in a borderline black-and-white style, and there is an everpresent gloom shrouding nearly every aspect of the game. It is unnerving and bizarre from start to finish. The bulk of the gameplay is done through ”find X and use on Y” type puzzles, most of which aren't too difficult to figure out.

The controls are a bit clunky and odd, and the volume on voiced dialogue and effects suffer from poor balancing. Although there are a few game-altering choices along the way, most of the story is very liniar and easy to complete. The real staying power of the game is its dialogues, character development and the exciting way the story unfolds. It draws you in and makes you want to continue onwards. The game dazzles you with its intense atmosphere, engaging social interactions and excellent writing. It is never boring; an interactive and gripping tale of fear, angst and a fair share of violence and gore with even some humor and laughs in the mix.

What strikes me the deepest about The Cat Lady is the gradual development of Susan's struggle against her depressive life. As the story progresses, she grows and develops so profoundly. More and more you begin to realize that beneath the haunting artstyle and horror, this is not just a story about monsters and murder; it is a story about conquering fear and negativity, a tale about heartfelt friendship and love. It is inspiring. It is empowering. And it is so vivid and genuine. Even if you have not been through the dark recesses of suicide and depression yourself, Susan's journey will still be a tear-wrenching tale of victory and self-enlightenment.

The Cat Lady is a hauntingly beautiful game that can be very scary to play. Not just because of its creepy visuals, atmosphere and effects - but moreso due to its brutal and genuine delving into the sickness of a broken human psyche. It is real. It is profound. I almost could not get past the first two chapters of the game for these reasons. But I am ecstatic that I pressed past my angst and stuck with it, because Susan's story unfolds into just a mindblowingly amazing telling of loneliness and tragedy turned to life and strength, love and friendship. She becomes an angel of vengeance, sent to kill demons in human disguise, but ultimately conquers her own demons as well.

Thank you, Harvester Games. You are gaming angels in disguise <3
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A 92 de 98 personas (94%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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Publicado: 28 de septiembre de 2014
This is one sick twisted game. It's a noir adventure game, something that is pretty innovative I think-- At least I haven't played anything quite like this before. It is an interesting blend of genres and themes that makes for a novel and stimulating gaming experience that doesn't feel played out.

It really pushes the envelope with some twisted, demented scenes that are hard to not enjoy, and become immersed in... even if you aren't really a fan of adventure games, if you want something creepy, thrilling, and with good writing and immersion: then I think you will like this game.

The writing is amazing in my opinion... and voice acting is extremely solid for the most part -- it has some of the deepest, trippiest, creepiest stuff going on I have seen in a game. The noir art style works, even though the graphics are simple it just somehow fits well with the tone of the game. The truth is, all the pieces of the puzzle just work together perfectly to create an enjoyable experience.

It takes really good writing and solid acting to be able to create an immersive atmosphere in a simple side scrolling adventure game, but this game delivers and then some. I'll admit, the story gets a little ridiculous and/or confusing at moments but that is part of the atmopshere.

As far as the actual puzzle solving goes, its a pretty simple game. Theres really more of a focus on the story and just creating an eerie atmosphere then there is on solving puzzles... but there is some thinking to be done-- just the right amount for the tone of the game in my opinion.
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Publicado: 25 de diciembre de 2014
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Graphics:
+ well-drawn backgrounds
+ artistically challenging
+ atmospheric light and shadow
- animations are stiff
- getting used to

Atmosphere:
+ melancholic depressive mood
+ authentic-looking figures
+ gentle humor
+ depression can be understood

Sound:
+ quality soundtrack
+ synchronizes all characters
+ varied and atmospheric soundtrack
+ a solid effect noises

Balance:
+ pleasant game pace
+ demanding and fair
+ also suitable for adventure beginners
- sometimes too easy

Story:
+ exciting story
+ unforeseeable twists
+ captivating finale at the end of each chapter
+ profound exploration of human suffering

Characters:
+ susan as tangible deliverables and broken anti-heroine
+ excellent side characters
+ terrifying psychopathic opponents
- whose motives are often not clear enough

Dialogs:
+ taboos and honest discussions
+ places funny deposits
+ interesting discussions
+ we write Susan's story
+ dialogues have an impact on the end

Puzzles:
+ varied
+ fit well in the world
- play a minor role
- sometimes too easy
- only serve as a link between the story deposits

Game Size:
+ solo playtime around 12 hours
+ numerous puzzles
+ varying locations in seven chapters
+ high replay value
- sometimes idling in quiet passages

Multiplayer: no multiplayer

In Adventure The Cat Lady we head out on a dark and disturbing journey into the depths of the human psyche.
Right at the beginning of The Cat Lady Susan commits suicide so. Surprisingly, her spirit wakes but in a surreal and colorful world. They can not believe their eyes. A blue sky and amber wheat field. When was the last time they saw only their environment in such abundance of color? Is it in paradise? Are the torment over? Unsuspecting and full of hope for salvation she progresses through the dreamlike world.

