A dungeon crawler. About 3 friends and their quest for an unknown treasure.

Developed by ManyHat that was founded during our time at The Game Assembly. We had a 9 week deadline. As much as we wanted to add more features we had to scrap alot of ideas to meet the deadline. This is our own engine. Hope you enjoy it!

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Since we do not make games together anymore we recommend you use facebook for support but please read this first:

Got a DX11 supported graphics card and still can't play?
Find your debug logger in Desura\Common\lair-of-the-madhat
and paste it here! It should be one in your game dir as well (in case you downloaded through IndieDB).


4 Dungeon levels filled with different types of enemies and secrets

3 Playable characters
29+ weapons to loot!
Puzzles with sweet rewards
Boss fights
Level system (level 1-20)
Havok Physics
Play over LAN for CO-OP
.. and more!

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5 comments by Henley on Sep 27th, 2013

It's Friday friends, which means four more fantastically free games for the budget sensitive gamers among us!

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Up next is Lair of the Madhat with a very simple, no fuss dungeon crawler about 3 friends and their quest for an unknown treasure. Your Freedom Friday wraps up with Love Sniper a comedy BxG Visual Novel about Heiji, a cupid named Picchu and their antics in helping Heiji find true love.

Come back next week as we deliver another four main courses all for free!

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Lair of the MadHat - Full version 1.0.1

Lair of the MadHat - Full version 1.0.1

Jun 19, 2013 Full Version 1 comment

Minor fixes such as weapon not dealing damage and an invincible bug. Click to see full list

Lair of the MadHat - Full version 1.0

Lair of the MadHat - Full version 1.0

Jun 18, 2013 Full Version 0 comments

A dungeon crawler. About 3 friends and their quest for an unknown treasure.

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ahmedmfadhly Sep 28 2013 says:


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Shiuman Sep 27 2013 says:

Could it be possible to make it playable woth arrows for left-handed people? (I think it's a basic for any game)

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fetkatten Creator
fetkatten Sep 28 2013 replied:

The game was developed during a 9 week period. It might be basic for a money generating title with longer dev time but not for a game like this, sorry.

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gappy928 Sep 17 2013 says:

It's not working for me. The screen stays black and the audio starts playing and then the cursor appears, but that's it.

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fetkatten Creator
fetkatten Sep 24 2013 replied:

Hi, I cannot help unless you post your specs here. Please read the requirements before doing this. Requires: DX11 gfx card

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lonetrav Sep 28 2013 replied:

Same problem. ATI 3650, latest drivers, not sure about DX11.
Another issue: Norton complains about the exe: "Suspicious behaviour". I know that Norton isn't ALWAYS reliable, but the message does mean that the exe is doing something that is unusual (whatever this means).

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fetkatten Creator
fetkatten Sep 28 2013 replied:

sorry your card only support dx 10.1 so you won't be able to play. Sorry about that. Norton is just being Norton, there is nothing suspicious about this game except for the dx11 requirements ;)

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lonetrav Sep 29 2013 replied:

Thanks. It's your decision. Did you choose DX11 as a requirement deliberately, or did it "just happen"?
Regarding the second issue: I know that Norton tends to be a bit "over-protective" sometimes. But it's also true that many developers tend to ignore that the world is a lot bigger than their software and that their users' PCs do more than run their software. No offense intended.

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mairoknee Jul 28 2013 says:

I haven't got the video to work for me just yet but the intro track is just awesome and the narrator in the intro is very funny to listen to so even without video this game seems awesome please try to find away to make a full game, this is a game that has the potential to make it as from what I've seen in the video Trailer.

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Chaosfox Jul 18 2013 says:

Ever thought of kickstarting a full or expanded version of this?

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fetkatten Creator
fetkatten Jul 22 2013 replied:

It's not really possible to do that right now. First we would need to rebuild the whole engine, make new art, animations (since we're not using commercial licences) and then gather the whole crew that work at different companies now. It's a very high risk to do that right now. Maybe in a few years when all of us have been working in the industry for a while we can start taking risks, who knows :)

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