Developed by Danish dev Jonas Kærlev, also known as Mecha the Slag, A Hat In Time is a Banjo-Kazooie style 3D platformer with simple, crisp cel-shaded graphics and a focus on 'Collecting Lots Of Stuff.'  A game of solving various puzzles; presumably related to time-travel given the motif, the title currently resides on Steam's Greenlight service, awaiting crowd approval.

Like Tim Schafer’s Psychonauts the game seems to be going for a quirky, surreal humour-ish sort of feel, with Hat Kid travelling in time through a variety of unique locales and dealing with a host of zany villains, such as the Mafia of Cooks, a mob organisation who is presumably into mob stuff, and cooking. As well as enigmatic Moustache Girl, who looks like a blonde version of Hat Kid with a small moustache – we don’t know much about her yet except that she is bad, and stuff.

The game is slated for demo release this month, and full release around “the fourth quarter of 2013” with a play time of 5 hours and a tentative price of $1.

Source: Greenlight page

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