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$20K to be awarded in first ever game jam for cats
$20K to be awarded in first ever game jam for cats
March 14, 2013 | By Frank Cifaldi

There's a game jam happening in Los Angeles the weekend before GDC which we're pretty sure is the first of its kind.

Friskies maker Purina is sponsoring what it is calling the "Games for Cats Hackathon," a weekend-long jam where aspiring developers will compete to create games (or apps) for cats to play with.

The grand prize-winning team will take home $15,000, with $3,000 and $2,000 awards for the runners-up.

Thinking of entering, but don't know where to start? Gamasutra's got you covered: check out 5 tips for making video games your cat wants to play.

Event registration is open here.

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John Purdy
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When i saw the link to this in my facebook feed I thought this was an Onion article

Fernando Fernandes
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This is amazing. Cats are the only reason for the entire web. =^.^=

Jordan Carroll
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If only I were in the LA area at the time...

Babak Kaveh
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Here I click on the "Serious Games" heading, and land on an article about games for cats - you can't be "serious"! Even though I'd rather make games for humans, this does actually sound like fun - especially the QA part :P

Frank Cifaldi
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There is nothing preventing a jammer from making training software for cats, there is serious game potential here.

Lex Allen
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I would love to do this, but a week is really short notice to make a game. Do you have to actually go to the event, or can you upload the game?

Paavo Niskala
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Sorry to be all pedantic, but isn't 15k + 2k + 3k = 20k? :3

David Navarro
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Cats aren't good at math.