Build A Pillow Fort To Keep Cats Out In Fort Meow

Oh, the simple pleasures of a pillow fort! Raiding your rooms for blankets, sofa cushions, pillows, armchairs, dining chairs, sleeping bags, and other things that your parents will be livid to find you clambering over in your muddy shoes in a corner of the lounge. Now I’m a grown-up, I’m too busy conducting business and leveraging my personal brand to build a fort, but… Fort Meow [official site] does look appealing.

It’s a physics-based dealio where you need to build forts of household junk to defend against hordes of cats, and it’s out now.

Fort Meow sees a young girl visiting her grandparents’ house, only to find them gone and the place crawling with cats. Scavenging items from around the house, you build forts to protect her while she pores over her grandfather’s journal to figure out: 1) where they’ve got to; 2) why there are so many cats.

Along with items that make plain old walls and cover and whatnot, it has special items which can deflect them, attract them, reduce cats’ damage, soak the little devils, and so on. It’s a bit more than Angry Birds in reverse, then.

Developed by Upper Class Walrus, Fort Meow is available now from Steam for £4.47 with a launch discount, £5.59 through a Humble widget (giving a Steam key and DRM-free version) on its site.


  1. lutjasuki says:

    I just want to a make a snarky comment wondering why I would want to keep a herd of kittens from piling on me. :) that is surely the kind of thing that would happen in heaven.

    • Legion23 says:

      The game reason for that is that the girl wants to read the journal but can´t do it with destracting cats all over her I think. :)

      • iainl says:

        Hasn’t she tried pretending to read a newspaper instead, until they’re all asleep on that?

    • GameCat says:

      I don’t know why too.

      I want Fort Bark to defend yourself from canine opressors.

    • loldrums says:

      Allergies. Next question!

  2. Kollega says:

    For me, “Fort Meow” will always remain the stavka of Generalissimo Meow from Risk Factions. Which was actually called “Meow’s Corner”, but eh, close enough.

    • EOT says:

      It always annoyed me that they never went for the obvious joke of Chairman Meow…but I can see how that might have been CATastrophic in certain markets.

  3. thedosbox says:

    Please please please let there be a WIT for this.

  4. Cyroch says:

    I could be purrsuaded do give this a look.

  5. SanguineAngel says:

    The first and only thought I am able to process is this: That young girl is going to die an excruciating death when that tv and table collapse on her head

  6. Chaz says:

    Is there a bonus round where an angry tiger comes on and starts ripping your base to shreds?

  7. Ejia says:

    Which animal is most associated with forts? Dog. Which animal hates cats? Dog.

    I will not submit to your vile ailurophobic propaganda, dogs!