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HK, the game with a cat protagonist.

written by Antony "Tony_the_Brit" C. April 25, 2016
Playable cat character

HK Cat in an alleyWant to be a cat? There’s a game in development which allows you to be a cat exploring a dystopian city. It’s called the HK project, and it looks beautiful. They’re using a combo of Unreal Engine 4 and Substance. Just looking at the screenshots and video on the development blog make me wish I was playing right now.

I’m very curious about the plot. Only the very vaguest hints are available. The city you get to pad around on your little paws is inspired by Kowloon Walled City, but the developers Koola and Viv say they’re designing their own dystopia.

They’ve also revealed that it will be a solo adventure in the third person. I had hoped to be able to switch to first person and get a cat’s eye view, but I can understand why they chose not to. It’s also a single-player game, so there won’t be multiple player-controlled cats running in all directions distracting you from the storyline.

They’re only in the early stages, and I’ll be watching eagerly for more updates.

Video game cat in a hallway

 

 


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