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.
User reviews: Very Positive (617 reviews) - 92% of the 617 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2015
This brief work of art in Parajanov/MontyPyton style ends abruptly into some photo chronicle, yet it is brilliantly made and lefts wishing it were much longer to tell more of the story. Everyone should try it.

Короткое произведение искусства в духе Параджанова и Монти Пайтон резко заканчивается фотохроникой, но сделано прекрасно и оставляет лишь желать продолжения истории. Каждому стоит попробовать.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
A short game with a unique aesthetic,that covers a period not usually covered by video games.And it's free, so get it and experience 10 interesting minutes.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
The real history is this!A very nice and historical game that changed my view
to Iran.I am now really intressted! Gj creators :)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
8.5/10 - 13 Minute Documentary Style Game!

I really dig this style. I love documentaries and games so putting the 2 together is a clever move. You play as a cat to the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. Different simple destruction based puzzles trigger new events and progress the biography.

The art is brilliantly done and I actually retained quite a bit of information from this short game. I'd like to see more of this genre!

FREE - A wisely spent 15 minutes.

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60 of 63 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2014
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.
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