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I was curious to see if the cat would have a strand of tinsel hanging out of its butt
posted by Hoopo at 10:45 AM on December 18, 2015 [5 favorites]


Isn't this a link to an ad?
posted by Carol Anne at 10:48 AM on December 18, 2015


You can skip the ad and play the game.

14/20 so far. Can't unlock the damn gingerbread critters yet.
posted by maudlin at 10:50 AM on December 18, 2015


Right? And that candy-cane box! Where are the clues!
posted by grumpybear69 at 10:52 AM on December 18, 2015


That was fun! Takes me back to the old Mac shareware games I used to play.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 10:52 AM on December 18, 2015


Where are the clues!

In the environment.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:53 AM on December 18, 2015 [4 favorites]


Well that was a fun couple-of-minute waster. Thanks!
posted by uncleozzy at 10:53 AM on December 18, 2015


Where are the clues!

Pattern recognition is your friend.
posted by jammy at 10:59 AM on December 18, 2015 [4 favorites]


That was fun, and the music is surprisingly good for this sort of thing.
posted by sparklemotion at 11:02 AM on December 18, 2015


Thank you, man of twists and turns and jammy, for giving me exactly the sort of non-hint I needed to finish the game successfully! There was one environmental clue I had missed, which I shouldn't have.
posted by grumpybear69 at 11:13 AM on December 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Cuute!!
posted by helmutdog at 11:15 AM on December 18, 2015


Are there any other browser-based games like this that folks can recommend?
posted by overeducated_alligator at 11:19 AM on December 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Very cute! And I did not see that ending coming. I got at least one of the puzzles by random guessing, though.
posted by bearwife at 11:19 AM on December 18, 2015


I find in real-life most cats aren't as good at providing clues for where they've hidden things that you can figure out on your own without resorting to walk-throughs.
posted by RobotHero at 11:22 AM on December 18, 2015 [3 favorites]


Ha! Got them all! And what a cute closing.
posted by maudlin at 11:28 AM on December 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


ok I spent way too long on that but I got them all!
posted by supermedusa at 11:56 AM on December 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


Felis Navidad
posted by otherchaz at 12:02 PM on December 18, 2015 [6 favorites]


That was a lot of fun!! Thanks for the link!
posted by wyndham at 12:28 PM on December 18, 2015


The cat's sexy dancing at the end was totally worth it.
posted by wyndham at 12:29 PM on December 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Super cute, and just the level of puzzle I wanted today.
posted by Secretariat at 12:29 PM on December 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Stupid. Smug. Cat. And then the sexy dancing.

Also, I can't help but wonder if I'm the only one that noticed (and I don't think it means anything) the candy cane swastika?
posted by mikhuang at 12:40 PM on December 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


I was curious to see if the cat would have a strand of tinsel hanging out of its butt

One of our most best beloved cats did have a penchant for eating the ribbon off the Xmas packages under the tree. We never saw a trace of that ribbon again, though.
posted by bearwife at 12:45 PM on December 18, 2015


There was one thing I didn't try clicking until about 10 minutes after head-desk frustration, then I clicked it, then the last four balls came in rapid succession. So satisfying to finish it!
posted by Shepherd at 1:13 PM on December 18, 2015


familiar to cat-owners

I, too, fill my house with bizarre Christmas-themed locks.
posted by Going To Maine at 1:16 PM on December 18, 2015 [4 favorites]


Designing thematic puzzle locks is a very popular pastime in Raccoon City too, I believe. Even the police get in on the fun.
posted by Naberius at 1:30 PM on December 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Are there any other browser-based games like this that folks can recommend?

Enter "room escape game" in Google, and you get similar types of games - but where you need to figure out the clues to escape a room in which you are locked.

I really love and strongly recommend Neutral's games (which may or may not have been featured here on the blu maybe 7 years ago).
posted by bitteroldman at 1:49 PM on December 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Santa cat puzzle(d)
posted by bonehead at 2:09 PM on December 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


pfff that was a cute game and kept me pleasantly occupied for a while.
posted by HypotheticalWoman at 3:12 PM on December 18, 2015


Are there any other browser-based games like this that folks can recommend?

See also Bart Bonte's other games, the games of Mateusz Skutnik, and the 'escape' tag on JayIsGames.
posted by mudpuppie at 3:42 PM on December 18, 2015


Aargh. I've been stuck on the candy cane box for 20 minutes.
posted by belladonna at 3:56 PM on December 18, 2015


You’ll know when you can solve the candy cane box. Try something else.
posted by Going To Maine at 3:59 PM on December 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Aargh. I've been stuck on the candy cane box for 20 minutes.

