Faster Pussycat, Eat, Eat! Time4Cat

By Alec Meer on August 27th, 2010 at 5:04 pm.

No time2play? Try Time4Cat. It’s an over-in-minutes, single-mechanic flash game that’s about as much like a flash game as you could ever imagine, at least in terms of controls. It’s also about a cat eating untold amounts of food on a busy crossroads and helplessly controlling time as it does, so you’ll want to play it anyway. The faster you move, the more you score from each food-munch – but the faster the pedestrians storm about the place and the more danger you end up in. But what does it all mean? Well, it’s a metaphor for a time-controlling cat eating icecreams in the middle of road, silly.

It makes no sense whatsoever but it’s charmingly-drawn and, as Kyle Orland observed, it’ll devour your afternoon. Not quite this month’s Robot Unicorn Attack – no Erasure, for a start – but definitely sporting some of the same brain-cuddling compulsion.

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50 Comments »

  1. Fumarole says:

    I’d buy a Russ Meyer game.

  2. fuggles says:

    Fun times, really enjoyed that, it was soothing to the soul – thanks :D

  3. rfry11 says:

    Awesome, 92,528 on my second try. #34 on the leaderboards.
    Had to brag. ;)

  4. Deacon Blues says:

    It would need to be directly based on another, more original game to be this month’s Robot Unicorn Attack.

    • Starky says:

      Don’t forget though it would need vastly superior and fun gameplay than that first and more original game too.

    • Deacon Blues says:

      I suppose it’s a matter of taste, but removing the obstacle variety then adding a dash button, score boosting pickups and an amusing song didn’t quite do it for me.

  5. Brumisator says:

    Hmmm, it reminds me of one “episode” of the Animatrix, with the missing cat, and the strange warehouse full of matrix bugs where the kids go to play.

    Nice little time-waster, but now I’m back to mafia 2 :3

  6. lumpi says:

    No offense, but you grant this shit a whole post on RPS?

    This isn’t “a creative indie game”, this is just a stupid flash game, not standing out among the millions out there. This is really bad. No more please.

    • lumpi says:

      That wasn’t supposed to be all-bold, but my disappointment remains.

    • JimRyanor says:

      Yeah I agree, one of those half posts would have been much better.

    • Alec Meer says:

      What a lot of energy you just wasted.

    • Arathain says:

      Lumpi are you… are you happy?

    • pupsikaso says:

      I disagree. Just because furthering the game industry with bold and experimental indie games is a noble pursuit, doesn’t meant that we have to completely ignore everything else. And it /is/ a lovely short game. If you can’t stop and enjoy the little things in life, you’ll never find happiness.

    • DiamondDog says:

      You forget websites only have a few litres of space in which to post things. Alec can’t just fill it all up with enjoyable flash games!

    • Sassenach says:

      How many litres to the peggle?

    • JimRyanor says:

      We must remember, it is such a break from RPS’s normal posting habits, no wonder he’s disappointed.

      http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/tag/webgame/

  7. pupsikaso says:

    I am offended. No cat would eat up any scrap on the street. That’s what dogs do.

  8. Your opinion says:

    I don’t matter until you learn how to properly bold things.

  9. CMaster says:

    I’m sure I’ve seen this on RPS before.
    Must have been somewhere else.

    • Hmm-Hmm. says:

      No, no, I do believe I’ve seen this here, as well. But it’s possible we’re both mistaken.

  10. golden_worm says:

    I liked it. Literally, pressed the like button for FB. And I never do that.

    • bill says:

      AHA! Working replies!!

      Out of interest, what happens when you press that FB “like” button? I’ve always been too scared to do it, as I assume it will be something scary, unwanted, irreversible – or apocalyptic.

      Does it immediately send a message to all my (3) contacts?

  11. Tom O'Bedlam says:

    Isn’t this game a few years old? Still, its good fun.

    • Robin says:

      Yeah, it’s about a year old I think. Still great though.

      More Flash games on RPS please (he said completely unselfinterestedly. =)

  12. Ricc says:

    Sweet game. For some reason it reminded me of Inception.

    :3

  13. Noyb says:

    105,991 before I was flattened by an errant cyclist. Had two Force Push powers in the bank, too.

    I really liked how the design actually lets the player set his own pace. It could either be a relaxing zen game or a frantic bullet hell depending on how much you want the time bonus on each pickup.

  14. Cooper says:

    RE: Robot Unicorn Attack,

    Check out:
    The Legend of Cheetocorn

    I didn’t feel dirty playing it, even though it is an ad game, as said cheese flavoured corn snacks are unavailable for me to purchase, so it could never work on me [evil laugh]

  15. NekoDaimyo says:

    It has a cat, man. That’s all the internet needs.

  16. Tei says:

    This two streets cross is normally used to denote the ills of modern society and existentialist.
    But cats are way beyond us. Cats laugh at our existentialism.

  17. Arathain says:

    115729. Double-cyclist pincer ended it.

  18. LionsPhil says:

    “Game loading, please wait.”

    Odd how it can do that with no network traffic. Goddamnit, I understand that the marketroids may wish to subject me to N seconds of supposedly gawping at their inane nonsense so that an appropriate pittance may make its way to the developer or at least cover the bandwidth consumed, but it’s just unsporting to lie about the cause of the delay.

    • pupsikaso says:

      Yeah, it was weird. It loaded twice. Like first it loaded the title and then it loaded the game =/

  19. bill says:

    Dear RPS website pixie – I would like to reply to a post above. Please grant me this wish.

  20. bill says:

    Darn you pixie!!!

  21. Pianosaurus says:

    117,553 on first try. I didn’t even realize what those globes did until I read the instructions afterwards. *bragbragbrag*.

    • Klaus says:

      Yep. I just happened to press the mouse button, got started and then kicked by some jerkass.

  22. Pianosaurus says:

    Well, I see now that the top dogs have the maximum score (2147483647, aka. 0x7FFFFFFF), so I guess it’s no big deal.

  23. zapatapon says:

    JIG. (January 2009)

  24. dadioflex says:

    You win IF you leave the cats alive and nobody wants to remove your goldfish.