It's a popular misconception that cats have nine lives. In reality they've actually got infinite lives and are forced to restart at checkpoints every time they lose one. For proof, just take a look at Katwalk, a metroidvania-style platformer by Krankdud. Our feline hero may bite the dust time and time again but it doesn't keep him down... he just hops right back up and returns to the action! The cat in question has been stranded after falling in a sinkhole outside his home. To help him find his way back, where presumably there's some delicious cans of tuna and black clothing to shed on, use the [arrow] keys to walk left and right and the [X] key to jump. You'll need to find and pick up several different upgrades to complete the game, each of which enhances the cat in some way, such as increasing his jump height or allowing him to swim.
Katwalk is presented in standard retro graphical style. The protagonist cat and all of the enemies are simple but well-defined and everything animates and controls smoothly. There's none of the floaty control issues that you might expect to see in other flash-based platformers. The real highlight of the presentation, though, is the catchy chiptune music that's guaranteed to get stuck in your head for the next decade or so. Katwalk is a short, fairly easy game, so aside from one tricky section involving swimming you won't need catlike reflexes to succeed. This makes it a fantastic coffee break game, and it's so solidly made that it's worth the tiny time investment. So hop on in... there's cattery afoot!