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Cat Quest is an open-world Action RPG by The Gentlebros. It was released on August 8th, 2017 for PC, August 9th, 2017 for iOS and Android, November 10th, 2017 for Nintendo Switch and November 14th, 2017 for Playstation 4.

It features a cat adventuring to save their sister, who's been kidnapped (or rather, catnapped) by the Evil Sorcerer Drakoth. Along the way, they discovers that they are a Dragonblood, a race of cats thought extinct who can defeat dragons.

A sequel subtitled The Lupus Empire was released in Autumn 2019.

Tropes present in this game:

  • An Ice Person: A type of enemy resembling a small ice dragon encountered an hour or so into the game attacks you by creating ice crystals in a vertical line behind and in front of itself (which in standard RPG form slow your movement speed for a short time if you're hit by them). The player has access to Freezepaw, which slows enemies down.
  • Anti-Villain: The dragons only started The Dragon War because they helped the Old Masters learn magic but were shunned when they asked for help in return.
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  • Big Bad: Drakoth, the Evil Sorcerer who kidnapped the protagonist's sister. He's a white cat with a horned mask, and seems to be behind the dragons appearing.
  • Boring, but Practical: When it comes to spells, Flamepurr. Yes, it's a starter fire spell which deals tick damage, but it is also cheap to cast and weakens the enemy's defenses.
  • Creator Cameo: Three cats on the Gentle Island represent The Gentlebros.
  • Cute Kitten: Most of the cast, obviously.
  • Die Laughing: Drakoth.
  • Fake Memories: The main character doesn't have a sister.
  • Flat Character: Lampshaded with Drakoth and later subverted with the reveal of his motivation. He wants the protagonist to go after him so he can open the Zero Dimension.
  • Flight: An ability that allows you to fly over brambles blocking your path...that your character uses by flapping their arms.
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  • Foreshadowing: Several sidequests involve brainwashed "dragon whispurrers", whose genes make them especially vulnerable to the illusions dragons can create. Dragonbloods are no less vulnerable.
  • G-Rated Drug: Monster meat in one side quest, and tuna in another. Both are highly addictive, but the former eventually turns cats who eat it into monsters themselves.
  • Great Offscreen War: The Dragon Wars, where the Old Masters and Dragonbloods fought the dragons long ago.
  • Humanity's Wake: The Old Masters were humans, but they're all gone now, leaving the world to their creations.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Expect a LOT of cat puns.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Drakoth, the first Dragonblood, and Aelius, the human who created him.
  • King of Beasts: King Lionardo of the Catpital is, of course, a lion.
  • Magic Versus Science: The local mages don't like Puss, the cat that helps you gain the water walking ability, because he uses science instead of magic.
  • Morton's Fork: To free Aelius from the Zero Dimension, the blood of a powerful Dragonblood must be spilled. Drakoth has been powering up the protagonist so that Drakoth can kill him and free his master, but as Drakoth is a powerful Dragonblood himself, even if he loses, the blood of a powerful Dragonblood will have been spilled and he will free his master.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Drakoth expresses this at the end of the game - even if he dies, he will still have achieved his goal.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: The Dragonblood speaks exactly once: to tell Spirry that he forgives him.
  • Playing with Fire: Many of the enemies seem to use use fire attacks, since it's a game about dragons. Of note are the enemies resembling small fire dragons encountered pretty early on that attack by showering a circular area around them with fireballs (which in standard RPG form set you on fire for a short time if you're hit by them). On the player side of things, the protagonist has access to the spell Flamepurr.
  • Precursors: The Old Masters who were actually humans who created the intelligent cat people.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Red, who was given the monster meat to corrupt her town by Drakoth and promised a reward, winds up turning into a monster herself. It's unclear if Drakoth meant this to happen or she just couldn't resist, but he doubtless expected you to kill her anyway if you survived.
  • Shock and Awe: The spell Lightnyan, which allows the player to zap foes at their left and right sides. Some enemies can also use this spell.
  • Snowy Sleigh Bells: The snow theme features a very prominent sleigh bells rhythm.
  • Totally Radical: King Lionardo, constantly. He even lampshades it in one instance, being unsure on the proper choice of slang word.
  • Treacherous Quest Giver: Spirry. He was guiding the player on a quest to become stronger so Drakoth could free Aelius form the Zero Dimension. He wasn't exactly on board with the plan, but he owed Drakoth a life debt.
  • True Companions: The main character and Spirry, and Drakoth and Aelius.
  • Walk on Water: An ability you get, allowing you to travel to islands and fight sea monsters.
  • Walking Spoiler: Aelius.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Drakoth, who was doing all this to make the player character stronger so he could use their power to open the Zero Dimension and free his friend, the Old Master who created him and made him a Dragonblood.


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