CatLand Mobile App Kickstarter - How To Secretly Be A Cat Person Without Looking Weird

Kitty: If you don't love me, I'll be sad.

There are a lot of us who like cats. Some of us more than others. Some of us have a house that has so many cats, dogs stay clear from it in a 10 block radius. After all, cats are smart, independent, and moody. Who wouldn't love them? 

Thanks to society, sadly, not all of us can quite enjoy the wonderful mood swings of cat ownership as we would like. What? You have ten cats? Or, You named him Snuggleboo? For some reason, these don't get the positive reception that one would think they would.  So what if you refer to your cat as if it was your child sometimes? Why should that warrant strange looks and unpleasant comments? Yet for those of the uninitiated, it does.

Fear not! There is now a Kickstarter project named CatLand, which allows you to create a virtual kitty that will actually react to you in real time, making it a decent substitute for the real thing.  It will also incorporate actual location based check ins in order to make your kitty happy and not wanting to claw your face out. If you know me at all by now, you'd know that I'm a huge fan of this sort of thing. Making a game involve something I can do in the real world too? Purrrfect. According to Lost and Found Games  - its producers - these little balls of fur will have emotions "changing from happy to content to sad depending on how well you take care of her."

Many sites have compared it to Tamagotchi from back in the day. You know, that little black and white egg shape which contained digital pets that as kids we use to think was the greatest invention since ice cream sundaes?

Their goal is a mere $15,000, and they are already 30% of the way there with 26 days left to go. They are even getting a little bold and offering an incentive for reaching past their main goal setting with additional goals of $17,000 and $20,000.

So if ever you had a closet desire to take care of a small village of cute cuddly cats, but afraid of the social backlash it might insinuate, here is your chance. Back this Kickstarter, and your new friends will be available virtually in no time. 

Featured Contributor

I'm a 29 year old Jersey girl who loves games. I currently work full time, volunteer part time at this awesome non-profit called Amman Imman, and go to school part time. I also train in jiu jitsu. So time isn't quite on my side (unlike that song says). I have been trying unsuccessfully for years to clone myself so I can devote one of me to boring stuff like working and laundry - thus allowing more time for gaming. I'm willing to offer large sums of imaginary money to any who can make this happen.

Published May. 13th 2013

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