The mighty Grolich Empire is attacking the planet Meowfyre. Oberluft Kommandant Von Schloss demands the planet surrender or he will destroy it slowly city by city with the mass driver gun on his super spacedreadnaught, the “Fenrir”.
Crown Princess Angelina Contessa III leads the counter attack with her Cougar Squadron. A fierce dog/cat fight ensues between the Cougar CAT1 Heavy Fighters and the Reinwulf Space Superiority Fighters.
Is this for real? YES it IS! Robotic Potato is currently developing a 2D vertical space shooter game with feline heroes fighting a canine empire with some WOII cultural references echoing, named Spacecats in Space!
And I get to paint the promo art and develop the concepts for the characters, ships and suits. How cool is that!
Beside the fact that it will become a great 2D shoot ‘m up game, it will have a very interesting plot too. Let me illustrate how funny, witty and inventive their ideas are with a small personal story.
When it comes to cats and dogs, I’m a cat person. I’ve had a dog as a child and loved the little mongrel and I’m still fond of dogs. Well all animals with less than 6 legs can count on my sympathy, but the whole Felidae family in general is just irresistible.
Now this game has a story and character development in it that makes me almost root for the dogs. In fact, it’s Star Wars all over again. You are supposed to be on the rebel side, buuuuuut, secretly I always rooted for the bad guys: I just feel so sorry for their crappy marksmanship, I guess …
Anyway, here is the promo artwork for the Cat team: The Cougar Squadron. From left to right:
Flight Officer Art Buckle – Captain Jane “Jinxy” Cat – in the back Colonel Neville Chesterfield, Ground Control Officer – Crown Princess Angelina Contessa III (Angel for friends). She is the main character, a heavy set woman wrapped up in a space suit like a sausage – Lieutenant Mike “Maverick” Linsfield, the hunk of the squadron – and on the far right the only dog in the team Frederick “Fred” Stubblehauser, the scientist.
I’m working on the dog team of the Grolich Empire now and post it as soon as possible on my blog. Meanwhile you can follow Robotic Potato’s twitter feed to stay up to date with the latest news on Spacecats in Space!