Story Essay Cat

I have created a new micro-game. It’s called Story Essay Cat and it took me just 3,5 hours to develop.

Story Essay Cat

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Story Essay Cat is a full-fledged cat writing simulator with social media integration. Now you can pretend to be a cat writing a story essay. And you can share your #catstory with your friends.

Perhaps some backrgound info is due. The game was created as part of a seminar I conduct at Cologne Game Lab. We are preparing ourselves for the Global Game Jam. So I torture my students with the task of creating game prototypes on very tight time constraints. And of course I participate too. This is where the game was created. In this cycle, the task was to create a game inspired by a Captcha word combination. I got “Story Essay Cat”.

You can play the game at or over at Konregate. Feel free to tweet about it loudly and proudly.

P.S.: Mad props to NORA the cat for providing the soundtrack. I hope you don’t mind me using your tune, NORA. I’m a huge fan.

Krystian Majewski

Krystian Majewski was born in Warsaw and studied design at Köln International School of Design. Before, he was working on a mid-size console project for NEON Studios in Frankfurt. He helped establish a Master course in Game Design and Research at the Cologne Game Lab. Today he teaches Game Design at various institutions and develops independent games.

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