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Catlateral Damage Pounces Onto PS4 March 22nd

Chris Chung's Avatar Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 // Founder & Purresident, Manekoware

Hey there! I’m Chris Chung, an indie developer and crazy cat guy who made Catlateral Damage, a silly game about being a house cat on a rampage.

Today, Fire Hose Games and I are excited to announce that we’re launching the game on PS4 on March 22nd, with a 20% discount for PS Plus members! Me-wow!

Catlateral Damage is a first-person destructive cat simulator where you play as a cat and make messes. The controls are very similar to other first-person games, but there are no guns, shooting, or violence. Instead, you use your paws to cause as much destruction as possible in your owner’s house by knocking all of their belongings onto the floor. It’s quite a meditative experience that allows you to better empathize with the felines in your life.

And it’s not just limited to your house; you can also wreck a log cabin, a mansion, and even a supermarket and museum! All levels are procedurally generated, so you can litter-ally be a cat fur-ever. (Sorry, cat puns are like my thing now.)

There are two game modes: Objective Mode and Litterbox Mode. In Objective Mode, each level you play has a time limit and an objective. Your objective is simply to knock the target number of objects onto the floor within the time limit.

In Litterbox Mode, you pick a level type and play for as long as you want! No time limit, no objective, just pure kitty chaos. In both game modes, you can collect upgrades by playing with various cat toys to improve your movement and swatting abilities. There are also random events that will occur periodically, some of which reward you with power ups and some that are just for fun. My favorite events are moon gravity and disco. They make absolutely no sense.

Catlateral Damage on PS4Catlateral Damage on PS4

The game originally started as a simple prototype back in 2013. I created it in 7 days for the 7DFPS game jam, where the only prompt was to make a new, interesting first-person shooter. I’ve always wanted to play a game where you could see through the eyes of an everyday house cat, and I used my personal experience growing up with lots of cats for reference. My primary inspiration was my childhood cat, Nippy, who loved to cause trouble to get what he wanted. I somewhat selfishly created the game I wanted to play, but it turns out lots of other people wanted to be a cat in a game, too!

In 2014, we ran a successful Kickstarter where 2,500+ other cat lovers helped make the game a reality. Not only did they contribute funds, but a bunch of them also provided the playable cats and cat photos you see in the game. There are more than 250 photos of real cats owned by real people that you can find and collect. That has to be a world record or something, right?

In any case, this is a game that is about cats, for cat people, and made by cat people. My cats, Wil & Lyn, even helped with development sometimes! (Who am I kidding? They mostly just slept and asked to be fed. Typical.)

Catlateral Damage on PS4

And now you can be a cat on PS4! Feel free to leave me any questions (or cat puns) in the comments. I hope you enjoy the game when it launches on March 22nd! Thanks!

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+ BJRACINE21 on March 10th, 2016 at 8:06 am said:

How much will this game cost? This looks hilarious and fantastic.


     

    + Chrixeleon on March 10th, 2016 at 8:17 am said:

    Oops, forgot to mention that! The game will be $9.99 ($7.99 for PS Plus members during launch week).


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+ FifthDream on March 10th, 2016 at 8:15 am said:

This game is absolutely fantastic. I’m really happy that it’s coming to PS4 now. Everyone needs to play it. It’s so much fun.

I backed the Kickstarter, and my cat Morpheus is one in of the cat photos in the game! I can’t wait to find him on PS4. :3


     

    + FifthDream on March 10th, 2016 at 8:44 am said:

    That should say “my cat Morpheus is one in of the cat photos”. CATS KNOCKED MY TYPING SKILLS ONTO THE FLOOR


     

    + FifthDream on March 10th, 2016 at 8:45 am said:

    And i forgot to even correct the typo. YOU GET IT. I STILL BLAME CATS.


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+ John-117 on March 10th, 2016 at 8:22 am said:

Very excited to finally get to play this!

My only hope/wish is that there will be some form of PSVR support down the road.


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+ spoonTRex on March 10th, 2016 at 8:23 am said:

BUYING IT.


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+ teradome on March 10th, 2016 at 8:28 am said:

DAY ONE PURCHASED


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+ f500gmh on March 10th, 2016 at 8:45 am said:

PS Vita crossbuy?


