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December 10, 2015

a new bontegame: christmas cat and a new mobile app

Hohoho, it's a fine tradition here at bontegames that I make a Christmas themed game every year so... ring those Christmas bells because... here's my new game Christmas cat! The Bonte cat jumps on top of the Christmas tree and sends the 20 red balls all around the house. Can you find all 20 balls by solving the puzzles?


And there's more bontegames news: I'm also launching a new mobile app today: 'Where is cat?'. The app is a collection of the Bonte cat adventures and contains for the moment my games 'Where is cat?' and 'Christmas cat' in HD graphics and excellent audio quality. More adventures of the Bonte cat will be added in future updates of the app. The app is not free but it is absolutely adfree and by buying the 'Where is cat?' app for your iPhone/iPad or Android device you're supporting future bontegames! Get it now by clicking your favourite app store below:




So enjoy my new games, spread the word and merry Christmas and happy puzzling!

79 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a fun surprise! Thank you, Bart. And Merry Christmas, everyone!

a12r13 said...

out... man this one is nice.
Thank you Bart and happy Xmas !

jensu said...

Great game Bart as always and thanks for the Xmas treat! Seasons greetings to all

Waldas said...

Great as always ;) Merry Xmas Bart!

Carly said...

Very cute, Bart. Thanks!
Just one question: How come Cat is wearing a tie in the living room picture? I was trying to find out it's significance and clicking on it and around it quite a bit, lol!

Anonymous said...

Lovely! Merry Christmas

-k said...

Great little escape, Bart! Thanks for giving us so much throughout the year and I hope you have a lovely holiday! :)

tam said...

I'm happy to support! Thank you so much, dear Bart :)

Phred said...

I think I'm missing something. I've found all 20 balls but the game doesn't seem to think I'm done. Is there something else I need to do after finding all 20, or is the game just not recognizing that I'm done?

anna in spain said...

Got all the puzzles but the drawer with the star/bow/man thing. Can't figure that one out. But all but one puzzle is not bad when you're me.

susanreads said...

@anna in spain: Look at the presents under the tree.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Anna in Spain, I was looking for that one for a long time

Michaela said...

Thank you, Bart :) I really enjoyed this wonderful game. I wish everyone a peaceful merry christmas <3

Coffeeteamix said...

loved it :D

Cynthia said...

That was fun and absolutely adorable!! Thank you Bart for the present :D

Anonymous said...

Love the game, and the little dance show at the end! Merry Christmas!

Tom said...

That was fun :)

Anonymous said...

Years ago my wonderful black cat 'Gee', on his first Christmas, knocked off all the ornaments he could get all his paws on. Coincidence? I think not :)

Merry Christmas Bart.

Linda said...

15, but I haven't done many of this type of puzzle. I need a gingerbread man/star to put on the fridge, but they won't come off the presents.

PK said...

FUN! Loved this. It had just the right amount of head-scratching, keeping it engaging without being too difficult. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Fun, relaxing and interesting game, thanks. Merry Christmas!

Kristen said...

Yay!!! Thank you and congratulations, on the game and new app. I love your games so much! <3

midge said...

can't figure out the gingerbread man ....opened the storage with the canes in it, still can't figure it out...any hints, anybody? thanks.

midge said...

never mind,l figured it out, all by myself...Merry Christmas Bart.

Anonymous said...

hahahaha, cat for christmastree, thx bart :)

Anonymous said...

Trop mimi!!!!!!
Merci pour ce joli de cadeau de Noël en avance!
Et bonnes fêtes à vous Bart!

Anonymous said...

Love the ending :-)

Wee Eck said...

Very enjoyable, Thanks

veewee said...

I love the ending - very fun!

and: vrolijk kerstfeest to you too!

Phred said...

Just played through it a second time, and the exact same thing happened. After I've found the 20th ball, the game just keeps going like it is waiting for me to find #21. No funny animation, no "Congratulations" message, nothing.

Either it's not recognizing that I'm done, or there's something else I need to do that I haven't figured out yet. It would be nice to know which is the case.

Bart said...

Hi Phred, I'm not aware of this problem. You should get the end part immediately after you find the 20th ball. Are you playing on mobile or in the browser, and what ball do you pick up as 20th ball? Thanks!

yvonne said...

Phred right after you got the last two balls from the chimney you should get the ending. Seems for some reason it doesnt register for you, have you tried to play it with a different browser?

Phred said...

I'm playing the game in Firefox 42.0 running on Linux (Ubuntu). (I don't have a mobile device capable of running the game.) I don't know if I should post exactly how I get the last two balls because it might be spoily for somebody, but they have to do with the cat and the flashlight.

I was planning to try it in Chrome, just to see if the browser might be a factor. But my guess might be that it has something to do with Flash.

Phred said...

OK, update: Running on Chrome on the same computer/OS, the ending displays properly the instant I click on the 20th ball. So the problem seems to have something to do with Firefox after all.

Alexander said...

n1c Game Bart

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Thanks Bart. And the dancing cat at the end is cute too! T.

Harkn said...

Works properly on Firefox 42.0 here, Flash enabled on a per-instance basis.

This is the first game of this type I've played. Fun!

Bart said...

@Phred: thanks for the update, I couldn't reproduce your problem in Firefox, just to make sure: are you sure the counter was at 20/20? Thanks!

Bart said...

@Carly I guess the red tie is just a red herring ;)

Bart said...

Thanks for all your wonderful comments on the game :) And thanks to everyone who is supporting bontegames by buying the app! Remember: the app will get updated in the future with more Bonte cat adventures!

