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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Udgivelsesdato: 15. jun 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.

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    • 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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ProteinのBoom
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Indsendt: 4. maj
Product received for free
Nice game.
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The Not-So-Silent Mage
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Indsendt: 3. maj
The Cat and the Coup is a pretty interesting take on how to tell a documentary through game. By playing the game, you 'unlock' the rest of the story. That's really cool.
That being said, I feel that going through the story backwards wasn't a very smart choice - it made understanding the story harder, and when your game is all about explaining a certain piece, that's not something you want to do.
If you want to see an interesting take on telling a story/documentary through game, you should definitely check this out. Otherwise, you won't find much 'game', or even an in-depth documentary here.
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quilne01
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Indsendt: 30. april
A fun, thought-provoking experience taking around 15-20 minutes. If you like games as art and are interested in learning a bit about somewhat recent history, You will like The Cat and the Coup. And if you're American or British, it will make you feel less patriotic...
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hayse_man
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Indsendt: 28. april
A rather unique experience to say the least. This had a great artistic interpretation to this event. The history that they presented here was very well laid out an cleaverly told. The controls were a bit wonky at times and one of the puzzels didn't have a very clear objective but those are minor annoyances. I highly recommend downloading this title. It's only 20 minutes long and it is free. So what do you have to loose?
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Indsendt: 14. april
if you want to learn more about the other side of the iran's recent history than the one told to you by western media, go ahead and give this a try. it's free, it'll take you maybe 30 minutes at most and it's a beautiful game, that borrows persian art and aesthetics to deliver a piece of very important history.
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about 99 ninjas
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Indsendt: 14. april
The gameplay lasts only about 10 minutes and is a bit buggy but it definitely made me look deeper into the history of Iran beyond the scope of game. Would totally recomment.
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Angrycheese
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Indsendt: 12. april
Game is free and short, here is a short review.
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A nice cute puzzle game. Not very satisfying and with a puzzle here and there there is a chance you will figure out the solution randomly, but the visuals and overall idea are alright.
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The game gets a 6/10, it's free so check it if you like the design, those 20 minutes won't kill you.
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Sloria
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Indsendt: 11. april
Great game with nice pictures enlightening history in a playful way. It's very short, but I still highly recommend it for those who want to try something new.
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Not-So-Serious Sam
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Indsendt: 10. april
The Cat and the Coup tells the true story of the Western-backed overthrow of Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically-elected Prime Minister of Iran.

As history, it may be a bit confusing for those unfamiliar with the subject, because it's mostly told in reverse (though it sticks to basic facts rather than inundating the player wth obscure details). A perusal of the Wikipedia page regarding the coup might be a good idea before playing.

Gameplay-wise, it's a bit like walking through a picture book, with a few simple environmental puzzles to solve along the way. The game is very short (I finished it in 15 minutes without rushing) and boasts a unique art style: a mash-up of Persian motifs and Western surrealism, with a few agitprop touches along the way. I've never seen anything like it in a game before.

Is it fun to play? I guess so. Given how short it is, it definitely doesn't outstay its welcome. And seeing as it's free-to-play, there's no risk of suffering buyer's remorse. Unless you have a pathological aversion to anything that could even remotely be construed as an "art" game, I would recommend giving it a whirl.

On a personal level, I was very struck by the opening image of Mossadegh as an old man, lying on his deathbed more than a decade after his overthrow. A sound recording of one of Mossadegh's speeches (announcing the nationalization of Iran's oil industry -- an act that galvanized the West to plot his downfall) also struck a nerve. Before playing this game, I was already familiar with the history of the coup and its awful aftermath (the reign of the Shah and his secret police), but I had never given much thought to Mossadegh the man before. It was also the first time I had ever heard his voice, despite having read much about him. In other words, The Cat and the Coup not only succeeds in bringing to life an essential piece of 20th-century history, but it also humanizes the individual at the center of that story. In so doing, it conveys the sadness and cynicism of the coup in a visceral and memorable way.
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bozorgdel
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Indsendt: 8. april
If you are already familiar with the history behind this game and have read about the personality of Dr.Mosaddeq, you will enjoy it much more.

The game has a very symbolic narrative which I love it.

Also ,I specifically loved the art of the game (both graphic and music). There were some moment that made me close to tears.

I would like to see more of that.
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Tupak Dinosaur Rapper
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Indsendt: 5. april
This game was a great experience combining history, artsy stuff...among some others. Its short, seet, and informally informative
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CBGolem
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Indsendt: 2. april
Informative and doesn't waste time. This game had something to say, and aptly communicated that in about ten minutes, and I respect that.
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Sham Yes ap Soorap
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Indsendt: 26. marts
i have done a history
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Shawnecy
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Indsendt: 19. marts
This is extremely short, free, and incredibly enlightening whether your British, American, Iranian or from any other country. Do yourself a favor and play this.
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anull
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Indsendt: 12. marts
There are more informative, fun and less pretentious ways to learn about the Iranian coup of the 1950s (Wikipedia is a good start).
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MHLoppy
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Indsendt: 11. marts
Crashes on my Win 8.1 system - and not at all gracefully either. It takes the whole system down with it, and there's been no obvious fix for me.

