Matthew Inman, the creator of The Oatmeal webcomics and widespread card sport Exploding Kittens, has launched a free cellular phrase sport called Kitty Letter. Inman describes it as “Scrabble mixed with Conflict Royale.”
Within the sport, you swipe round letters on the backside of your display to spell phrases, which sends small armies of cats marching towards your opponent in an try to blow up their base. Your opponent, in the meantime, is sending armies again at you to attempt to blow up yours. The mechanics are simple to choose up, and every part was in attain of my thumb, so I may simply play it one-handed.
I performed the primary few ranges of Kitty Letter’s story mode, which not solely served as a tutorial for the sport’s mechanics, but in addition informed a foolish, Oatmeal comic-like story. There have been numerous humorous drawings, offbeat gags, and even an prolonged part the place I used to be pressured to take heed to an individual make deer noises whereas backed by clean Barry White-style soundtrack. In case you like The Oatmeal, you’ll most likely benefit from the humor right here. (I do, so I discovered all of it very amusing.)
Better of all, it’s free to obtain, and your complete single-player story mode and its multiplayer mode are free to play. I’ll let Inman clarify why he made the sport free in a blog post:
I hate free-to-play video games. I hate video games constructed solely round participant retention and tricking individuals into maintaining the app open so long as doable. I hate cash, currencies, chests, and different money-printing schemes disguised as enjoyable. For Kitty Letter, I attempted to simply make the sport as pleasurable as doable. Because of this generally the chapters are lengthy and virtually appear to be discouraging you from taking part in. There’s a whole chapter constructed round slapping a trout with a purpose to defrost it, and a few musical deer that make horny groans for method too lengthy. I attempted to simply construct a short-lived, likeable sport, reasonably than a medicore sport stretched throughout months of free-to-play rubbish mechanics. Fuck retention. Fuck in-game currencies. Embrace the trout, I say. Embrace the groaning deer.
In order for you, you possibly can spend cash on in-game cosmetics drawn in Inman’s signature fashion, however they’re not required to play the sport.