Léon Lenclos
Music: Louis Pezet
Made for the 1-button Jam 2020


This is a one-button game. You will only need one button. Like the space bar or whatever

The thief jumps when you release the button. She jumps further if you press the button longer.

Same with the cop, but the cop runs when you press the button.

Same with the cat, but he runs when you don't press the button.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
Tags1-button, 2D, fable, Pixel Art, roof


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Mac OS 8 MB
Windows 64bit 7 MB
Windows 32bit 6 MB
Appimage (Linux) 7 MB


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fantastic game - love the graphics so much, reminds me of when I used to endlessly play browser games as a kid

thank you! glad you like it ! (’<_ ’




Hiya! I'll be playing The Thief, the Cop, and the Cat tomorrow on stream along with several other games from the 1-Button Jam at 3:30pm EST. I'll be talking about any interesting design decisions as I play, and suggesting improvements if any come to mind. Please feel free to join me live, it'll be extra fun to chat together about your game while playing it :)


Hello, thank you for the message. I might be there. If you have the choice, download the version corresponding to your system, the game is slightly bugged in its web version.


Hilarious fun game! I'd just change it so that if the thief's toe barely doesn't make it to the other ledge, it should let you reach there and maybe tumble forward, or at least have a different fail animation because it looks like you flatted on nothing.

Yes that’s definitely a feature to implement. Thanks for playing.


Gorgeous!!! The gameplay, the graphics and animations, the music... everything fits so perfectly together. Well done!!


I LOVE the style of this game! It's so simple, the music fits really well and the graphics are really cute. I love how the different movement styles make sense for their character, the stealthy thief, rushing cop and frantic cat. Amazing work!


speed strat for cop and thief, which is probably a bug: you can press button midair to start charging jump earlier. also works for cat on the rain levels


I wont remove that feature bug since it can make some levels easier... I don't think this game need to be more rude with the player. but thanks for the bug report ! And thanks for playing!


I love it! Love the different movements of the three characters. Sadly after the level with rain and slippery grounds the screen turns black and nothing else happens?

Is it the last level?

oops. Thank you for pointing this out to me. You didn't miss any levels but you missed the conclusion of the story :'( ...  The web build is buggy. I'm removing it for now while I try to fix the problem. The downloadable versions seem to work.

Okay, I think it's fixed. Thanks again for your feedback