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From Scratch Studios has released a demo for its upcoming horror adventure game, Etched Memories, which pits players into the paws of a male cat named Biscuit as he goes on a journey to discover the whereabouts of his missing mother and unravel his past as a research subject for a mysterious organization. The indie title seems ideal for anyone who has ever wanted to jump around, open doors, and collect random things as a cat, but be warned—Etched Memories is in such an early stage of development that it hasn’t even implemented basic graphics options yet and can perform pretty sluggishly on some systems. That said, the feline simulator is free to try beginning today.

“Waking up in the midst of a stormy night, a gray feline named Biscuit finds his mom nowhere in sight,” a description reads. “Feel what it is like to be Biscuit as he searches for his mom through the memories he has clung onto. Travel through a vast forest and rummage through items and documents to learn about the events that transpired. Unlock new mechanics as you experience important story moments.”

Etched Memories is a first-person and third-person indie, horror, and cat simulation game. Switch perspectives at the click of a button, depending on your preference. This demo is intended to provide players a glimpse of what the full game will be like once development is complete.”

From Scratch Studios noted that the final version of Etched Memories will feature a “hiking feature” that lets players roam and explore the title’s semi-open world instead of progressing through the main story. The game could be years away from an official release, however, as the developer is still searching for artists and animators to improve the game with higher quality models and animations.

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