A Hat in Time (partially found early builds of platformer game and videos; 2012-2017)
A Hat in Time is a 2017 platformer game released by Gears for Breakfast for Mac, PC, PS4, Xbox One, and later Nintendo Switch. The game was a commercial success, selling over 50,000 copies in the first two weeks, and passing one million copies by December of 2018. The game first began its development cycle on the 1st of August, 2012, and was finally released on October 5th, 2017. Between those two dates, the game saw nearly a dozen in-development preview builds released to the public and hundreds of videos and pictures. Many of these have been saved and recovered throughout the years. However, due to occasional slip ups, poor archiving, and a general lack of knowledge that archival was necessary until it was too late, many of these videos and builds have been theoretically lost to time. The aim of this article is to document all of the known videos and builds that have either been lost or recovered throughout the years and provide as much information as possible for each of them.
Videos[edit | edit source]
|Video Title||Status||Release Date||Description||Youtube Video ID||Reupload|
|A Hat in Time - Chapter 2 Trailer||Found||Mar 24, 2013||Please vote for Hat in Time on Greenlight: http://bit.ly/HatinTime :D!
Website: http://hatintime.com (contains full credits)
This is the game's second chapter, The Subcon Forest!
|DPMj_4czU1U||(Betafied Exclusive) A Hat in Time - Chapter 2 Trailer|
|A Hat in Time - Voice Acting Stretch Goal!!||Found||Unavailable||Unavailable||ainekLRaFQk||A Hat in Time - Voice Acting Stretch Goal!!|
|HatInTime @ SpilBar Copenhagen||Found||Jun 12, 2013||http://hatintime.com/Kickstarter
A Hat in Time showcased at SpilBar Copenhagen
Last week we had the opportunity to showcase the game at a local game event here in Denmark called SpilBar (can roughly be translated to "Game Bar"). It's a bi-monthly gathering of game developers from all over Scandinavia, coming together to learn and talk about games.
So, we put up a laptop and let people play A Hat in Time. This was the first real public showcase of the game, so we were very excited. Fortunately, people seemed to really like the game. We also received a lot of useful feedback for how to improve it, which we are grateful for.
Thanks to Anchel Labena (http://www.anchel.com/) and his camera work, we've been able to put together a small video from the event. Enjoy!
|buQSOPbgH5w||(Betafied Exclusive) HatInTime @ SpilBar Copenhagen|
|A Hat in Time - Kickstarter Launch Trailer!||Found||May 29, 2013||Please back us! http://hatintime.com/Kickstarter
A Hat in Time is a 3D collect-a-thon platformer in the spirit of the beloved Nintendo and Rare games from the Nintendo 64 era!
|uPnyZ5txtmE||A Hat in Time - Kickstarter Launch Trailer! [Deleted Video From 2013]|
|A Hat in Time - Voice Mumble (Banjo-Kazooie style)||Found||Jun 15, 2013||**This does not replace full voice acting**
This is an engine implementation test I made over the weekend, we are very interested in making this a feature in the actual game! Lacks any sort of lipsync and talk animation at the moment, though!
|dPslFZXt6vY||(Betafied Exclusive) A Hat in Time - Voice Mumble (Banjo-Kazooie style)|
|The Music of A Hat in Time||Found||May 31, 2013||http://hatintime.com/Kickstarter
A Hat in Time is on Kickstarter! Please help fund this collect-a-thon platformer inspired by Rare and Nintendo games on the Nintendo 64!
|WBjtyZj8o||(Betafied Exclusive) The Music of A Hat in Time|
|A Hat in Time - Obstacle Course||Found||April 31/May 1, 2013||Unavailable||kamX7oaPuy4||(Betafied Exclusive) A Hat in Time - Obstacle Course]|
|Hat Kid's Lullaby||Found||10 Mar 2013||
Support A Hat in Time on Greenlight! http://bit.ly/HatinTime
If you don't support her game she will wake up and she will cry :(
By Trey Brown
mecha, the, slag, mechatheslag, mechabowser, unreal, development, kit, udk, hat, time, hatintime, moustache, mustache, girl, kid
|NzKwPIqaLe8||(Betafied Exclusive) Hat Kid's Lullaby|
|A Hat in Time - Hookshots, Huds 'n Hats||Found||Mar 9, 2013||http://hatintime.com/preorder :D
I've been working on the umbrella's hookshot upgrade today! It's pretty rough right now but I see a lot of potential in it!
