Popular ‘Stray' cat video game helps real-life felines
NEW YORK (AP) — The virtual cat hero from the new video game sensation 'Stray' doesn't just wind along rusted pipes, leap over unidentified sludge and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The daring orange tabby is helping real-world cats as well.
Thanks to online fundraising platforms, gamers are playing 'Stray' while streaming live for audiences to raise money for animal shelters and other cat-related charities. Annapurna Interactive, the game's publisher, also promoted 'Stray' by offering two cat rescue and adoption agencies copies of the game to raffle off and renting out a New York cat cafe.