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House of Cats: George Takei Takes Aim at White House With Hilarious New Political App

Actor, activist and social media icon George Takei has launched House of
Cats, a new political app sure to rile up the White House.

The app combines what the internet loves best: cats and politics. Using
cool new Pokemón GO-style augmented reality features, users can take the
inaugural character “Trumpy Cat” out of the White House and put him
anywhere they want, add outrageous dialogue—of their own or taken
straight from the Tweeter-in-Chief—and share with friends.

“This is, without a doubt, one of the most absurd and tragic moments in
U.S. history. We should feel upset about some of the things that are
happening, but we created this app so we can laugh about some of the
more ridiculous stuff,” said Takei.

‘This app is going to be YUGE—much bigger than Pokemón GO’ — Trumpy
Cat

House of Cats is the first political app that puts users in the center
of the action so they can interact with world leaders and the latest
news, whether creating their own funny short videos or just “enjoying”
the latest antics from the White House.

The app features built-in animations and augmented reality, fresh
content pulled from the headlines, and new dialogue straight from the
POTUS’s mouth. With House of Cats, users can:

Users can create, record and share videos of themselves and their
friends with Trumpy Cat. The app will also keep users giggling with
funny zingers and short skits that riff off the latest news.

‘Obama never got an app made about him, that’s for sure’ — Trumpy Cat

The app will launch with a small cast of characters—Trumpy Cat,
Meowlania, Vladdy Pinscher and Lil’ Rocket Pug—but the world of the app
will continue to grow and evolve with the politics of the day, adding
new characters and satirical content in sync with world events and new
features that enhance users’ experiences. New functions will also be
added, like selfie mode and internal postings.

“House of Cats is fun, it’s engaging, it’s interactive, and it’s fresh,
and there will always be new, timely political humor to enjoy. Best of
all, everyone can participate! Laughter is powerful medicine, and it’s
impossible not to laugh at the bright orange animal who lucked into a
job running the United States,” added Takei. “I’m talking about Trumpy
Cat, of course.”

The app is available to download from the Apple
App Store and Google
Play for $0.99, and a premium content subscription version will be
available soon, although not all features will be immediately available
on iPhone 6 and older iPhone versions. A percentage of the proceeds from
House of Cats will be donated to Refugees
International.

About House of Cats

House of Cats is the first political app that puts users in the center
of the action. Using a cast of animated political characters and Pokemon
GO-style augmented reality features, users can participate in the
political news of the day by creating their own photos and videos—in and
out of the Oval Office. The app was created by George Takei,
globally-renowned actor, political activist and social media icon, in
partnership with Montreal-based app development company BMAD.

For more information, follow House of Cats on Twitter,
Facebook,
Instagram
and YouTube,
watch a promotional
video, or visit the website at houseofcats.com.

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