Updated 07:07 PM EDT, Wed, Oct 27, 2021

'Exploding Kittens' Mobile Game Tops App Store a Day After Release: Why You Need to Try it Out

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The card game "Exploding Kittens" was a big hit when it was released on the iOS on Thursday.

Tech Crunch noted that new mobile game became the No. 1 paid application on the Apple Store a day after it was released.

The $2-worth game, as per PC Mag, earlier set crowd funding records last year with an estimated $8.7 million in donations through Kickstarter. It added that gamers were also encouraged to download the game area because of the promised free add-ons.

"This is our way of saying thank you to our Kickstarter backers and everyone who supported us in our first year," a game graphic read.

Since it is gaining popularity in the gaming world, many are wondering how "Exploding Kittens" is played.

In explaining the mechanics of the game, Tech Crunch described it as a "kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette."

The same report noted that players draw cards until one gets an exploding kitten which will end the game for that specific gamer.

However, the exciting part there is that players have the chance to defuse this exploding kitten using catnip sandwiches, belly rubs, relocating kittens, skipping turns and attacking your opponents in the game.

Mashable reported that the game was made possible by creator Matthew Inman, founder of The Oatmeal, in collaboration with Elan Lee and Shane Small.

The cards in the game reportedly sport the trademark art style of The Oatmeal. Six players can play the game together using various smartphones and no Internet is required. It was highlighted that players are linked up using ad hoc connection.

However, PC Mag underscored that the game somehow does not live up to its hype. It claimed that one cannot play the game by himself with other gamers through an Internet connection.

It added that the designers really wanted to have gamers sitting in one room, facing each other just like playing the traditional card game.

"You have to be nice to people so they will play with you again, but there is a very appropriate time to slaughter your friends and family members," said software developer Josh Buchacher in a Venture Beat report.

He, however, expressed plans to add an Internet play feature where gamers can play with other people even when they are not in the same room.

The game has also gathered mixed reviews from users with PC Mag noting that its current 379 reviews has given a 2.5 rating for the game.

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