In Cat President: A More Purrfect Union, an actual PC video game people can buy for nine dollars, an unemployed grocery store clerk guides the fate of the nation by choosing to act as campaign manager for one of six cat pictures. Vote Dr. Nom-Noms.

I’m sorry, did I just slip my own political opinion into what should be an unbiased appraisal of feline-powered politic? How unprofessional of me. What I meant to type was a more fair and balanced “Don’t vote for Frisky the cat-Lothario, Trump-derpaw, the wishy-washy Kale, a DJ or what’s obviously a small dog.”


Developed by Oh, a Rock! Studios, Cat President takes place 20 years after congress banned all humans from politics, which seems like a smart move at this point. You play a young unemployed woman who stumbles her way backstage of a major presidential debate, right into the hearts of the six candidates, of whom Dr. Nom-Noms is the only clear choice.

I only played a little over 15 minutes of Cat President, so I don’t pretend to be an expert, but so far it feels like an accurate representation of the subject matter. There’s a strong focus on story (over 350 pages of script boasts the Steam description), and a not very strong focus on visuals.

Here is the main character’s best friend, Lizzy, superimposed over a picture of a park.


And here is Lizzy superimposed over a picture of a political debate.


Mind you the political debate arena seems to be a slightly modified picture from the VMworld 2015 conference. I’m sure it’ll be fine.


In closing, a vote for Dr. Nom-Noms is a vote for the future of America. He’s not fat with bad hair, a dog, a DJ, bland or predisposed towards sexually harassing his staff.

I named my character well.

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