Cat On Yer Head

Announcing: Cat On Yer Head Storybook

We’ve been working with talented cartoonist and illustrator Jerry Carpenter to make an illustrated How-To guide for our live game for crowds, Cat On Yer Head. The storybook explains how to get started with the game, a couple of basic extensions to the rules and variations created by players at parties and conferences around the world.

Cat On Yer Head sketch

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Cat On Yer Head Events

Roundup: Cat On Yer Head at IndieCade 2013

We recently returned from Culver City in California, where Cat On Yer Head was included in IndieCade’s Official Selection for 2013. This was Playniac’s second year in a row at IndieCade, and we’re grateful to them for extending their hospitality to us once more!

CoYH Indiecade

Cat On Yer Head followed the Red Carpet Awards ceremony at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) on October the 6th 2013. A crowd of around 50 were present for the game’s Transatlantic debut, where the game designer crowd invented ideas such as a stealthy cat hunter (Chris Bell), rhythm-based timing (Colleen Macklin), 20s popup timers on the cheese and some uncannily accurate cat and mouse impressions (Eric Zimmerman).

It’s a joy to have brought the game to an American audience, but Cat On Yer Head will return home to London in 2014. Be sure to keep an eye on our website and follow us on Twitter for further updates!

Cat On Yer Head Events

Cat On Yer Head mini-tour

Cats and mice have been running wild across London during the past two months, as Playniac’s mass-participation, non-digital crowd game Cat On Yer Head went on tour across four comedy and games venues in the UK’s capital. Cheese was gobbled, mice were teleported, and one game even featured an “elephant on yer head” as a variety of audiences all brought their imaginations to bear.

Events Industry

Playniac at GDC Europe 2011

Playniac were at GDC Europe 2011 and Gamescom in Cologne this week, where founder Rob Davis spoke about various methods Playniac uses to visualise, simulate and refine game designs from the very start of our production process.

Events Fun

Cat On Yer Head game for Bright Club

When asked to perform at the UCL-supported Bright Club comedy night I knew I wanted to design a game that could be played by the audience.