Meet Gilbert. A very curious cat who loves to go on adventures. Play with Gilbert is a sandbox game aimed at young children (Ages 4+) in order to help them get familiarized with 3D games and gameplay.
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Release Date:
Nov 15, 2017

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March 18

Gilbert In Space

Dear Cat Lovers

A new update has been released where I'm introducing a new work in progress map called: "The Moon". That's right Gilbert is going to space!

This new map is certainly not yet finished and the reason I decided to release it now is to hear back from you guys and see if you like it and to listen to feedback.

Gilbert, or your very own kitty, also sports a fully functional jetpack as well! This new mechanic is also still being iterated on, so expect a few tweaks along the way before this new free DLC is fully released in a few days.

You can access the moon level by starting out on Gilbert's neighbourhood level and head towards Timmy and Tommy's house. When you're at the alley leading to the exit, make sure you go to your left! You should see another exit point.

New Features
I also am introducing a new feature called Kitty Sense. Now, when you press F on your keyboard and hold it down your kitty will be able to "sense" all the fishies and all the other kitties in the level.

Thanks to one of our community members Meddy, for suggesting this idea! This new feature should aid our kids to find the kittens a little easier. When you hold down the key or gamepad button, your kitty will start sensing until there's no more Kitty Power left. Don't worry it'll refill instantly.

New Customization Options
And to top it all off I added three new customization options, namely:
A Dafty Top Hat
An old school Bakerboy
And a relaxing headphone.

Just A Few More Days
I hope this update was helpful and give me a few more days before I am able to wrap up the full DLC update! I will continue to fix up other issues if/when they're brought to my attention.

As always thank you all for your support and I hope you guys will have fun with all the new stuff.

Joure Visser
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March 14

Play With Gilbert 1.5 Preview Available

Dear community members, avid cat lovers, gamers around the world: young and old!

As you may recall I mentioned that I'm currently in the process of updating Gilbert to version 1.5. I've listened to a lot of commentary, feedback, complaints and also listened to what you liked about the game.

I just added a new beta branch available to anyone who owns a copy of Play With Gilbert. This new version is in a "work in progress" state. Numerous features are currently not working properly or just not working at all.

However, in this new beta branch you'll be able to try out the new Gilbert player character. I started from the ground up and I do believe that Gilbert controls so much better.

He now jumps higher and is now able to do a double jump, just like any regular cat. Okay, maybe that's not true. :P The idea of course is to make Gilbert more fun to control and I do believe that this is the case.

At the core nothing has changed too much, and the foundation remains the same. You'll be able to play the game with just one control stick, or both. Where the right stick controls the camera.

On top of that you can now reset the camera using the old teleport button. (Teleporting still works, you just have to hold the same button down for about three seconds.) I also fixed the other kitties getting stuck under the floor.

I also changed the camera position (It's now slightly further away), giving the player a better view of the surroundings. I would very much appreciate some feedback regarding the new changes as I continue to update the game until everything is pretty much working as it used to.

You can opt into the Beta simply by right-clicking on "Play With Gilbert" inside your steam client. Then click on properties and navigate to the Betas tab. After that all you need to do is select "gilbert_1.5_preview" from the drop down list and you're good to go.

I will be monitoring feedback and once most of the features are working again will I push the new version to the public/default branch.

On top of that I will also be releasing a new map to celebrate the 1.5 update, which will be a surprise for now.

I'll continue to post updates until the final 1.5 is out. I hope this will reinvigorate some of the people who did not appreciate the old movement system.

Please feel free to share your opinions and of course anu ideas for possible future content as well.

Joure Visser
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Paint With Gilbert

Paint with Gilbert at the Kitty Palace Daycare. This free DLC adds a new level and the new paint mechanic. Choose out of five images to color or paint what you want on a blank canvas. Read more here:

Christmas With Gilbert

Christmas will be here soon and Gilbert and his friends can't wait to celebrate it with you!

About This Game

A very curious cat who loves to go on adventures. Play with Gilbert is a sandbox game aimed at young children (Ages 3+) in order to help them get familiarized with 3D games and gameplay. The game uses a simplified control scheme which allows young gamers to easily navigate their kitty around the world. The goal is to find all of Gilberts friends and collect all the fishies.

Play with Gilbert is meant to be a fun little kitty game designed to encourage playfulness within children. A game you can let your child play without having to worry about micro transactions, unlockables or trading cards. There currently is almost no skill level required to play as this game is not meant to be overly challenging

Play with Gilbert does take some light inspirations from classic platformers and while adding a touch of sandbox to the mix. Gilbert, or any customized kitty can go around the levels and find their friends, collect all the pink fishies, or, manage to grab the golden fish from ninja lady.

There are four levels in the game. Gilbert's neighbourhood, Timmy and Tommy's house, the park and Gilbert's Play Gym. Each level has it's own kitty's to be found and has tons of places to explore, fishies to discover and collect as well as meeting other inhabitants.

You can create your own kitty to play with. Complete with accessories to wear and be able to choose from a varieties of fur. You can name him or her and it'll be proudly displayed everywhere in the game. Play with... Whiskers ?

Play with Gilbert also has a completely dynamic day / night cycle system implemented. You can choose at which time of the day to start the game. The cycle can be adjusted to how long a day takes, from ten minutes to one hour.

Hi Parents! As a father myself it was important to me that the design behind this game evokes a sense of exploration. The game started as a small side project meant for my 4 year old daughter to play. She loved it so much that I decided to make it into a more full fledged experience. Everything is designed around my observations watching her play and also through her own suggestions. I hope that your own child has as much fun as mine has.

Also important to note is that there are no micro transactions, unlockables (everything is unlocked from the get go) nor are there any cards or achievements. These things are thrown at children constantly and I am personally not a fan of them so I decided to leave these things out.

The game is about having fun, trying to find all the kittens, collect all the fish or try to get the golden fish yet it won't force or push you to do so. If you do collect everything in a level, the end reward is a nice fireworks show, nothing more. I wanted to keep the rewards to a minimum and something that means more than some unlockable reward or a high score, something that can be experienced.

  • Play as Gilbert or your own custom kitty.
  • Fully dynamic day / night cycle.
  • Start the game at whatever (in-game) time you want.
  • Seasonal events (Halloween and Christmas).
  • Choose which level to start and travel between levels during gameplay.
  • Two in-game seasons, summer and winter. (Winter is only visible during December)

  • Add a time limit for each play through
  • Lock the options through a password system
  • lock the game
  • Disable seasonal events

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8 (8.1), Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 3.00 GHz / AMD CPU 3 GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB (AMD Radeon HD 7970 or Nvidia GeForce 1060)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8 (8.1), Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 2.5 GHz / AMD CPU 3,5 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB (AMD GPU: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series or Nvidia GPU: Nvidia GeForce 1080)
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
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