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A Hat on Time

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The Conductor's train went off the rails near the desolate plains of Ash Town, so Hat Kid has returned to the planet to make sure her friends are okay, and to find a mysterious relic! Grab all 30 time pieces in this short platformer, based on the game A Hat in Time!

Arrow Keys: Walk
Z: Jump
X: Hookshot (when near a hook)

This fangame was created for #DEMAKEJAM. All characters and music are recreated homages to content in the original game. Buy A Hat in Time here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/253230/A_Hat_in_Time/

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Hey, great game! Although once I reached the end I couldn't see anything. Because I immediately pressed 'X'. I had to go through the whole game again, but it made it even more fun. I love AHiT, so I loved this game!

platformalist responds:

Hi Snatched!

I'm so glad that you had a fun time! I also love AHiT (so much that I've played through it around 5 times), so I'm glad you could enjoy this little tribute. :)

Thanks for playing! :)

Pretty nice game, though, as some people pointed out, the collision is a bit wonky, and the hook is kinda glitchy, other than that, I had fun. Great job!

platformalist responds:

Thanks for playing tg55! Glad you had fun. :)

I really like it. The music is very good and the gameplay is excellent. The only problem I have is with the collision. It's a little bit wonky. I'm assuming your checking if there is ground below the position of the player's sprite and then 8 pixels next to the position of the player's sprite. Or are you doing something differently?

platformalist responds:

HI Noahdabest! Yeah, that's how I'm checking collision. In hindsight, I should have given the player a few safety frames at the edges of cliffs, as falling immediately at the edge of a cliff can make the collision feel really wonky. As well, I should have checked collision with the ash clouds using a radius measurement instead of square hitboxes. Oh well, live and learn! Thanks for playing, and thanks for the feedback. :)

The controls... the movements... the delays... pfffffff. It's just not very fun to play.

platformalist responds:

Hi TerrierParty! Sorry to hear you didn't like the game, but thanks for giving it a try anyway. :)

Jump controls could be more receptive, and maybe a grace period when dying when the controls are set to a neutral state so you don't continually dive into the ash on certain screens.

platformalist responds:

Thanks for playing, Nohbdy-1715! You're right about the grace period - I'll remember that for future games. I really appreciate the feedback! :)

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3.53 / 5.00

Aug 24, 2018
6:55 PM EDT
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