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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Releasedatum: 15 jun 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.

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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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20 van de 20 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 oktober 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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11 van de 11 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 oktober 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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8 van de 8 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 13 oktober 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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8 van de 9 mensen (89%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 oktober 2014
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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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7 van de 8 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 november 2014
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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5 van de 5 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 september 2014
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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5 van de 5 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 9 oktober 2014
A brief, solemn experience that I highly recommend for one of those rainy days.
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4 van de 4 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
0.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 december 2014
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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4 van de 4 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 1 januari
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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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 oktober 2014
A great game for just 16 minutes.

The art style is very appealing and it goes really well with the soundtrack, which is really nice by the way.

The story is pretty interesting for just 16 minutes and it's pretty sad.

Oh and the game has cats in it.

9/10 becos I want moar.
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 oktober 2014
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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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 november 2014
you can get through the game in 15-30 mins but it is very well worth it it's very interesting, beautiful and teaches some things you most likely would never have known about iran and since it's free and won't take much time out of your day you might as well try it
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 21 december 2014
Trippin' balls, man...

But seriously, this has "modern art" written all over it. For those that hate games that are light on gameplay and heavy on metaphor... well, that's exactly what this game is.

It's strictly linear, with no chance for exploration, and there are just a few sorta-puzzles to keep you entertained while you go backwards through time without context. Then, it reverses, and you see the events play out in the proper order in context, with the disguised elements revealed for what they really are.

It's free, so if "a 5-minute game telling the story of the rise of the Shah of Iran" sounds like it might possibly be interesting, there's no reason not to play it.
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 11 maart
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 december 2014
Short, fun, free, interesting and novel. What's not to like?
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 1 januari
10 minutes in...am I high?
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 december 2014
Totally psychedelic, the Arab vision of the world: all other people are beasts, Americans with lizard heads etc.

Definitely worth a look.
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2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 december 2014
It's not a "game" actually. It's a story. A short story.
Very unusual experience. It totally worth the time. I liked it. I think I will walk through it once more later to watch details carefully.

And one more thing i should warn you: it is related to politics.
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2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
1.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 januari
A beautiful game, the visuals, the art and the sound are all perfect and this game is still only in beta, the full release should see much needed bug improvements which I wait for with excitement. The game tells a tragic, but liberating tale in which you spectate in the view of a cat. The controls are tight and even beginners shouldn't have any trouble with this game. A true classic which will be looked back on by generations to come. If anything this game is ahead of its time. A real 10/10.
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2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 oktober 2014
Highly recommend it, it's a very short free game that has a very surreal take on Iranian history, the puzzles are easy, yet fun and like I said it's free.
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