A Video Game You Can Play Against Your Cat

A Video Game You Can Play Against Your Cat

At South by Southwest, the cat-food manufacturer Friskies revealed the latest game in their ongoing series of iPad games aimed at cats. This one, called You vs. Cat, doesn’t just let your cat freak out and scratch the crap out of your screen, it pits you against him or her in what amounts to a game of human vs. feline air hockey.

As ABC News describes You vs. Cat, it sounds pretty basic: Throw a piece of food across the iPad and into a goal before your cat stops it. Awesomely, Friskies brought up a cat that they described as the “world champion” of this game to demonstrate it. As though there had really been a behind-closed-doors championship to determine the cat-champion of this unreleased game! Ha.

I wasn’t there, so didn’t see it, but I’m picturing the equivalent of one of those E3 demos where they bring up hair-gelled pro to demonstrate the latest Modern Warfare game. Only it’s a cat. On a table.

You vs. Cat will be free, and will come out later this week. Below is a video of some of Friskies’ past cat-centric iPad games.

SXSW: New iPad Game Pits Owner Against Cat [ABC News]


  • Cool. I already play this with my cat. We call it ‘Bottle Cap Goalie’. I have a beer and put the bottle cap on the table. Then I flick the bottle cap at my cat and she has to flick it back to me. I get a point everytime she misses. She gets a point if she flicks the bottle cap off the table. She’s 16 years old and loves to play this. Now I have an excuse to buy an iPad just for this app. 🙂

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