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A Hat in Time coming to Switch, plus new DLC revealed


A Hat in Time is a cute-as-heck 3D platformer featuring a little girl who stitches hats for wicked powers.

A little girl and her spaceship

In A Hat in Time you play as a tiny space-travelling girl with a big tophat. Her adventure is halted when all her fuel, the Time Pieces, is lost and scattered across a nearby planet. Hat Kid must now jump, fight and stitch new hats to make her way into every nook and cranny of this new world in order to restore her fuel and resume her journey. On her way, she'll bump into the menacing Mafia of Cooks, the goofy birds of Dead Bird Studio, the spooky shadows of Subcon Forest, and more!
Murder on a train! Parades! Trespassing in a movie studio?

Every mission in A Hat in Time is unique! At one moment you'll be solving the Murder on the Owl Express by finding clues and interrogating the locals, the next moment you'll be the band marshal in The Big Parade, or sneaking through the bird-run Dead Bird Studio!

Small child, giant worlds

Jump freely around in 5 massive worlds with new adventures to discover around every corner! Just like any child, Hat Kid loves to climb and explore, no mountain is too big for her sense of adventure. She can do multiple jump moves, as well as climb walls, and swing over gaps!

Cute hats, magical yarn and snappy badges

By finding and collecting rare magical yarn, Hat Kid can stitch new cute hats with a variety of abilities, including a witch hat that allows her to cook explosive concoctions, and a wooden ghost mask that allows her to peek into other dimensions. Hats can become even more powerful, by attaching badges that are found, sold and traded by the locals!

Community-funded, community-focused

A Hat in Time was successfully funded on Kickstarter, reaching nearly 10 times its goal!

The co-op DLC: Play the entire A Hat in Time adventure together with a friend! This DLC is 100% free!

Seal the Deal DLC: An all-new chapter set on the Arctic Cruise, and a new ridiculously difficult mode called Death Wish. This DLC is 100% free for the first 24 hours of release, and $4.99 USD after.

Categories: Media, Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch
Games: A Hat in Time

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Nope, you're correct!

Watch the developers still deny it's coming to switch.

Perhaps we should ask. 😂

gloop
Mon Aug 20 18 02:35pm
(Updated 1 time)

Oh man, biggest decision of the month right here. Do I get this on PC, like I've been planning, or do I wait for the switch version? I really want this game!

rudyc3
Mon Aug 20 18 02:35pm
(Updated 1 time)

Oooooooh yes yes yes!! Been waiting for this, can't wait any more! Just take my money!! Hope there's a physical version on the way.

trowaayanami
Mon Aug 20 18 02:49pm
Rating: 6

Ugh, I am completely torn about this.

On the one hand, the game looks charming and seems to be really fun to play...

...but on the other hand, I've apparently heard that the guy who directed/designed/programmed/wrote for the game is an alt-right supporter/apologist, doxxed people and didn't pay/credit an artist who made art for the game.

It also doesn't help that Jontron, a known white supremacist, lent his voice for the game.

So, I'm gonna do the same thing I did when I heard that Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. had that GamerGate supporting scumbag Adam Baldwin voicing the main character and simply cannot in good conscience support a game that has a toxic individual associated with it.

gloop
Mon Aug 20 18 03:24pm
Rating: 6

I guess I get the first one, but writing off every other person who worked on this game just because of one bad thing JonTron said is really lame.

wesfx
Mon Aug 20 18 03:30pm
Rating: 6

In general, punishing groups for the actions of a sole person is incredibly short-sighted.

trowaayanami
Mon Aug 20 18 05:17pm
Rating: 1

In what way was my post about the other people who worked on the game?

What does the people who worked on the game have to do with me being uncomfortable in supporting a game studio that seems to be OK with having people involved that have done and said some heinous, inhumane stuff online?

How is it lame to not support a company whose lead developer, Jonas Kærlev, made a website specifically to dox the person that he stole artwork from:

https://twitter.com/MaxLebled/status/916435330735239174

How is it lame that I think it's wrong that Gears for Breakfast brought on an individual who has a load of subscribers, and thus has a powerful voice and influence on Youtube, who went on a live stream to spout racist rhetoric on Muslims and black people?

https://gizmodo.com/popular-youtuber-jontron-has-some-batshit-crazy-thought-1793231221

If you want my thoughts on the other people, the coders, programmers, artists, etc who also worked on the game, here it is:

I think it REALLY sucks that the people who poured their heart and soul into this game are associated with this mess because I want to support this game, I really do.

