shivering kittens 2.0 released for Mac OS X!

19Sep06

shivering kittens is a cute little “falling block” puzzle game for Mac OS X where you must try to rescue the kittens from their icy imprisonment!

Download the free demo of shivering kittens for Mac OS X by clicking here*.

Coding & design by Mark Bishop, art by Alexander Goulkin, & sound by Ricardo Balderas.

If you have any feedback for shivering kittens, please email me (Mark Bishop)!

Testing of shivering kittens 2.x by Zwilnik, igame3d, ThemsAllTook, unknown, gatti, & Malarkey of the iDevGames forum.

Testing of shivering kittens 1.x by Malarkey, hangt5, CarbonX, imikedaman, kodex, Bachus, & Byron Clarke of the iDevGames forum.

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Changes in version 2.0 of shivering kittens:

  • The game may now be played in fullscreen;
  • the falling blocks now fall much more smoothly (with sub-pixel precision);
  • the piece controlled by the player now falls, moves horizontally, and rotates much more smoothly (with sub-pixel precision);
  • the game now has multiple levels of difficulty;
  • the game now has a title screen, from which the player may choose the level of difficulty to start playing the game at;
  • the player may now press the “escape” key to pause the game;
  • switching to another application or minimising the game to the Dock will now pause the game;
  • the game now has a dialog which is shown whilst the game is paused, with an option in that dialog to return to the title screen;
  • the highscore screen now shows:
    • the number of kittens rescued in a game;
    • the number of kittens in the best chain of kittens rescued in a game;
    • the level the player started playing the game at;
    • the level the player game over’d at;
  • fixed a minor bug where the left-“⌘” and right-“⌘” keys were interpreted as a single key;
  • the player status panel now shows:
    • the number of kittens rescued;
    • the number of kittens in the best chain of kittens rescued;
    • the current level;
    • the number of kittens that need to be rescued to progress to the next level;
    • the player’s current position in the highscores;
  • lots, lots more.

Version 1.4-2 of shivering kittens was released on 20th January 2006.

Version 1.4-1 of shivering kittens was released on 16th January 2006.

Version 1.4 of shivering kittens was released on 25th October 2005.

Version 1.3-2 of shivering kittens was released on 11th October 2005.

Version 1.3-1 of shivering kittens was released on 27th September 2005.

Version 1.3 of shivering kittens was released on 15th September 2005.

Version 1.2 of shivering kittens was released on 25th July 2005.

Version 1.1 of shivering kittens was released on 21st February 2005.

Version 1.0 of shivering kittens was released on 14th February 2005.

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*As of November 2008, shivering kittens has been acquired by Information Appliance Associates, Inc., who have discontinued the Mac OS X version of the game.

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