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Catch That Cat

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About the Story

Ugh. Monday morning. You're still not recovered after the party two days ago, and you have an SMS from your wife: 'Will stay with mom for one more day. You take the cat to the vet.' Meh.

Catch That Cat is a short, easy game about the misadventure of an ordinary city dweller. It started life as the demo game for a toy authoring system, then grew legs, being ported to several others, with minor variations. These are some of them.

(Cover art by Paula Istrate.)

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: May 18, 2010
Current Version: 2012-02-16
License: MIT
Development System: TADS 3, ALAN 3
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFIDs:  1CB8E331-B1C8-13CB-BD23-264CF4646F17
TUID: 7nzaezbhsdpxdf56


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The following polls include votes for Catch That Cat:

Very Short Games by tggdan3
Games that can be completed in less than 30 mintues. Need not be one room (though that obviously helps). Hopefully, the games are fun as well.

All the Pretty Sources by Jeremy Freese
IF games that have source code available that you'd hold up as an example of what good looking source code is supposed to look like. (I was motivated to post this by wanting to study some I7 source, but actually pretty source from other...

games about cats by beetlesack99
are there any

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