Susan will get a second chance, but the price is high. You should kill five people on behalf of the old woman. They would indeed seem harmless and peaceful at first glance, but are in fact terrible monster.
So Susan can commit the murders, you want the old woman give immortality as long as is also only one of the five people alive. If the cat lady dies or kills himself, her spirit returns after a short stop in the intermediate world back into her human body back.

The Cat Lady is not a Point'n'Click adventure in the classic sense. The game is entirely controlled by the arrow keys and Enter and is decorated throughout in 2D. So Susan moves similar to a side-scroller exclusively to the left and right. We reach a relevant hotspot, can be opened with the upper arrow key to highlight the interaction menu is again selected an action from the and pressing the Return key.
To access the inventory, we press the down arrow key. The interaction and movement possibilities are so pretty limited, but reinforce the feeling of tightness and hopelessness on mechanical and optical level.
However, it is a pity that we can not combine multiple objects together within the inventory. This is the game only indirectly possible (eg by means of a workbench), what the puzzle fun but does not detract.

Adventure typically we have in The Cat Lady solve all kinds of puzzles and combine items together. The puzzles are mostly logical and comprehensible, and we rarely have trouble finding the right items. A boring walk is puzzling but not. So we have to flee for example, at one point in the game from the torture chamber of a brutal ♥♥♥♥♥♥. The problem here is that Susan is unarmed while their tormentors equipped with a gun in the next room holds a nap before settling his victim "take care" wants.

The Cat Lady also underlines visually and acoustically his adult character. Regularly be dark sections alternate black and white from colorful passages. The game is often decorated in muted colors or equal to black and white and rather reminiscent of an artistic and experimental comic than a game. Succeeded how Susan's psyche in the barren interior areas reflects: While it is at once beautiful around them, it remains in her and her home still dark and dreary. The backgrounds were incidentally composed of edited photos and painted elements. On her move the drawn and only rudimentary animated characters.

The Cat Lady uses the framework of a horror story to set up a truly mature and moving portrait of a woman attempting to claw her way out of pain and sadness.

Score: 83 / 100
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Publicado: 21 de diciembre de 2014
This is a horror game about Susan Ashworth a 40 year old lady who is suicidal and suffers from depression.
The game is about the choices we make and the consequences from making those choices.
A very good story and voice acting. Worth your time.
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Publicado: 23 de octubre de 2014
"The Cat Lady" will hurt you. The story of Susan Ashworth, a failed suicide forced to take a different path, will cause you pain and a degree of mental anguish - and that's okay, because there are some things that *should* hurt when you experience them, even through the proxy of a video game.

The game can be thought of as having two halves that intertwine with each other throughout. One half deals with Susan Ashworth's confrontation with five "parasites" - serial killers whose exploits are depicted with unsparing detail. This portion of the game is suspenseful, gory, horrifying, and ultimately not all that interesting; the shocks and surprises are so over-the-top that they're easily dismissable as something that only happens in the world of make-believe.

The power of "The Cat Lady" comes from its other half. This part of the story is far more personal, dealing with the past trauma that led to Susan's suicide attempt; her growing friendship with a young boarder named Mitzi with a haunted past of her own; and their efforts to save each other from the inner darkness that threatens to consume them. Their stories are dark, but the game wisely introduces a lot of humor in their relationship as well ("think of a vegetable") that occasionally descends into outright farce (the babysitter scene comes to mind). This balance, along with the excellent dialogue and voice acting, make Susan and Mitzi seem very real, and that makes it impossible not to emphasize with them both.

And that makes the game's soul crushing scenes all the more devastating. The one that hit me the hardest involves an argument between a husband and wife, one that begins with petty accusations and descends into shouted accusations that visibly bludgeon the characters. There's no physical violence or over-dramatized threats, and the scene is all the more terrifying because of it. The situation is understated and real, as are the tragic consequences, and I was unable to shake the uneasy feeling that I was watching the lives of two real people fall apart.

"The Cat Lady" allows the players to make choices along the way that decide Susan and Mitzi's ultimate fate: whether they conquer their pain or fall prey to it. I'm oddly proud that I managed to achieve a measure of peace for them both. When I was done, I briefly thought about playing through the game again to view the other endings - but I quickly decided not to. It is wrong to play with human lives and cause idle grief, and by the time the credits for "The Cat Lady" rolled I was unable to think of Susan and Mitzi as anything other than real.
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This game is a masterpiece.

I had planned on writing a comprehensive review, but blergh.

Just play this game. It's incredible.
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Publicado: 12 de octubre de 2014
Loved it! At times a bit slow maybe, specially at the start. But...

