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.
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Datum vydání: 15. čvn. 2011
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"Politics and puzzles. Art and animation. Cats and coups. A little bit of little-discussed history that’s all too relevant to what’s happening right now."
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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.

Systémové požadavky

    • 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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„Střípek íránských dějin.“

Tyhle hry mi dělají radost. Podobně jako výtečný Type:Rider, se i tento kousek ohlíží do minulosti a popisuje historické události. Budete sledovat život Muhammada Mosaddeka, prvního demokraticky zvoleného premiéra Íránu, který roku 1951 znárodnil tamní ropný průmysl, do té doby kontrolovaný Británií. Té se tento krok vůbec nezamlouval a rozhodla se zakročit. Pod taktovkou USA, tak byla spuštěna operace Ajax, jejímž cílem bylo odstavení Mosaddeka od moci. Britské a americké tajné služby, začaly podněcovat protivládní protesty, které v roce 1953 vyústily v jeho svržení a uvěznění.

Hru lze označit jako plošinovku, ve které hrajete za černou kočku, doprovázející Mosaddeka jeho vzpomínkami. Na události je nahlíženo retrospektivně, kdy začínáte v okamžiku jeho skonu, a následně se společně vracíte zpět časem. Budete tak němými svědky všech důležitých momentů, v životě tohoto politika. Narazíte také na několik prostorových hádanek, ale nejedná se o nic složitého, jejich řešení vám zabere maximálně pár minut.

Velice zajímavé je grafické zpracování, připomínající perské miniatury, často kombinované s divokými kolážemi. Hra má díky tomu jedinečnou atmosféru, která je místy komická i zneklidňující zároveň. Skvělá je také melancholická hudba, složená ze tří skladeb. Tu první napsal francouzský klavírista Erik Satie, zbylé dvě, pak americká skupina Nine Inch Nails.

Hra vás bude stát jen patnáct minut a nabízí neobvyklý zážitek. Pokud tedy patříte mezi zvídavé hráče, pak máte mé doporučení.
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Taky to asi úplně neodpovídá definici hry, ale v tomhle případě mi to vůbec nevadilo. Je to takový velmi rychlý náhled do části íránských dějin. V tomhle případě bych ocenila jazykové mutace, protože v angličtině se mi to místy celkem blbě luštilo.
Je to příjemná oddechovka, grafika je zajímavá a hudba je příjemná.
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Přidáno: 18. ledna
The Cat and the Coup 3/5: Kratší než krátká škola hrou. Být to komplexnější, delší a více do hloubky, tak věřím, že to má (nejen) ve školních škamnách velkou budoucnost (myšleno koncept jako takový; ať již by zrovna zpracovával historii Iránu jako je tomu zde či třeba husitských válek), protože takto podaná historie zaujme veškeré věkové kategorie. Takto je to ovšem pouhá chutná jednohubka na jednu svačinovou pauzu, která nezasytí a spíše vyvolá hlad po podstatně větším soustu toho samého.
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Přidáno: 19. října 2014
The Cat and The Coup is a very short game where you kind of play a history lesson... as a cat. I like history and I love all animals, and I really love games where you get to play as animals. I first got interested in it when I saw the art, which is this really cool style that looks kind of like a scrap book. I was further interested when I saw that you get to play as a cat. It took me 20 minutes to play through it because there aren't any real directions and a couple of the rooms were really confusing for me, in regards to what you had to do to progress. In order to get further into the brief history lesson, you have to interact with the environment in such a way that leads the human to fall out of the room you're in and into the next room. The music in the game, paired with the art and photos, gives it a great atmosphere. I am definitely having my history buff friend play this, just because it was an interesting game. I got to have fun while learning something new. Now if only all history classes were taught like this, I think more kids might pay attention.

Did I mention Nine Inch Nails is on the soundtrack? Because Nine Inch Nails is on the Sondtrack.

Edit: I just wanted to add that the mechanics of the game remind me of The Bridge, so if you played and liked The Bridge, you'll probably enjoy this game.
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The Cat and the Coup is a visually arresting, surreal history lesson chronically the life and death of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh. Half edutainment, half bizarre art project, it's an entirely unique and wonderfully creative 15 minute fall down an abstract rabbit hole, reinforced with the snippets of real world events that somehow only make it all the more unusual. Personally I found it a brilliant experimental experience, though for as odd as it is I can just as easily imagine a dozen entirely different opinions about it, which perhaps says something to how weird a game it is. Thankfully I don't have to decide for you whether to give The Cat and the Coup a look, as it's entirely free and will take just a small portion of your day to complete. At the very least it's almost certainly the oddest use of a Nine Inch Nails song I've ever found, which in itself I find strangely compelling.
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I'd recommend it!

