|"Mafia look at little child. Mafia see loser."|
A Hat in Time is a 3D action platformer by independent studio Gears for Breakfast. It is a self-described "Collect-a-thon" style game in the vein of Banjo-Kazooie and Super Mario 64. It is available on Windows and Mac OS X, as well as on Playstation 4 and XBox One. A Nintendo Switch version for the game was announced on August 20, 2018.
It was successfully funded via Kickstarter on June 28, 2013, and earned a total of $296,360, well exceeding its initial $30,000 goal. The game officially released via Steam on October 5, 2017.
On her space ride home, Hat Kid's ship is intercepted by a Mafia goon, who demands she pay a toll. When Hat Kid refuses to pay, the Mafia member busts in through the window, causing Hat Kid and the ship's fuel, the time pieces, to be blown out into space. After landing in Mafia Town, Hat Kid must fight and work to recover her lost time pieces.
For a full list of controls, check the Controls page.
Hat Kid can navigate terrain using traditional platformer mechanics such as running, jumping, and wall jumping.
- By complete coincidence, A Hat in Time and Super Mario Odyssey share many similarities (aside from being the same genre); they both began production in 2013, they both use hat-based abilities, both feature rideable scooters, and they were both released in October 2017.
A Hat in Time has a small selection of official merchandise. The official merchandise that has been released so far include A Hat in Time collectors edition, various T-shirts, posters, and a Button set. You can also find unofficial merchandise listed on eBay and Amazon. A full review of all the current official merchandise is listed here.