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Who: Ken Wong
What: Save really cute cats from exploding. By
kicking them. Hackycat is out now for iPhone, iPad and iPod
Where: Adelaide, Australia
When: Thursday, 14
th of February 2013
Details: Ken Wong, Art Director of Alice:
Madness Returns, today announced that his debut solo project -
Hackycat - is available now on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and
A score-attack arcade game, Hackycat tasks the player with
juggling a never-ending stream of cute felines. Players simply tap
the cats to keep them in the air but if a single cat hits the
floor, it’s game over.
The game includes a cast of adorable hackycats to adopt
including Hipstacat, Scurvy Pete, Taco Cat and many, many
With artist-illustrator Wong also taking on game design and
programming duties, Hackycat was intended to be a learning project.
It became instead a year-long quest to create the finest-ever cat
kicking simulator, combining Wong’s love of Street Fighter
and Breakout with a lo-fi aesthetic inspired by the films of Wes
Anderson and Jared Hess.
Hackycat is available now on the App Store on iPhone, iPad and
iPod touch or from this link::
It costs US $0.99 / £0.69 / €0.89 / $0.99 AU.
- First solo game from Ken Wong, Art Director of Alice: Madness
- Frantic score-attack gameplay
- Kick, knee and head-butt hackycats to keep them in the air
- Adopt all the hackycats!
Media Assets: Available at
Contact: for preview code, questions or
interviews, please contact
More details on Hackycat:
Save really cute cats from exploding. By kicking them.
Tap cats to bounce them in the air. If any cat hits the ground,
it’s game over! Choose your athlete and join the official
NOTE: All the cats in this game are trained professionals. Do
not try this at home with your domestic grade pets.
Tap anywhere to kick, knee or headbutt! That’s
Frantic score-attack gameplay
Don't let the hackycats touch the floor!
Spend them in the shop to unlock new cats, athletes and
Adopt them all!
Over two dozen hackycats to collect and kick, including
Hipstacat, Sir Pussington, Pickles (zombie cat), Sprinkles (unicorn
cat), Mustachio, Bucket (robot cat), Taco Cat and many more.
Use powerups, combos and superkicks to achieve epic high scores!
Dozens of mini-goals to complete! Level up your athlete!
Hand-drawn art style
Lovingly hand-drawn art and lo-fi aesthetic inspired by films of
Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums) and Jared Hess (Napoleon
Universal app; Game Center achievements and leaderboards; retina
and iPhone 5 ready
About the developer:
Ken Wong is a well known digital artist and illustrator from
Adelaide, Australia. He spent many years working with American
McGee as Art Director at
Spicy Horse Games, leading the art team on games
including Grimm and Alice Madness Returns.
He has contributed work to
iam8bit and the
Sword and Sworcery AV jam, is a regular presenter
Animex Games and Animation
Festival and was one of 28 artists profiles in Karen
Haber’s 2011 book,
Masters of Science Fiction and
Hackycat is Ken’s first independent game, and his first to
feature a cat dressed as a taco.
You can explore more of Ken's work at: