Cat Game (Free!)
By Michael McMahon
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
It seems like everyone and their cat now owns an iPhone or an iPod touch. But what does the cat do with it?
Cat Game is a free video game for cats, based upon the classic "catch the laser dot" game that cats have enjoyed for ages. Present the game to the cat. Not all cats want to play, so respect the cat. Take care so that neither cat nor device are injured during play.
- FREE video game for cats
- Humans can play, too! Try to score over 15!
Tips for human players:
- "I tapped it but it didn't give me the point!"
It moved out of the way at the last instant! Look carefully to observe the effect. Like swatting flies, your reflexes are usually not fast enough to go directly at it. Anticipate where it's going to stop and tap there!
- Cat Game is NOT multi-touch!
Only one finger can tap the screen at any time. More than one finger on the screen at a time means that NO TAPS will register. Holding your finger to the screen doesn't count -- only taps count. You can drum with multiple fingers as long as only one finger is touching the screen at any time.
- Don't tap many times in one place, hoping to easily catch the dot when it comes to your area.
Every time you tap, you're telling Cat Game where your finger is!
- Be the cat.
Let go of consciously controlling your finger. Get into the zone where hand-eye coordination is driven by instinctive reactions.
- Let your cat watch you play.
He or she could use a good laugh... "It's not as easy as it looks, eh?"
HOW TO AVOID SCREEN DIMMING:
Screen dims after a minute?
1) Go to the iPhone/iPod touch Settings App.
2) Go to General
3) Set Auto-Lock to Never
What's New in Version 1.1
Thanks to your feedback:
1) New option: No time limit!
2) More challenging for humans.
3) Screen dimming problem? See description above for a workaround.
USERS OF THIS APP PLEASE READ!!!
Dont get upset and give this game a bad rating just because your cat isnt interested the first time you introduce the game to him/her!!!! It takes a couple tries heres what you do: 1. Introduce game 2. If your cat walks away try again later 3. if cat is still not interested constantly put the phone close to cat 4. If it gets the cat's attention his/her eyes will follow the red dot as it moves around 5. Put the black background color and the cat will be even more interested and might start batting it but then again might not 6. keep doing this for at least two days and if your cat is STILL not interested it simply is not interested in the game. ( ps. The only thing that might happen is your cats eyes and head following the laser across the screen but the cat is still having fun doing that. I got my cat to flip and wrestle my phone across the floor! LOL!
Just got this and so far so good. I have 2 cats and my oldest kitty (she's about 1-2 years) she was just like whatevea i'd rather be playing with a pencil and went back to licking herself but my baby (about 5 months) she just sits there and watches it and sometimes paws at it a little but when the dot goes off the screen she bugs out LOL!!! And when it goes off she'll paw at the direction it went off at SO CUTE!!!!!!! But if it goes off for too long she'll lose interest. Still trying to work on the older cat lol ;-P
Update- my old cat has lost even more interest and my baby is still exploring it but she doesn't care about the dot she just wants to know more about my iPod :-( :-/ :-) lol she'll sniff my iPod and sometimes tap it and other stuff but other than that she just sits and watches :-/
I'm not sure. I thought this was the best game for my cat, Finster, since I always get tired of pointing the laser watching him cross the rooms of the house. He was sleeping, so I thought this would wake him up. Didn't happen. He just watched like it was television. So I moved his paw to show him how it worked. He understood, but then started putting his white tiny paw UNDER the iPod. I'm like, "Finster, it's not under, its on it." then he just foregot about the whole thing again and started using the ipod touch as a pillow. Probably he wasn't in the mood. I guess he was just a tired little puss. Oh, well. He will have to be up and off my bed to do it. But for now, I will give it 4 stars. ;) (;