Lobster Petting
Lobster Petting
1.5

3.7

Lobster Petting free download for Mac

Lobster Petting

1.5
05 October 2007

Light-hearted, crustacean-centric novelty app.

Overview

Note: Lobster Petting is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

Lobster Petting is a humorous novelty application for anyone who has ever wanted to pet a lobster.

What's new in Lobster Petting

Version 1.5:
  • Added ability to change the color of the background
  • Added 'boiling' option
  • Added 'fez' option
  • Added 'Disco'
  • Added three new songs
  • Change the user interface slightly
  • New about box

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Gaoshan
05 October 2007

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Best lobster petting program on the market today, bar none. May I suggest that you charge something for it? Say $39.99? It is certainly worth much, much more than that but you should have a low threshold of entry for new lobster petting devotees. Maybe paying users could get a moan to go with the squeak.
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Version 1.5
resuna
07 October 2007
The first seafood petting application, the command line based "angry starfish adventure" for the Nautilus Squid, Heathkit H19 and 16k Altair (published in Doctor Froggs magazine), is still the best domestication game out there. None of the GUI-based applications I've seen hold a candle to the classic "puzzle" petting games... if your lobster doesn't start out trying to eat you how can you possibly claim to have "domesticated" it? There's no problem solving and hardly any room for role playing in these fluffy "eye candy" applications.
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Version 1.5
Halfasemitone
07 October 2007
The Lobster Petting and other Seafood Domestication software market is absolutely saturated these days. It was only yesterday that I remember Macromedia Free Shell, but then got bought out by Adobe and is now called Adobe Crustaceashop. Quark had their pinch at the market with Quark Arthropod Xpress. This program seems to lack the luster of the old Lobster Petting software when it wasn't bogged down with big heavy code like "fez scripting" and simplicty was the name of the game. The much rumored app "Barnacles" that will be included in iLife Suite is already causing the vapourware effect on the market. And I don't blame them. Apple has been working on this since Steve Jobs came and revamped Apple and made it a tightly run ship. But of course like Jobs, he denied the whole thing: "I hate seafood, I don't like water, I'll never, ever, ever subject Apple to the Shellfish Domestication game." Of course 5 years later, we see files like "com.shell.pinchers" in our Preferences Library. Although Lobster Petting 1.5 runs extremely well on the Macintels the interface was daunting and was a big task for people like me who only pet my Lobster maybe once or twice a month. Pro level Lobster Petters would find this app a double edged sword when it comes to the learning curve. Once you get past the Disco setting, the interface seems less of a steep hill. I prefer to wait for the "simplified" version of Seafood Software "Barnacles" It's the Lobster Petting app for the rest of us.
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Version 1.5
Gaoshan
05 October 2007
Best lobster petting program on the market today, bar none. May I suggest that you charge something for it? Say $39.99? It is certainly worth much, much more than that but you should have a low threshold of entry for new lobster petting devotees. Maybe paying users could get a moan to go with the squeak.
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Version 1.5
Alrescha
05 October 2007
I think you should know that lobsters are only red after they are cooked. No squeaking happens after that... :-)
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Version 1.5
Allblue
05 October 2007
Note to developer: I think you should make it clear in the read me that you cannot cook the lobster by dropping your computer in a pan of boiling water - I know, I tried.
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Version 1.5
Frieddylan
05 October 2007
A bargain at the price.
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Version 1.5
MacUpdate-Lon
05 October 2007
The 'fez' option is sublime.
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Version 1.5
Self-Inflicted
09 March 2007
Straightforward and honest. No misrepresentation or over-pricing here. Destined to become a cult classic, ranking somewhere below "Jared, Butcher of Song," but still in the top ten. One could hope for a bit more interactivity in Lobster Petting 2.0, but as it is, this lives up to its promises better than many version 1.0 applications.
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Version 1.0.2.8
BDog
08 March 2007
It's cool, I was just disappointed that it didn't actually squeak.
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Version 1.0.2.8
Jimw
08 March 2007
Cute little app and worth every penny. However some points: Uncooked lobsters are grey-green (rarely white) not red. A red lobster indicates it has been cooked. Since you are dealing with a cooked lobster, perhaps the developer should include in your preferences - boiled, steamed, Thermador, and grilled with an option with recipes, preparation and consumption instructions for a great gastronomical experience. On the other hand if the developers indicate they are alive by changing the color, they might also think about having 'lobster races' - i.e. placing them on a kitchen floor and seeing which one can crawl away from the stove more quickly. Another preference option could be included to choose if the winner gets the pot first, last or put back in the ocean. My wife used to do this when she was a kid and vacationed with relatives in Maine (no letters from PETA please). Verbiage Abuse Disclaimer: The author of this message emphatically wishes to state that no abuse, mistreatment or injury was inflicted upon the nouns and verbs used in the creation of this review and that their use and handling followed the guidelines as set out in the Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
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Version 1.0.2.8
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Self-Inflicted
Self-Inflicted
09 March 2007
Couldn't a red lobster also indicate that it's terribly embarrassed?
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Version 1.0.2.8
Jimw
Jimw
09 March 2007
Unlikely but possible. More likely it would turn a color to blend with the surrounding to avoid being eaten by its compatriots. The best meal a lobster can have is one of its friends. Which brings me to a recommendation. If you have a friend, who is a lobster, I recommend that if you get a dinner invite, that you respectfully decline it. Otherwise you might become the dinner or have to eat your friend. Frankly either choice ruins my appetite. Speaking of franks, they are are great in lobster rolls. Speaking of red lobsters, I have heard rumors that Hollywood was going to make a movie about hunting lobsters, but decided against it in favor of hunting for a submarine. Rumor has it that they were going to name the sub 'Red Lobster" but changed their mind after considering the trademark infringement issues. So they named it 'Red October' instead. The most logical reason: October is a great month to go lobster hunting. Actually if you like lobster, any month is a great month to go lobster hunting as long as it is legal. Actually I am now losing my appetite for this entire inane thread and think it is about time I cleared my plate of the subject, tabled it, and took it off the menu. I further apologize if anyone gets steamed about these nonsensical remarks.
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Version 1.0.2.8
Free

3.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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