Friskies just launched Games For Cats, a site that contains a trio of amusements designed to delight little feline gamers everywhere. The selections, meant to be played on iPad and Android OS tablets, include "Cat Fishing", "Tasty Treasures Hunt", and my personal favorite, "Party Mix-Up!", where curious kitties can "catch" treats and watch them multiply before their very eyes. (It should be noted that Purina claims the iPad's glass screen is immune to razor-sharp kitty claws.)
In addition to the cat apps, Friskies has also announced two iPhone apps for humans, including the game Wonderland Quest 2, and a forthcoming app called "Here Kitty Kitty" that beckons cats with the sound of a tin can opening, a food bag rusting, and a bird chirping.
So what is the effect of all of these free apps on cat food consumers? AdWeek hilariously notes that, "Purina commissioned a study by Dynamic Logic that showed the human games had a positive impact not only on sales but also on the perceived quality of Friskies taste." D'oh!
Games For Cats joins the previously released non-Purina sponsored Paint for Cats, another iPad app designed for tech-savvy kitties. Picasso like pussycats can simultaneously chase a mouse, and paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece at the same time. Cnet recently lined up three cats to review the app, with mixed results.
And finally, as if having a real cat (and cat hair) on your iPad weren't enough, there's always the Cat Fun iPad Case ($37.00) to help keep your pricey purchase safe and sound.
Have you, or will you try any of these apps? Let me know in the comments!