The Cat Lady is an indie psychological horror graphic adventure video game developed by Harvester Games for Microsoft Windows and Linux. It is the first installment in the Devil Came Through Here trilogy; followed by Downfall, a remake of Michalski's original 2009 game, released in February 2016. The final installment, titled Lorelai, was released on Steam (and other game download sites) on April 26th 2019.
The game is a puzzle-based adventure game. The game is entirely played using only the four arrow keys, with the ESC key being used to access the Save/Load menu. Because of this highly simplified control scheme, characters can only move left and right between scenes while up and down are used to interact with objects in the environment and the player's inventory, respectively. All character dialogue is fully voiced and the cut-scenes cannot be skipped. The player can occasionally make dialogue decisions that alter the story slightly, and some story scenes are told out of order.
The ending changes slightly depending on the player's dialogue choices. The game deals with mature themes such as depression, suicide, murder and cancer, but also provides moments of humor.
The story takes place in the mid-2000s. The protagonist is Susan Ashworth, a chronically depressed, middle-aged woman with no friends. She hates flowers, and her only companions are stray cats, whom she summons to her flat by playing her piano. She is known in her neighborhood as the cat lady.
One night, Susan decides to take her own life, but this leads her to explore a strange place in death where she encounters the Queen of Maggots, who grants her immortality and gives her the task of ridding the world of five psychopaths referred to as the "parasites".
Screenshots from the game The Cat Lady
System requirements The Cat Lady for Mac Os:
- Tested: iMac 27 inches, mid 2011
- 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5
- 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
- AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1024 MB
- OS X 10.13.4
- Wineskin 2.6.2, WS9WineCX17.1.0
- HDD ~ 2.3 GB
- Mount the .dmg image by double-clicking on it.
- Wait for the system to verify its integrity.
- Drag the game icon into the Applications folder.
- Wait for the copy to finish.
- The game icon will appear in Launchpad, from where it can be launched.