Some would say "it's not a game if you can't die", which if false because you can't die in jigsaw games too.
Others may say "it's nothing but a pretty slide/PowerPoint presentation", and that would be true if it wasn't for some interactions you have to do to progress.

So, what is The Cat and the Coup? It's a FREE and brief game that tells us a story. The main focus is in the story, of course, not in fancy gameplay.
You could read a couple of paragraphs in Wikipedia or in a History book, or play this highly illustrated 10-20min game to know the story.
Well, I'd recommend the latter.
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Přidáno: 12. října 2014
This is a very interesting game. It tells the story of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, the first Prime Minister of Iran, and you play his black cat. As the cat you lead him through his own story. The graphics are stunning, and it is a bit educational as well. It triggered me to look up more about the past of Iran to understand it a bit more.

It only takes 30 mins and it is free, so I recommend to try it out.

My rating for this game: 7/10.
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Přidáno: 13. října 2014
This game had me at "The Cat". It's a game about Iranian history, simple puzzles, capitalism, and cats. The only questionable part of the former sentence is whether the game is a game or not. It takes about 15 minutes to complete and most of the time is spent reading. Either way, I found it quite enlightening and touching.

Definitely worth playing, mostly to see a different style of interactive media.
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The proof that a video game doesn t have to be a game to be impressive.
I would call The Cat and the Coup a masterpiece, even though playing this game isn t challenging or even fun in any other way, then finding the way the truth about what happened is revealed awesome.
And this might be the point. The Cat and the Coup is maybe more art than game. More history lesson than entertainment media. More experiment than the perfection of a certain concept. For this I love The Cat and the Coup.

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A really cool way to present a bit of history couched in a bit of gameplay. More games like this on Steam, please.
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As it says, it's an informative short chronicle of an Iranian coup in the 1950s. It's portrayed very effectively, with pure symbolism and a surrealist art style. Absolutely fantastic and very interesting. I was moved a lot in 13 minutes.
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Interesting. Nationalized oil remains a hot button topic. Not sure US and Britain are any more to blame than the deposed leader represented in this game though, for the current state of Iran. I'd like to see a more fair and thorough accounting for the events depicted in this game rather than the one sided argument presented here.

If nothing else though, this game looked nice and certainly opens the topic for debate once again.
It's free. Check it out and decide for yourself.

For me, I give it 2 out of 10 for lack of integrity and very focused political agenda, but 6 out of 10 for at least opening the discussion to a wider audience, even though it was done in a somewhat irresponsible fashion.
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Přidáno: 26. září 2014
Genuinely love this game. Beautiful visuals, the music is haunting, and the story important.
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A brief, solemn experience that I highly recommend for one of those rainy days.
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A quick, free 'game' that explains some Iranian history through the use of symbolism and cats. Even if you don't know symbolism, it will be easy enough to understand what's going on and what it's saying

Don't expect a lot of gameplay though, it is not intended to give you long lasting gameplay or mind bending puzzles, but it is good at what it is intended for.

It's free, quick to download, and I would say worth some time to check it out.
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After completing this game i realized that there is something special about this game, something you cant explain with words. The graphics are beautiful, the gameplay is relaxing and fun, the music is really freaky but still relaxing at the same time so why are there no more games like this? I highly recommend you to try this game out, its a history trip you wont forget.
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It's free and takes less than 20 minutes to complete.

Gives you some history of Iran if you're not caught up with being the jackass cat knocking an old man out of a house repeatedly. It looks pretty good aesthetically with that mimicing of Indian (?) art. Also one of the Ghosts I-IV songs plays (I: 9) near the end which was cool.

Learn history, is free, is short, is weird, nine inch nails song, be cat who is mean to old man,
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Okay, I don't get it, well, I slightly get a part of it, I know it is about some guy, and it is interesting.
It is a nice art game, I would recommend checking it out since it is free.
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this game was fun yet informative
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The Cat and the Coup, a beautiful indie game that's part puzzle, part point and click, all acid trip. It's art style is heavily influenced by Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame, and is effective in expressing the chaos of the "little" tale it has to tell. Be forewarned-the game is surprisingly short (I managed to beat it in four minutes tops), but despite the time constraint, it powerfully conveys the tragic, emoitonally heart-rending real-life tale of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically elected leader of Iran and the CIA's long struggle to overthrow him.
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