Molecats is a challenging indirect-control puzzle game that takes place in the weird and beautiful world of... Molecats!

Molecats are sort of cat-mole hybrids. They are simpletons who like mushrooms, marching and go on adventures! They usually dig into nearby caves to gather delicious ‘shrooms and shiny relics, but mostly get lost along the way.

Your goal here is to guide Molecats through the caves by taking control of the environment and changing the course they follow. Along the way Molecats will face lots of dangerous traps, spooky monsters and tricky challenges and meet a whole bunch of strange but interesting creatures.

Features:

  • Indirect control based on manipulating with level tiles. Rotate tiles to make different paths; apply special powers to tiles to make Molecats run, stop, or walk in opposite direction.
  • Simple but challenging. Pretty simple game mechanics at it's base, but with a little twists for a challenging pathfinding puzzles.
  • Peace! Traps and monsters, that do not kill, but rather make walkthrough much more complicated.
  • "Nonfailure" gameplay style. You can't actually fail a level, but you will become more puzzled, if you are making mistakes.
  • Lots of secrets! Secondary goals in each level, trophies, mysterious unlocks, special relic collections to gather, hidden locations and secret levels with unique game mechanics.

Prepare the Mushrooms!

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8 comments by orange_magik on Apr 8th, 2014

Hello, everyone!

We have launched a Greenlight campaign a few weeks earlier, and the main reason behind this is that we are strongly in need of feedback from players. We want you to try playing the game at it's current state and describe your experience. You can download the demo from the below links and if you will have any thoughts after playing, please fill this form, or leave a comment on the greenlight discussions page. It will really help us to make the game better and to reach the release as soon as possible!

Download Links:
Windows x32 (zip 125MB)
- Google Drive Goo.gl
- Dropbox Goo.gl

Windows x64 (zip 126MB)
- Google Drive Goo.gl
- Dropbox Goo.gl

There are some notes for this particular playtest we need to clarify:

  1. Despite this build is absolutely playable with mouse+keyboard controls, please consider them as "still early in development". We also recommend to try the game with gamepad controller with this particular demo (Xbox360 controller & compatible), as we think it is more comfortable at the moment. We hope to receive some feedback about controls from you to make the best gameplay experience both with gamepad and on mouse+keyboard. 
  2. This Beta is a "vertical slice" of the game, which consists of several specially chosen levels designed to represent the diversity of game mechanics, puzzles and difficulty scale. Although this levels are sorted by difficulty, they can't form a suitable learning-curve to teach you all mechanics and Molecat's tricks, trivially because of their low number. We have added 8 specially made tutorial levels for this demo, which we hope will help you to understand game mechanics before you dive into further levels.
    Still, be prepared for some unclear moments and for some levels to be difficult and confusing. For sure, this will change in the release, where we will smoothly teach you to control Molecats and the world around them before you will be really challenged. 
  3. If you have already participated in our "beta-tests", then thank you greatly! This is almost the same version of the game, so there is no new content you may be expecting. We will note you when there will be a content update!

Thank you for your understanding!

Molecats hope you will not be dissapointed by this surely unfinished and unpolished version, and will help us filling the forementioned form. Also, you can send us a more detailed review to molecats[at]gmail[dot]com if you want (we accept pancakes and cookies as well!)!

Thank you for all feedback in advance!

P.S. Check out our New Area Reveal teaser:

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NaturallyIntelligent
NaturallyIntelligent Apr 10 2014, 10:56am says:

Probably the best-looking game I've seen on this site. Fantastic art style all the way through, awesome music. Looking forward to supporting this game, totally think it deserves to be a success. Will it be available on Linux?

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orange_magik
orange_magik Apr 11 2014, 6:09pm replied:

Thank you for your feedback!
We are developing on Unity, so yes, it's absolutely possible that game will be available on linux. We want to cover as much platforms as possible!

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Kuznetsovsky
Kuznetsovsky Sep 18 2013, 3:47am says:

mole...cats...? :D Lovely 3D models.

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bogimp
bogimp Sep 18 2013, 5:17am replied:

Thanks.

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itsALICEduh
itsALICEduh Sep 15 2013, 3:47am says:

Cats.

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RequiemLux
RequiemLux Jun 29 2013, 8:01pm says:

seems really enjoyable

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mxtomek
mxtomek Feb 28 2011, 12:55am says:

looks verry nice

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gfxengine
gfxengine Feb 27 2011, 11:13pm says:

Love everything abt this game ^__-

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booman
booman Feb 23 2011, 6:26pm says:

Look interesting, keep us updated!

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