When you hear the title Night in the Woods, a college dropout cat probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. This cat’s story is not only interesting. It borders on hilarious.

Night in the Woods is an adventure game about a cat who is returning to her hometown after dropping out of college. What she sees when she gets there and hangs out with her old friends isn’t quite what she expected. When I walked up to take a look at the game, I wasn’t expecting to be laughing, but I was. Even with the small slice of gameplay I watched, I got a feel for the dry humor and some of the unexpected gameplay.

Between running around and talking to people..er animals, you play some mini-games. One of the most amusing was trying to shoplift a belt buckle from a store called URevolution, which looked to be a parody of Hot Topic. Another tasked you with a Rock Band-style mini-game in order to play with “the old band,” even though you don’t know the song.

I was utterly charmed by the well-written dialogue and silly mini-games. I’m really looking forward to checking out the entire game

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Nicole has been playing games her entire life. Now that she's a mom, she's passionate about promoting games as a healthy pastime to other parents around the globe. She has been an editor at IGN, where she launched and hosted the Girlfight podcast. In her spare time (which is not very much, honestly) she enjoys gaming, reading, and writing fiction. Most of the time she’s a mom to a crazy, intelligent, and exhausting little girl.