It has a really lovely aesthetic, Hat Kid is instantly iconic, the open world looks really fun and I wanted to give this game my support not only due to my love for open world collect-a-thon style games, but because this really felt like the game that Yooka-Laylee SHOULD have been in the first place.

However, it still does not change the fact that Jonas Kærlev sounds like an absolute scumbag to work with and that Jon "Jontron" Jafari is a racist asshole.

And the fact that this company has made it very clear that they're okay with that just further solidifies in my mind they are not a company that is worth supporting, regardless of how good the actual game is.

gloop
Mon Aug 20 18 06:16pm
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

"In what way was my post about the other people who worked on the game?"

You're practically saying that your personal hatred of JonTron is more important than the hard work of every individual who put effort into this game. Jon got payed to do some voice work, everyone else was payed to do their fair share. By calling out Jon you're saying that he's more important than all of them. I feel as if acting as though not buying the game is spiting Jon then it's also spiting anyone else who worked on the game.

"What does the people who worked on the game have to do with me being uncomfortable in supporting a game studio that seems to be OK with having people involved that have done and said some heinous, inhumane stuff online?"

See above^ also - what makes you think that JonTron isn't a learning individual who couldn't possibly see the negativity caused by his own words? Why do you want to demonize him rather than try and understand what he's saying and make an attempt to inform him or use the situation as way to put an end to that sort of ignorance? Not buying the game doesn't do anything at all. If you aren't going to try and do anything about it then why are you whining about? Complaining about something without offering any solutions is whining. No one even cares if you don't buy it. ALSO- I promise you that you unknowingly support far worse regularly, as a matter of fact everyone does. If you're signed up with any big internet companies then you're already supporting people far worse than someone as small time as JonTron who just said some petty ignorant stuff (that he clearly already regrets) online as opposed to big corporations that have agreed to monopolize here in the states.

"How is it lame to not support a company whose lead developer, Jonas Kærlev, made a website specifically to dox the person that he stole artwork from:"

"I guess I get the first one" It's like you didn't even read my post.

"How is it lame that I think it's wrong that Gears for Breakfast brought on an individual who has a load of subscribers, and thus has a powerful voice and influence on Youtube, who went on a live stream to spout racist rhetoric on Muslims and black people?"

When did I say that? seriously, quote my post and show me where I said exactly that.

hawk
Mon Aug 20 18 04:10pm
Rating: 9

Be very skeptical every time you hear somebody is "alt-right" or similar classifications. It's become a weaponized slur people use without having solid evidence to back it up.

But as far as the game goes, it's terrific. I have seen nothing objectionable in it, and I'm nearly finished. It's worth people's time and money.

Yeah. Sadly it has become a trend now. People LOVE to throw buzzwords around to "win an argument" with people they do not agree with. The word "Nazi" is so overused now. It's a very loaded word, but it's losing it's meaning.
Even stuff like: "What? You ride a Harley? Damn Nazi!"

Hope it's all a fad.

I hope so, too. It has destroyed political discourse.

It has become to a sad game of name calling with no actual arguments.

"Don't agree with me? You're a Nazi!"

"Don't agree with me? You're a commie bastard"

Recycle and repeat.

To be fair, some of our favourite games might be coded by nazis, we just don't know about it.

At least someone said it.

Some of our favourite games star Nazis.

"JonTron, a known white supremacist"

Sure Jan

Just to be clear about JonTron, his point was actually the opposite of what people like to say. The person he was speaking to was using statistics to say that white people are inherently built to oppress people and JonTron's point was that you can use statistics to prove anything if you completely omit the context. His quotes were taken so far out of context it's really not fair to him or his actual views considering he's the son of two middle eastern immigrants.

Weren't these the guys who said it wouldn't come to Switch because it was made using Unreal Engine 3 and it would be a pain to port? Then told all the Nintendo fans begging for a port to basically "f*** off"? Then got a tsunami of grief and deleted all their Tweets concerning the matter? Or am I thinking of something else?

Nope, you're correct!

Gosh Dangit... If I hadn't been repeatedly told there would be no Switch version of this game, I would've waited, instead of buying it a month ago on Steam at a discount price.

