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Little Kitty, Big City

by cthos
About 2 min

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Overall: A+ go get it.

Little Kitty Big City just came out on May 9th, and I've been playing it for a few hours now and I absolutely love it.

Like one of my other favorite cat-themed game, Stray (honorable mention to Catlateral Damage) in Little Kitty, Big City you take on the role of a house cat who finds themselves on the street unexpectedly and has to make their way home. Along the way you interact with other animals in the city, as well as the throngs of faceless humans wandering around.

Your primary objective is to get home, which is complicated by the fact that home is an apartment at the top of a skyscraper. In order to do that, you need to eat fish so you'll have enough energy to climb. The first fish is behind a quest that you'll uncover very quickly and there are several more around the map - usually behind a simple puzzle (involving tricking humans).

During this journey, you do all of the things a cat might do, including:

  • Tripping humans
  • Stealing bread
  • Catching (and releasing) birds
  • Climbing
  • Giving dogs snacks
  • Stealing fish
  • Sitting in boxes
  • Napping on things
  • Meeting other animals
  • Doing cute poses
  • Collecting hats

The stand out part of this game for me is the writing. There's not a lot of it, but when there is it's pretty dang funny and spot-on. Each of the animals you encounter has a distinct personality and that really comes through. I think Crow is my favorite, but the Tanuki is also pretty great.


Overall I've had a lot of fun with it. It is a pretty short game, if you run it quickly I think you could get home within 20ish minutes if you know where you're going. I expect we'll see an any% speedrun of this game at some point. If you want to collect all of the hats, find all the sleep spots, and sit in a bunch of boxes it'll take a bit longer for you to explore the city and find all those spots.

If you've got Game Pass, it's a no brainer. Go install it or play it via streaming, it's well worth it. Otherwise, it's available on Switch and Steam for a price I think is reasonable from an indie dev making a fun cat-themed game.