Open world game lets you play as a gang of mystery-solving cats

If you're a gamer who happens to be a fan of all things feline, then you'll be pleased to hear that an open-world game which lets you play as a gang of mystery-solving cats is currently in development.

Peace Island is an open-world adventure game about cats on a remote island, and the events that follow after all the humans on the island have disappeared.

The game, created by Eric Blumrich, gives players the opportunity to step into the paws of a group of kitties who search for clues in a bid to solve this mysterious disappearance.

Take a sneak peek of the upcoming game:

If this sounds like the game for you, you can help bring it to life by donating to the Kickstarter account Blumrich set up for it. So far, it has 345 backers who have pledged $13,098.

"A mix of science fiction, alternative history, and mystery – the game's story unfolds from the perspective of the nine cats who call the island home, when they wake up to find their human companions gone," the description on the fundraising page reads.

It continues: "Peace Island is an interactive story-driven experience which will focus on discovery and exploration, rather than combat. The player has the opportunity to experience multiple divergent storylines, as they approach the ultimate decision: 'Are the humans worth bringing back?'"

Peace Island has been under development for over a year now, but Blumrich admits that it was only until word of the project got out that he realised its true potential in the gaming world.

"We were overwhelmed by the attention it received," he said. "Since then, it has been a rollercoaster of activity for all of us."

Created using the Unity game engine, Peace Island will include realistic weather conditions, day to night cycles, and interactive animals including deer, mice, birds, and insects.

The game is currently set to be released on PC, Mac and Oculus VR system.

No release date has been specified.