A downloadable game for Windows

NOTICE: Kato is a prototype, and is not going to be further developed. The game is free to download and we hope it will bring you as much joy playing it as it was fun for us to make it!

Note: Kato is best played with an Xbox Controller

Kato is a single player 3D third-person adventure game built in Unreal Engine where you play as the dog Kato.  

Your hometown has been through a great tragedy and your owner feels sad to see her home break apart. Kato sets out to make the village into a better place by barking, digging, sprinting and using objects in the surroundings to spread happiness!

As you explore your hometown you will help people get together, repair the broken windmill and save the homeless mayor of the town.  

Explore, find secrets, pester the mailman and spread happiness! 


Who are we?

Cliffside is a team of students who made Kato for anyone who can read English and want a casual dog adventure with a focus on empathy rather than violence. By releasing this prototype of Kato we want to see how interested people are in what we made.

Updated 5 days ago
Published 10 days ago
Made withUnreal Engine
Tags3D, Animals, Atmospheric, Casual, Cute, Dogs, Exploration, Relaxing, Short
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller
LinksHomepage, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram


Kato_1.1_Win64.rar (Current version) 220 MB
Kato_1.0_Win64.rar (Old version) 218 MB

Development log


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So cute! I definitely cried when it got to the bit by the memorial. For some reason I wasn't able to dig properly with the xbox controller and had to use the keyboard, but that may have been me! A very satisfying game even though it was pretty short.

We're glad to hear you had a pleasant time :)
The thing about the digging is a bit strange, are you sure you were using the triggers and not the bumpers? I just double checked and it should work correctly... strange.



This game (demo) is very well put together! It's so cute, fun, lovely to look at but yet it has a deeper meaning! Highly recommended game! :) Spare some time to explore the island!

Can't wait to see more!


hey there! Really cute game! Kato is a pretty clever dog haha! Anyways I really enjoyed playing it! 

Have you considered participating in out GDWC #gamedev contest? 

Check out our itch.io page for more infos :) 


I seriously hope it gets more development someday in the future! a lot of spirit and work was put into it! it would also fill me with joy ( the pun was intended )


super cute and enjoyable!


Played this at GGC and loved it. Such a wholesome game, thank you for making it and I hope you'll go back to it at some point!


Thank you for making this prototype, even though it will no longer be further developed, I hope one day you decide to return to it, until then thank you for this lovely slice of game.