Mr. Kitty Saves The World and how to create a gaming myth


I know you love creepy myths such as creepypastas or other stories related to games or gamers, and as a matter of fact, Seemingly Pointless with their brand new Mr. Kitty Saves The World have not only created an overly disturbing game, but also a story made of real life evidences that works as a premise. Being a huge fan of their works, I usually know what to expect - in a certain way - and yet, I consider my mind completely blown away by this one.

So, here are a few lines that shall summarize how the premise goes. Harvey H. Johnson has recently joined the two-man indie studio, and as his first contribution, he was going to make a game for the Game Boy Jam. Feeling a bit down, he decided to take a day off from coding to do some urban exploration. No one has seen him coming back, and he's been declared disappeared when the lead programmer, James, went to his place. In addition, the whole mystery is enriched by the CD that Harvey has found in the abandoned facility with a note asking him to upload the content - proof here. James, at first accused of having planned a rather genious joke, found the very same CD at Harvey's home with another note, this time, addressing him.

Apparently, Mr. Kitty Saves The World was what the CD contained. It's a single button lo-fi side scrolling runner and it doesn't really seem to belong to today's gaming generation. You get to play as a ninja (?) who's running away from a gigantic cat, and all you have to do is to jump every kind of obstacle that will pop up in front of you. A perfect way to describe the disturbing feeling that the game releases is to imagine how would a corrupted Atari 2600 cartridge act when prompted in the console. A crude soundtrack that seem to be played all the way back from its ending, glitchy graphics all over the screen and an ending that looks more like a crash rather than a rewarding finish. But there's more, in fact, I'm still trying to understand why getting caught triggers a winning message, maybe, the monstrous cat isn't the bad guy after all.

In a way or another, the game truly represent the last frontier of experimentation, and if you wish to give it a try, I suggest you to head over the GameJolt's page, where you'll be finding not only the game, but the whole story and even a video recorded with Harvey's cellphone right before his vanishment. I am. Amused.

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