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Monday, August 25, 2014

Catch the Crazy Cat: puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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The description of Catch the Crazy Cat seemed good:
•When we release the "Wechat" web version of this game, in 3 days, we got 5,000,000 users and 100,000,000 visits!This is AMAZING! Thank you!
We are so happy to release the app version of the game.
•Some medias call "Catch The Crazy Cat" "The Best Puzzle Game Ever"
•The rule of the game is very simple : try to use the orange blocks to surround the Crazy Cat, don't let him come close to the edges.


This type of game has been around for ages. Who are these people calling it the best puzzle game ever? I played it twice. I'm guessing that some mathematician has done a study on this. Instinct is my strategy.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/catch-the-crazy-cat-!/id903976526?mt=8

5 comments:

George said...

I remember playing a web game exactly like this some years ago. Yes, I'm sure the optimal strategy for both players is known.

George said...

The web game I remember is called "Circle the Cat". It still seems to exist.

Nicola Salmoria said...

Ketchapp (who published the most popular 2048 clone) also published this game a few days ago as "Circle the Dot". I guess it went viral somewhere and cloners are trying to profit from that.

Nicola Salmoria said...

As for the winning strategy, I think it's not dissimilar from Hex. Think two moves ahead. I won a few times. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hex_%28board_game%29 http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/math_stat/webspot/Campbell,Garikai/Hex/how_to_win.html

George said...

It's also related to Conway's "Angel Problem"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_problem

The main difference being the hexagonal grid ...

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