You're the world's greatest jewel thief! Well, second greatest. But if you and your team of talented crooks can steal the Black Cat, the world's unluckiest diamond, you'll be legendary!
“Thieves’ Gambit: The Curse of the Black Cat” is an interactive heist caper by Dana Duffield, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
Play as male or female; gay, straight, or bi. Choose your methods and your motives. Will you be an honorable thief or a ruthless criminal? A technical genius or a master of disguise? Who can you trust, and who will you double-cross?
The Black Cat has never been stolen, its previous owners all having died under improbably unfortunate circumstances. Break into the palace of San Castellano, pinch the gem, evade the relentless Inspector Leclerc and get away before you succumb to the Curse of the Black Cat!
• 100,000-word tale of adventure and intrigue
• Fast cars
• High fashion
• State-of-the-art spy gadgets
• Double-cross or be double-crossed
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Ratings and Reviews
Short, linear, but worth it
Sometimes I’m in the mood for a Choice of Robots style game where every choice I make very perceptibly changes the story and the whole thing takes a while. Sometimes, though, I want something quick and fast I can get through in under an hour and where I can see where everything’s going to go.
That’s what happened here - it’s not a long game by any means, and from my few play throughs nothing really changes too much based on what you do. I’m not even sure my stats truly mattered in the end because no matter what I did I seemed to fumble the same parts.
That said, the story is cute. The characters aren’t that fleshed out but all play a Heist Role that you’re probably used to seeing in Heist movies and shows like Leverage. And in the end, I had a good time - and that’s what matters, right?
Fun Heist game
This week it looks like we received two treats from CoG. While one was a heavy historical tale, this one is a lot more lighthearted and fun.
Your character is the second best thief in the world and in order to prove that you are the best it is up to you to hire some old compatriots and steal the Black Cat diamond (Pink Panther reference anyone?).
The characters aren't very fleshed out in the story. They all represent a particular skill that you might not have. There are some romance opportunities and the whole thing felt a bit like Ocean's 11 which is a good thing.
It seems like there is a little bit more going on than just the caper which is nice. I like how it hits all the familiar tropes of its genre. I was entertained and wanted to see where it went, but wasn't incredibly blown away. Took about one and a half hours to go through it on my first play through but I don't feel compelled to replay it to see what might change.
Wouldn't mind a sequel tho. :) Maybe one where I can choose people on my team from a bigger pool of options. And perhaps a bit more to do when planning and executing the heist.
Overall fun game
I think this story is okay, not good but won’t let you regret to purchase as well. Little too linear and too much characters show up in a short time. Not so catchy
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- Choice of Games LLC
- 23.8 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2014-2015 Dana Duffield
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