If you’re a fan of witty, ridiculous and outrageous humour, you will no doubt have heard of The Oatmeal. The brilliant work of author/comic-writer/kid-trapped-in-an-adult’s-body Matthew Inman has been passed around the Internet more often than a keg at a frat house party, and for good reason. His comics are brilliant. He takes daily life situations, adds some magic, some ridiculousness, a bear-o-dactyl and boom, you’ll be on the floor clutching your sides laughing your head off, or trying not to puke from the graphic images. Either way, it’s a lot of fun.
While most of his work was designed to have people cackling like witches on a broomstick, he does have some pretty hard hitting and emotional ones as well. One of his newer works about Gene Roddenberry, for example, was as motivational as it was bulu-roma inducing.
Not too long ago, The Oatmeal collaborated with Elan Lee and Shane Small to launch a Kickstarter campaign for their own imaginative card game: Exploding Kittens. It became one of the most funded projects on Kickstarter and quickly won the hearts of many but it suffered from the limitation of being a physical card game. Now, well…there’s an app for that.
Exploding Kittens is a simple and straightforward game to be played with friends. The objective is simple — don’t explode. Each player starts with four cards and a defuse card with a universal draw deck in the middle. Players then take turns to play an action card followed by drawing another card from the deck in the centre. If a player draws a card with an exploding kitten, they will have to defuse the card or get blown up and ejected from the game. It continues until only one player is left.
The app version of the game promises to be exactly the same. That means you get to have all the brilliant drawings of The Oatmeal, plus the simple and addictive mechanics of the game. What’s more, the app version will obviously have more attractive graphics for your actions, like this cat paw stealing your cards:
If you’d like to download this app you can find it at the Apple App Store. If you’d like to know more about this game+app, you can head on over to their website or watch the following gameplay videos to get a feel of how the game would flow.