Hang Out With Cute Feline Furballs
There is credible scientific research to show that cat owners have better psychological health than individuals without pets. Even the simple act of watching cat videos online is enough to trigger a smile and a host of positive feelings. Now, this is the concept that Dear My Cat is based around. Designed as a therapeutic virtual pet simulation game, it attempts to relax players by engaging them in idle challenges of watching animated cats do their thing.
The game takes you to a peaceful island where all dwellers are cats. Every cat has a backstory and unique traits presented in text format on a small window. You will be able to interact with the characters in different ways and invite more to come to the island. Engaging with the furry cuties is very easy. You only need to tap/click on a cat character. The game will zoom in on the feline and tap buttons for sending gifts, and increasing happiness levels will appear at the bottom of the screen.
Grow and Upgrade the Island
In Dear My Cat, you start to play with one cat on a small portion of an island. You are required to unlock more islands (such as the flower garden, train station, lakeside region, temple, and sky garden, to name a few) and upgrade them. For this, you will have no choice but to wait around until you accumulate enough gold to acquire a new area.
Generated automatically during play, gold currency in the game goes into opening up new areas, leveling up destinations, and inviting cat travelers. The game will let you know when you have accumulated enough gold to gain access to new islands.
On the flip side, you can invest in island research to speed gold production and thus grow your island faster.
Other game currencies include hearts and rubies. Hearts go into upgrading the island while rubies can buy you a range of gift and play items, as well as activate Happy Time in the game. Like gold, heart currency is produced continuously through play. However, you can also collect extra hearts by tapping on white heart images/heart balloons that appear randomly on island areas.
Maintain a Happy Island
The cats in this game have a happiness level. When it is high, the production of gold and heart currency also shoots up. There are a few ways to boost happiness, the easiest of which is to activate a happy time through the shop. The second option is to give gifts to the little creatures. Lastly, you can fill up the happiness meter by dressing up the island’s furry inhabitants with accessories (bunny ears, hats, earmuffs, sunglasses, and many more). Accessories are purchased at the game’s shop using ruby currency, unveiled from treasure boxes, or earned as part of achievement rewards. At the shop, you get to unlock more accessory slots when the cats are happy.
Tips & Tricks for Playing Dear My Cat on PC
• Fill Up the Island
The more cats that are around, the more you will have to do. There is also the advantage of your gold and heart production going up with every feline invite. So, keep inviting new friends. You will have plenty of chances to do this as the game has over 100 cat players. One way of bringing on new cats is to send out an invite by tapping on the ‘Invite Button’ at the bottom of the screen.
You can also summon new friends by buying train tickets using game gold. Tap on the ticket button to view a complete list of all the cats you can invite. Go for VIP cats when you can as they bring with them more bonuses.
• Direct Upgrades to New Region
Different regions in the island’s map have a varying cost to unlock than the previous area. However, you also tend to generate more gold when venturing into uncharted territory. For this reason, it is wise to direct most of the gold you set aside for upgrades towards the newest unlocked region. This way, you will generate more gold that you can spend on other aspects of play.
• Complete Quests
While Dear My Cat allows players the freedom to engage in leisurely play, you can accomplish more by prioritizing quests. The good thing is that there is nothing out of the ordinary about missions in the game. They include normal play activities like level up, invite three travelers, find sparkling treasure, raise happiness degree to a certain level, and so on.
What makes these tasks important is that you stand to earn various rewards with each completed quest. The game has a dedicated quest button (stands as one in a series of buttons arranged in cascading order) on the right side of the screen. You can tap on the button to see set quests or to check in on the progress that is already underway.
• Keep a Lookout for Hearts & Treasures
As you are playing, white hearts and sparkling spots will appear randomly on the game’s map. These are easy to miss, so make sure to keep your eyes wide open. The shiny points hold treasures while the hearts instantly produce hundreds of in-game-heart-currency when tapped/clicked.
How to play
How to play Dear My Cat on PC (3 Easy Steps):