The Cat and the Coup — документальная игра, в которой вы играете в роли кота доктора Моххамеда Моссадыка, первого избранного премьер-министра Ирана. Летом 1953 года ЦРУ организует переворот, чтобы сместить его.
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The Cat and the Coup — документальная игра, в которой вы играете в роли кота доктора Моххамеда Моссадыка, первого избранного премьер-министра Ирана. Летом 1953 года ЦРУ организует переворот, чтобы сместить его. В игре вы переживете самые значительные события жизни министра, сбрасывая вещи с полок, разрывая бумаги, прыгая ему на колени и царапая его.

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    • DirectX®: 9.0c
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وحید تهرانی
( 11.3 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 26 мая
Product received for free
-Great music
-Art is amazing
-Lots of historical knowledge

If you're looking for a free, simple game, play this one.
Lukasstylezz
( 0.2 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 23 мая
Product received for free
Short and powerful, go play it. It's only 12 minutes.
JackDsaniels
( 0.6 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 21 мая
Product received for free
That was some cool-♥♥♥ shit.

Surrealist, collage-animated, interactive documentary about Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh and struggle over the nationalization of Iran's oil. You get what is says on the box.
Pancaken
( 0.2 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 15 мая
This was a cute little story. I love the artwork...I just wish there was more to it.
Hail Hydra
( 0.1 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 12 мая
A coup is no cradle for this feline fable as it fails to attain its silver spoon.
monoolho.
( 0.2 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 11 мая
As a fellow undergraduate from both the social and human sciences, I find much valour in this game. Not as a game you play to pass the time, but as a game you play to learn something.
The game is simplistic, the puzzles are simple, you don't spend too much time on it, it's not intended to be a challenge in and of itself, it's intended to provide a light challenge so you're motivated in going forward.
This is the sort of "project game" universities should discuss, even if only for one or two meetings. There is value in the simple story-telling which summarizes Iran's coup between 1950-1965. This is interdisciplinarity, it provides a brief history lesson in 10-odd minutes, opening up room for further discussion on the subject.
If you're someone interestedi in education as a whole, this game is a prime example of how many subjects we can place inside one simple game.

This list is what I compiled by thinking about education and the game while writing this review, it's not a well-thought and not even near well-developed, but it is a starting point of possible topics to discuss with students, friends, family, dealer, bro you met at the party last night, whoever you want to:
- History (clearly);
- Art - too broad and too much to even try to specify, so I'll leave it at that (there are many artistic examples worth noticing);
- Game development;
- Learning processes.

And these are topics that would require further development, but also very much possible to discuss:
- Geopolitics;
- Language teaching/learning (my area);
- Programming/Coding;
- Other coups in the world (with iran being a unique case);
- Law studies/processes (also my area);
- I'm absolutely sure you can think of much, much more, especially if you're a professor.

It is a very short game, quite fun and interesting, I have to admit I felt really bad when I finished it, that empathy you feel for people/situations that you could not change, but you know they could have gone completely differently if not for the interest of one involved party. It's an existential dread, but one of those that are good for anyone interested in politics, that one that brings out a sort of rush that makes you act, that takes you out of the comfort zone in some way.

I will finish this by saying this is a very good game, and being free, there's no real reason not to play it. Just do it when you're actually free for 20 minutes and your head is quite clear, not stressed out, and you'll enjoy it.

But what I really want to say is this: games like this are awesome for a brief reflection and introduction to topics, I urge people (especially from universities) to try and develop more games like this one, because, as I listed before, you can express creativity and approach countless topics through this. This is an awesome example of what a few people can achieve with some weeks to a few months of work, if you join funded projects from people at universities, you can assemble tons of creative people giving insight, and develop far greater projects that reach even broader scopes.
vamoosen
( 0.3 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 6 мая
This game is so short that it is fasterter than reading a chapter of a book. This is a good thing.This game engagd in o much empathy I started thinking beyond my own bounds. i revisit it whenever I feel to comphortable in my own life
琥珀川の绅士白
( 0.3 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 4 мая
Product received for free
Nice game.
The Not-So-Silent Mage
( 0.2 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 3 мая
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.
quilne01
( 0.3 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 30 апреля
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...
hayse_man
( 0.2 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 28 апреля
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?
Cat
( 0.3 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 14 апреля
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.
about 99 ninjas
( 0.1 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 14 апреля
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.
Angrycheese
( 0.5 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 12 апреля
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.
Sloria
( 0.3 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 11 апреля
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.
Not-So-Serious Sam
( 0.3 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 10 апреля
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.
bozorgdel
( 0.4 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 8 апреля
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.
Tupak Dinosaur Rapper
( 0.2 ч. в игре )
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Опубликовано: 5 апреля
This game was a great experience combining history, artsy stuff...among some others. Its short, seet, and informally informative
CBGolem
( 0.2 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 2 апреля
Informative and doesn't waste time. This game had something to say, and aptly communicated that in about ten minutes, and I respect that.
Тапочек1337
( 0.3 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 27 марта
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As a fellow undergraduate from both the social and human sciences, I find much valour in this game. Not as a game you play to pass the time, but as a game you play to learn something.
The game is simplistic, the puzzles are simple, you don't spend too much time on it, it's not intended to be a challenge in and of itself, it's intended to provide a light challenge so you're motivated in going forward.
This is the sort of "project game" universities should discuss, even if only for one or two meetings. There is value in the simple story-telling which summarizes Iran's coup between 1950-1965. This is interdisciplinarity, it provides a brief history lesson in 10-odd minutes, opening up room for further discussion on the subject.
If you're someone interestedi in education as a whole, this game is a prime example of how many subjects we can place inside one simple game.

