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10 Games and Gadgets for Tech-Savvy Cat Lovers

These holiday gift ideas include a new appearance from Nyan Cat, electronic cat ears, and the world's first artificial-intelligence-based cat toy.

Phillip Mlynar  |  Dec 11th 2014


Cats own the Internet, right? Ergo, the feline form is clearly at the forefront of most modern technological advances. Which means — in some definitely festive but possibly spurious logic — that the best forward-thinking gifts this year will be cat-based. Here then is a handy roundup of the spiffiest new cat-based apps, games and gadgets to keep the tech-fan amused throughout the holiday season.

1. Nyan Cat: Lost in Space

A fresh twist on the original cat app phenomenon, Nyan Cat: Lost in Space spruces up the flying feline formula. Also includes ice-cream. Available from the App Store (free with in-app purchases).

2. Necomimi

Fancy some brainwave cat ears? Check out the Necomimi system, which features ears that move to reflect your mood! Available online.

3. Crossy Road

Not a totally cat-centric app, Crossy Road is an endless version of the vintage Frogger formula — and includes an option to play as a plucky pixel tabby cat! Available from the App Store (free with in-app purchases).

4. Mousr

Now available for pre-orders after a successful Kickstarter campaign, Mousr aims to revolutionize the cat toy world as the first artificially intelligent play foe for your kitty.

5. Kitty Cat Clicker

Your sole task in this clicking-based title is to feed the queen cat. Thankfully, there are thousands of cat cohorts to unlock and discover to help you reach your goal. Available from the App Store (free with in-app purchases).

6. Naughty Kitties

Enjoy a fusion of a tower defense title with an endless runner dimension in this synapse-sizzling action title that’s packed with cat-tastic action. Available from the App Store (free with in-app purchases).

7. Talking Ginger

Talk, tickle and interact with your cyber-kitty Ginger in this light-hearted app. Includes a classic toilet roll shenanigan. Available from the App Store (free with in-app purchases).

8. My Talking Tom

Updated just in time for the holiday season, My Talking Tom adds a new cake tower-creating mini-game to the talkative cat chap. Available from the App Store (free with in-app purchases).

9. Stampy Cat

Keep up to date with the latest videos from the Stampy Cat trend with an app that syncs content direct to your phone or tablet. Available from the App Store.

10. Ice Cream Cats

Find out what happens when cats are enlisted to help facilitate an endless ice cream feasting session with this puzzler. Available from the App Store (free with in-app purchases).

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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.