Indie Review: The Cat That Got The Milk
Welcome to 'The Cat that Got the Milk'. It should serve you 10 - 15 minutes of quality time. No more. No Less. So sit back and experience a night out on the town through a cat's abstract perspective.
- Worth The Time?It's free and fun, why not?
- Things LovedSimplistic fun, pretty abstract aesthetics
- Things HatedNothing really
- Quick ConclusionThe Cat that Got the Milk is a fun little game and worth everyone's time, especially for those indie fans.
- Name: The Cat that Got the Milk
- Genre: Indie, Puzzle
- Players: 1
- Multiplayer: No
- Platforms: PC
- Developer: The People Who Made It (A Collection of Individuals)
- Publisher: The People Who Released It (Those Same Individuals)
- Price: Free to Play
- Reviewed On: PC
‘The Cat that Got the Milk’ is a simple and short game, in fact, the most complicated part of the game is the title itself. If that puts you off however, let me assure you that despite its simplicity this game is a whole bunch of fun.
The Cat that Got the Milk is a charming, almost puzzle-like game where the player directs a small object as it moves from the left of the screen to the right. Moving the cat (I guess it’s a cat) up or down prevents it from moving towards the right; letting go of either direction means it continues on its incessant journey to the right. As the cat moves, it’s the player’s job to direct and avoid any objects in its way; any collisions will mean a return to the beginning of the current stage. And that’s it really, well Ok, some of the obstacles move and some are quite difficult, requiring a bit of patience, but that’s about it.
Now I’m sure you’re all familiar with how addictive simplistic gameplay can be, take Peggle for example, and ‘The Cat that Got the Milk’ doesn’t fail to deliver, making sure to keep you playing until you’ve finished every stage. That’s not always a good thing when some of these zombie state games can go on for hours and hours; happily though, The Cat that Got the Milk (I keep wanting to say ‘that got the hat’) his actually short and sweet. To compliment this, the game uses abstract art to represent the level and obstacles that need navigating and create a very pretty looking game in the process. Just look at the screenshots and tell me you aren’t attracted by the looks of it. If anything the game is even more aesthetically pleasing when viewed as you play it, though the encouraging and enjoyable audio track certainly helps.
Heed my advice; The Cat that Got the Milk will test your reactions. Not your speed or reflexes but the way you would normally play a game of this nature will almost certainly cause quite a few collisions. If you’re not exactly sure what I mean, play it and you’ll begin to understand. It requires a quick yet more relaxed sense of play and as a jumped up (and easily frustrated) individual I found the change of play style enjoyable.
All that’s left to say is download and enjoy it, here’s the link, have fun.