Play as Lance the otter as you go on a quest to save your friends and find neat collectibles along the way!
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About This Game

Shield Cat – the Game!

Shield Cat is a game starring Lance the otter! He is a mail courier for the Cat Kingdom, delivering official letters and packages. One day, Lance wakes up and finds that the Cat Kingdom is in chaos. What's worse, his friends seem to be responsible! What dark magic could be at work here? Lance will need all the help he can get on his adventure, both to save his friends and to save the Kingdom!


Along the way, Lance will find abilities that can help him on his quest. You can equip and upgrade these abilities to enhance Lance's strength and allow him to use more tools on his quest. Here are just some of the many abilities you can learn:

  • Tubular Twister: Lance's spin attack! Use this move to get over big gaps, attack enemies, hit gears and levers, open treasure chests, and much more.
  • Shield: Lance can throw his shield to hit enemies from far away. He can also use it to solve puzzles, and upgrade it to give it more distance and range when he throws it.
  • Cards: Lance throws a continual stream of cards from a seemingly endless deck. He can use this ability to take down multiple enemies at once.
  • Dagger: Lance can aim this dagger and hit enemies from a great distance. This ability is good for people who like stealth – enemies wont even know what hit them!
  • Bombs: Lance can use these bombs to open up the path to new areas, or to damage enemies from a distance. It's explosive fun!
  • Passive Abilities: You can find and equip passive abilities which grant you bonuses as long as they're equipped, such as increased movement speed, surviving enemy combos, increasing the drop rate of goodies, and more! Be warned though – Equipping these passive abilities takes from your magic for as long as they're equipped. Watch your magic meter!
  • Upgrades: Lance can find upgrades to his health, magic, and attack that permanently boost his stats.


During your quest, you will find several types of collectibles! Here are some of the collectibles you can find:

  • Pretty Petals: The currency of the Cat Kingdom. Use these to buy abilities and upgrades at shops.
    Fish Scales: Each stage has a fixed number of Fish Scales. Use these to access new locations by train. Can you find all of them in each stage?
  • LANCE Letters: Each stage has 5 LANCE letters for you to find. However, the stages are pretty big – you'll have to check every nook and cranny if you want to find these!
  • Cat Coin: Special currency of the Cat Kingdom. Use these to open doors and gain access to new areas.
  • Key: Each stage has a set of keys that are only useful for that stage. If you find a locked door, keep an eye out for a key!
  • Treasure Chest: Find treasure chests scattered throughout the land. It is a mystery what each one contains, but it (most likely) will aide you on your quest! If you find an ability you already have, you can sell it at the shop for Pretty Petals!
  • Fish Statue: These will permanently increase Lance's max health, so be sure to look for them!


During your quest, you will visit many locations throughout the Cat Kingdom. Here are just some of the places you'll visit:

  • Cat Castle Town: The central town of the Cat Kingdom. Here you will find many shops with items that will help you on your journey, as well as mini-games to pass the time with.
  • Roo Express: The train that serves the Cat Kingdom. Ride this train to get around to different areas!
  • Underground Forest: A place underground with plenty of trees and views of the sky above.
  • Mt. Bophades: A volcanic mountain in the snowy north.
  • Lignum Woods: A mysterious forest where Lance lives.
  • Lake Fromonda: Scenic lake and home to an aquatic exhibit.
More locations are planned, but don't have official names yet.


Along the way, you'll meet many friends and make more friends. Here are just some of the people you'll meet:

  • Parker: Lance's partner and also lead engineer of the Roo Express. Parker is a Kangaroo/Deer with a love of trains and the power to create magic portals.
  • Ruby: A yee-haw beaver who has power over water, Ruby is in charge of the Aquatic Exhibit and studies marine life and liquid Metamagic.
  • Suzette: A stoic leopard gecko who has power over the earth, Suzette can tunnel through the earth with ease. She lives in the Underground Forest and studies rocks and other hard Metamagic. Despite being so grounded, Suzette's girlfriend Olivia is a bird who flies in the sky!
  • Trent: A mischievous fox with the power over fire and ice, Trent lives in Mt. Bophades and helps keep the volcano under control – a job Trent does well, despite being slightly irresponsible.
  • Olivia: A cockatiel who flies through the skies and has power over the wind, Olivia is the leader of the Sky Cat Airship Fleet, the Cat Kingdom's air travel service.
  • Claire: The leader of the Knights of the Shield Cats, Claire takes her job seriously and does whatever she can to help protect the kingdom.
  • King King Cat the Cat: The king of the Cat Kingdom, King King Cat the Cat was elected to rule and, despite being clumsy and forgetful, does his job well.
  • Willow: Willow is a magical fox that appears to some people. It is said that she can record your journey and come to you in times of trouble to give you a second chance.

Game Modes

The game supports different difficulty levels and play modes, which are detailed below! Please note that achievements will only be given on the lowest difficulty used on that play file.

  • Difficulty – Chill: An easier mode where enemies do less damage and are less aggressive, and drop more items and whatnot to help you on your journey. For younger players or players who just want to enoy the game.
  • Difficulty – Regular: The intended game experience, exactly as it was designed.
  • Difficulty – Tough: Enemies are tougher and also tougher to defeat, and drop less items and whatnot. This mode is for people who really want to test their skills.
  • Difficulty – Wild: In this mode, Lance's attack is doubled, but so are enemy attacks! This mode is for people who like fast paced action and is the ultimate test of players skills.
  • Difficulty – Custom: Experience the game the way you like! Change Lance and enemy modifiers, drop rates, and more! Note that achievements cannot be obtained in this mode – It's just for fun!
  • Speedrun Options: Various options can be enabled for speedrunners, including an in-game timer, automatically skipping cutscenes, reduced scene transition times, and a quick restart button that erases your file and starts from the beginning.


Currently, there is not a demo available for Shield Cat. To allow people to still play the game, I'm offering a playtest, in which you can play a non-feature complete build of the game! You can't "beat" this demo and many things are not available, but you can check out how the development is going as I work toward the Chapter 1 demo. Please check it out!

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System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 64Bit Required
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Debian Based
    • Processor: 64Bit Required
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: If you're using Red Hat/Arch Linux, you may need to launch the game directly instead of through Steam. All Steam features will still work.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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