Help a shelter out with rescuing cats to a loving home.



I recommend playing in fullscreen and with some relaxing music in the background.



This was made as a birthday gift to my girlfriend who absolutely adores cats.

She also loves the very excellent game Hidden Folks (made by Adriaan de Jongh and Sylvain Tegroeg) that this game is heavily inspired by.



If you like the game consider donating to a local animal shelter.

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HiddenCats_1.0_win.zip 23 MB

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THIS IS SO CUTE! Please add more : ) i had so much trouble finding the bubbles cat omg

Thanks for the kind words! Bubbles sure is one of the trickier ones, he's got a bit of a unique view :)

Super cute and addictive, wish there was more!

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Thanks! Great playthrough, you really are a cat finding master! :)

I've put the wobbly line shader into its own sample project that I've uploaded, it's free to use for anyone who wants it!

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Very cool game good sir! Wonderfully designed too.


How did you achieve the 'smearing' effect on the environments? Is it done as post-processing for some layers or is it a shader? 

Thank you! The wobbly lines come from a modified sprite shader I wrote. It samples the sprite image pixels with a noise offset. I've been thinking about posting the source already, I should probably get to doing that.

As mentioned above, I finally took some time to actually put the shader in a small sample project, it's available here if you're interested.

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Thank you for following-up! I will check that out soon. I'm curious to see how that fares with pixel art projects. 

I can't play with Chrome or Firefox (Mac Os), I don't see the illustrations, just violet square or silhouettes of the elements.

That sucks, I'm sorry to hear that. I don't have a Mac myself, I had a friend try it out on his and it worked fine in Chrome, Firefox & Safari. Make sure you've got the latest updates first. Something you can try that might give me some kind of error-message is if you, in Firefox, right-click on the page and choose "Inspect Element". The page should split and show info on the right, at the bottom should be an error log. Reply with any error messages you have there and I'll see what I can figure out.

There aren't error messages, but lots of warning.

Maybe I found: Warning: Unsupported graphics API WebGL 2.0

So I can play the game, it runs, instead the images are hidden. Thank you anyway

I'm sorry to say that it might be that the graphics card on your machine doesn't work with WebGL 2.0. Could be the drivers but if they're up to date already there isn't much I can do to help you out sadly :(
Maybe try it out on someone elses mahine?

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I know my macOs is old. Maybe yes I will try it on another computer. Thank you! I love Hidden cat's graphic, I saw it in a video gameplayer :) bye

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Pretty cool. I like the voices and sound effects. All the cat pics at the end were a nice touch.

Thanks, our cats had to get their due after being featured so prominently in the game :)

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Very cute. Nice sound design as well!

Thanks!

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As someone who loves Hidden folks and cats...this is purrfect ;)

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Thank you :)

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I know it was a birthday present, but I hope you consider expanding the project. It's a really cool way to raise awareness and participation at shelters.

Thank you! I really enjoyed hearing your personal stories about your animals, it matched very well with the game :)

About expanding it, right now I'm working on other things but maybe sometime in the future I'll go back and add another level or so. Or atleast add some music.

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This is precious! I love the sounds!

Thanks!

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I really enjoyed this! Great idea for a birthday present. The cat in the bush was a bit tricky to find.

We're glad you enjoyed it, we both watched your playthrough. We noticed that it wasn't obvious that you can click the cat names to show some hint-text so we were impressed you found them all by just looking at the silhouettes!

Ah, yeah, I had no idea there were hints, that's cool though! Maybe in the tutorial it might help to mention it? But besides the bush cat, it was challenging enough but not too hard. =]

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The tutorial actually does mention it as you have to click one of the cats and show its info-box to proceed but it seems that it wasn't clear enough :)

But I'm glad it was challenging enough still!