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This article was published on July 10, 2015

    ‘You are a kitten in a catnip forest’: Your new favorite game lives in one sparse tab

    ‘You are a kitten in a catnip forest’: Your new favorite game lives in one sparse tab
    Mic Wright
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    Mic Wright

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    Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

    If you love old school text adventures and/or games that focus on acquiring resources, like Civilization or Minecraft’s ‘Survival’ mode, you might just like Kittens Game.

    The browser-based game, which starts off as just a series of buttons you can click, and some text prompts, is an incremental/idle simulation set in a village of kittens. It was created by a Russian who goes by the name Bloodrizer.

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    The scene is set with a single sentence – “You are a kitten in a catnip forest.” – but things get rapidly more complex as you acquire resources and unlock new technologies.

    There’s an extensive Wiki where you can find out more and a lively subreddit dedicated to the game. It’s still in development, so there’ll be changes to how items are priced and relate to each other.

    I’m not writing about it now because it’s brand new (it’s been bobbing around for a few months) but because, well, it’s oddly fascinating. Maybe it’ll have the same effect on you.

    The Kittens Game [Bloodrizer]

    Image credit: Sparky & Misty Blue via photopin(license)