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Cat Stacks Fever: twitch reflex card game from Purple Pwny

03-22-2017, 04:38 PM
Cat Stacks Fever: twitch reflex card game from Purple Pwny

Hello TouchArcade Our new reflex-based card stacking game, Cat Stacks Fever, is slated for release on April 12th. Our prior game, Yo to the Yo!, was featured on the App Store due in part to a very successful beta full of TA readers, so we're excited to extend beta invites to ya'll again in the hope of repeating that success.

If you're interested in testing Cat Stacks Fever, just plop your email in this form. Beta starts March 27th and runs through the 31st. You can also sign up for the Combustion beta through the same form, but Cat Stacks Fever is our focus right now.

Cat Stacks Fever is a reflex-based card stacking game for people who like solitaire but lack patience.

Draw cat-themed cards from the deck and toss them into one of 4 stacks. It's as simple as that, except that there's a razor thin time limit and the deck is stacked full of bombs, shields, and other special cards that can either aid in your pursuit of a new high score or complicate it in an instant.

Enable every special card by reaching in-game milestones to unlock Expert Mode and compete on the global leaderboards.

  • Play without a time limit in Zen Mode
  • Up the ante with Expert Mode
  • Super cute pixel art kitties (by Lux)
  • 7 special cards to delight and irritate (Bomb, Shield, Seer, Blind, Freeze Time, Mix, Flip Screen)
  • 4 deck designs to unlock, and more to come (Dogs, Aliens, Pizza, ????)
  • Train your reflexes and pattern recognition. If there were ever a speed-based color and number matching competition, you would win.
  • Awesomely vibeful lounge soundtrack by Jayster
  • Cats have played this game for thousands of years.
03-22-2017, 05:15 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Taiwan & Japan
Posts: 2,413
On my radar since I first heard of it a few days ago.

03-22-2017, 05:30 PM
Signed up! This looks fantastic!!
03-23-2017, 09:04 AM
Thanks for the interest FWIW I'm personally really happy with the game. I actually made a totally vanilla solitaire game, and then decided to fork the code and make a more fast-paced version as an experiment, and this is what came out. I call the underlying card game "twitch solitaire," and you can pretty much play it with real cards.

The music is also really good and I'm excited for everyone to hear it.

Last edited by nox_pp; 03-23-2017 at 09:06 AM. Reason: less annoying wording
03-25-2017, 09:34 AM
Here are 3 deck designs from the game, with the basic/starter deck at the top, followed by aliens, and dogs.

Lux held a little poll on Twitter to determine what deck she should make next. Pizza and Mermaid decks are tied at the moment, and the poll ends in a few mins So maybe we'll do both. If you have any ideas for decks you'd like to see, let us know! Some other decks that we have semi-planned are heavy metal, business cats, sports, and ballerinas.
03-25-2017, 08:26 PM
Looks great!
I am very excited to test this
I love card games
03-27-2017, 11:58 AM
Today's the day?
03-28-2017, 10:28 AM
Originally Posted by vectorarchitekt View Post
Today's the day?
Should've been, but termites decided to start crawling out of our kitchen walls yesterday so had to postpone it for a day

Invites were sent this morning! This build of the game includes the new pizza deck (personal fave so far):

I'll push a new build later this week w/ zen mode and expert mode enabled. In the meantime, we're working on a super sick trailer/opening cutscene
03-28-2017, 12:17 PM
So far, it's great and no bugs.

Is there any chance of a portrait mode, and a drag and drop option?
This would be a great one-handed game.

Looking toward to your developments and unlocking the decks and other cards
03-28-2017, 05:51 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 957
Thanks for the TestFlight invite.. looking for checking it out