If you've ever asked yourself "why there hasn't been a seminal cat simulator that really gets what being a cat is all about?" that question has finally been answered. Developer Will Herring has blessed the earth with My Garbage Cat Wakes Me Up At 3AM Every Day, a simulator that puts you at the controls of a feline in the same room as its human tormenter, who happens to be asleep. It's your job to recreate the same chaos that is happening in millions and perhaps billions of households around the world each night.
Unlike trying to understand the motives of a cat, the controls and aim of the game are delightfully simple:
Knock everything over until your owner wakes up.
Use the arrow keys to move and jump.
Press Z to meow and cry all the time.
Press X to knead with your dumb little paws.
Do your worst.
Winning means someone else's loss
Winning in this game means your human being awoken at 3AM, and the prize is his agony and sadness. That is maybe a deeper lesson than the one we get in Goat Simulator, but not by much.
Herring designed the game in the same square greenscale style as Nintendo GameBoy, though the replay factor is arguably far lower. That doesn't mean it doesn't leave you with a deep sense of satisfaction at the end.