It’s been a long time coming for gamers to play as a cat in Stray, and it appears that the game’s protagonist may be even cuter than anticipated.
As if the upcoming release of Stray, the cyberpunk game with a cat as the hero, wasn’t enough to make cat lovers happy, it has now been established that same cat may cuddle up to other cats in the game world.
Twitter profile Do You Want To Pet The Dog? (@CanYouPetTheDog) interrupted its customary query to reveal that the account’s owner has gained early access to Stray, confirming that players will be able to do more than simply play as a cat in the game; they will also be able to pet a cat. Or, to be more precise, you could nuzzle the cat instead of touching it because cats prefer nuzzling to petting.
Of course, the opportunity to pet cats is a good one, but Stray is more than just a cat-cuddling simulator. In addition, the game is about a cat living in a cyberpunk society, mingling with robots, and, one can only suppose, knocking futuristic coffee mugs off of futuristic kitchen counters. Additionally, Stray is one of the most eagerly awaited games of the year and, as of this writing, has the most wishlists across the board on the Steam marketplace.
The game, called Stray, was created by BlueTwelve Studio and published by Annapurna Interactive. It’s not just a love letter to all cats; Stray was genuinely influenced by a single, very particular cat. The co-founders of BlueTwelve Studio’s orange tabby cat, Murtaugh, was the main source of inspiration for the protagonist’s look. Murtaugh shares a lot of similarities with Stray’s star in addition to merely looking a lot like his digital counterpart. Prior to being discovered and adopted, he spent some time as a stray wandering the streets, however he presumably never had the opportunity to hang out with any robots.
The Steam game with the highest wishlist seems to be living up to the anticipation. Early reviews for Stray were very positive, and the final reviews have been as laudatory. Noelle Corbett of CBR praised the game as “new, adorable, and gorgeous,” praising its capacity to completely immerse the player in feline life and behavior.
The main selling point of Stray may be the simplest in video game history: Play as a typical cat to fulfill your wildest wish. The orange protagonist of the game is not a talking, bipedal anthropomorphic tabby. It is a typical pet that naps and scratches furniture. This notion opens up some interesting gameplay options that are always fun to find.
You might be shocked by how serious of a tale Stray has if you’re the kind of person who views it as a “meme game.” It offers a sci-fi story that is socially sensitive and incorporates several contemporary themes.
When Stray launches on July 19 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Windows, players will be able to get their hands on it and become some incredibly gorgeous felines.