By now you’ve almost certainly heard of Stray, the brand new adventure game that lets you roam around a long-forgotten city that’s populated by robots, machines and carnivorous bacteria… as a cat.
From early word-of-mouth success following its release, the popularity of the game has snowballed (furballed?…) in popularity, currently earning the game a 10 out of 10 rating on Steam. And it seems that gamers aren’t the only ones loving the game…
Domestic pets, cats and dogs, in particular, seem amazed by the title, watching as a bunch of stray cats roam around on the screen. A lot of pet owners have taken to the internet to share their pet’s behaviour with Stray. While some pets (especially cats seem to love it), for some dogs the feline animations are a little too overwhelming.
One fan who owns a cat wrote that “#Stray is a 100/10 game. This is priceless.” A clip attached to the tweet shows her kitty playfully pawing at the stray cats on the screen.
Another player tweeted, “GOTY 2022, verified by my cat,” as it bounces towards Stray.
One cat owner struggled to play the game as her cat decided to go nose to nose with the game’s protagonist, a ginger fluffball while blocking the screen.
However dog owners aren’t quite so lucky. This gamer couldn’t play the game at all as their dog took great exception to the sudden arrival of a pack of kitties in the corner of the room.
While this furry fella can’t wait to leap through the screen and have some fun.
— Cats Watching Stray (@CatsWatchStray) July 20, 2022
Despite the presence of God of War: Ragnarok and Hogwarts Legacy arriving this year, we reckon the sheer originality of Stray has got to give it a good run for Game of the Year.