Friskies® “You vs. Cat” Tablet Game Proves Cats Are Better Gamers Than Humans
ST. LOUIS, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — After more than 150,000 game plays of Friskies® “You vs. Cat,” cats reign supreme over their human counterparts. Friskies introduced the first “duel-species” tablet game last month, and cats have been winning ever since. Now, Friskies 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.
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The introduction of “You vs. Cat” furthers Friskies’ status as a leader in cat gaming. It’s 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.
“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. 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.
Friskies offers a variety of computer and tablet games and apps for cats, humans…and now cats and humans. GamesForCats.com launched in 2011 featuring popular games including Cat Fishing(®) and Party Mix Up(®), which have been played more than 500,000 times. To learn more please visit www.YouvsCat.com or www.Facebook.com/Friskies.
The Friskies® brand offers a complete line of great-tasting cat foods, including more than 60 wet, dry and treat varieties that help cats enjoy multiple sensory experiences. Friskies feeds the senses beyond mealtime to inspire curiosity and discovery. Friskies is manufactured by Nestle Purina PetCare, a global leader in the pet care industry. Nestle Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestle Purina PetCare is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis, Mo. Nestle Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestle S.A. – the world’s largest food company. For more please visit Friskies on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Friskies.
SOURCE Nestle Purina