Also seen here is Thor the Inventor's hat on Hat Kid, along with a new HUD!
Music by Andrew Huang, check him out! He makes some really cool stuff http://www.youtube.com/user/songstowearpantsto
|8A5SXK5gqT0||(Betafied Exclusive) A Hat in Time - Hookshots, Huds 'n Hats|
|A Hat in Time - Rainy Mafia Town||Found||31 Aug 2013||http://hatintime.com/preorder
Levels change throughout the game, and so does the mood. For this segment, we wanted to show Mafia Town in a more calm and soothing lighting. We believe that showing an environment from more angles makes them more "real" and relatable.
Please note that this is still a work-in-progress, and we are still trying to adjust the border between realism and cartoon-y.
Music by Cleffernotes (http://youtube.com/cleffernotes)
|e-NITnBWkaM||(Betafied Exclusive) A Hat in Time - Rainy Mafia Town|
|A Hat in Time - Rocket Ride 2||Found||Feb 7, 2013||I'm not gonna spoil what they'll be used for!!
Vote for Hat in Time on Steam Greenlight! http://bit.ly/HatinTime
My Twitter: http://twitter.com/MechatheSlag
The music is from Rhythm Heaven Fever, and is added in post-production. It will not be in the game.
|QsTkIo9FVaA||(Betafied Exclusive) A Hat in Time - Rocket Ride 2|
|A Hat in Time: First mission, new water, stuff!||Found||Jan 26, 2013||You have to use your wits to get in and help the coffee clerk!
Make sure to vote for A Hat in Time on Steam Greenlight:
Habboi helped with the water shader! His YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/habboi
Vinsanity made the coffee clerk, his website: http://thisisvinsanity.com
|6m6iYu6Xn3o||(Betafied Exclusive) A Hat in Time - First mission, new water, stuff!|
|Mafia Cook Punch||Found||Dec 04 2012||Unavailable||FGkNevZMOaA||The Early Stages Of A Hat In Time (2012/2013 Footage Compilation)|
|A Hat in Time - Partner||Found||Nov 11, 2012||During the first chapter, Hat Kid teams up with Moustache Girl.
Steam Greenlight page: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=92952101
|VdWS4EQKGTo||(Betafied Exclusive) A Hat in Time - Partners (Alternative Source)|
|A Hat in Time - New Hat Kid!||Found||Oct 17, 2012||Unavailable||EyUpY-sfwU8||A Hat in Time - New Hat Kid!|
|A Hat in Time - Cloth Simulation||Found||Nov 22, 2012||Cloth simulation is very difficult to get right. Sure can't wait for everyone to complain about new Hat Kid!
Model by Treythepunkid: http://www.yo...
|mOly0xi5dRA||A Hat in Time - Cloth Simulation (2012 Prototype)|
|A Hat in Time - HUB||Found||Dec 13, 2012||Help me get on Steam, upvote on Greenlight! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=92952101 Please note that the music used on this channel in these dev log videos may or may not be copyright and will not be present in the final product. It's merely there so your ears won't fall asleep!||IFtBdssnNI0||The Early Stages Of A Hat In Time (2012/2013 Footage Compilation)|
|A Hat in Time - New City!||Found||JAN 6, 2013 @ 5:30PM||I made a lot of changes to the first chapter city! ||CVXXKlP-c54||The Early Stages Of A Hat In Time (2012/2013 Footage Compilation)|
|Hat in Time - Greenlit!||Found||Jul 25, 2013||http://hatintime.com/preorder
Thank you for helping us through Greenlight!! :D
|FmbUgrz9FTE||We got Greenlit - A Hat in Time(Wayback internet archive)|
|Mustache Girl clones herself and takes over city||Found||Unavailable||Unavailable||UHFEQedzDyc||The Early Stages Of A Hat In Time (2012/2013 Footage Compilation)|
|A Hat in Time Chapter 2 Peek w Commentary||Found||June 19, 2013||Unavailable||crpLShhRw7g||A Hat in Time Chapter 2 Peek w Commentary (Old 2013 Footage)|
|A Hat in Time - Snatcher||Found||Mar 16, 2013||Vote for Hat in Time on Greenlight http://bit.ly/HatinTime :D!
A quick preview of The Snatcher, a character in Chapter 2.
