Spinning A Yarn: The Cat Lady

By John Walker on November 30th, 2010 at 11:34 am.

Sparse.

This gives me the creepydinks. A trailer for a new indie adventure called The Cat Lady. However, it doesn’t seem to be about a nice old lady living with her twenty-seven cats, eventually dying and being eaten by them. Nor a giant cat-human mutant destroying central Brighton. Instead it appears to be about DEATH and BLOOD and GORE. Also, a rather interesting looking paper-craft style of animation. I’m not entirely sure the video below could be qualified as safe for work, mostly because it’s so weird. So at your discretion, click on.

Jim wrote about developer Harvester Games’ previous game, Downfall (sadly neither based on the movie, nor the rotation-based plastic game) here. Remigiusz Michalski clearly likes his horror. And it’s probably worth noting that the URL for the game’s page ends, “harvest/games_suicide_watch.html”.

It’s about Susan Ashworth, who has just committed suicide. She’s in some sort of limbo, ready to walk into her afterlife, when she finds she’s alive again. And tries to live her second chance, except the strange warning she’s brought back with her is getting in the way. Then blood.

So, well, here it is:

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  1. Heliocentric says:

    Looks like a happy fun time to be had by all, are they thinking of adding co-op play, grappling hooks, double jumping and jet packs?

  2. Quintin Smith says:

    INTERESTING.

  3. kikito says:

    The visuals remind me of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLlJfGybBcc

  4. Xercies says:

    I’m scared now…

  5. Teronfel says:

    Great song

  6. DevilSShadoW says:

    Is that what max payne’s wife’s been doing while he was off saving the world?

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    Lars Westergren says:

    I’m being reminded of the White Wolf game WoD: Wraith. But that if course a mix of every ghost story/film ever, so that’s not so strange perhaps.

    Also: I will buy this.

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    AndrewC says:

    I feel It is the sign of the artistic validity of a medium that it allows young men to be FAR TOO SERIOUS about death in it.

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    lurkalisk says:

    Given the state of my gaming plate (full that is), I can’t imagine this will garner even the slightest bit of my attention, especially as it looks thoroughly uninteresting.

  10. Ian says:

    So it’s a bit like Monkey Island.

  11. Sarkhan Lol says:

    That soundtrack is going to obliterate the atmos.

  12. Ricc says:

    RPS is scaring me today.

  13. Pijama says:

    AWWWRIGHT, serial-killer simulators, now this…

    …What the fuck gentlemen? Did your ladies give you a collective kick on your arses and you had to drown the sorrows in the pub?

  14. Basilicus says:

    It’s almost impossible to sell me on a 3rd-person adventure game that doesn’t have “Gabriel Knight” or “Longest Journey” in the title, but…damn, this looks intriguing.

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    thesundaybest says:

    She sounds amazingly composed for someone who committed suicide and then came back WITH BLOOD.

  16. DrGonzo says:

    Does seem a little NiN fan who cuts themselves because they are a tormented teenager. But that might just be me.

  17. JackShandy says:

    I love the humbleness of the teaser talk. “A second game by R. Michalski.”

  18. Jetsetlemming says:

    Shoe Forking, the new Xtreme sport about playing indie adventure games with forks in your shoes.

    ANYWAY. Trailer looks interesting. It reminded me of Clock Tower (snes clock tower that is, all the sequels have looked terrible to me): A female protagonist in a sidescrolling 2d game gets chased by a killer. You run around and hide and try to progress while the killer murders other people occasionally. I hope this ends up a bit more forgiving than Clock Tower, though. I was never very good at it, especially navigating the house.

  19. Etho says:

    Anyone know what the song is?

  20. Hmm-Hmm. says:

    Ick.