From what I've heard it's actually a decent little game, so it's a shame that I can't play it.
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augustinejwk
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Indsendt: 9. marts
For the cost of free this is a great and interesting lesson in history!
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Melancholy Cloud
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Indsendt: 5. marts
This game is like a storybook with music. The art drawns you in and it tells you about Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh.

It's a short game but free. I didn't regret spending my time on this game :D.
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[MOA] MBGDennis
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Indsendt: 5. marts
Interesting documetary-like game based on the first prime minister of Iran.
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Enormous Executive
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Indsendt: 2. marts
Short and poignant, with excellent music and art. A memorable look into a glossed-over span of history.
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Game is free and short, here is a short review.
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A nice cute puzzle game. Not very satisfying and with a puzzle here and there there is a chance you will figure out the solution randomly, but the visuals and overall idea are alright.
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The game gets a 6/10, it's free so check it if you like the design, those 20 minutes won't kill you.
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The Cat and the Coup tells the true story of the Western-backed overthrow of Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically-elected Prime Minister of Iran.

As history, it may be a bit confusing for those unfamiliar with the subject, because it's mostly told in reverse (though it sticks to basic facts rather than inundating the player wth obscure details). A perusal of the Wikipedia page regarding the coup might be a good idea before playing.

Gameplay-wise, it's a bit like walking through a picture book, with a few simple environmental puzzles to solve along the way. The game is very short (I finished it in 15 minutes without rushing) and boasts a unique art style: a mash-up of Persian motifs and Western surrealism, with a few agitprop touches along the way. I've never seen anything like it in a game before.

Is it fun to play? I guess so. Given how short it is, it definitely doesn't outstay its welcome. And seeing as it's free-to-play, there's no risk of suffering buyer's remorse. Unless you have a pathological aversion to anything that could even remotely be construed as an "art" game, I would recommend giving it a whirl.

On a personal level, I was very struck by the opening image of Mossadegh as an old man, lying on his deathbed more than a decade after his overthrow. A sound recording of one of Mossadegh's speeches (announcing the nationalization of Iran's oil industry -- an act that galvanized the West to plot his downfall) also struck a nerve. Before playing this game, I was already familiar with the history of the coup and its awful aftermath (the reign of the Shah and his secret police), but I had never given much thought to Mossadegh the man before. It was also the first time I had ever heard his voice, despite having read much about him. In other words, The Cat and the Coup not only succeeds in bringing to life an essential piece of 20th-century history, but it also humanizes the individual at the center of that story. In so doing, it conveys the sadness and cynicism of the coup in a visceral and memorable way.
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Indsendt: 4. maj
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Nice game.
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Definitely an artsy game that'll appeal to people who like video games for more than just being base entertainment.

...Like me!

"The Cat and the Coup" tells the story of the former Iranian Prime Minister, Mohammed Mossadegh, and... I really liked it. I wasn't sure what to think when I saw the advertising and also that this was on the "Video Games as Art" article on Wikipedia (which they also included "Tempest 2000" and "Vib Ribbon"... for some reason), but needless to say I was very impressed.

I really like the storybook aesthetics of the game, like you're seeing this history unfold across tapestries, old photographs, and pictures cut out of magazines. Along with this, the animations on Mossadegh and the Cat look very blocky but still well-animated, like they belong with the rest of the scattered images in the game. And the game mechanics and story are influenced by you as a little, black cat pushing around the unfortunate Mossadegh, which is incredibly symbolic.

See, throughout the game, a lot of the puzzles involve balance, almost as if saying that the Prime Minister was trying to find a balance between his people and the other countries looking to get that oil, but because of bad fortune in his path, he just happened to be a stepping stone for the U.S. to grind their feet into, and a door for the Iranian people to knock down, and move onto a better life. He's constantly falling and being messed with by the cat, which really makes you feel sorry for the poor chum. He was just trying to do what any man would do in his position, and he keeps getting sh** on.

I can't think of any issues I had with the game, personally. The over-realiance on text here and there bothered me a little (but that's more of a personal gripe). Beyond that though, it uses intuitive puzzles to tell a story in a unique and intriguing manner. I can see some people throwing a fit for the game being 15 minutes, but it tells the story it aims to tell in that amount of time, and does it damn well.

I'm gonna give "The Cat and the Coup" a 9/10. If you like what video games can do as an artform, and how they can effect people emotionally in their own unique manner, this game is definitely the game for you.
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Interesting documetary-like game based on the first prime minister of Iran.
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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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Indsendt: 22. november 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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Indsendt: 2. januar
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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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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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.
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5-minute free breaktime game where you learn some summarised modern history whilst playing as a cat vandalising things. Can't fault it, seems like a great delivery system to me.
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Not really much of a game but a entretaining interactive trip that's well worth taking for the 15-20m it lasts.

The imagery of the artwork as you move from scene to scene is enough to warrant it. For a free game its an impressive if brief achievement.
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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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Indsendt: 29. august 2014
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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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.
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A short but interesting game. The concept is engaging, and I learned some history as well. Definitely worth the time.
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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!
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Fifteen minutes of free gameplay that you can't miss.

An astonishing disclosure of the History of Iran and the coup d'êtat promoted by the CIA.

What games could be...
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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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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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