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December 5, 2008 10:48 AM   Subscribe

Fat Cat : a bit of friday flash fun
posted by jammy (15 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, that's cute, but I had a tough time playing it since I'm on a laptop. My left-handed trackpad skills suck, and crossing over with my left hand for the arrows was awkward too.
posted by explosion at 10:55 AM on December 5, 2008

explosion, the WASD keys work for movement as well.
posted by zsazsa at 10:58 AM on December 5, 2008

Just noticed that now. A lot easier!
posted by explosion at 10:59 AM on December 5, 2008

awesome, thanks!

i sent the link to my friend who's home from work today and has a very fat cat. her answer: "i play that game every day"
posted by sentinel chicken at 11:24 AM on December 5, 2008

Is the owl invulnerable? Is that's what's happening?
posted by Caduceus at 11:40 AM on December 5, 2008

from the JiG write-up:

Fat Cat is a searing indictment of the United States government's recent decision to bail out multiple failing corporations with federal tax money. The "fat cat" of the title represents the irresponsible CEOs who have reacted to the growing US financial crunch by taking expensive spa vacations and flying private jets to Washington in order to grovel for more hand-outs, so they can continue their game of high-stakes blackjack at taxpayer expense. The fat cat's little owl guardian is, of course, the analogue of the federal "wise owls" who continue to support a planned economy, even when its structure is crumbling in front of them. Thus Nitrome casts you as the villains in an allegorical quest about greed and the inevitability of corruption.
posted by juv3nal at 12:41 PM on December 5, 2008 [1 favorite]

Here's one for the puppy lovers and I ensure you explosion that it works fine with a trackpad (although a Trackpoint could conceivably cause trouble). ;)
posted by caddis at 12:45 PM on December 5, 2008

whoa. consider my last hour at work DESTROYED.
posted by wowbobwow at 12:53 PM on December 5, 2008

... just testing how long I listen to the music before insanity kicks in
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:53 PM on December 5, 2008

OK, seems it's just the addictiveness thats insane...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:47 PM on December 5, 2008

This just made me long for good ol' Tyrian. Now there was a game that could truly rob hours from your life...
posted by Dysk at 1:50 PM on December 5, 2008

When the background loaded and it looked like Habbo Hotel I thought, "Oh, God, no ..."

But then instead of meme-spouting 14-year-olds, I encountered SHOOTING! Awesome.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 2:12 PM on December 5, 2008

This game was deigned by crazy people to make me crazy.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:34 PM on December 5, 2008

After I finished playing that, my eyes wouldn't stop scrolling.
posted by unSane at 3:54 PM on December 5, 2008

That was fun, thanks. (And it looks like there'e a version of this game IRL, too....)
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:00 AM on December 6, 2008

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