Katata Games
Based in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Founding date:
November 7, 2017


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Top Run Retro Pixel Adventure



Katata Games was formed on November 7th, 2017. At least, that's when we've thought of the name and came up with the logo. We've actually started working on our first game 4 months before that. There are three of us: Lena and Mark Tityuk (we're a family) and our CEO, Schintzel the Cat (he's also family). What does "Katata" mean? To us, it means "cat". To anyone else, we want it to mean "quality games". To prove that, we've released Top Run: Retro Pixel Adventure to a good reception by public.


In the beginning

We never thought we'd become game developers. It never even struck our minds there's a job like that. Lena studied to be a journalist and worked in advertizing since she finished college. Mark's major was economics and that's what he's been doing ever since. However, at some point Lena had to quit her job due to health issues and Mark was bored with what he was doing. At that point, we've decided to try something new. Out of blue, we started working on a video game - we've loved them forever and we thought, wouldn't it be great if it could become our job? We started creating Top Run: Retro Pixel Adventure with absolutely no experience in coding, art or anything else required to create a game. It took us a lot of time: we've had to learn as we go and it turned out that to create a game is a bigger task than we initially thought - but we didn't let it hold us back.


We've finally released Top Run: Retro Pixel Adventure on February 1st, 2019, 1.5 years after we've started working on it. It was a long way from being passionate about video games to becoming actual game developers, but we're proud of what we've achieved so far. Top Run was released to a warm reception by players and got downloaded more than 10,000 times in the first two weeks. We've already got plans for our next game, of course. It's going to be bigger and better in every sense - but it'll still follow our main goal of creating games for players: fun, catchy, a bit old school and honest.



Top Run Gameplay Trailer YouTube

Top Run Action Montage YouTube



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Katata Blog
We're keeping a record of our struggles as game developers https://katatagames.com/category/blog.

Team & Repeating Collaborator

Schnitzel the Cat

Lena Tityuk
Lead (and only) Artist

Mark Tityuk

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