Friday, March 16, 2012

FRISKIES® LAUNCHES “YOU VS. CAT,” THE FIRST EVER DUEL-SPECIES TABLET GAME

Am I the ONLY person on the planet who DOESN'T have an iPad?  I must be!

CATS have iPads and I don't, go figure!

Seeing this new app that Friskies just launched is making me strongly consider finally breaking down and buying one. 


Humans have long been the dominant species when it comes to gaming, but Friskies® introduces a new contender: the cat.  While humans are wasting time bragging about who’s got game, cats are in the zone at home perfecting their paw-eye coordination.
 
Furthering its status as the leader in cat gaming, the Friskies brand ignites speculation about which species reigns supreme with the introduction of the first duel-species tablet game, “You vs. Cat,” available for iPad and iPad2 tablet devices.

“You vs. Cat” is the first tablet game designed for two players – one human and one cat – to bring big-time competition to playtime.  It’s on starting today – download the free game for you and your cat at YouvsCat.com and iTunes, and start playing together like never before.

Cat-like reflexes will be put to the test when 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. What I wouldn't give to challenge Cody to a game! I am sure he would win!

Friskies is keeping score of matches through the You vs. Cat World-Wide Leaderboard. This automatic scoreboard uploads game points in real time from iPads connected to the Internet. See the Leaderboard and track worldwide cat gaming domination at YouvsCat.com.

“After such positive response to last year’s launch of several Friskies tablet games and apps for cats, we wanted to just keep pushing the play button. ’You vs. Cat’ takes the fun of feeding cats’ senses through play to a completely new level,” said Alison Coburn, Friskies Assistant Brand Manager. “With this new game we’re continuing to inspire curiosity and discovery beyond mealtime and bring something completely new to the world of cat play.”

Buddy the Top Cat Gamer Challenges College Mascots


Buddy vs. The World
Humans aren’t the only species vying for gaming supremacy when it comes to “You vs. Cat.” During the height of college basketball season, Friskies’ top cat gamer, Buddy, trained to challenge the biggest gamers of them all – college mascots – to a little friendly duel-species competition.

Buddy fearlessly faced off against bear, horse and bird mascots for a round of “You vs. Cat, “and Friskies has the instant replay highlights to prove it. See who took home the win by watching the video at YouvsCat.com or right here!






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

About 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 Nestlé Purina PetCare, a global leader in the pet care industry. Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestlé Purina PetCare is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis; Mo. Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A. – the world’s largest food company. For more please visit Friskies on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Friskies.




Cody and I were not compensated for this post. Darn! We would love an iPad lol. We are members of the Purina Cat Blogger Panel.

13 comments:

  1. well, neither us kitties nor our mom have an iPad either! our mom wasn't too interested in one until now, mol! just for this game! thanks for sharing. Buddy is pretty awesome!

    Pip, Smidgen, minnie, Hollie

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  2. I don't have an iPad either! I heard about that game you can play with your cat, though. How odd.

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  3. You're not the only one who doesn't have an iPad, but if ever there was a good excuse to get one, this game is it!

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  4. Hey Cody....we're in the dark ages in the ipad department too. Heck, we still have dial-up for Mom's computer!!!! Anyway, thanks for the info....I happen to be a Friskies fan anyway. Woo Hoo!

    Happy Friday.....
    Your Pal Sam

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  5. We sure don't have an Ipad. And we probably won't be getting one but it is fun seeing the game and how it works. Besides, our luck would be that we wouldn't like the game. Thanks for this great info.
    Take care.

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  6. How about games for me? Anyway, I don't think my mom is a sport!

    Licks
    EVa

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  7. We don't have an iPad either but now we want to one!

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  8. I don't have an ipad or a cell phone!!! You are not the only one!!!!

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  9. Me LOVES to play the Friskies Games on my iPad. Me is going to download this game and see if it is as much fun as it looks! Me can see me beating my Mommy and Daddy now!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  10. We got it and we are gonna give it a whap tonight!

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  11. Katie's been BEGGING me for an iPad. Gloman has one. Why shouldn't SHE???

    Oh and "J" is totally Cody. You may not recognize your own young, but I KNOW!!! ; )

    Glogirly

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  12. Excellent reivew, Cody! Was this the App that was introduced at the South by Southwest conference?

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  13. Wow, that does look cool but we are seriously behind the times at Headquarters! It figures that Nellie has an iPad!

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