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  • Neko Atsume helps you relax by collecting cats
  • Neko Atsume helps you relax by collecting cats
    Ed Yourdon (2009) ©

Neko Atsume helps you relax by collecting cats

Everyone loves cats and it's now easier than ever to have one in your pocket. Japanese cat app Neko Atsume has launched an English-language version. Through the smartphone app, users can collect cats by leaving them fish, cushions and cuddles while they collect their thoughts.



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