Cats, probably the most uninterested creatures on the planet, are becoming interested in video games.
Cats have a new OBSESSION— and it’s a video game.
Cat parents are obsessed with “Stray,” a game in which you play a stray cat that must solve a mystery to leave a sleazy metropolis — but pet cats like it just as much as their parents do. They even appear to believe that their virtual cats are also real.
“Stray,” a new PlayStation 4 and 5 game by BlueTwelve Studio and Annapurna Interactive, lets you play as a cat in a dystopian world. The game is so lifelike that pet cats spend hours on end staring at and mimicking the cats on the screen.
Being big cat lovers, Blue Twelve Studio modeled the lead character after their pet, whose an adopted stray.
The best part about the game is that the publisher Annapurna Interactive handed game codes to those who donated to Nebraska Humane Society and Cars Protection.
Check out these cool videos of house cats engrossed in the game.
Ella is losing her mind over it.
@ellawatchestv_ losing her mind #catsoftiktok #tiktokcats #petsoftiktok #catwatchingtv #stray #straygame ♬ Baby Elephant Walk – Henry Mancini
Onyx is complete;y convinced the cats on the screen are real.
@repetezsilvousplait Onyx has never done anything like that before 😭 #fyp #foryou #stray #straygame #straycat #annapurnainteractive #catsoftiktok @Annapurna Interactive ♬ original sound – Léana 🌶
Jimin has been sitting, hitting the cat on the screen, and obsessively watching.
@pemamonaghan Our cat Jimin loves the new #cat game #straygame. He’s been sitting hitting the cat on the screen and obsessively watching. #fypシ #fyp #cattok #gametok ♬ original sound – Pema Monaghan
Ripley loves this game.
@visionvideoband Ripley loves this game!! #stray #cats #catsoftiktok ♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim
This little kitten gusher can’t keep still.
@the_wandering_wallflower Our new kitten really likes this video game😅 #videogame #stray #kitten #magic #fyp #fypシ #catsoftiktok #cats #meow #meowdance #animal #animalsoftiktok #funny #funnyvideo #kittenrescue #funnymoments ♬ original sound – Amy
Safe to say, Stray is a hit for our feline friends. Have you tried the game? Let us know in the comment section the reaction your cat had.
Ben is an animal lover, blogger, and all around geek. He divides his love equally between his family, his animals, and his video games. In his spare time he is attempting to get a blog off the ground. Boy, are they heavy!
I’ll have to download this game and see if my cat likes it. She is nosey so I’m thinking it will be a hit.
That game seems so interesting, I see why cats enjoy it. LOL. Thanks for sharing!
Game graphics have come such a long long way from Atari, from what I can see of it, it looks gorgeous!
OMG! How cute this is! I would be curious to see my cat’s reaction to this game!
Oh wow, that’s too cute. I wonder if our cats would have the same appreciation for this game.
I’ve seen a couple of videos of this game and it looks like fun! I wish I could shrink down to be a cat 🙂
LOL our cat is obsessed with bothering my son when he plays video games. 😉 He doesn’t mind a bit but she’s obnoxious. She’ll get right up in between him and the screen.
I have heard so much about this. Sounds like a great game!
I didn’t know cats get obsessed with videos. That is very interesting to know.