I recently discovered the sweetest of games, where practically nothing at all happens yet it’s completely addictive. The premise is of Neko Atsume is simple: collect all the cats, buy them fancy treats and toys, but the cats will only show up once you close the app. It’s supposed to fit in to your daily life, without taking up too much of your time, such as that 2 minute break in a lift, or a 30 second peek in the morning.
The unique thing about this game is how little you can actually do in one go. When you spot a new cat in your garden, you get to photograph it but that’s about it. Whenever you reopen the game, you can buy new treats, rearrange the garden, rephotograph your regular visitors and pretty much just coo all over the cute kitties. If your cats learn to like you, they’ll bring you a memento. It seems that the aim of the game, if any, is to collect all the cats, including all of the super rare ones, and collect all their mementos.
I’ve got such a sweet spot for this game. I’ve learnt the regular kitties’ names simply, even though they all look very similar. I think it’s perfect little game for cat ladies (or cat dudes) who have a few minutes of spare time each day. Seriously, what’s not to love? It’s full of tiny little cats.
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