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The Cat and the Coup is a documentary game in which you play the cat of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. During the summer of 1953, the CIA engineered a coup to bring about his downfall.
Release Date: Jun 15, 2011
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The Cat and the Coup is a documentary game in which you play the cat of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. During the summer of 1953, the CIA engineered a coup to bring about his downfall. As a player, you coax Mossadegh back through significant events of his life by knocking objects off of shelves, scattering his papers, jumping on his lap and scratching him.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 87 MB
    • Video Card: nVidia or ATI accelerated 3D video card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
206 products in account
8 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
This isn't so much a game as it is a piece of interactive art, telling you a story as you solve relatively simple puzzles. It keeps you engaged with the story of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh with its surreal art. You "help" the doctor plod along his path to his inevitable fate and in doing so may feel as if you are either betraying him or punishing him. That depends on your politics.

If you're an art and history fan, I'd give it a play.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
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5 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
A short but interesting game. The concept is engaging, and I learned some history as well. Definitely worth the time.
Posted: December 27th, 2013
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
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10 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
This little gem may be political, and extremely "artsy", but it's also 15 minutes of pure enjoyment. And since it's free, there's absolutely no excuse not to try it!
Posted: November 30th, 2013
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
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5 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
If you're like me and you're in that incredibly specific niche of people that both like artistic video games and lament the CIA's ousting of Mossedegh, then you'll like Cat and the Coup. Otherwise, hey, you might learn something.
Posted: January 15th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
37 products in account
1 review
0.3 hrs on record
Really trippy and Awesome
Posted: January 3rd, 2014
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