Meet Gilbert. 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.
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September 14

Play With Gilbert Bug Fixes!

Hi everyone.
A very short update here while I'm still working on STARDROP. I've taken a bit of time to fix a few bugs and tweak the kittens.



Ninja Lady Nerfed :P
So, basically Ninja Lady was bugged. If she'd drop the golden fish and then pick it up, all golden fishies in a level would dissapear. This should now be properly fixed. On top of that I made it a lot easier for her to drop her fish. I noticed it might be tricky to sprint or dash into her she'll get stunned and drop her fish. On top of that I also lowered her running speed making it a lot easier to catch up with her.

Meowsers!
Another tweak includes how much/often the kittens meow. It's been something I wanted to tweak for quite some time and I went ahead and did just that. They will still meow just not every single second. Before, one kitten was all right but as the group grows they became loud, very loud. Now this should not be the case anymore and I think it'll help everyone not get a bit heated by the constant meows. This one's mostly for you, parents . ;)



Further More
I also wanted to also bring up that splitscreen multiplayer has been implemented a little while ago, introducing a new game mode called "Fish Run". In the future I do want to see if I can explore the game mode with more levels and as well do something more with other game modes but these ideas are not 100% verified.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs_qbf7r13M

On top of that I have also further tweaked some of the levels to improve "quality of life" in general. I added a small docks portion to the beach level on one of the islands and I am looking into other ways to perhaps add more to the levels. Any suggestions are always welcome!



So yeah, that's it for now. Not sure if or when I'll be back with something new but I hope these fixes/changes will be appreciated.

Take care for neow!
Joure
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June 2

Gilbert - New Game Mode: Fish Run


I've been experimenting with a new game mode for Play With Gilbert. I've had a few ideas but I wanted to move away from just coop. The levels in coop are fine, for now but I felt that something that you could play against someone else would also be a fun addition and I just finished the first game mode: Fish Run.

Below is a video where I recorded myself playing against my daughter. She's been helping me test the hew game mode for the past couple of days before she goes to bed and we've been having a blast. I don't play overly aggressive with her for obvious reasons and I aim to either let her win or tie the match, which in itself is a bit of a challenge on my end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs_qbf7r13M
I'll break down the game mode here if you don't want or cannot watch the video.

Basically we have two ninja ladies running around like mad dropping orange fishies. The two kittens now need to collect as many as possible within a 90 second time limit. Whoever grabs the most wins the match.

I also made sure there's a draw setting because that could happen, which is also demonstrated in the video above. There are currently two levels for this game mode but I am planning at least one more so stay tuned for that.

Some Fixes
I also fixed a few issues with the normal coop portion of the game which is that the HUD would freeze whenever you did a level change. This was super annoying and I finally was able after some work to find the issue and Correct it.
  • HUD Freezing after level change is now fixed
  • Parental time limit was not saving the time during level change. -fixed
  • The water in the park teleporting kittens back to shore only worked for player 1. -fixed.
Price Increase Incoming!
I posted this information in the previous update but I wanted to keep this news relevant so I'll simply re-post what I said before:

For now Play with Gilbert will remain the same price until after the Steam summer sale is over. After that I will update the base price because I feel that with this new addition and even more new content (which is coming in soon), a humble yet suitable price increase is something I think is fair for all the work I've put into the game since its release.

I wanted to give everyone who might be on the sidelines a chance to get the game before that happens!

What's next?
I will continue to add in more versus game modes because it's just so much fun and I want to see how far I can push this game, which is getting very difficult. I never really planned to have coop or multiplayer and I never thought of going into the game as much as I have post launch but I just cannot let it go. Not just yet. In the future I want to add an even more in-depth cooperative game mode where two kitties HAVE to work together in order to finish a level but I'm still debating what that could be.

I also am thinking of writing a proper game manual in the form of a guide where I will go over as much stuff as possible. But my time is limited and I am not entirely sure when/if I can manage that but I feel the game is becoming more and more extensive and it would benefit a lot of people.

Anyway, I hope you guys will enjoy this new update and I'll make sure to post some more news when there are new developments.

Oh, and if you or your child have been enjoying the game please consider leaving a review. It really helps within Steams eco system and therefore in turn helps me to be able to continue development of the game!

Take care everyone!
Joure
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Reviews

“Players will be put in control of a fluffy kitten ready to explore the world and make new friends around the city, freely wandering about, collecting fish, and meeting other kitties in this child-friendly adventure.”
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Local Multiplayer Split-Screen


Parents, siblings and friends can now join in the fun with local multiplayer split screen (Beta). All new levels are planned to take full advantage of this new feature. However, all the existing maps are now fully working for two player co-op. https://steamcommunity.com/games/playwithgilbert/announcements/detail/1664523229407251108

Gilbert At The Beach + Demo Released


Come and join Gilbert and his friends on a vacation and visit the beach! Explore caves or go swimming! You can find out more in our latest news update! https://steamcommunity.com/games/playwithgilbert/announcements/detail/3201375242876355555

Gilbert In Space


Gilbert In Space! All new free DLC - Out Neow!
Visit our latest news post for all the new info http://steamcommunity.com/games/playwithgilbert/announcements/detail/1666769140373306504

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:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/playwithgilbert/announcements/detail/2562976681809356358

Christmas With Gilbert


Come and join Gilbert and his friends on a vacation and visit the beach! Explore caves or go swimming! You can find out more in our latest news update! https://steamcommunity.com/games/playwithgilbert/announcements/detail/3201375242876355555

About This Game



Meet Gilbert! 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 platform 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 Gilbert's 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.

The game was designed with the help and input from my own 4 year old daughter. It started out as a small personal project to get her familiarized with a controller and to take her away from mobile app based games. Don't expect any deep gameplay mechanics, it's not meant for children who already know how to play more advanced games.


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 his or her friends, collect all the pink fishies, or, manage to grab the golden fish from ninja lady.

There are four levels in the game and two new free levels added after release. 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.



You can play the game with your child or have siblings/friends play together! Local Multiplayer is still in a beta stage with new updates coming in on a regular basis. All the existing levels can now be completed with two players and more, new levels are going to be added for additional new gameplay challenges.


If you're not sure PWG would be a game you or your child might enjoy then I would suggest to try out the demo first! It comes with two levels and all the customization options included in the full game! I also just wanted those who are tight on budgets to be able to have a fun game for their child to play so I made sure the Demo is quite substantial. On top of all that you can also make sure that the game runs on your system properly before you commit on a purchase.


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)
  • Local multiplayer split-screen


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

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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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