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Get the demo on Discord!

https://discordapp.com/invite/Yjq9c43

*Discord is a chat app for games. Talk to other players, give suggestions, and help shape the Hat. We're almost always online - so come and say hi!

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King of the Hat is a fast-paced, hat based, multiplayer game. In this cutesy dystopian world everyone is born with a hat that hosts their soul, and can only die if their hat gets crushed. Your hat can be used as a weapon BUT BE CAREFUL because its also your weakness. Jump around, whip your hat at your friends, crush theirs, and become the King of the Hat!

 

Genre: Couch Multiplayer / Platformer / Fighting
Number of players: 2 - 4 players
Platforms: Steam (PC & Mac)
Early Access Release: 2017 

 

 

 

King of the Hat is a local-multiplayer game, where instead of jumping on people's heads you have to jump on their hats. The thing is, you can throw your hat!

You can throw your hat to ...

  • Avoid enemies who are about to jump on your head
  • Knock another player away and knock his hat towards you
  • Leave it as bait for your opponent
  • Distract your opponents while you go and crush their hat
  • Block an incoming hat throw

All these options lead to lots of different styles of matches!

 

 

 

 

Once upon a time in a far away land, there was a beautiful castle in a place called Hatlandia. Here, you were born with a sacred Hat, and if it ever got killed, the wearer would die. In Hatlandia, the Hatfolk lived peacefully. Occasionally a donkey would step on someones hat, twisting them out of existence forever. For the most part though, it was a pretty idyllic life …

However, Hatlandia was located right next to an even older city called Business Corp. And when the Fatcats over in Business Corp. heard about these Hatlandian festivities, they decided to check them out.

They showed up stinking of milk and catnip, and had such a time at the Hat Parade that they came back and killed the King. They captured the kingdom, bulldozed the Hatlandian Hills, and paved some parking lots.

The whole thing was actually in really bad taste, in this narrators humble opinion.

Now, they’ve built an arena and broadcast a show called King of the Hat, where the remaining Hatlandians have to fight each other for the entertainment of a live studio audience.

We're in the process of writing the OST, and designing the sound effects. We've picked a jazz big-band mood for the level music, and we're thinking about punchy-sounding-hit effects for hat collisions. Have a listen!

 

 

  

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We're confident that King of the Hat will be delivered to our backers in a timely manner with all promises honoured. The demo on this page reflects seven months of hard work, and it's only going to get better from here!

King of the Hat was our final semester student project, and it's by far the biggest game we've made to date. It is still that though, a project made by students. So while we don't have a huge amount of industry experience, we do have another game shipped and a bunch of mentors to help us along the way.

Our last game, Zohm: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…

If you've made it this far we want to extend a huuuuge thank you. Your support means a great deal to us and we're excited to go on this journey with you.

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