Now you and your friends can become hilarious kitties, connect through Facebook, and sing like it's 1999.
You can battle it out mano-a-mano or you can sing collaborative songs. As more singers are added, more kitties will appear.
Here are some examples:
Call me Maybe
Eye of the Tiger
Serious Cat sings Rihanna
Here is rockstar Robert Schwartzman singing his new song "I Know Why," as Business Cat
Aside from our backend, which consists of the usual magic pixie dust and tiny gnomes turning giant gears inside a cave far below the land of Mordor, the game is simple:
1. Start the app and pick a free kitty or use our advanced algorithm-fueled super kitty animator tool to create your own.
2. Pick a song, and start singing. The cat will automatically match the music and record your voice while the song streams to your device.
3. Invite friends to sing different parts of the song or sing their own versions.
4. Get a score that tells you and your friends how accurate your singing is and receive catnip that can be redeemed for cool stuff: like bling, voice alterations, and super-secret songs.
In case you couldn't get enough of our singing voices...
Kitties are hilarious and relatively simple to animate. Plus if your singing isn't up to par, you can just blame it on the kitty.
Why we need you
We need your help primarily because we need to pay for music licensing. While it's not as expensive to license karaoke songs as it is to license original music, the music industry still requires upfront payments to license songs. We estimate that our music licensing costs will be in excess of $10,000.
We also need you because, as you can see, we are even worse at art than at singing. This is seriously my best attempt at drawing a cat. Please help us hire an artist...
What's in it for you?
We want this game to be free to download, but we wouldn't ask for your hard-earned cash without offering some worthwhile rewards.
How about the ability to play your own cat in the game? You can import a picture of any cat, and the game will help you animate the picture and turn it into your own custom playable kitty character. This will be our main paid feature within the app, and backers will be the first to get to use it.
We are also offering a range of other cool rewards including kitty gifts for your friends, limited-edition backer shirts, and a chance to make your cat one of the main characters in the game. These rewards will make you much hipper than all of your friends.
We are a startup indie gaming company based in DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) in Brooklyn. Currently there are three of us, experienced developers and business people. We've been working on this game for a little over 2 months.
We have the skills, expertise, and lack of social lives necessary to build this game ourselves, but the need extra funding to pay for outside costs, such as music licensing and art.
If we exceed our goal, we can add more songs, better art and design, expand to other platforms, and add more languages.
If we don't hit our goal, this awesome game will likely never come to fruition, and we will wither away, slowly, embittered by failure, under the overpass.
Kitty Karaoke is a game for everyone who likes to sing and everyone who likes adorable kitties, which we think is nearly everyone. We have had a lot of fun coming up with ideas and building this game, and we think you will have a lot of fun helping us finish it. The game itself is promised to be a blast.
So please help a kitty out, and back our project....
Have a question?
If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Participate in the GAME DEVELOPMENT community where you can propose gameplay ideas and vote on the songs and kitties that will go into the game. Plus we will put you in the game credits. They will be very long game credits. And they will not be in alphabetical order, for fairness to people whose names start with the letter Z. Like our friend Zayd, who never gets any credit.
A handwritten (likely illegible) thank you note from the team and one of our sweet CAT DRAWINGS. Each cat will be unique in its own special way. Because we believe every cat is special. Even the hairless Sphynx cat. Look it up. It's special. + previous
Create your own CUSTOM KITTY character. Now you can be a special cat too. Any cat. Even a Sphynx cat. You sicko. We are developing a program that will let you easily import your Sphynx cat, indicate the head and mouth locations, add some super awesome animations (as shown in video), and start blasting some karaoke. + previous
Get a kitty for yourself and make one FOR A FRIEND. Pick a cat that you think most represents your friend; their attitude, appearance, overall specialness. Be nice, of course ;) This is a G-rated game. + previous
Kitty backers need more than just T-shirts. Show off your feline physique with MUSCLE SHIRTS and halter tops. We'll get these out early, just in time for the gun show. Your choice of style and color (blue, black or pink). + previous
Original KITTY ART, including an 18" x 24" framed poster with your custom kitty character and a computer wallpaper to match. Like the sweet drawings, each of these will be unique and specific to your special kitty. You can hang it in the bedroom to remember your prowess on the karaoke stage. + previous
Create a MAIN KITTY character that anyone can play. This is a limited opportunity to secure a place for your custom kitty that will not be available in the finished game. It's limited to 20, and expensive, because we know you jokers are just going to send us a bunch of hairless Sphynx cats. + previous
THE KING. A kitty who looks like Elvis. No one else will be allowed to be The King. Ever. There is only 1 King. As soon as we get an artist this is going to look really awesome. Until then it will look like a kitty stick figure (with sideburns). + previous
A DATE WITH SHASHI. He doesn't come cheap, but he does know all the best restaurants and speakeasies in NYC. You'll be savoring local delicacies and sipping the finest cocktails over casual conversation about the latest node.js and advanced database development techniques. If nerd speak makes your mouth water, this is the reward for you. There's only 1 because there's only 1 Shashi. And he's a busy man.