What is a boss that a domestic cat might face? If you guessed vacuum cleaner, you’re right.
Such is the journey players will find in Stars in the Trash, a hand-drawn indie platformer from developer Valhalla Cats that arrives in the vague future, but has a demo you can play right now.
Visually designed to evoke the feel of old hand-animated films, Stars in the Trash is a “narrative-driven platformer that combines action, exploration, and puzzles.” It will feature Moka, a spoiled house cat who decides to run away in search of adventure.
During the adventure, Moka will have to avoid the kennelman, who of course wants to capture him, and learn to survive in the streets. Naturally, this means coming to appreciate “what he left behind”. Meanwhile, you will enjoy detailed chat animations and beautifully drawn watercolor backgrounds.
You can find Stars in the Trash on Steam. (opens in a new tab) It has a running pre-release demo that you can also get from Steam, but its release date has yet to be announced.
Nothing bad should happen to these pets. It triggers a kind of deep childhood fear of bad things happening to cat and dog. I watched The Brave Little Toaster too young and it really bothered me.
Either way, I expect this one to be a thrilling hit for many. After all, the Stray Cat Game was a smash hit earlier this year. (opens in a new tab)