Wooden Plank Studios is offering a casual game of cat and mouse (more so cat and bird) over at the Windows Store.
Cat's Catch calls upon you to help a little blue bird who is trying to avoid the death grip of the neighborhood ally cat. The longer you survive the better the score and you can collect feathers to unlock bonus items as well as a few bonus points.
Cat's Catch isn't a bad option if your in the market for a casual game for your Windows 8 computer or tablet.
The main menu for Cat's Catch has options to jump into the game, view the high scores, and view the unlockables. Unlockables are currently extra bird characters that become available as you collect feathers.
Currently the only game mode is a survival mode but the developer hints at additional modes are coming soon. The survival mode has you avoiding the cat attacks, collecting feathers for as long as you can.
Game controls are straight forward in that you tap/hold the blue bird to move the bird across the screen. Don't have a touch screen? Just move your mouse pointer over the blue bird, left click and you can move the bird around the screen. A small yard sign sits in the lower left of the screen indicating the time you've survived and another sign sits opposite where you can pause the game.
The cat will move along the perimeter of the screen and when you least expect it, the cat will pounce. The cat will get frustrated and make back to back attacks and go to extreme measures by throwing bombs at your bird, go into a tornado frenzy and grab various farming instruments to hack up your bird. You really have to stay on your toes to keep the bird safe and avoid the cat from gobbling it up.
Animations have appeal, game play challenging and Cat's Catch is mildly addictive. It's an attractive game to play when you need a break from work or just looking for help to pass a little time. I can also see Cat's Catch being appealing to adults as well as our younger audience. If it was available for Windows Phone, it would be a fun title to add to the Kid's Corner.
There is a trial version available for Cat's Catch with the full version running $1.99. You can pick up Cat's Catch here in the (opens in new tab) Windows Store.
George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
I want the causal game where you help the cat for once.
That's what I'm saying. Even as a little boy I could tell Tom was the one getting picked on and unfairly cheated
So.. Hard... To care about any news not concerning the 1520 and all the new announced apps smh
Nothing in the market for this yet.
I have fond memories of "Rats and Spears" that was a top casual game
Oh, this looks like a thriller!!
puddi puddi puddi puddi puddi puddi :P
I made this game! Wooooo, we're featured on Windows Phone Central! I can die happily now, bye!
No, seriously though, this is awesome. To give my thanks to WPC and the Windows (Phone) community, I'll share some "exclusive" plans for the feature:
- First update will be at Halloween and will be mostly cosmetic
- The next update will come around Christmas. If it seems a little empty now, don't worry, we're filling it right now.
- Windows Phone version is coming; we're entering the Nokia Create contest, so we'll be working very hard this november to make the game "contest-worthy".
We REALLY like feedback by the way. And we want to know how good you guys are; my personal best is 205, beat that ;)
A Windows Phone version..? Yes, please... If it wouldn't be too hard for you guys, can you make it an Xbox title.? :)
Yeah, Xbox support is definitely coming. But first, we'd like to polish the main gameplay with powerups and unlockables.
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