Now you can explode kittens with your friends, and strangers, worldwide

21 Mar 2016 6

Exploding Kittens was a Kickstarter sensation last year, racking up nearly $9 million in funding. The digital version of Exploding Kittens arrived in January of 2016 and wasn't quite as sensational. At launch the app lacked solo play vs. AI, pass-and-play, or online multiplayer. How could you play it? Only via local WiFi, meaning you could play this card game with people you knew and were in the same room with, but only if you all purchased the app. Or you could, you know, pull out the cardboard version in seconds and just play that. Last week, Substantial updated Exploding Kittens with the one feature it probably should have had at launch: online multiplayer.

Exploding Kittens is a rather simple "take-that" style card game in which you're trying to avoid death via the titular erupting felines. Cards allow you to look at upcoming cards, reverse direction, and, most importantly, defuse any exploding kittens you might run into. It's very silly and quick, and should work with real-time online play rather well.

If it works. I tried playing two games this morning against random opponents and both games lasted about 35 seconds before the server disconnected us. It can only get better, right?

Exploding Kittens is available for iPhone and it runs $2. Not only that, but there is in-game IAP as well for unlocking new decks and for opening new in-game avatars. Neither of these are necessary to play, however. An Android version is in the works and should be available soon.


Tags: Card Game



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