October is prime time for BrandExtract’s online ‘Cat Bowling’ game

October 05, 2009

BrandExtract kicked off another holiday season of Cat Bowling today, its free, Halloween-themed online game, and already the fur is flying as gamers of all ages vie for the top score by knocking down animated, cartoonish black cats while being cheered on – or heckled – by a cackling witch.

The game, introduced in 2001, has been a viral sensation, attracting millions of hits to the BrandExtract website each fall. From September 28, 2008, to September 22, 2009, for example, 4.1 million players took the Cat Bowling challenge. During this period, Cat Bowling hit a peak of 105,744 visits per day.

Cat Bowling draws one player every half-second and is played year-round.

“Cat Bowling is back by popular demand,” said BrandExtract Director of Interactive Malcolm Wolter.  “It combines flash animation and creative design for a fun, easy game that has attracted many followers, including parents and teachers who are using it as a teaching tool.”

Cat Bowling follows traditional bowling, featuring 10 frames, and has been known to either eerily mirror many players’ real-life bowling ability or in other cases turn mediocre bowlers into champions.

Play Cat Bowling at http://www.brandextract.com/catbowling and join the Cat Bowling League on Facebook. Bowlers can purchase Cat Bowling T-shirts through Cafe Press and the BrandExtract website.