You vs. Cat: Are Cats Better Gamers than Humans?
After more than 150,000 game plays of Friskies “You vs. Cat,” cats reign supreme over their human counterparts.
Friskies recently introduced the first “duel-species” tablet game, and it says cats have been winning ever since. Now, it has expanded the game’s availability. Previously offered for iPad and iPad 2 tablet devices, the game is now available on the Android platform and iPad 3. It was announced Thursday, May 10.
It’s stated to be the first tablet game designed for two players – one human and one cat. Since the game’s release in March, Friskies has kept score of more than 150,000 matches through the “You vs. Cat” World-Wide Leaderboard. This scoreboard automatically refreshes in real time from iPads, and now, Android tablets.
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“The positive response to “You vs. Cat” led us to introduce the game for the Android platform and iPad 3. By offering more humans the chance to play, maybe they’ll have a chance at closing the gap on cats through the World-Wide Leaderboard,” said Alison Coburn, Friskies assistant brand manager. “Cats have been leading by no less than half a million points – humans need to step it up and give these cats some competition.”
To play the game, the human player launches up to five playing pieces onto the field where they tumble, collide, and bounce around. By keeping an eye on the playing field, the cat scores one point for each piece captured with deft paw maneuvers and swift taps on the screen.
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The gamer with the fastest paws – or fingers – wins the ultimate showdown and top gamer status as your household’s “You vs. Cat” champion. To see a cat and a human play on an Android device and iPad 3, visit www.YouvsCat.com.
But why is Friskies doing all this? Because it has to promote its products for cats. The Friskies brand offers a complete line of cat foods, including more than 60 wet, dry and treat varieties.
Friskies is manufactured by Nestle Purina PetCare, a global player in the pet care industry.