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First-person Catlateral Damage hits Kickstarter for PC, Mac, Linux and OUYA

Catlateral Damage, a #firstperson destructive cat simulator in which you take control of a cooped up house cat will be releasing on PC, Mac, Linux and OUYA this November. The game was originally conceived in a game jam by Chris Chung, and since then he has been working full-time to turn his original #demo into a full game. The Kickstarter campaign will end July 11.

When Chung was working on the alpha version of the game and released a demo, he worked as a QA tester. Chung said he lost his job in March, giving him more time to finish the game but less funds to do so. As a part of Ouya’s Free the Games fund, the company will match all donations up to the goal amount (no more than $250,000). Chris Chung is asking for $40,000.

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Catlateral Damage was born out of a game jam and inspiration from Chung’s cat. Chung is adding several features to the full release, including tripping out on catnip, chasing a laser pointer, hacking up hairballs, exploring under beds, sitting in boxes, standing in doorways in indecision, acting indignant, and knocking over a huge TV – all real-life cat scenarios, as any person with a cat can attest.

But seriously, Chung has put a lot of thought into the game. Catlateral Damage is procedurally generated, meaning every playthrough is a little different as rooms, houses, and challenges will change. Additional cats will be added to the game for its release, and players will have to decide which cat fits the situation, as each cat has different special abilities from jumping high to strong muscles. Cats can collect power-ups to unlock new abilities, and catnip makes cats superpowered for a limited time.

Early backers will be able to grab a digital copy of the game (with Steam/OUYA keys) for $10. After this tier is gone, the tier will increase to $12. Backers should also expect to receive pictures of cats, Chung noted.

Should the Kickstarter be successful, Catlateral Damage will be available to play on PC, Mac, Linux, and Ouya this November.


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