Cat cyberpunk game Stray will quickly be here, and developer Blue Twelve Studios reveals that the feline star of the most-wishlisted game on Steam is truly based on a real-life moggy referred to as Murtaugh – the stray cat that impressed the Stray cat.

Without additional ado, here’s Murtaugh the stray ginger cat. According to a PlayStation weblog publish from the staff, he was “found in the streets near the city of Montpellier, France under a car.” Studio co-founders Viv and Koola now take care of him, and he is a “huge inspiration” for the look of Stray’s lead kitty.

Murtaugh the real Stray cat

The staff wished to create a cat protagonist that “feels really believable, especially for cat owners” and aimed to attempt and “capture the cuteness but also the liveliness and playfulness of a cat” when making the game.

Other notable cats within the manufacturing embrace the “executive chief general president commander director officer” Jun and hairless Sphynx cat Oscar, who helped the animators create lifelike jumps and runs. “Having real cats under our noses during the whole development was of course extremely helpful in many ways,” Blue Twelve provides.

Stray releases on July 19. Here are the system necessities so that you’ll know for those who can provide your PC a deal with when it arrives.