Bubsy Just Got an HD Remaster... of a Browser Game Where You Explore a Museum

By David Meikleham on at

Bubsy the cat may be one of the most cynical video game characters every created - he's currently vying with Cool Spot for the top spot - but that hasn't stopped a studio remastering one of his games this week.

Don't get your hopes up, though. Said redux is not based on his original 'not actually terrible' 16-bit adventures. Instead, it's an HD do-over of 2013 browser game, Bubsy 3D.

Here's a blurb from developer Arcane Kids on this bizarrely intellectual kitty caper:

Bubsy's Back! Bubsy 3d: Bubsy visits the James Turrell Retrospective is an web based edutainment experience produced by Arcane Kids. Explore your relationship with art as you guide bubsy through a realistic recreation of the James Turrell Retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. After you have played Bubsy3d and understand art a little better, Arcane Kids encourages you to go visit an art museum in your area and quit video games.

If you've got a burning desire to stroll around art exhibits with a derided platforming puss, you can currently download a PC or Mac version of Bubsy 3D from its site for free. The remaster even features a bonus epilogue where Bubsy goes back and revisits the 2013 original. What a world.

As a human being who paid real human currency for Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind on the SNES, I honestly don't know how to feel about any of this. All I know is, the shameless Sonic clone has monopolised enough of my time for one existence.