1. Awesome atmosphere
2. Interesting storyline
3. Sick and gruwesome
4. Did I mention sick?
5. Great voiceovers
6. In depth characters
7. Did i mention sick?
8. Low budget , but made in a way that it is just very artistic. Really well done.

Felt more like an interactive story for most parts as a game. ( like a story told with a picture book, not a movie.) But the game part was pretty decent too. Some nice puzzles. Not too easy, not too hard. Finished the game in one breath.

9/10
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Publicado: 10 de noviembre de 2014
The Cat Lady is fanatically sick, twisted, and disturbing. WTF did I just play? And why did I enjoy every bit of it? I am honestly speechless.
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A rare creation, a unique study on human behavior that exposes instincts, fears, desires that most of us would not even care to admit to ourselves ;)
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*I've beat this game twice and have all of the achievements.*

Synopsis from store page: "The Cat Lady follows Susan Ashworth, 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..."

Before I go any further, I will give you probably the most important detail since this alone is a deal breaker for some: This game is story driven. There is a LOT of dialog and cut scenes. What action there is consists of solving problems.

That out of the way, this game is AMAZING. It might be one of my favorite games ever. If you like dark, morbid games; this will be perfect for you. I don't think I've ever seen a game as morbid as this one. In this game, it's safe to assume that the worst will happen. Insanely creepy with haunting music, this game does not disappoint.

I will admit one thing, however. There were times when I couldn't play this for more than ten minutes. You have to be in a certain frame of mind for this one, and if you are a highly depressed person, this game may not be for you as the main character longs to die for most of the game. There are seven chapters and in my opinion the game really kicks off towards the end of chapter two. That's when your mind is blown and the game's true colors really shine.

This game is not very long. The dialog is what takes up the bulk of the time played. The achievements are not difficult at all. There are guides in the community hub and you should have absolutely no problem in this regard. There are multiple endings for this game. Without giving too much away, I HIGHLY suggest you save right before you are given a shoe box. Trust me on this one.

The graphics may be throwing you off as you consider this game. Trust me, I'm not a big fan of games like this where the graphics are old school and unrealistic. But you will soon appreciate the art and realize this game was made perfectly when it comes to graphics, music, and voice acting.

If you do love this game, check out Downfall in the Greenlight area. It is a remake of an older game made by the people who made The Cat Lady. I haven't played it yet, but I have read quotes from the creators that say they think the remake might even turn out better than this game. I'm so excited! It's supposed to come out this year. It HAS been greenlit.

One last piece of advice. One I give for every horror game. Play this alone, in the dark. Even better, with headphones.

Happy gaming!
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Publicado: 22 de noviembre de 2014
The Cat Lady is a point-and-click horror adventure game. You are Susan Ashworth, a depressed woman without friends. Her only companions are cats. She is known in her neighborhood as the cat lady. The game begins with the suicide of the protagonist. In death Susan encounter the Queen of Maggots, who makes her immortal and gives her the mission to kill five psychopaths referred to as the "parasites." Susan then returns to the world of the living to wake up in a hospital bed and is soon forced to carry out her mission.
The Cat Lady is extremely narrative-driven, like a sort of horror visual novel. The puzzles are pretty easy. There are several endings and your choices throughout the game determine which you will get.
The graphics are well-chosen for this indie game. The colours are mainly black, white and greys but with a bit of colour in every scene. The game uses colour to help the player find the relevant objects.
The music is great, it really adds to the experience. The voice acting is good, nothing really big to complain about.
If you like horror games and point-and-click adventures then you will like The Cat Lady.

Sounds 8/10
Graphics 7/10
Gameplay 7/10
Atmosphere 8/10
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Publicado: 26 de septiembre de 2014
This is a masterpiece.
I have depression and have attempted suicide twice since losing someone loved. When I played The Cat Lady, it was expected to be an experience to make me a better horror writer, but it was far deeper in the end.

This is a game focused on its storytelling. Susan Ashworth is a deep and troubled character, and Mitzi is a character that brings life to the whole setting. It was an unforgettable trip through not only the struggle for life (or death?) but also of how deeply someone full of life can make you change your view about the world. It is a game about redemption and starting a new life, about facing the ghosts of the past and managing to let the sadness go and let the sun shine in your face once again.

One of the best audiovisual experiences I've ever had, under one of my favorite soundtracks ever. Easily one of my favorite games ever played. Thanks, Harvester Games. Thank you very much.
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Publicado: 17 de octubre de 2014
The Cat Lady is one of the best horror adventures i've seen, dark atmosphere dark music dark everything. Perfect gameplay weird story but brilliant. You really have to play this game, no screenshot no video can give you the experience you will earn when you played one hour of this masterpiece. So are you able to find your way through this nightmare?

Welcome to a REAL horror game: " T H E C A T L A D Y "
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