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Timmy are a scrapped playable character for A Hat in Time. They would accompany Hat Kid in the co-op mode. They were replaced by Bow Kid. They had no known relation to the similarly named Tim, who was also removed from the game.
Timmy were depicted as young boys, looking to be roughly the same age as Hat Kid. They wore jeans, orange shoes, and an orange coat, and a white t-shirt with a robot graphic on them. They also wore a necklace with a cartoon skull at the end. They appeared to have spikey black hair, and their face was covered in what appears to be some sort of tribal tattoos.
Role and Removal
Timmy primarily served as the second player for co-op mode. However, the A Hat in Time Kickstarter page indicated that they were going to play a larger role in the story. In the section for Subcon Forest, it reads:
"To make it even more difficult, there is Timmy who will be getting in your way as they take control of their living haunted manor!"
This was later revealed to be an early version of Vanessa's Manor. Jonas Kaerlev, in an interview with Beta64, addressed Timmy’s removal from Subcon Forest, stating, “I wanted the co-op character to be part of the story and I wanted them to be from Subcon Forest specifically. However, as the game went on, it made less and less sense for them to be part of Subcon Forest. They were meant to be in Queen Vanessa’s manor. So if you played single player, he’d be in Queen Vanessa’s manor. But we found, both having Queen Vanessa and them in there made it too much. It muddied the experience in a way, and so we removed them from Queen Vanessa’s manor and now they're sort of their own character”. He then gave indication that Timmy may not make it as the co-op character, explaining that the team felt they had gotten better at designing characters since Timmy’s creation and that the team felt that their design needed to be touched up upon, even going so far as to say “compared to Hat Kid, he doesn’t look too good today”. He then told Beta64 that the team was considering replacing them with one of the Alpine Skyline nomads, as they like their designs and voicework. While Timmy would later be removed outright, they were replaced with not an Alpine Skyline nomad, but with Bow Kid.
Multiple mods can be found on the Steam Workshop that re-adds them as a playable character.
Timmy's Hat is an unused grey newsboy's cap that likely would have served the same purpose as the Kid's Hat. It is unknown if this hat would be exclusive to player 2, as screenshots exist of Hat Kid wearing it as well. While it is unavailable in the final game, its assets still remain within the game files. Timmy's Hat can be seen as an Easter egg in the Laundry Room and in the Lost and Found at reception desk on the The Arctic Cruise.
- Early concept art showed Timmy being capable of using some form of psychic powers.
- In a Reddit Q&A in 2016, Jonas Kærlev was asked if Timmy was to be a love interest for Hat Kid. He replied “They are not”.
- When asked about what happened to Timmy, the official A Hat in Time Twitter account simply replied with “electrical fire.”
|Major Characters||Moonjumper • Timmy|
|Hostile Characters||The Shapeshifter • Rough Patch • Light Plant • Pink & Yelo Plants • Blob Marley|
|Support Characters||Tim, CEO of Time • Tim's Friend • Thor • Oldster • Sandworm • Bird Companion|
|Minor Characters||Science Owls • The Narrator|
|Levels||Beta Hero's Challenge • Music Room • Rectangles • Sand n' Sails • Harbor • The City of Calcite and Adventure|