Bubble Jcat is a free point-and-click adventure game where you go on a mission to rescue your missing cat in a pandemic when your city’s under lockdown. The indie animal adventure game is the first production by PhoneticLight. It was created by Joy Sugamu, whose cat is the muse for her first game.
Bubble Jcat has three endings depending on what happens when you play. It takes about 30 minutes to finish. You’re invited to donate to play it, but you can download it for free.The game’s theme song, ‘Dead End’ was written by Andrew K. Morrison. The Three Musketeers for Windows Demo is similar as it’s an animal adventure game.
Jcat is missing!
It's been five days since you’ve last seen your pet cat. You explore different neighbourhoods in your city, searching for clues and talking to the local people to try and track Jcat down.
Can you find him and prevent him from starving in the deserted streets of Berlin during a lockdown? Can you unravel the cause of his disappearance? Did he get lost? Was he kidnapped?
The game’s history
Joy Sugamu returned to her hometown Berlin with her 13-year-old cat and ended up in the middle of the Covid pandemic lockdown. Everything felt surreal, she says. It was a mess. People were panicking, shut-in at home. Unable to go out or interact with people outside, she spent a year learning how to build a game with help from her partner and friends.
Key game aspects
You’ll love the whole package of Bubble Jcat: visuals, gameplay, story and music. The different endings are intriguing, leading to the best and the worst possible outcomes for Jcat. The game is really well made and a lot of effort obviously went into creating it. The story is unique with lots of unexpected twists to the plot. The pixilated style is very beautiful.
For all feline fans
Many independent games feature animals but Bubble Jcat is unique in that it brings to life the recent lockdowns due to the Covid pandemic and the effect they had on people’s lives around the world.
Looking for a lost pet is never easy, but it’s much more traumatic if you’re moving through streets where you’re fined or even arrested for being out of your home.