‘Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora‘ is a single-player game for Linux (and some other platforms). The in Denver-based independent developer of video games Glass Bottom Games, just about finished pre-production on it. It plays best with a gamepad, but works great on mouse and keyboard.
On the one hand, it’s a noir side-scrolling adventure platformer, stuffed with style and charm. You’re Emma Jones – a two bit gal in an 8-bit world – and you’re the Private Investigator on a string of grisly murders. You’ll run, jump and climb through a massive 3D city (it’s not just a flat sideways plane), sleuthing up clues and tracking down the killer.
All the while, your partner has your back. Francine – though she hates that name, so everybody calls her Franky. She’s the cat that wore the fedora, the first feline ever to become an investigator. Whether you’re up against Boxian mooks, rats hired as dumb muscle, stoolie pigeons, or even other cats – she never leaves your side.