More stretch goals: Mumble, New Game +, HUB! Also, coming up next...
Hello everyone! Thank you so much for all the enthusiasm! We're happy to bring you three new additional stretch goals we hope to make a reality: New Game +, Banjo-Kazooie style voice mumble and Hat Kid's Spaceship HUB!
New Game + ($165,000)
At this stretch goal, we'll allow you to replay the game after completion as a 'new game +'! You will be able to play as the multiplayer partner Timmy in singleplayer, and the game will be much more difficult! This feature might be especially interesting for those who thought the initial game was too easy, or strive for a challenge!! This mode will also be available in multiplayer!
B-K Style Voice Mumble Option ($180,000)
If you've played Banjo-Kazooie, you're familiar with this one! At this stretch goal, we'll bring together all the voice actors in a recording session and have them do various clips for use in this gibberish-language!
This would then allow you to pick the following voice options in the game: Full voice acting, mumble, off!
Here's a quick test implementation to showcase how it might be in the game (major thanks to Kyle, the voice actor of Mafia of Cooks for helping out to showcase the feature!):
Hat Kid's Spaceship HUB ($200,000)
A HUB world is the term for a game's main level, from which the player can then select which world to go to.
Initially for A Hat in Time we wanted to skip this step and cut straight to the chase, which were the worlds themselves. While we do have a love of Peach's Castle and Grunty's Lair, we never thought we would be able to fit in anything of that magnitude with our tiny budget! ...but now there's hope!
Hat Kid is a time traveler... she has a spaceship! We'd love to make her spaceship the main HUB for the game if we hit this stretch goal!
Coming up next...
Tomorrow (Tuesday) we'll show you some footage of our trip to the Danish game development event SpilBar, as well as reveal the winning t-shirts! Oh, and we'll be showcasing some of the merchandise too!
Wednesday Jonas will be briefly showing you around the Subcon Forest and talk about some of the choices made for this section of the game!