But to anyone interested, this definitely IS a good game and it's packed with cuteness, charm, and high-quality humor. I like it so much I might even buy it a second time on Switch, just to play it on the go or with friends. Hopefully the Switch version also gets that DLC eventually, because the trailer didn't exactly make it clear.

medisti
Mon Aug 20 18 05:53pm
Rating: 2

Well, I'm still boycotting because of the time the dev got an attitude toward Switch fans for asking for a port, but this is good for those who want it.

panurgejr
Mon Aug 20 18 06:02pm
Rating: 2

To be fair, they didn't get the attitude until the port begging got relentless and turned into abuse as well.

To be fair, they're a company and how they present themselves to customers will affect what customers think of them and whether or not they buy their products. I don't like port beggers either, but they aren't trying to convince me to purchase their product, so them being rude just makes me ignore them.

To be fair, we sure do say to be fair a lot.

And it doesn't matter. Every company on Earth, especially in gaming, has to deal with obnoxious fans. I'm not defending that, but when you stoop to your level then you're the one who looks like the bad guy. Lashing out at everyone because a few people were jerks isn't a good business move.

They had every right to lash out the way they did considering how the portbegging was absolutely childish and was done with no concern for how the actual porting process worked. One of the devs tweeted today that the port to Switch was just as difficult as they knew it would be which is why I'm shocked they even bothered listening to those beggars. IMO, it would be better if they skipped Switch to show the audience on the platform that you can't bully devs.

They have a right to lash out at everyone because a few people are being jerks? That's not how to ruin a business.

bellboy
Mon Aug 20 18 06:08pm
Rating: 2 (Updated 1 time)

I think I can live without playing this game down to the repeated jackassery from the dev guy. I don't hold too many grudges or stuff but I can't reward this behaviour.

I'm not saying he's not allowed to be human or anything but from what I gather he just acts like a child in every confrontation. The best games generally don't have controversies- this one had about three.
Controversies. They can blow over, they can even be resolved. The reason they haven't is because he didn't even pretend to care. If he doesn't even care to try and be a bigger man about this why should he get my money? That to me (in my instance) is as good as saying 'this is fine'; but it's not. I can't in good mind support his behaviour.

If he makes a grand statement, perhaps apologizing and maybe pretends to be a decent person, maybe I'll consider buying the game. But I don't have high hopes.

Guess the guy played Rocket League and said "well goshdarnit apparently it can be done!"

pc
Tue Aug 21 18 12:33am
Rating: 1

Guess they realized porting it to the system it would clearly have the biggest audience for was a good idea, huh?

I kid--though I'm still not a fan of how douchey they were toward people clamoring for a Switch version, then finally doing it.

If past indie Switch games are anything to go by, I look forward to the inevitable "we sold more copies in a week on Switch than we did in [significantly longer amount of time] on [insert platform of choice]."

socar
Tue Aug 21 18 12:45am
Rating: 1

Boy so much of bashing here. The game is awesome so why not you bums just shut up and play the god damn game instead of bashing at the devs for supposedly stealing artwork of the game?

thedreaminghawk
Tue Aug 21 18 12:48am
(Updated 1 time)

Something's off when people were portbegging to the devs to the point of verbal abuse over it (even though UE3 ports are nowhere near as easy as UE4's port) which made them snap solely because they had enough of that nonsense, only for them to go "lol no thanks I don't want it now" even though they friggin begged for it. What was the point of that then? To make Switch owners look like a childish audience who want every game on the planet on the system? Because it sure seems like it... Been curious to check this out for a while due to waiting for a PS4 LRG release and not being sure if Steam could run it, so I'll gladly buy it on Switch in the meantime even if I wasn't expecting it.

Not supporting a developer who has apparently done shady things is quite alright.

I haven’t followed the context, just saying if you disagree with a developer or publishers business practices or personal beliefs then you’re more than entitled to not support them.

Vote with your wallet, words don’t make much of a dent in revenue Smile

What shady things he has done anyways?

Scroll up in this thread? One person even provided links.

I still don't get it though..where does it show that he stole it?

Looking back seemingly everyone who has ever directly interacted with the main guy behind this game has come away hating his guts. It's actually a little impressive.

(Granted I'd prolly still buy the game if I liked 3D collectathons more.)

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