Music from Luigi's Mansion, in celebration of the sequel's release this month.
|GabOAL9cIQs||The Early Stages Of A Hat In Time (2012/2013 Footage Compilation)|
|Autumn Leaves||Found||Jan 8,
|Unavailable||2hBjwH4aZ88||(Betafied Exclusive) Autumn Leaves|
|A Hat in Time - Queen Vanessa (Happy Halloween!)||Found||Nov 1, 2013||
(By preordering, you help us extend the development period and add more content!)
'Queen Vanessa' is one of many levels in A Hat in Time's many chapters!
|a9oI2JKrSOA||(Betafied Exclusive) A Hat in Time - Queen Vanessa Happy Halloween!|
|A Hat in Time: The Heist||Partially Found||Jan 25, 2013||Unavailable||0s09WxGUpTY||video snippet from prototype build|
|A Hat in Time - Pushing Mafia Dudes!||Partially Found||Jan 12, 2013||Make sure to vote for the game on Greenlight! New games are picked this Tuesday, it'd be cool if A Hat in Time was in the tombola! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=92952101 The music is composed by Edgar Phoete||_UPGM1WqFSs||Thumbnail to the video Song used in the video|
|A Hat in Time [Original Soundtrack] - The City of Calcite and Adventure||Partially Found||Sep 27, 2012||Unavailable||cvWyICJJul8||Thumbnail to the video|
|A Hat in Time - Character Shader Breakdown||Lost||Feb 2, 2013||In this video I briefly go over the different layers that the character shader has. Let me know your thoughts! Steam Greenlight: http://bit.ly/HatinTime
|Hat Kid Attacked in Slow Motion||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||IwqNQd7_7G0||Unavailable|
|gotta go fast||Lost||Dec 18, 2012||Unavailable||vPmedz8WDLQ||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Epic Monster Boss Fight Extreme 360 Noscope||Lost||Dec 09, 2012||Unavailable||DcRMtuAdi_g||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Mafia Dance||Lost||Mar 3, 2013||Vote for Hat in Time on Steam Greenlight: http://bit.ly/HatinTime :D
This mafia gives zero ducks about when and where they can dance!
|A Hat in Time - Rocket Ride||Lost||Feb 6, 2013||Unavailable||uXhAff6QALE||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Mobster Brawl||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||hnWOWtQ-1co||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Doorz||Lost||Nov 09, 2012||Video showcased Hat Kid in the "Harbor" level going through doors to different locations on the map. One door launched her out above the Juice Bar building||03cIZHX1SmY||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Walk the Dinosaur?!||Lost||Oct 31, 2012||Unavailable||d81QgXWFYnU||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Confetti||Lost||Nov 17, 2012||Unavailable||KMzK3I1Q40k||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Ladders||Lost||Nov 18, 2012||Her hands aren't mapped to the ladder steps yet, im gonna worry about that later! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=92952101||YN_3zj2WFgk||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Picking up stuff||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||quwXQ9NJcsY||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Town, Speech, Jumping + Joystick support||Lost||Oct 12, 2012||Just playing around with keyboard + joystick support :D||1gBWG5cGfvc||Unavailable|
|Metal Hat Solid 3: Hat Eater||Lost||Nov 05, 2012||Unavailable||d9wc_jYcGKQ||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Aug 2012 Demo||Lost||Aug 30, 2012||This is a small demo reel of my upcoming game 'A Hat in Time'. It is still in early production...||QQtMJmt35BA||Unavailable|
|Hat Kid the Hedgehog gotta go fast (Walk/Run Animations)||Lost||Nov 04, 2012||Unavailable||WrzZ32C72zg||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Swimming||Lost||Oct 30, 2012||Unavailable||CWdDFaey844||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Ladies' Man||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||hhqfMhBIl24||Unavailable|
|Removing old Hat in Time videos... because of some really good news!!||Lost||May 17, 2013||Don't worry though, I'll be adding a LOT of new videos in the near future!!
