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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
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
111 products in account
1 review
0.3 hrs on record
On the first layer: Wonderful visual design with a pleasant soundtrack to back it up. Every inch of this game has a vibrant aesthetic.
On the second layer: A brief history lesson on the Irani Revolution, told from a non-Western perspective, which is very rare to a Western gamer, told via the scenes themselves and the occasional snippet of newspaper in the background.
Put together: A short, but impactful, beautiful, and expertly created piece of historical art.

And it's got a kitty in it. I like kitties.
Posted: June 2nd, 2014
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
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4 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
10/10 would history again
Posted: June 11th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
Learned some a bit of history from this one game. #:poo::box:
Posted: March 21st, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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13 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
I feel dizzy.
Posted: June 25th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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266 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
Short and artsy, with a good sound track, The cat and the Coup tells the story 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. You play as his cat throughout the game, it is indeed unique and you should give at a try.
Posted: March 7th, 2014
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
212 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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