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Warning: This game is marked by the author for 17+ players.
The game contains dark and adult themes such as mental disorders (which include psychotic outbreaks), use of drugs, sex, suicide, atrocities (rape, cannibalism, torture, murder, human trafficking), and many others.
Children and emotionally unstable people might not have a safe experience playing this game.



Welcome to Anthos City.



For a time, it was just a simple town like any other.
With (formerly) nine districts, that despite its noticeable flaws, worked quite well in harmony.
Then, something changed.
A strange disease called The Silence came to the city, attaching itself to all its citizens.
The disease slowly kills its victims and sometimes transforms them into horrible abominations.
Alongside it, a strange figure arrived with it.
Some people of Anthos have perished from the disease. Others started to praise the strange figure like some sort of god, saying that is a messiah that came to bring the end of everything.
And there are those who got even more miserable fates.

Some time has passed after that, and the city became radio-silent.
The surrounding communities sent people to investigate, but, for some reason, they never returned.
That's where you come in.

You are The Listener.
Taking a train to Anthos by demand of your superiors at The Department, you are now tasked to investigate what happened.
The city notices your arrival, however.
Now, it won't let you leave.

Promptly, it's up to you to make the best of your situation.
Try and save the city? Maybe escape from it?

You choose.

All there is to know is that Anthos had seen better days.


The Game.


Dying Cat is a top-down, turned-based, grimdark, neo-noir RPG heavily themed around existentialism, theoretical psychology, nihilism, the philosophy of mind, perception of reality and human misery, taking inspirations from games like Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, Yume Nikki, LISA: The Painful RPG, Spec Ops: The Line, Fallout, Bioshock: Infinite, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and many others.


The Soundtrack.










The Features.



  • 2+ hours of gameplay;

  • Open-world, not linear-based;

  • A cute cat companion;

  • Challenging yet fair combat system;

  • Secondary objectives that adds content to the main story;

  • Meaningful choice making;

  • Reputation system;

  • Endings based on your actions;

  • Some original soundtrack;

  • GameJolt and in-game achievements;

  • Collectibles;

  • A little bit of depression.


The Development Team.


Story, Game Design and Development
Carlos Davilla

Character Concept Art & Illustration
Carolpompom
Carlos Davilla

Original Soundtrack
aGV
Lipo
LowlopSinistar

Writing
Carlos Davilla
Shinokuni Dweller

Game Testers
Shinokuni Dweller
Salin


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Latest Blog

Answering more questions.

Hello.

So, there are some more questions that people asked me about the game, so I'll be answering them now.

Is this a horror game?

I don't this qualifies as a horror game by itself, but the game is largely inspired by those and it contains certain aspects such as body and cosmical horror.
The thing is, I didn't make Dying Cat with the intention of creating a horror game (like Purgatory or Mogeko Castle), but a grimdark roleplaying game that has horror elements in it.

Why it looks like the story changed from the last entries?

Because it has changed.
The original story didn't sit well with the RPG elements that I've planned for it, and lots of game mechanics that were made for that story in mind were severely unfriendly to players, so I changed the story to fit a more RPG perspective.
And I guess it worked.
Maybe I'll reserve that story for another game that isn't an RPG. Maybe.
But a lot of the original story remains in the new one, so it isn't entirely new.

Why are you using RTP and assets from Modern City?

Sadly I don't have any more money to hire people to make new tilesets and character sprites for me, so I'll do what I can with what I have.
I'm doing custom sprites and battlers by myself, but I'm not a good spriter nor an actual artist.

How's the game doing? Any estimates?

The game's doing fine. Slowly, but fine.
I don't believe I'll release it anytime soon, but I'll try to keep you guys informed about its status.

Will the game still be released on Steam when it comes out?

Unfortunately, not anymore.
The thing is I'm using a lot of assets that are not mine. Sprites, tiles, music, audio and so on.
And Steam is really strict with the rule that it will not accept games with non-original or copyrighted material.
Oh well, not much I can do about that.

Is there a way to contact you or have more news on the game?

Why yes, you can actually hop on the game's new Discord server, Tales from Anthos City.
There you can make questions and talk to me directly since I'm more prone to use Discord than having to look on every single page my game has. And I answer faster too.
You can also email me at carlosdavilla999@gmail.com, but I doubt anyone would do that these days.
  • Production
  • CarlosDavilla
  • RPG Maker VX Ace
  • RPG
  • 08/13/2018 09:54 PM
  • 11/10/2019 12:22 AM
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author=NoBody13
Looks promising! *subscribed*

After reading this, life looks good again.
author=CarlosDavilla
author=NoBody13
Looks promising! *subscribed*
After reading this, life looks good again.

Haha, I'm glad I made you happy. Seriously though, it looks pretty good. Keep up the good work!
I enjoyed listening to the soundtrack on your itch.io page. The character designs look professional, too.

I wish you luck on this game!
author=DomedVortex
I enjoyed listening to the soundtrack on your itch.io page. The character designs look professional, too.

I wish you luck on this game!


I'm glad you enjoyed.
look Game is Good Are This Game is delete(clear) or There are upload
author=user002
look Game is Good Are This Game is delete(clear) or There are upload


Sorry, I didn't understand what you said.
author=user002
Is your Game deleted?



No. Still in production.
Thank you
you are tell me
I Have ask if that does not bother you is not about your Game it is about this website in general How I Know This Game is not deleted it is Still in productionĜŸ
author=user002
Thank you
you are tell me
I Have ask if that does not bother you is not about your Game it is about this website in general How I Know This Game is not deleted it is Still in productionĜŸ

Below the four screenshots, there are the game details (developer, engine, genre...), right? If in between the game details and screenshots aren't the words Hiatus or Cancelled, then you know that the game is probably still in production.
This game looks amazing.One of the most promising i've ever seen.
author=ShirouSenpy
This game looks amazing.One of the most promising i've ever seen.


Thank you for your kind words.
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