Anonymous said...

Yay!! Thank you, Bart. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Slug said...

Oh my, that ending. I'm not so sure about that cat of yours Bart!

Happy Holidays to all!

P.S. The drawer with the code had me stumped for a while. Could not figure it out, I knew there had to be a clue somewhere. Finally saw it, so well hidden in plain sight. ;)

mirabelka said...

Thank you and Merry Christmas !
I love the cat at the end!

Tom said...

For what it's worth, I just tried with Firefox 42.0 on Ubuntu Linux and didn't have any problems (previously I'd been using Chrome, which also didn't have any problems).

Lizzie!! said...

Merry Christmas, Bart! Thanks for all the fun!

Lily said...

im stuck on the box with the candy canes on it. which order do i need to press them in?

Anonymous said...

Check the curtains, Lily... I think.

Phred said...

For what it's worth, the counter was definitely reading 20/20. I can probably send you a screenshot if you like, but I'm not sure how to get it to you. I'm sure I'll have no trouble reproducing the problem.

Phred said...

Bart: I have four screen shots (PNG, about 200k each) showing the counter at 20/20 in each of the four rooms (this shouldn't be possible, right?). These were taken on my computer running Ubuntu 14.04.3 and Firefox 42.0 with all extensions disabled ("safe mode"). At first I hoped it might be an extension problem, but apparently not. I still have my suspicions that Flash itself is the problem, since I'm running an old version of Flash with no hope of updates (Adobe stopped supporting Flash on Linux a year or more ago), but that doesn't explain why Chrome works.

I realize I'm the only one reporting this issue so far, so I don't expect it to be a high priority, but if there's any other information you want from me to help you track this down, let me know and I'll do my best to get it for you.

Phred said...

Found a way to post the screenshots... :)

http://phirmphoot.blogspot.com/2015/12/otherwise-fun-game-has-bug.html

palat said...

Best Christmas game ever Bart, thanks and merry Christmas! Loved the end part!

Tom said...

@Phred What version of flash do you have in Firefox? Go to about:plugins and look for "Shockwave Flash" in Firefox. My Flash version in Firefox is 11.2.202.548. Also, are you on a 32-bit or 64-bit machine?

jj said...

I love the app Bart and so do my boys :-) Thanks and Merry Christmas all!

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha :)
What a funny ending - amd such a cute game - love it
Thank you for building and sharing this one!!!

wimp said...

@Lily, the clue is inside the fridge if I remember correctly

Cak said...

Dear Bart,

thank you so much for all your pretty games. Christmas Cat is one more of them, I like it very much.

Often enough times are bussy and there is no time to check all the stuff on your website. But then, when the days are short and the snow (should be) starting to fall, then I'm going to check all the great stuff I missed the last months - right before the end of the year. And then I know: it is Christmas.

Merry christmas to you!

Ciao Cak

Stevens Miller said...

Good one. The congratulations screen was better than the ones in Mild Escapes, even. Merry Christmas!

Phred said...

Tom: to answer your questions:

1) Apparently there was some sort of Flash update (!) recently. My computer now has version 11.2.202.554, although that just upgraded earlier today. I checked the upgrade log and I used to have .548, just like yours. Haven't tried the game again yet since the update so I don't know if it changes anything.

2) 32-bit machine. Actually, I'm not so sure about the machine itself, but the OS is 32-bit.

Phred said...

Update: "new" version of Flash makes no difference whatsoever.

Amy Keekers said...

Very cute and entertaining. :) Merry Christmas to you and your family Bart! :)

Helen said...

Great fun with a cute ending!

debwriter said...

love your games! Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

MERRY HAPPY CHRISTMAS Mr.BONTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your games are always FANTASTIC
Wish your merry Christmas and I love you!!!!

-k said...

Bart - I love the music in your games, particularly the holiday version. Is there a chance we could a get a link to download it somewhere?

Kata said...

thank you Bart for this and all your other games, played again all of the former christmas games last weekend :) merry christmas for you and your family - also liked the language choice

DonutLover said...

A nice little game, with obvious yet well hidden clues. Thanks Bart and Merry Christmas.

Sephora Laghi said...

Really cute!!
Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Sadaf S. said...

I love puzzle games and cats so these are right up my alley. Such a cute idea for Christmas. I will be checking these out soon.

Tom said...

@Phred I just updated my 32-bit Ubuntu system, including Firefox and Flash, and the game still works for me. I'm now running version 11.2.202.554 of Flash under Firefox. So, still no idea why it's not working for you. The only other thing I can suggest trying is disabling hardware acceleration.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Bart! And thank you!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute game, Bart. Happy Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for all the interesting games you post and for running a site where all your guests are polite and helpful! I'm one of your silent visitors, but just hovering on the sidelines, I still appreciate the calm and friendly atmosphere. Happy Christmas to all of you!

Grace Chebe said...

Wow. I finally completed the game. It took several tries of critical thinking. But overall it was very fun.

Cynthia said...

@BartBonte: Christmas Cat is featured this week on NotDoppler! :D

Ria schmia said...

lily: leave a gift for the mouse

Natti Z said...

This game got me into Christmas mood. The dancing cat at the end is cool. Thanks.
Merry Christmas!

Chouchou Cendré said...

Looove it! What a great game!!!

Anonymous said...

well,

Anonymous said...

your game was featured on Foodini's Friday games

Jane F said...

I don't believe how long it has taken me to finally get the last decoration! DOH!! lol Thanks Bart. x

 

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