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If there is one thing the internet has collectively agreed is great, it's cats. Not real cats necessarily, but cats doing funny or adorable things – cats in the abstract. Wake the Cat from Halfpixel Games and Chillingo is a physics puzzler where you have to bounce a ball of yarn over to a sleeping kitten, which should just about do it for the internet.

Wake the Cat comes with 90 levels of cluttered floors and sleeping cats. Just roll the yarn in the right direction to bounce it off boxes and slippers until it reaches the cat, and adorableness ensues.

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The game looks polished with clean 3D graphics and a clean overall style. Even dog people can probably get behind this title. It's $0.99 if you're interested.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • Amer Khaznadar

    Obligatory XKCD: http://xkcd.com/231/

  • Michael Ward

    Looks very promising.

  • Nick Soper

    Looks great, but not compatible with my Nexus 4. Boo!

    • Thomas’

      Would you PLEASE look at the reasons why it can't be installed instead of claiming incompatibility?

      Usually it's because of regional restriction, just like here, so did you try to use the international version?

      • NexusKoolaid

        Usually when reviewing a game AP posts the links to the free version and the paid ad-free version. They seemed to have bucked the trend here - one link has an icon and price, the other doesn't. So in all fairness to Nick, to the casual observer the first link looks like a link to a free (presumably ad or IAP laden) version that some people tend to avoid and might not think to investigate.

        • Nick Soper

          Not only was there no international link posted when I tried, but there was in fact no international version available when I searched the store.

          I guess we both jumped to conclusions, Thomas.

          International version DOES work on Nexus 4.

          • RyanWhitwam

            Both versions have been linked at the bottom of the post from the moment it was posted.

          • Nick Soper

            Seems I'm not the only commenter that didn't see both links, but I'm not about to debate the issue with the author of the article.

            In any event, it still doesn't show up in the Play store either for me when I do a search.

            http://imgur.com/HQaSVxK

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Both links were up at the time of posting. Why Appbrain isn't showing its part for one of them is another matter.

        • Sorian

          This is a new game announcement, not a review.
          First link is the US version, Second Link is the International one

  • Abraham

    Well thats not good... "This app is incompatible with all of your devices."

    I have a Nexus 7 2013 and an HTC EVO 3D (Both here in the US). Hopefully its just a mistake of how they set it up.

    • Abraham

      Update: I see AP added a new link. The international one is incompatible, the other one obviously is. I had not noticed this before.
      Idk why the developer would differentiate these two. Pointless.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Both links were up since the very beginning.

  • makapav

    Why the hell are there two versions? WTF? Play Store already has integrated pricing distribution by region. This is not the Apple AppStore. You should have called this out in your review.

    Note to reviewer: You need to start calling out games in your reviews when they don't use Play Games features, like save game sync across devices, restore settings and game saves, multiplayer where necessary instead of vapidly sucking the developers dick.

    Add some value to your reviews and in the process change the world for your readers little by little when developers realize what they need to add to make their product easier for customers.

    • RyanWhitwam

      This isn't a review. If it was, things like that would be covered. I can assure you, even in a review, I have never 'vapidly sucked a developer's dick.' What a rude assertion.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Learn the difference between a game announcement and game review before you come spitting your worthless venom here. All reviews are clearly labeled with [Game Review] in the title; [New Game] indicates that it's the announcement of a ... new game.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      EA and Chillingo do this all the time with all their games. It's counterproductive to "call it out" every single time - they have dozens of games and release more all the time.

      And yeah, new game announcements =!= reviews. You can easily tell what Play Games features they have by glancing at the Play Store page.

      P.S. Watch the language.

    • Joshua

      Jesus Christ that escalated quickly.

  • Will

    First app I've ever been charged tax on....

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Tax is based on the developer's location. If you're in the same state, you'll get taxed.

  • Sorian

    Looks like a fun game to pass the time with.

  • Primalxconvoy

    No free trial; no interest.

  • kliu0x52

    Anyone remember The Incredible Machine from back in the 90's? Felidify it, and I guess you get this game?