I'm currently obsessed with Neko Atsume for no clear reason / by Nick

Neko Atsume is an iPhone app whose whole purpose is to attract cats to your virtual yard.  I still don't fully know how to play the game and there isn't a lick of English in it.  Despite this, I'm addicted.

I've had this app on my phone for two months and find I check it nearly every day, leaving out toys and feeding virtual cats.  It harkens back to Tamagotchi except with even less stakes, and the music is soothing in a bit crush kind of way.

Here's where to find it: