Kimono Cats, the wholesome feline village builder meets dating sim from ToeJam and Earl creators HumaNature Studios nominated for a 2023 Apple Design Award, relaunches with a massive batch of new content on Friday, June 9, exclusively on Apple Arcade for iPhone, iPad, macOS, and Apple TV.
Expand the feline protagonist’s village into a glorious new home for them and their prospective companion by building houses, shops, restaurants, and trees. Keep up with maintenance by watering flowers and clearing pesky cobwebs. In version 1.1, complete one of 20 new quests with challenges to unlock new items for the borough, including hot air balloons, arching rainbows, and a UFO.
It takes a village to build a village, so show off the burgeoning hometown to friends with the new photo feature allowing players to automatically save snapshots to their device. Play online to send gifts and messages to fellow cat lovers, and don’t forget to sign the guest book! Invite friends to come visit – but make sure the village has plenty of shops so they can spend their tickets for bonus spins.
Go on a stroll through Matsuri Festivals with a cute cat companion in tow, shoot darts at bubbles to trigger mini-games and positive events like cheering up a crying child or giving a sweet treat to the cleaning lady, but avoid bad bubbles like an ugly matsuri mask, flowers with bees…or poop on a stick. Don’t worry too much though, even bad bubbles have value, with rewards available for filling out version 1.1’s Bubble Catalogue.
Play mini-games to win not just rewards but also your companion’s heart, like the all-new mini-game where the cats must commandeer an out-of-control ramen cart while avoiding obstacles and collecting rewards in record speed. Play Kimono Cats for a few minutes or hours on end, enjoying mini-games and building the village, all without timers or ads thanks to Apple Arcade.
“I was inspired to create Kimono Cats as a way to bring joy during stressful times,” said HumaNature founder Greg Johnson. “It celebrates all kinds of love and aims to represent our diverse team at HumaNature. Kimono Cats is a game where everyone can be themselves and play to their heart’s content.”
Kimono Cats’ version 1.1 update launches Friday, June 9, on Apple Arcade with language support in English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, and Turkish.