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    + Chris Chung on March 10th, 2016 at 9:08 am said:

    No, just PS4 at the moment. Sorry!


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+ Oisterboy on March 10th, 2016 at 8:48 am said:

CATamari! :O I’m in.


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+ rickvargas on March 10th, 2016 at 8:52 am said:

this game looks purr-fect, i litter-ally cannot wait to get my paws on this.


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    + Chris Chung on March 10th, 2016 at 9:09 am said:

    I appurrove of this comment one hundred purrcent.


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+ FireGuy13 on March 10th, 2016 at 9:35 am said:

Take my money right meow! Even my wife should enjoy this. As a servant of 4 indoor cats, I approve!


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+ bawboh on March 10th, 2016 at 9:43 am said:

Will this support remote play? I’m going to be out of town when it releases, but I want to play it!


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    + Chris Chung on March 10th, 2016 at 11:22 am said:

    I believe so!


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+ Welmosca on March 10th, 2016 at 10:22 am said:

I remember this game…it looks freakin hilarious and fun as well.I as a major cat lover am bound to get this game at some point.Its a real shame its coming only to PS4…would like to see it on PS3 or Vita,please consider bringing the game to them.


     

    + WolfyHopeless on March 10th, 2016 at 6:30 pm said:

    The PS3 is pretty much come and gone now butmaybe they’ll bust out something for Vita…. which is also pretty much come and gone


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+ LightOfValkyrie on March 10th, 2016 at 11:34 am said:

Loved his game on PC. Can’t wait to get it again.


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+ Lord_Ripper02 on March 10th, 2016 at 12:20 pm said:

Can’t wait to get inside the head of my cat and figure out why he’s such an goof sometimes lol.


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+ neorudemovement on March 10th, 2016 at 1:03 pm said:

Day one purchase!


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+ Neil on March 10th, 2016 at 1:13 pm said:

This was a poorly realized ad. 30 seconds in and no gameplay whatsoever. The live action commercial is so cringe worthy and the humor is so forced that I just can’t make it through the video anymore to see how the game plays.


     

    + WolfyHopeless on March 10th, 2016 at 6:29 pm said:

    Wow you must be a BLAST at parties.


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+ Watchmann on March 10th, 2016 at 1:59 pm said:

My backlog is currently at capacity, but I am strongly considering this (my sick 2 year old is demanding “MORE CAT” as I type this I.e. Play the catemptible trailer again).

Make it or break it question : how many playable calico’s are there? Will there be DLC (Downloadable Catent) to add additional calico’s?


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    + Chris Chung on March 10th, 2016 at 2:40 pm said:

    That’s adorable!

    There aren’t any playable calico cats, unfortunately. Most of the playable cats are from our Kickstarter backers, and I guess none of them had a calico. There are several photos of them that appear on the walls though! I’ll consider calico DLC for the future. :)


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+ plaztiksyke on March 10th, 2016 at 3:23 pm said:

I would love, love, love to see Slam Bolt Scrappers come to PS4 (and Vita!) with network play. That game was so much fun on PS3, and got totally screwed by the PSN hack happening the same week as release.

I’m excited to see you guys doing more original content for console, regardless!


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+ Whahoppen on March 10th, 2016 at 4:17 pm said:

Missed the kickstarted. My calico female Hopscotch would have looked awesome in this game. :)


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+ ShadowStar83x on March 10th, 2016 at 5:20 pm said:

This looks funny!


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+ zatanna0zatara on March 10th, 2016 at 5:30 pm said:

Looks fun! I think I need a change of pace from serious, depressing content to have happy go lucky entertainment. :)


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+ Hakumen__ on March 10th, 2016 at 5:47 pm said:

Hope it can come to PS Vita!


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+ winterdust on March 10th, 2016 at 6:17 pm said:

Day one Purr-chase fur me(-ow)!


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+ lgwyant on March 10th, 2016 at 8:00 pm said:

Honestly this isnt a game i’ll get into… but I LOVE the creativity and obvious love of the product you’re making. I really hope you do well, good luck. P.S. i’ll point a few people i think might like this your way.


