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The Cat and the Coup

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The Cat and the Coup is a documentary game in which you play the cat of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. During the summer of 1953, the CIA engineered a coup to bring about his downfall. As a player, you coax Mossadegh back through significant events of his life by knocking objects off of shelves, scattering his papers, jumping on his lap and scratching him.

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Peter Brinson and Kurosh ValaNejad
University of Southern California
Peter Brinson and Kurosh ValaNejad
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10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows® 7/Vista/XP
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 87 MB
  • Video Card: nVidia or ATI accelerated 3D video card
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
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Jun 16, 2011
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Cracks in the System
Crack the courtroom floor 5 times without breaking Mossadegh out.
No Work. Let's Play!
Interrupt Mossadegh's writing by making him retrieve the ink bottle 5 times.
Speed Run
Take the cat from sleeping in bed to sleeping on the oil in less than 3 minutes and 20 seconds.
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The Cat and the Coup reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Artistically Valuable, interesting but still questionable Historical Events. Conclusion: You Can take a look, but you don't have to.
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Microsoft from French
+ Documentary game based on the history of Dr. Mossadegh in Iran + strange sound and Visual atmosphere, stakeholder + interesting light puzzle mechanics to manipulate-performance problems-very short 7.5/10
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Microsoft from French
It is a very good game, free, do not hesitate. It happens to provide real intense moments in 10 minutes, it's still not nothing. It will remain for me a different experience that has taught me something. Here, with this, if you can not take it:D
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Microsoft from French
I just tried it (and at the same time to finish it). It's special and very very pretty visually. I'm not sure I've got it all figured out, but it feels like the author of the game had an opinion on the story to pass on. We feel the message of the author, even if we do not understand it immediately its peculiarities. To try (especially it's not long and free)
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Microsoft from French
what? Just 12 minutes of play and he makes an assessment? Well Yes, 10-15 min is the lifespan of this game and I recommend it to anyone interested in history or by small graphic games of this style. The goal of this game is simple, we embody the cat of President Mohammad Mossadegh and we see the story of this character from the perspective of this cat. Who is Mohammad Mossadegh? He is the first democratically elected President of Iran, and he is mostly remembered for nationalising Iranian oil and attempting to form a secular government. For the rest, discover it for yourself, this game is free and will occupy your time for a big 10 minutes and you'll learn from what!
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Microsoft from French
The cat and the coup is a committed and Orignial mini-games. Although it presents itself as a documentary game, it is also extremely pedagogical, because it awakens curiosity and pushes us to deepen our knowledge about the history of contemporary Iran. I really liked the aesthetic bias: we walk from table to table, each corresponding to a date, an event. The beauty of collages and Persian motifs contrasts with the coldest of black and white photos, as a reminder: it's not just a game, but the tale of a real life. The plus: free, pushes to curiosity and critical thinking, beautiful, developers cite their sources for historical references. The less: very short, we would like more content, be even more immersed; the "platform" side of the game does not bring anything to the narration and is a bit bugged. Conclusion: game to install and try urgently! It raises awareness of a close past that we don't talk about in history books... When is a longer version? Another topic? :)
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