Tagged With neko atsume


The last time I played mobile games with any regularity was all the way back in 2004. My phone had some kind of proto-Bejewelled game on it, and I used to while away the bus trip home from school inanely matching coloured gems. Before that, it was Snake (or even better, Snake 2!), but it wasn't long before the simple games and repetitive play lost my interest entirely.


For those who have bought all the items and collected all the cats in Neko Atsume, there's a new cute cat collecting game doing the rounds: Kleptocats. The concept is similar, though reversed -- you have to use the in-game currency to buy cats, who then go out and steal collectibles for you. They bring you everything from books to toys to Pokeballs to... wait, is that a foetus?


At least 20 times a day, I check in on my virtual cats. I consistently have the impulse to do so, in fact. Neko Atsume, the Japanese cat game a bunch of us at Kotaku are addicted to, calls to me. It speaks to my soul, and I can't stop playing it.