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Purrfect Colony Sim Catizens Comes Out on August 17

Scratches at the door on August 17th.

August 8, 2022

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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

HeroCraft |

August 5, 2022 – Imagine cuddly kitty cats, scratching posts, campfires, and... cabbages. Welcome to the cute kingdom of Catizens, a once peaceful land that is under attack. On August 17, 2022, prepare to build the purrfect pawesome settlements, train loyal furballs, and defend the realm from the evil rats and all manner of forest-dwelling creatures.

Catizens (Steam) will be released into Early Access with three levels out of a total of six planned and a sandbox mode. Watch the release date trailer on YouTube.

Key features of the game: 

  • Unique cats with personalities. Every catizen has its own unique and quirky personality, and will form relationships with others! Sometimes, they'll have personal requests that you'll need to fulfill. Can you keep them satisfied?

  • Customize cats and design the perfect home. Pick from a range of facial and body features, and purrsonality traits. Decorate the settlement with different accessories, coloured roofs, and other little details to make them as comfortable as can be.

  • Herd your clowder of cats. Catizens can specialize in a variety of professions, from farming to blacksmithing, and even knighthood! 

  • Explore the wilderness. Develop and expand your settlement in a range of areas with different environments. Can you find the best fishing spots, discover hidden treasures, and charm quirky characters that may offer up quests?

Catizens is developed by Bad Optics, a small development studio based in the US. The game is published by HeroCraft PC.


About HeroCraft PC


HeroCraft PC is a subdivision of HeroCraft—an established developer and publisher of high-quality games, including King of Dragon Pass, Tempest, and Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf. The company’s portfolio comprises over 10 games with a focus on role-playing, action and strategy titles. HeroCraft PC is currently publishing several games, including Gravewood High (Steam, EGS), Revival: Recolonization (Steam), Anvil Saga (Steam), Roboholic (Steam), and Organs Please (Steam).


About Bad Optics Games


A US-based indie studio working on their debut project, Catizens. The team is led by Yang Shan Lin, who brings a wealth of video game development experience. She has previously worked on The Sims 3 and The Sims 4 as a gameplay engineer. 

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