Six Great Indie Games about Cats!

Six Great Indie Games About Cats - Key Art

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.” – Charles Dickens


Whether you’re a cat person or a dog person there’s bound to be something for you on this fantastically feline list of hidden object and puzzle games, RPGs, simulations, point-and-clicks and more!

Six Great Indie Games about Cats!

Cats in Time

Cats in Time - Key Art

Developer: Pine Studio
Released: 26th August 2021
Price: Free with in-app purchases/£4.29
Platforms: Windows, Android, iOS
Available on: SteamGoogle PlayApp Store
Engine: Unity

Cats in Time is an adorable and relaxing puzzle game in which players can explore vibrant 3D dioramas, solve puzzles and find cats that have been lost in time! It is a casual but enjoyable cross between a puzzle game and a hidden object game. It offers vibrant 3D visuals, upbeat music and satisfying puzzles that are not too taxing, giving the game a laid-back and positive feel. The assortment of zones and different themes help keep things interesting and add a bit more variety to the gameplay. It has a good amount of content and will take between 4 and 7 hours to complete depending on play style and speed. This family-friendly game is a lot of fun and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing and cute puzzle game.

Full review available here.


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Developer: Peachy Keen Games
Released: 15th December 2020
Price: £9.29 – £9.99
Platforms: Windows, Mac, Xbox One/Series X|S, Switch
Available on: SteamEpicitch.ioHumbleMicrosofteShop
Engine: Unity

Calico is an adorable slice-of-life community simulation game in which players are tasked with running the town’s cat café! It needs to be decorated, furnished and filled with cute animals and tasty snacks in order to get business booming once more! It can be completed (with achievements) within about ten hours and offers wholesome, varied and fun-filled gameplay that pulls from a range of genres, including RPGs, management and building games and life sims. Overall, the feel of the game is very calm and relaxing and it seems like the developers have gone above and beyond to make the experience as stress-free as possible. From the soft aesthetic, gently uplifting sound design and casual gameplay, everything is crafted to work in tandem and create a cosy and comfortable experience. Even the cooking, arguably the most challenging part of the game, since scoring highly is often quite difficult, is very forgiving and does not impede casual players. I thoroughly enjoyed Calico and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a cute and laid-back gaming experience.

Full review available here.


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Developer: Devcats
Released: 21st January 2022
Price: £1.65
Platforms: Windows, Linux
Available on: Steam
Engine: Unknown

Zodiacats is an adorable puzzle game that mixes astrology and cats. Players solve an array of cute puzzles whilst getting information about zodiac signs and even feline predictions! It is a delightful and laid-back experience. The Puzzles pose a bit of a challenge, especially in hard mode, but there is never any sense of pressure when solving them. It will take players about an hour to complete on normal mode, with the increased difficulty and achievements adding some replayability. The audio and visual elements are an absolute highlight and the spattering of narrative elements adds an extra dimension to the experience. Overall this is another cat-based gem from Devcats and costing less than the cost of a cup of coffee it is easy to recommend to feline fans and puzzle lovers alike.

Full review available here.

Cats and the Other Lives

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Developer: Cultic Games
Released: 21st November 2022
Price: £16.75
Platforms: Windows, Mac
Available on: Steam
Engine: Unity

Cats and the Other Lives is an interactive fiction and casual adventure game in which a troubled family reunion is observed by their adorable house cat, Aspen. It is a unique and touching experience that will take anywhere from 5 to 10 hours to complete depending on play style. The gameplay is pretty casual for the most part which serves to mediate the intensity of the drama-filled narrative, though sporadic puzzles and minigames add some interest and variety to the mechanics. The aesthetics are a true highlight of the experience with intricately detailed pixel art and fantastically believable animations. The music and sound effects also add a lot to the atmosphere and increase the tension where needed. Overall, this is a varied and enjoyable game that offers something original with its ‘fly on the wall’ style of narrative delivery and mischievous feline protagonist. I highly recommend this game to fans of interactive fiction and cat -lovers alike!

Full review available here.

A Castle Full of Cats

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Developer: Devcats
Released: 9th November 2022
Price: £2.45
Platforms: Windows, Linux
Available on: Steam
Engine: Unknown

A Castle Full of Cats is a delightfully creepy hidden object game from Devcats, creators of A Building Full of Cats and other cat-themed games! Players must find a host of cursed felines in the titular castle in order to save the day! It is a wonderful example of a hidden object game. The hand-drawn art and evocative music combine well to create a cute but creepy aesthetic that really fits the narrative. The extra mechanics and things to find really enhance the gameplay and put a little twist on the simple hidden object premise making for a really enjoyable experience. It will easily provide 1-2 of hours of gameplay depending on the completion level. It is available for less than a cup of coffee, is a lot of fun and I wholeheartedly recommend it to fans of the genre and cat lovers alike!

Full review available here.


Cattails - Key Art

Developer: Falcon Development
Released: 1st December 2017
Price: £10.99 -£11.99
Platforms: Windows, Mac, Switch
Available on: SteameShop
Engine: GameMaker

Cattails is a cute animal sim and RPG in which players become a cat and must hunt their prey, gather herbs and socialise with other cats in a delightful open-world setting. It mixes a range of genres to create a surprisingly tricky but always adorable experience. It successfully mixes a range of different genres, from simulation to RPG, to survival game, and the result is a more challenging game than one might expect from the cute aesthetic and adorable feline characters. It could possibly benefit from providing the player with a bit more direction towards the start of the game but the open-world gameplay is not too unforgiving and is incredibly fun to explore. The game lends itself to shorter bursts of play but also to much more extended sessions and could easily become a time sink. The variety of gameplay styles and overall quality means Cattails will have wide appeal and I for one, highly recommend it.

Full review available here.


Yes, Stray is a great game too but hopefully this list has highlighted some other great but lesser-known indie games about cats! If you’d like some more suggestions you can always check out our regularly updated Steam curator list of games about cats and dogs here!

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