Is ‘Stray’ the most popular game of all time with… cats?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of the game Stray. In it, a stray cat works with a small drone known as B12 to make its way out of an abandoned city. The game follows the unlikely duo through adventures where they encounter threats, mysteries, and chance encounters.
Anyone who’s ever parented a cat knows they can be fickle & temperamental at the best of times. This third-person game allows players a chance to see the world through their eyes. It may even be the key to figuring out what makes this particular kind of fur baby so hard to understand.
Developed by BlueTwelve Studio, Stray was intended for a human audience and, so far, it’s been met with rave reviews. However, even cats are wild about this new video game! Well, they’re at least intrigued by why their humans love it enough to ignore them just to play it.
The cat’s meow
The only thing better than watching cats freak out over the game Stray is the hilarious moments they inspire. Just check out these furry reactions:
My entire life has just become watching cats watch the video game “Stray” pic.twitter.com/qMUDSg0A7z
— Steve Ahlman (@steveahlman) August 11, 2022
What the heck?
Some cats thought the game would be more interactive
I’ve been playing a lot of Stray and I love it SO MUCH. My cat Totoro likes to watch me play and then he tries to catch the cat on the screen. pic.twitter.com/XPyuJWQHB3
— Elise Favis (@elisefavis) July 18, 2022
Other cats just couldn’t believe their eyes
My cat wont let me play this game 😭😹#Stray @A_i @CatsWatchStray pic.twitter.com/X7tyFSL2v7
— Retr0🦋 (@vanishinggracee) July 19, 2022
Mostly the little fur babies are just curious about the strange cat in their house
😂#Stray #ps5 #PlayStation5 #Playstation #straygame #straycat #CatsOfTwitter #PS5Share pic.twitter.com/L8IzWS4q2w
— 🥨 ▸𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗘𝗞𝗢◂ (@unbotheredbb) July 19, 2022
Life imitates art
A little realism doesn’t bother everyone
Let's start "meow" button. 😸😸😸😸😸😸😸 @CatsWatchStray @A_i #PlayStation5 #PS5 pic.twitter.com/08qu197QAP
— ≧◠ᴥ◠≦✊𝙲𝙰𝚁𝙱𝙾𝙽𝙲𝙰𝚃 ♥ ۪𝓙𝓲𝓶𝓲𝓷۰ (@PNNok1) July 19, 2022
However, it may have been too much for some cats to handle
— Shaneus (@shaneus_) July 20, 2022
Either way, this may become a familiar sight for many cat parents
@CatsWatchStray Not pictured: the many game over screens I endured because she kept trying to get at the Zurks on the screen in the middle of a conflict 🥲 pic.twitter.com/PDijagVCjE
— Jack🛡 Bane of the Gold Coast (@cobaltCorvidae) July 19, 2022
Just learn how to play around them . . . if you can!
Somebody kid jumping on a TV. pic.twitter.com/zAdLj1gD8t
— reaction encyclopedia (@gay_reactions) August 1, 2022
Hopefully, no cats get too excited over the popular video game
Princess has a new favorite game…#Stray #Steam @A_i @CatsWatchStray pic.twitter.com/iSTEek1Uh2
— Christopher Baracani (@BaracudaDoom) July 20, 2022
Being inclusive just got extended to our four-legged friends
You can nuzzle the robot as the cat in Stray pic.twitter.com/rWKk39yOkY
— Can You Pet the Dog? (@CanYouPetTheDog) July 29, 2021
With adventures like this, no wonder cats love it🥰
As of July 19th, players can access the game Stray on console, PC, and mobile. Anyone with Playstations 4 or 5 can navigate these purring adventures with controllers. You can also access Stream via PC or mobile to play the game using a keyboard or your favorite hand-held device. Just make sure you ask your cat for purrrmission.
What does your cat think about the popular game Stray? Do they love it? Or are they just confused about how all these new cats got into their house? Let us know your gaming thoughts in the comments below!