What a cat-astrophe, Grandma’s mansion has been cursed! Ally must team up with Granny’s many cats, who have gained magical abilities, to pound and paw perilous poltergeists in the now-haunted abode. Explore enchanted areas, rescue cats, and upgrade your kitty companions to save the day!
On February 6, 2018, Rose City Games and VIZ Media announced a partnership to debut original, narrative-driven games starting with The World Next Door, which released on PC and Switch on 3/28/19.
The original concept for Cat Lady was created during a game jam in collaboration with Will Lewis and Jake Fleming in the summer of 2017 (the very same jam where the idea for The World Next Door, Rose City’s first game, also originated!) Rose City Games pitched the concept to VIZ Media shortly after The World Next Door entered production, and Cat Lady was greenlit to enter its prototyping phase in 2018 to iterate on the art style, test gameplay mechanics, and find the fun!
The game has been in full production ever since and shared its first playable demo at The MIX E3 2019. Rose City Games shared Cat Lady's gameplay trailer in July 2019, revealing features like roguelike gameplay, top-down combat, swapping and upgrading cats, unique gameplay arenas, and a soundtrack by Jim Guthrie and JJ Ipsen.
Play as Ally Marie, fighting ghosts by forming a team of cute kitty friends with magical abilities
Explore endless arrangements of unique rooms in Grandma’s Mansion, fighting haunted household objects and bosses bent towards a sinister purpose
Unlock new cats, areas, abilities, and enemies as you investigate the Mansion, and attempt new kitty combinations for maximum replayability
Enjoy the hauntingly adorable soundtrack by indie game dynamic duo, Jim Guthrie and J.J. Ipsen (Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Below, Planet Coaster, Reigns: Her Majesty)
Dive into dungeons littered with challenges, secrets, and collectibles to overcome overwhelming occult forces
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Showcase selection “The MIX LA 2019” at E3 (2019)
Audience Choice - Best of The MIX 2019 at PAX West (2019)
PAX West Indie Megabooth Selection (2019)
“With incredible, punchy music to back up your fast-paced adventures, it truly feels like the action never stops in Cat Lady.” — Game Spot
“The tough as nails roguelike gameplay loop proves that this adventure has more going for it than some lovely visuals and a killer soundtrack.” — Game Informer
“It promises tons of variety to its gameplay and collection, offering great replayability with a slew of cat weapons and upgrades to collect along the way.” — Hardcore Gamer
“Cat Lady has the potential to be a blockbuster indie when it releases…” — Operation Rainfall
Key Art & Screenshots
About Rose City Games
Rose City Games is an independent game studio based in Portland, OR founded by community organizers Will Lewis and Corey Warning.
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