Bubble Jcat is a free 2D casual exploration game that sees you looking for your cat during the pandemic. While your pet usually ventures out of your home for a day or two, it’s been too long that your cat has been missing. For similar 2D adventures, you can try The Telwynium and Undertale.
What makes this story really special is that it’s inspired by the developer’s real-life experience. You’ll journey through the streets of Berlin, questioning neighbours and discovering what happened to your feline friend. You can save your progress along the way so that you can continue at any time.
A journey to find a cat
Imagine finding out during the chaos of a pandemic that your cat hasn’t been home for a few days. In the ensuing mayhem, you hunt around by your neighbours and local feline spots for your pet. This premise is the plot for the animal adventure that is Bubble Jcat.
While the average gameplay is 30 minutes, you’ll spend that time looking for as many clues as you can. You’ll need to question characters you find along the way, attempting to see if anyone has seen your cat around. It’s a challenging experience, as everyone around you is worried about the pandemic.
Graphics and atmosphere
The visuals are presented in 2D cartoon designs, with a basic, bland colour palette that becomes dull after a while. There are some small movements, but each scene is set in stone with the artwork. You’ll need to engage in text conversations with animals and people to uncover clues.
You’ll use the keyboard and mouse to move around between scenes and interact with objects. Click on any clues you find or characters you come across. There’s plenty of text to work through, so expect to spend some time reading.
An adorable cat tale
Bubble Jcat is a fun, casual adventure that will have you wondering where your cat went. It’s an adorable story, but it does make you wonder what it was like for the developer who experienced it during the real pandemic. It speaks to the heart and leaves you filled with amazement.
Sadly, the game ends quickly, unless you become stuck along the way. You’ll need to work your way through retro visuals and gameplay to uncover the clues to the whereabouts of your cat.