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Konrad the Kitten - a virtual but real cat - Windows
- HTC Vive$9.99
You like cats and kittens? This is your chance to have a virtual one which feels real. If you don’t like cats that much, maybe you’re, maybe Konrad can be the chance to make your beloved one to love your super-expensive Virtual Reality Headset. Konrad the Kitten is a small Virtual Reality game designed for the HTC Vive, with a hybrid virtual/real kitten you need to care for. By fixing an HTC Vive Controller on one of your plush toys, you bring this toy into virtual reality. The HTC Vive tracks your plush toy and replaces it with a cute kitten in the virtual world. This enables -for the first time- to not only see a virtual pet but also physically touch, lift, cuddle and play with it. Every day when you look after Konrad, he has 12 wishes. These can be sleeping in a box, drinking from a water bowl, playing with a ball, catching mice and more. Some of them are passive (like having him sleep) and some of them require you to actively play with Konrad (like hunting mice). By fulfilling these wishes Konrad get’s happy and new objects, minigames and areas are unlocked. The whole game is controlled by lifting and moving the virtual cat. There is no need to push buttons of a controller. This enables an unbelievable immersion into the virtual world.
Preparing the game 1, Fix one of the HTC Vive Controllers upside-down on the back of the plush toy (for example with rubber bands or scrunchies). Assure that it’s fixed proper, so the controller can’t slip off the cat while playing. Also care about the lanyard of the controller. It should be fixed with the rubber - band as well, so it cannot get stuck with something. 2. Place the plush toy (with the controller on its back) on the ground in the middle of your play area. 3. Turn off the second (other) Vive Controller (by holding its steam button 15 seconds). 4. Start the game.
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or newer Processor: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 or better Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 or better Storage: 500 MB available space
Playing the game 1. Once the game has launched, you’ll see Konrad sitting in the middle of the play area. 2. Carefully (!) lift the kitten and place it on the “calibrate” marker to calibrate the ground. The marker will turn green after calibration. 3. Then place the kitten on the Warp Zone marker to go to the area selection. 4. For the first play, only one area (the house) is available. So place the cat on this area marker to go inside the house. Other areas will be unlocked when fulfilling the cat’s needs. 5. Place the cat on the ground at one of the objects. The cat will interact with the object. While interacting, you’ll see the progression bar inside the wish-icon changing. After Konrad is done, the wish-icon disappears. 6. After a need is fulfilled, small hearts will appear. Catch them by moving Konrad towards them. Each heart will increase Konrad’s affinity towards you. 7. Some wishes will trigger minigames. When playing a minigame (like the mouse-hunting), hold Konrad in both hands so he looks away from you. Move him around so he can catch the targets. He will automatically grab after the target, as soon as he is near one. 8. Fulfill Konrad’s needs to unlock other objects, minigames and areas. 9. Konrad has 12 needs every day. Be sure to look after him the next day again!