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+ GunnerFCm on March 10th, 2016 at 9:20 pm said:

So much fun on PC. My girlfriend’s daughter and I had one of our first real bonding moments over this game (and how horrible my girlfriend was at it! Although at least she tried.) Will definitely be picking this up when it comes out. The same sort of good clean fun that I had with Octodad, if that helps to sway you into purchase!


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    + Chris Chung on March 22nd, 2016 at 9:35 am said:

    Awww, that’s so sweet! :)


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+ chazz36 on March 10th, 2016 at 10:29 pm said:

Will there be a two player mode?


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+ Rofl_Biscuit on March 11th, 2016 at 5:45 am said:

*Squeals with excitement!*


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+ Trendy_Kid on March 11th, 2016 at 9:01 am said:

That trailer…..what a cat-astrophe! Hehehe


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+ LeMatster on March 11th, 2016 at 11:41 am said:

Nice! Can’t wait to catch that glowing red dot.


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+ Lacerz on March 12th, 2016 at 10:18 am said:

“Sorry, cat puns are like my thing now.”

Don’t you mean meow?


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+ ZombieRollz on March 13th, 2016 at 8:36 pm said:

Lol this trailer was very original and the game looks crazy fun. I will definitely keep an out for this!


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+ JayDon_Man1805 on March 14th, 2016 at 1:44 pm said:

i am happy that catlateal damage is coming to the PS4 it was on steam for the PC


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+ trav54 on March 15th, 2016 at 12:18 am said:

This looks fun!


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+ Moff_Ant on March 15th, 2016 at 5:54 am said:

Aww my Tortoiseshell would do that too, every morning to wake me up to give her breakfast.. she passed away in 2014.. Your’s is very cute. I will be sure to get the game, and play it in her honor. Now if I can do it with out crying will be the trick, I miss Cookie.


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+ Eirinn87 on March 15th, 2016 at 7:51 pm said:

Oh my gravy! This game looks amazing. I’m buying it on day one, especially at that price. :D

Will this game support Local multiplayer? Also, I know you get this a lot, but I hope you seriously consider a PS Vita release as well. :)

[insert closing cat pun here]


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+ emeraldkat77 on March 15th, 2016 at 9:54 pm said:

Please tell me this will be redone for the sonyVR (or at least give those of us who plan on purchasing the game the option to upgrade to a VR compatible version when its released later this year)! I’ve loved playing this on the computer and I think this is the purrfect title to add to the line up.


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+ Rofl_Biscuit on March 22nd, 2016 at 1:25 am said:

Chris you mentioned possible DLC content, mainly skins, different cats, etc? Is there a price that has been determined for the DLC or is it going to be free?

Either way, never got the chance to play on PC, but I am definitely getting this game. :3


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    + Chris Chung on March 22nd, 2016 at 9:29 am said:

    If there ends up being additional content, it’ll most likely be added in a free update. I’ve done some free content updates for the PC version (which are included in the PS4 version), so I anticipate any new stuff would work the same way!


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+ ThornWolf13 on March 22nd, 2016 at 5:28 am said:

Why isn’t it on the psn store yet? It’s the 22nd….


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    + Chris Chung on March 22nd, 2016 at 9:07 am said:

    It’s up now! :3


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+ DCShoesCOUSA98 on March 22nd, 2016 at 6:42 am said:

So its March 22nd… Where is it?


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    + Chris Chung on March 22nd, 2016 at 9:26 am said:

    It’s here, right meow!


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+ Rofl_Biscuit on March 23rd, 2016 at 4:35 am said:

Hmmm, some of the achievements earned won’t net you the PS4 equivalent trophy?

Also have almost every cat, I just need it to be Saturday. DX


     

    + BooieQ on March 25th, 2016 at 11:34 am said:

    I’m having the same problem, two of my trophies are earned in the game but won’t pop or sync with psn.


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+ PETRIMOV on March 24th, 2016 at 5:07 am said:

Is this not coming to the EU store, Chris? Doesn’t show up on search and I can’t seem to find any word on that…


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    + Chris Chung on March 30th, 2016 at 8:18 am said:

    It’s not there yet but it will be! I’m fixing up some bugs that cropped up on the NA version, then I’ll be submitting it for a EU release.


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