‘Stray’ Cat Video Game Being Used To Raise Money For Animal Shelters

‘Stray’ Cat Video Game Being Used To Raise Money For Animal Shelters

NEW YORK (AP) — The virtual cat hero from the new video game sensation “Stray” doesn’t just wind along rusted pipes, leap over unidentified sludge and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The daring orange tabby is helping real world cats as well. Thanks to online fundraising platforms, gamers are playing “Stray” while streaming … Read more

What Happened To B12 And The Cat?

What Happened To B12 And The Cat?

Screenshots: Annapurna / Kotaku Stray, a post-apocalyptic adventure game about a cat, is mostly excellent. Two of us at Kotaku recently powered through its puzzlesdevouring it dense, mysteriously post-apocalyptic environments and generally enjoying living out the power-fantasy of role-playing a cat. Then we hit the credits. Obviously, we had to talk. Ari Notice: John, we’ve … Read more

Cat Game Stray Falls Into Cyberpunk’s Usual Orientalism Problem

Cat Game Stray Falls Into Cyberpunk’s Usual Orientalism Problem

Image: Annapurna Interactive If you’ve felt uncomfortable about the rice paddy hats in Strayyou aren’t the only one. Stray lifts Asian aesthetics to evoke exoticism and danger, but it doesn’t engage with the history of the city it appropriates. This is especially problematic because its real-world setting carries painful historical baggage that cannot be reduced … Read more

Annapurna’s Stray Totally Understands What It Means To Be A Cat

Annapurna’s Stray Totally Understands What It Means To Be A Cat

Image: Annapurna / Kotaku If there’s a cat in your house, how does it typically walk around? With its tail pointed straight up, probably — y’know, like any normal cat. But the feline protagonist of Stray is a bit more modest: He primarily keeps his tail down, at least based on gameplay footage viewed during … Read more