Back in June at Apple's WWDC, we visited ngmoco's San Francisco studios and spent some time with the gamemaker's upcoming TouchPets: Cats, a virtual pet title that follows the studio's earlier TouchPets: Dogs.

Not simply a reissue TouchPets: Dogs -- but with cats -- the upcoming title takes a different approach to the virtual pet experience in a number of areas. Perhaps most notably, the feed-to-play mechanic of the earlier title is gone, so you need not feed your pet every time you want a few minutes of playtime. In its place is catnip, which can be used to jack your cat up in order to get it to perform certain actions, like collecting coins from the sofa cushions, in order to further the game. You can read more about what we found in our time with the game in our hands-on article.

Ngmoco has recently released a new gameplay video that should give readers a clear look at the play mechanics found in TouchPets: Cats.

TouchPets: Cats is expected to arrive in the App Store later this year.

  • Vovin

    LOLcats ftw!

  • Vovin

    LOLcats ftw!

  • chris

    well least they got the bugs figured out with the dogs. man the comments were so entertaining when people found they had to pay for dog food or there dog went to sleep for ever. laughs..

    chris.

  • chris

    well least they got the bugs figured out with the dogs. man the comments were so entertaining when people found they had to pay for dog food or there dog went to sleep for ever. laughs..

    chris.

  • http://www.galleytech.com Galley

    Will these kitty cats behave better than the two i have now?

  • http://www.galleytech.com Galley

    Will these kitty cats behave better than the two i have now?

  • Joe

    *yawn* Slow news day if this makes the front page.

  • Joe

    *yawn* Slow news day if this makes the front page.

  • JCat

    Human voice doing the cat sounds - thanks for the creep out.

    • Septimus

      I agree that is really fucking stupid. How difficult is it to get samples of a cat?

      Really really creepy.

  • JCat

    Human voice doing the cat sounds - thanks for the creep out.

    • Septimus

      I agree that is really fucking stupid. How difficult is it to get samples of a cat?

      Really really creepy.

  • darwiniandude

    Lost interest in Ngmoco due to the 'freemium' fiasco. Last good game was Roland 2. I like a game that is completable.

  • darwiniandude

    Lost interest in Ngmoco due to the 'freemium' fiasco. Last good game was Roland 2. I like a game that is completable.

  • http://www.fx4boutique.com BikiniBabe

    well it looks very cute!

  • http://www.fx4boutique.com BikiniBabe

    well it looks very cute!

  • PEP

    Get some proper cat sounds, this is just horrible.

  • PEP

    Get some proper cat sounds, this is just horrible.

  • flowerp

    looks awesome! Can't wait!

  • flowerp

    looks awesome! Can't wait!