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Аn indirect-control tile-twisting puzzled adventure… with traps!

Molecats is a challenging indirect-control puzzle game that takes place in the quirky and beautiful world of... Molecats!

Molecats are sort of cat-mole hybrids. They are a bunch of gawky fellows who like mushrooms, marching and adventures of all kind! Molecats spend their time digging into nearby caves and gathering delicious ‘shrooms and shiny relics, occasionally getting lost in the process.

Your goal is to guide Molecats through the underground by taking control of the environment and changing the path they follow. On their way, Molecats will face lots of dangerous traps, spooky monsters and tricky challenges and meet a whole bunch of strange but interesting characters.


  • Indirect control via level tiles. Rotate tiles to connect paths; apply special powers to tiles to make Molecats run, stop, or walk in opposite direction.
  • Simple but challenging. Simple game mechanics at its base with little twists creating more challenging pathfinding puzzles.
  • Peace! Traps and monsters don’t kill, but make your life way more complicated.
  • Nonfailure” gameplay style. You can’t actually lose this game, but if you mess up, you will end up facing even more puzzles.
  • Tons of secrets! Each level features secondary goals, trophies, mysterious unlockables, special relic collections and hidden locations plus secret levels with unique game mechanics!

Prepare the Mushrooms!

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Hello indiedb community!

We are happy to announce, that Molecats is out on Steam after a productive season on Early Access! The game has won several awards during the year in EA – thanks its intricate visual design, gameplay, and lovable characters.

In the game, your job is to help the aforementioned Molecats secure ever-important foodstuffs (‘shrooms) and loot (relics). Guide them through dangerous underground tunnels by twisting and turning tiles – indirectly controlling where and how your crew tackles each challenge. Ruthless monsters and traps are lurking around every corner: Take your time and plan each move carefully to keep those Molecats smiling. Of course, finding the exit with both goodies and limbs intact is great – but stay on the lookout for achievements, secondary goals, unlockables, secret levels, and more. You never know what you’ll dig up ...

“During Vidroid’s early years, we used to play a small Flash game called Continuity. This tile placement puzzle game reminded us of the types of board games we enjoyed as kids,” says Stanislav Gailunas, art director and gameplay designer at Vidroid.

“We decided to have a friendly competition to come up with games based on tile mechanics,” adds Yaroslav Rybak, lead programmer and producer at Vidroid. “After some healthy experimentation, the result was Molecats – a game that encourages players to take their time with each puzzle.”


  • Indie Prize Showcase USA 2018 - Best Game Design Award
  • Indie Prize Showcase USA 2018 - Most Innovative Game Award
  • Digital Dragons 2018 - Rookie of the Year Award
  • GTP Indie Cup 2018 - Best Art Award
  • Indie Prize Showcase Europe 2018 - Best Children’s Game Nomination

Key Features:

  • Enjoy simple yet challenging gameplay as you solve clever puzzles by rotating tiles to connect paths and apply special powers.
  • Avoid dozens of obstacles, monsters, and traps that try to slow you down.
  • Keep trying without dying: Every mistake leads to even more puzzles.
  • Discover and unlock tons of achievements such as secondary goals, mysterious unlockables, secret levels with unique game mechanics, and more!
  • Explore an adorable world and meet a slew of unforgettable characters.

Molecats is now available on Steam as a full release for $12.99. The game supports Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Molecats will also be heading to game consoles and mobile devices later this year.

Molecats are on Steam Early Access!

Molecats are on Steam Early Access!


Finally. We are live on Steam Early Access and aimed for release this year! The game has been already updated a few times during EA and we have fixed...

Molecats Soundtrack EP Release!

Molecats Soundtrack EP Release!


Long time no see! Today we proudly present Molecats Soundtrack EP! +Project status update.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!


Molecats wish you a Happy Holidays! We will release in Q1 2015 on Steam, Xbox One & Tablets.

Molecats Web Demo!

Molecats Web Demo!

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Probably the best-looking game I've seen on this site. Fantastic art style all the way through, awesome music. Looking forward to supporting this game, totally think it deserves to be a success. Will it be available on Linux?

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Thank you for your feedback!
We are developing on Unity, so yes, it's absolutely possible that game will be available on linux. We want to cover as much platforms as possible!

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mole...cats...? :D Lovely 3D models.

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seems really enjoyable

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looks verry nice

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Love everything abt this game ^__-

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Look interesting, keep us updated!

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