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  Abbey Games veterans form new studio Roost Games and announce Cat Cafe Manager
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 28th, 2020 - We are some of the folks behind Reus, Renowed Explorers and Godhood, and we're very proud to announce our new fluffy management game Cat Cafe Manager!


“The bizarre comfiness of being in a cat cafe in downtown Kyoto never left me. That’s why we want to offer players the fantasy of building their own weird little cat cafe.” - Rick Sorgdrager, Roost Games


In Cat Cafe Manager, you become the manager of your granny's old cat cafe in the small countryside village of Caterwaul Way. Besides hiring staff and decorating the cafe, you also have to take care of and eventually adopt some of the many stray cats that roam the streets. Each cat is unique: with its own look, stats, and personality. It's your job to pick out the right combination of cats for your cafe to please and relax your customers in this hand-animated 2D management game.

You'll soon get to know all the different folks that live in Caterwaul Way, such as Finley, a young musician trying to make it big, or Bonner, the local ferryman who tells a lot of very tall tales. As you get to know them better you can start to uncover clues about the mysterious shrine dedicated to an ancient cat god, giving you glimpses of the strange history of the town of Caterwaul Way and its many stray cats.

We are planning for Cat Cafe Manager to release in the fall of 2020 for Windows. You can wishlist the game on Steam: or join us on Discord:


Roost Games is a new indie studio made up of three veteran 2D strategy game creators. After creating Reus, Renowned Explorers, and Godhood at Abbey Games, they went on to form Roost Games with a mission to fill some unfulfilled niches in the 2D management genre.


We are announcing Cat Cafe Manager on Tuesday, July 28th 2020, 19:00 CEST, so if you could hold any news until then, that would be great! :) If you're interested in the game and would like to be kept up to date or receive keys once we have them available, don't hesitate to drop us a message.