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Where is Cat? (2015) is a collection of three hide-and-seek style puzzle games where you find various items scattered throughout the pictures. Each place you look for items in is hand-drawn by children, and the items are often difficult to find without a close inspection. The game consists of three short mini-games; Where is Cat? Cat in Japan and Christmas Cat. It's a simple yet fun and rewarding entryway into video games for young children.

In Where is Cat? you look through the rooms of a house for the black cat, sometimes only being able to see a very small part of him, then look through the same rooms for plates, cups and food. Each item is more difficult to find than the last, and often requires you to open drawers, look in cupboards and more.

In Cat in Japan, you look around Japanese-inspired locations for 20 sushi. This one is slightly more involved, with keys found on one screen allowing you to open doors on others, but the gameplay is fundamentally the same.

In Christmas Cat, you look for 20 small red baubles strewn across a festive house. Again, the gameplay is largely the same, but the festive setting adds a different spin on things.

The result is a short, simple and novel way for young children to engage with video games, with each game offering a different tone and twist on the formula.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Where is Cat? 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 22 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle game with Point-and-Click elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 10 minutes and 45 minutes to complete.

BenefitsBenefits

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Rated 4+ on the Apple App Store.

The developer states that the games are suitable for everyone aged 5+ (Where is Cat?), 6+ (Cat in Japan) and 7+ (Christmas cat).

Skill Level

3+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Very young children may need help with carefully searching the pictures. It's a great game for a parent to play with a young child.

CostsCosts

Where is Cat?

Steam Store PC -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
The games were originally designed for a web browser, but have since become part of the Bart Bonte Collection on PC, which can be found here
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 15/09/2015, updated in 2021

Out Now: Android, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle and Point-and-Click

Accessibility: 19 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Bart Bonte (@BartBonte)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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