The Cat and the Coup is a documentary game in which you play the cat of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. During the summer of 1953, the CIA engineered a coup to bring about his downfall. As a player, you coax (the ghost of) Mossadegh back through significant events of his life by knocking objects off of shelves, scattering his papers, jumping on his lap and scratching him.
Aesthetically, The Cat and The Coup feels like a collage peiced together from paper cut outs and magazine clippings - visuals which certainly complement the fragmented style of this historical retelling. In fact, the game goes as far to use real clippings from the time to tell parts of the story. What is also interesting is the fact that the game world is seamless, the player falling into new areas which are connected in a fairly surreal manner, layers of two and illusionary three dimensional depth coexisting within the same flat space.
Definatly a game I'll need to revisit.