Here Kitty! Review

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Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Here Kitty! is a real-world hide and seek game you play by hiding your phone. It's from the same team behind Heads Up. When the child calls out or gets near the phone makes cat noises to give them clues to find it. When it's found the phone plays a tune and tells them how long it took and offers a fun-cat-fact.

There are different cats and animals that you can select to hide. A new creature is added each Saturday. For really young children, of pre-school age, it's a great way to have some fun around the house while also adding a bit of a video game feel to the game.

DetailsDetails

Rating: Not rated by PEGI or ESRB

Release Date: 04/05/2020

Platforms: iOS.

Genres: Action, Physically Active and Puzzle.

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 15 minutes to play a round of this game. How long each round lasts depends on the age of the children and how well you hide the phone. "Hide it well and you will have long enough for a cup of tea," as one of the play testers said.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

No ratings available for this game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

This is a game played without a controller. You set it up with the touch screen before hiding the phone. When the player finds it the game detects this motion automatically. You can change the difficulty by changing the volume in the game which makes it easier to find. There is minimal reading, apart from a few instructions and the time you took to find it.

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Customise Difficulty: Customise different aspects of the game.

Cognitive Pressure

Reaction-time Not Critical: Individual game actions don’t need quick reactions.

Low Pressure: Game tasks aren’t time-limited or with a high emphasis on performance. Or there is a low pressure play-mode available.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.

Text Visibility

Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

High Text Contrast: Text colour contrasts to background.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Motion Controls Available: You can use motion controls, tilting the controller to steer for example.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Visibility

Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast.

Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable.

Audio Cues for Visual Events

Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events.

Audio Depiction of Event Location: Indication with stereo audio of where directional events are on the screen for things like damage, footsteps, environmental elements or way-finding.

Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.

Play Without Sight: The game can be played without visuals.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

System Settings

iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: Andy Robertson


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