If your gaming life wasn't quite bizarre enough, you may want to check out a new indie game, released for free today on Steam. The Cat and the Coup is, in the words of its Steam Store page, a "documentary game in which you play the cat of Dr Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. As a player, you coax Mossadegh back through significant events of his life by knocking objects off of shelves, scattering his papers, jumping on his lap and scratching him."

The game resembles a cross between a Terry Gilliam animation from Monty Python, a surrealist nightmare and Synapse Software's 1984 classic computer game Alley Cat. Which sounds like as good a reason as any to play it, especially as it won't cost you anything.

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as WTF Game of the Day: Cat & the Coup