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The "Full" Story*
Dear people of the past:
We, your descendants in the year 2076, have sent this message via our time traveling laser-cat to ask for your help!
Many years ago, an inventor by the name of Ronald G. Pumpernickel III patented a way to genetically modify cats so that they could travel through time and space using interdimensional Portals. (For a long time this was useless, because the cats couldn't’ take anything with them or speak, but they were cute and made the headlines for a while.) But then Ronald had a breakthrough! He invented a mysterious device called The Orb of Possibility (aka "The OoPs"). Orbs have the power to capture a wish for the future and, when charged by the laser-stare of a catnip-fueled, time traveling cat, they cause that wish to become a reality within 50 years. Orbs are special because they can cross dimensions of time and space with the cats, which meant they could be sent to the past to influence the present.
At first, life with The OoPs was good. It was a momentous day when the great laser-cat Ralph traveled back to 2012 to deploy the “Happiness for All” Orb that brought peace to our time. But things have been changing recently. You see, Sir Pumpernickel has gone mad and has begun sending Orbs carrying Dark Futures filled with negative wishes back to your time and deploying them. With the help of your catnip-fueled laser-cat, you must combat the Dark Future he is making for us all by creating and charging Orbs with Positive Futures. You can earn Catnips (CP) to fuel your laser-cat by completing acts of truth and bravery we will call “Missions.” Missions exist in three categories: Research, Advocacy, and Creativity. Each category is guided by a magical creature discovered by the cats in their interdimensional travels (except the honey badger, who’s always been there).
Your actions can reverse the damage created by Sir Pumpernickel and return us to our once idyllic lives. (You just might end up better off for it too!) More laser cats will be arriving in your time in the weeks to come. You and your friends must each capture one and use it to look for Orbs a portals located around your community and create and share Positive Futures to fight back against the mad inventor.
People of the past, you hold the fate of us all in your hands. Your first Mission awaits!
*This story will definitely change in some ways before the game's July 4th launch. Want us to keep you posted? Sign up to play and you'll be the first to know when we start releasing content.