Stray is the tale of a small cat who falls into a subterranean city inhabited entirely by robots. The titular stray will befriend a drone, explore small hub worlds, and solve puzzles with their feline brain as it seeks to make its way back home.
Early reviews for the puzzle-platformer are largely positive and point to the game’s novel and well-animated cat climbing mechanics as a key a part of its charm.
“It’s rare for a game to offer a wholly new perspective for how we can experience a familiar setting, and rarer still for one to so confidently have all of its mechanics designed around it,” wrote Alessandro Barbosa in GameSpot’s Stray Review. “It’s a consistently satisfying adventure with a charming story about companionship that rarely misses a beat across its well-paced runtime.”