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A Hat in Time's development team began as volunteers

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It's always great to see a Kickstarter project come out of (relatively) nowhere and become a success. While people tend to remember the failures more, A Hat in Time is one of the few games to reach the other end of a Kickstarter campaign and actually be good. The stars weren't always aligned for that to happen, though.

Did You Know Gaming has taken a look at A Hat in Time and one of the more interesting facts uncovered is that the developers were basically volunteers for most of the early stages. People had to take on multiple rolls to get progress moving and the staff weren't being paid for their efforts. Obviously that changed after the Kickstarter campaign, but things weren't always looking up.

The cel-shaded style was also brought on because of its low development cost and for its ability to hide graphical imperfections. Its really funny how such a strong and beautiful art style can overcome limited technology, but just try telling that to publishers moaning about development costs.

I know 2017 has seen a semi-revival of 3D platformers, but Yooka-Laylee never looked particularly interesting to me. A Hat in Time, however, looks right up my alley and I'm eager to give it a try. Maybe I should do that right now...

A Hat in Time - Did You Know Gaming? Feat. Shesez (Boundary Break) [YouTube]

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  • PSA: You'll need 35 Time Pieces and the Time Stop Hat to play the new story campaign in Hat in Time's Seal the Deal DLC - Chris Carter
  • A Hat in Time's DLC will feature a 240p mode - Peter Glagowski
  • Yep, you guessed it: A Hat in Time is coming to Switch - Brett Makedonski
  • A Hat in Time gets free story DLC and a cooperative mode in September - Brett Makedonski
  • 'Special announcement' for A Hat in Time coming right before Gamescom - Chris Moyse
  • Indie adventure A Hat in Time hits impressive sales milestone - Chris Moyse
  • One of A Hat in Time's free DLCs, which includes couch co-op, will be out this year. - Chris Carter
  • A Hat In Time is definitely not coming to Switch, despite hope - Chris Carter
  • A Hat in Time is the second-best hat-based platformer this year - Kevin McClusky
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