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!

You can reach us here or on our facebook page.
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!

First up on the freedom talent stage is ILLUSION - Ghost Killer. The goal of IGK is quite simple; position six cameras in a mysterious shed that has people reporting hearing scary things. But it is never that simple is it? The next game swaps one type of madness for another. Introducing NEED FOR MADNESS (caps included) a very mad car racing and crashing game where you perform stunts to power your car and win by either racing (finishing in first place) or wasting the other cars!

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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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

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

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Chaosfox Jul 18 2013, 7:50pm says:

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

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fetkatten Creator
fetkatten Jul 22 2013, 6:27am 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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BrotherPacifist Jul 18 2013, 4:09pm says:

Wow, i bow my head to your video game creation skills. In 9 weeks. That's is some serious effort. Try to get a an indie game developer studio running. You will take the video game world by storm.

have a nice day

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fetkatten Creator
fetkatten Jul 22 2013, 6:35am replied:

Hehe well thank you :) First we need to complete our internships and get some experience within the industry. Right now it's just too much of a risk to give that up

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Aliih Jul 17 2013, 2:06pm says:

you guys should work more with this game and add more weps and quest mission dungeons..this could turn ut to be awesome...it allready is awesome :D

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fetkatten Creator
fetkatten Jul 22 2013, 6:38am replied:

Thanks man! :) Yep I hear ya. But ManyHat isn't working together anymore. We're at different companies and will be for a period of time :/

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RookieDagro Jul 17 2013, 10:15am says:

I'm very much interested in your group behind this game.
You had 9 weeks to create a game and you created something with high replay value.

If you guys have set up some team or something and intend to make a non-school owned game in the future, where can we/I follow you?

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fetkatten Creator
fetkatten Jul 17 2013, 10:51am replied:

Thank you! We're still officially in school but we're out working as interns at different studios. Some of us atleast, others start after summer. What we will do after that period is still uncertain. I think ManyHat could do something really nice if we had a bit more time. But yeah.. rent, bills and.. we'll see :) You can find our portfolios on Indiedb.com and also follow us on www.facebook.com/manyhat

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cyberkiller40 Jul 16 2013, 11:29pm says:

I got a dx11 GPU, but I guess I can't play this, cause I only got windows xp (and no, I won't "just install win7" cause it costs money and even if I had the cash I'm not interested - my primary OS is GNU). Seriously please use an OpenGL renderer. It's worlds more compatible with everything (except xbox), and it would enable you to make a GNU/Linux port more easily :-).

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fetkatten Creator
fetkatten Jul 17 2013, 1:47am replied:

The comment right under will answer ur question. It's not like we don't want people to play our games. It's def not worth upgrading your hardware/software for this game, but when you do it's free to play

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william.roeben Jul 16 2013, 11:23am says:

What is in Dx11 that Dx10 can't give you? There are a ton more Dx10 cards out there than the new fangled Dx11 cards, I tell you what. Sure are leaving a ton of us people what can't afford a new card for the near-to-far future behind :(

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william.roeben Jul 16 2013, 11:25am replied:

"We had a 9 week deadline for this project and if we had more time we would have def added more content and variation, online co-op, unlockables, dx10 compatible and so on."

Answered my own question by readin' your comments to other people.

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fetkatten Creator
fetkatten Jul 16 2013, 3:01pm replied:

:D great. And yeah, we are really sorry not being able to reach out to all people

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