“I remembered how my cats would always try and be as cute and affectionate as possible, as if they knew they could get away with more mischief that way.”
Al Gonzalez III, Elise Spacek, and Shawn Strider are best friends and designers. And in 2013, they were also starting to get bored. They were making art for clients 9 to 5, but wanted to break out and do something that let them be creative on their own terms. For their first collaboration, they drew inspiration from experience working in the indie game design scene, and also their shared history of pet cats. They realized that, while they had played plenty of cat-themed games, they had never seen a game that captured the experience of cat behavior. They put their collective talent to work, and their creation has been catnip for both cat lovers and card players.