This list is what I compiled by thinking about education and the game while writing this review, it's not a well-thought and not even near well-developed, but it is a starting point of possible topics to discuss with students, friends, family, dealer, bro you met at the party last night, whoever you want to:
- History (clearly);
- Art - too broad and too much to even try to specify, so I'll leave it at that (there are many artistic examples worth noticing);
- Game development;
- Learning processes.

And these are topics that would require further development, but also very much possible to discuss:
- Geopolitics;
- Language teaching/learning (my area);
- Programming/Coding;
- Other coups in the world (with iran being a unique case);
- Law studies/processes (also my area);
- I'm absolutely sure you can think of much, much more, especially if you're a professor.

It is a very short game, quite fun and interesting, I have to admit I felt really bad when I finished it, that empathy you feel for people/situations that you could not change, but you know they could have gone completely differently if not for the interest of one involved party. It's an existential dread, but one of those that are good for anyone interested in politics, that one that brings out a sort of rush that makes you act, that takes you out of the comfort zone in some way.

I will finish this by saying this is a very good game, and being free, there's no real reason not to play it. Just do it when you're actually free for 20 minutes and your head is quite clear, not stressed out, and you'll enjoy it.

But what I really want to say is this: games like this are awesome for a brief reflection and introduction to topics, I urge people (especially from universities) to try and develop more games like this one, because, as I listed before, you can express creativity and approach countless topics through this. This is an awesome example of what a few people can achieve with some weeks to a few months of work, if you join funded projects from people at universities, you can assemble tons of creative people giving insight, and develop far greater projects that reach even broader scopes.
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This game is so short that it is fasterter than reading a chapter of a book. This is a good thing.This game engagd in o much empathy I started thinking beyond my own bounds. i revisit it whenever I feel to comphortable in my own life
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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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This was a cute little story. I love the artwork...I just wish there was more to it.
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Nice game.
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Interesting documetary-like game based on the first prime minister of Iran.
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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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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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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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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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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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==== Review ====
An artsy powerpoint animation with slight interaction would probably be the best way to describe this game. The game description will literally tell you everything you need to know about this short game (~10-15 min). If you look through all of the store page screenshots, you've essentially played the game. I suppose it's better than reading a Wikipedia article on the subject.

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Это стоит пройти всем! Артхаус в полной своей красе. 10 минут игры за кота, 10 минут отторжения от реальности, 10 минут чистого безумия с глубоким смыслом. Сделайте паузу перед сном и пройдите The Cat and the Coup. Вот за такие подарки я и люблю steam.
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  • Короткая игра,которую всё-таки стоит пройти.
  • Разработчики сделали совершенно неординарную игру.Признаюсь,давно в такие не играл.
  • Хотел бы отметить звуковое сопровождение,при каких-либо действиях начинают взыгрывать ноты фортепиано или ещё чего-то.
  • Вы играете за кошку и являетесь свидетелем всего происходящего.
10 переворотов из 10
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"Документальная" игра, в которой игроку достаётся роль кошки покойного премьер-министра Ирана Мохаммеда Моссадыка.
Основные функции игры это прыжок и пробел как клавиша действия + стрелки для управления котом.

Достоинства:
+Историческая достоверность жизни Моссадыка.
+Хороший саундтрек
+Необычность игры ( игра сделанная на основе арта).

Недостатки:
-Слишком короткая(10-15 мин)

Итог - 3/5
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Необычная игра!
Мне очень понравилось, как сделана игра!
Жаль очень короткая, проходится минут за 10.
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Игра повествует о жизни премьер-министра Ирана, Мохаммеда Моссадыка (хотя правильное произношение фамилии — Мосадде́г: перс. محمد مصدق‎ - Mohammad Mosaddegh), и его последующее свержения благодаря ЦРУ и МИ-6. организовавшие переворот в 1950-х

Вы играете кошкой, решая простые головоломки, тем самым подталкивая нить сюжета, от эпизода к эпизоду...

Игра очень короткая (буквально 10-15 минут), но наполнена смыслом и она не для детей, знание английского при этом крайне желательно.
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