Popular viral and comic site The Oatmeal has launched its infamous card game, Exploding Kittens, on Android.
Initially a physical card game concept, Exploding Kittens is a strategic game similar to Russian Roulette, but with kittens blowing up instead of bullets. The goal of Exploding Kittens is to avoid the exploding kitten by moving it to other players or defusing it by using the other cards with things such as catnip sandwiches, laser pointers, belly rubs and more. Drawing the exploding kitten card without any means to defuse it means game over for a player.
Exploding Kittens became the most-backed game on Kickstarter, making history by drawing the most number of supporters, reaching $10,000 in its first 20 minutes on the site. In the end, the campaign hit 1,000% of its goal. The cards feature all-original artwork by the game’s creators at The Oatmeal.
Exploding Kittens quickly became so popular that a digital version was rolled out, initially on the App Store. Now, the game has been launched on Android, created by Elan Lee, Matthew Inman and Shane Small. Anyone with a smartphone or a tablet can enjoy crazy-good fun with these hilarious cards. Additional game sounds, also by The Oatmeal, accompany the same Exploding Kitten art on the card game version, but with new cards exclusive only to the apps.
Available at just $1.99 on the Google Play Store, the game includes one in-app purchase for $1.99 to get the expansion deck. The game supports up to 5 players with a minimum of 2 players. Similar to the card game, players “draw” cards and take turns playing these cards until someone “explodes.” The app allows anyone to play with friends and even strangers using a hosting code to share the game across different devices, so anyone can start a game or join an existing game.