I'm gonna be removing the old Hat in Time dev videos in about a week... because we're about to showcase something really cool and don't want any ...
|A Hat in Time - Fountain Particle Test||Lost||Sep 29, 2012||Just trying out some particle effects to make things shine :)||y5EZYFdfWDQ||Unavailable|
|A HAT IN TIME||Lost||Aug 28, 2012||Unavailable||u_C98nlPwFk||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - You got a Watermelon!||Lost||Nov 26, 2012||Unavailable||zfbfidX2mlo||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Graphical Improvements Progress (x2)||Lost||Sep 16, 2012||Unavailable||fsmrbA_I5Fc,
|A Hat in Time - Water||Lost||Sep 18, 2012||horriblePencilist and I have been working on some pretty pretty water ITS SO PRETTY||OIwCUvB1ujk||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Portals||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||TJc2lDjxNN8||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Group AI Combat Test||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||j3Ya8UZh3aY||Unavailable|
|Hat in Time - Rocket Challenge!||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||YAnGGtpkdns||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Level Intro||Lost||Jan 10, 2013||Unavailable||xdpfC2WPCQM||Unavailable|
|Hat kid is 2 gangsta 4 u||Lost||Jan 24, 2013||Unavailable||noBLgMQFXZo||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Killcam||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||bvuy6wYRIxM||Unavailable|
|A Hat in Time - Eye Spin!||Lost||October 16th 2012||Unavailable||HdNr5TKgCTc||Unavailable|
|UDKGame - Day 1||Lost||August 1st 2012||The first day the game was worked on. Video was of lead dev Jonas jumping around on a flat udk map as the default 3rd person player||oMofCTH6liU||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 2] - Hat Kid||Lost||August 2nd 2012||First video with the original yellow Hat Kid, showed basic movement||DVzo5jhvvgw||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 3] - Cameras? Could use some advice||Lost||August 7th 2012||Unavailable||L43-vJou1mw||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 4] (Unknown Full Name)||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 5] (Unknown Full Name)||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 6] (Unknown Full Name)||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 7] (Unknown Full Name)||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 8] (Unknown Full Name)||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 9] (Unknown Full Name)||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 10] (Unknown Full Name)||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 11] (Unknown Full Name)||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 12] (Unknown Full Name)||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 13] (Unknown Full Name)||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 14] (Unknown Full Name)||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 15] - Giant Enemy Crab||Lost||August 17th 2012||Unavailable||rcVa4dmprMw||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 16] (Unknown Full Name)||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 17] (Unknown Full Name)||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 18] (Unknown Full Name)||Lost||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|UDKGame [Day 19] - Combos||Lost||August 23rd 2012||Unavailable||jtLWiEKaCWQ||Unavailable|
Builds[edit | edit source]
Alpha[edit | edit source]
|Build Name||Status||Release Date||Points of interest|
|Alpha Update 0||Lost||20/02/2014||First version of the Alpha|
|Alpha Update 0.5||Found||20/02/2014||An undocumented day one patch to the Alpha that changed a number of minor things such as Mafia Town buildings and a message in the credits.|
|Alpha Update 1||Lost||22/02/2014||Speedrun Timer has been added|
|Alpha Update 2||Lost||27/02/2014||New music variant in Mafia Town|
|Alpha Update 3||Lost||05/03/2014||Voice Acting Volume Settings|
|Alpha Update 4||Lost||08/03/2014||Bokeh Depth of Field|
|Alpha Update 5||Found||26/03/2014||First build with 4 health, new hub menu music, many backend changes.|
This build is significant as it overhauled much of the gameplay with its changes and is the build used for alpha speedrunning.
Beta[edit | edit source]
|Build Name||Status||Release Date||Points of interest|
|Beta Update 0||Found||7/03/2015||First version of the Beta|
|Beta Update 1||Lost||10/03/2015||Mild bug fixes|
|Beta Update 2||Found||12/03/2015||Mild crash fixes|
|Beta Update 3 (aka the Smoky Build)||Found||30/03/2015||Final Beta Build. Disabled Crow jump attacks, changed some graphics, and had many backend changes.|
Speedrun Event[edit | edit source]
|Build Name||Status||Release Date||Description|
|Pre-Speedrun Event||Found||14/09/2017||Unplayable, just the files preceding the event.|
|Speedrun Event||Found||15/09/2017||The Speedrun Event|
|Speedrun Event Performance Build||Found||16/09/2017||A slightly modified version of the event, with red ice blocks replacing the crumbling cookie platforms in the water time rift.|
|Post-Speedrun Event||Found||17/09/2017||Unplayable, prompted users to add A Hat in Time to their Steam wishlists.|
External Links[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- , Archived tweet announcing 50k downloads
- , Archived Tweet announcing one million copies
- , Video Tweet link in page
- , Tweet Date