The Monitor Daily (U.S.) – Exploding Kittens mobile game tops App Store Paid App just one day following the app’s release. The Exploding Kittens project is a Kickstarter darling. The card game, brilliantly designed by Shane Small and Elan Lee (ex-Microsofties) and Matthew Inman, Oatmeal creator quickly rose to the highest ranks of popularity.
From Kickstarter where it harnessed 8.8 million dollars in pledges to ranking no.1 in the Paid App section of the App Store, Exploding Kittens has that something-something. For now, the mobile game is only available for iOS. Still, it’s only a matter of time before Exploding Kittens mobile game rolls out on Android too.
Approximately one year after the card game was released, the Exploding Kittens mobile game tops App Store Paid App. At the time when Exploding Kittens was just the Kickstarter bud, its wild success couldn’t have been predicted. 219,000 contributors and a record for most individual donors later, Exploding Kittens – the card game, became a sensation and was touted to be the next ‘Cards Against Humanity’.
It looks like its little brother, Exploding Kittens – the mobile game, is following in the footsteps. The basic concept of the mobile game remains the same. A remake of the Russian Roulette, Exploding Kittens allows players to draw cards over and over again until the ‘exploding kitten’ card is drawn.
Typically, this signals ‘game over’. However, cards such as ‘catnip sandwich’ or ‘belly rubs’ and others in the ‘defuse cards’ category protect against impending doom. Attacking other players, skipping turns or relocating kittens is also possible.
The mobile game Exploding Kittens was made possible by Shane Small and Elan Lee’s partnership with Substantial studio. Inman’s involvement and harnessing The Oatmeal’s resources also made a difference. The hugely popular card game has made it up the ladder to party mobile game.
Now, mobile games are typically designed for single players or multiple players who battle online. Exploding Kittens takes things to a different level. While it’s hosted on your mobile device, it still requires interaction with players who are in the same room. The mobile game should become a huge success as a party mobile game.
Some cards have been withdrawn. New cards have been introduced. The artwork remains in the same cute-overload area. However, Inman has added new artwork, as well as voiceovers and sounds. Exploding Kittens cannot be played over the internet with strangers. According to the mobile game’s website:
“it’s very much a party game, a multiplayer game you play with people who are actually sitting near you”.
This entails activating your Bluetooth and Wi-fi to communicate with others in the same room. Similar to FireChat or Jott, the technology may still be in the workings at the moment. Nonetheless, Exploding Kittens – the mobile game is bound to be another successful hit. Its no.1 ranking just one day after release stands testimony.
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