This is a hint -- stop reading now if you don't want any darn hinting --

The solution is not in plain sight.
posted by bearwife at 4:06 PM on December 18, 2015


Thanks!

Of course, after I posted that I tried (yet again) placing something in a specific location & it actually worked this time, which gave me the next item I needed to proceed. And now I've solved it & feel a little silly.
posted by belladonna at 4:14 PM on December 18, 2015


Home on post-dental surgery pain meds, for which this is perfect. Thank you.
posted by gingerbeer at 4:23 PM on December 18, 2015


I am clearly out of practice on this type of thing - it took me like an hour before I figured it out.
posted by Daily Alice at 4:28 PM on December 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


I thought this was going to be about the Icelandic tradition of a big cat that eats children who don't get any clothes as Christmas gifts (yes, a real thing).
posted by Kattullus at 4:31 PM on December 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


the Icelandic tradition of a big cat that eats children who don't get any clothes as Christmas gifts (yes, a real thing).

Satan Claws?
posted by Going To Maine at 4:32 PM on December 18, 2015


Heh. Fun.
Needs more acrid pee smell to really sell it, though.
posted by chococat at 4:49 PM on December 18, 2015


That was fun!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 5:12 PM on December 18, 2015


It worked out nicely in that a whole bunch of times you think you've really looked everywhere and you're stuck, but each time it doesn't take very long to figure out something new - you find something before you get too frustrated. I wonder how difficult that sweet spot was to hit.
posted by anonymisc at 5:47 PM on December 18, 2015


Russian Blue
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:23 PM on December 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Satan Claws?

Krampurrs.
posted by cortex at 7:29 PM on December 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


hmmm i'm stuck at 19/20, the only thing I can think of is the combination thing in the kitchen but I'm not patient enough to try all the random combinations it might be, did I miss a clue?
posted by Hazelsmrf at 7:46 PM on December 18, 2015


This was perfect for me—just hard enough that I felt some satisfaction in solving it.
posted by not that girl at 8:15 PM on December 18, 2015


did I miss a clue?

Yes.
posted by Going To Maine at 8:16 PM on December 18, 2015


hmmm i'm stuck at 19/20, the only thing I can think of is the combination thing in the kitchen but I'm not patient enough to try all the random combinations it might be, did I miss a clue?

Yep, there is definitely a clue, again in the environment...all I will say is, look for similarly looking things in the environment, they're there.
posted by dubitable at 8:17 PM on December 18, 2015


Oooh I got it, duh!
posted by Hazelsmrf at 8:28 PM on December 18, 2015


thought this was going to be about the Icelandic tradition of a big cat that eats children who don't get any clothes as Christmas gifts (yes, a real thing).--Kattullus


I just had to look that one up.
posted by eye of newt at 8:55 PM on December 18, 2015


Candy Cane box clues are in the microwave
posted by Sintram at 12:10 AM on December 19, 2015


I found the ending sexy in a "Bond Movie title sequence" kind of way.

They say I might be allowed visitors next year.
posted by devious truculent and unreliable at 12:00 PM on December 19, 2015


Are there any other browser-based games like this that folks can recommend?
posted by overeducated_alligator


JayIsGames has a good number of point-and-click games listed here.
posted by faineant at 12:41 PM on December 19, 2015


And escape games too!
posted by faineant at 4:57 PM on December 19, 2015


Is it possible to get into dead ends? Because I am stuck and also obsessed. I am wondering if you can get things out of order and end up in a spot from which you cannot finish?
posted by elizilla at 12:40 PM on December 20, 2015


I don't think so. All the items have one and only one use, and I don't think there are any irreversible actions that make anything inaccessible.
posted by RobotHero at 2:38 PM on December 20, 2015


I've played through it a couple of times (did I mention the pain meds?) and there doesn't seem to be any catch to the order. Certain activities have to happen in order to do other things, but otherwise, no.
posted by gingerbeer at 3:14 PM on December 20, 2015


New escape-room-related FPP: “It is finished.”
posted by Going To Maine at 3:48 PM on December 21, 2015


Before I look, I'm going to imagine it's an adaptation of the final act of Last Temptation and you're playing as Jesus trying to get out a pickle.
posted by cortex at 3:52 PM on December 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


It’s hard to get a pickle out when you can’t use your hands.
posted by Going To Maine at 4:17 PM on December 21, 2015


I like your sass more than I like my intended meaning.
posted by cortex at 4:45 PM on December 21, 2015


I am wondering if you can get things out of order and end up in a spot from which you cannot finish?

No, that is not possible. Just keep looking for patterns that match up and you'll get it, in whatever order.
posted by bearwife at 4:45 PM on December 21, 2015


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