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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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

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

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geelw Jul 5 2013, 2:53pm says:

Could you post system specs, please? This looks really cool and I want to make sure I can run it on both computers here (as well as recommend it to readers in a review on my site once the game goes live).

My sole issue with Desura is game pages SHOULD have specs by default on the right sidebar or somewhere in the summary. That way, users can grab games without wondering if they'll run...

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Robbin505 Jul 13 2013, 9:02am replied:

What are you trying to game on? I'm just curious, I can't remember the last time I even thought about whether or not my computer could run a game.

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DustEater Jul 6 2013, 9:09am replied:

game is FREE now so why do you need requirements? download it and check it

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oranamaxi Jul 8 2013, 12:46pm replied:

because people like me, for example, have got such terrible internet that a game takes ages to download (my maximum download rate is 70kb/s), and if i download and then find out that i can't run it, i have just wasted 7 hours for this download

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fetkatten Creator
fetkatten Jul 9 2013, 4:02am replied:

Sorry to hear that. I have no idea how to find out what's required and recommended but if you post your specs and tell us your fps maybe people can have that as a reference.

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richietenenbaum Jun 28 2013, 11:30am says:

is there couch coop or controller support at all?

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ManyHat Creator
ManyHat Jul 4 2013, 10:32am replied:

You will need a mouse and keyboard in order to play and co-op only works over lan

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lwfh Jun 26 2013, 6:51pm says:

Hey guys! I tried playing the game but I have some problems. The game starts and I hear the audio but the screen is black and I can only see the cursor and a ball of fire sometimes. I have directx 11 installed and my graphic card supports it. I have some screenshots and the debug file, as fetkatten told me to post. imgur.com/a/LGnzg pastebin.com/pCPKXp49 . Hope you guys can help as I really want to play the game. Sorry for the broken links but I can't post them as I am a new user here.

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FilipEdgren Jun 26 2013, 7:48pm replied:

Hey lwfh!
Sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues getting the game running. The debug file indicates that their should be some directx-11 related issues with the graphics card. Could you please post what graphics card you have?

Thank you for your cooperation and interest in our game.

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lwfh Jun 27 2013, 2:57am replied:

Hello! I have a Nvidia Geforce GT 525M geforce.com/hardware/ notebook-gpus/geforce-gt-525m .

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FilipEdgren Jun 27 2013, 6:40am replied:

Well, again sorry for the inconveniance.
My guess is that your laptop also has an intel HD graphics that interferes. I made a quick google and stumbled upon this Crysis realted topic Mycrysis.com
They suggest that you enable NVIDIA Optimus and specify that NVIDIA gpu is used for Lair of the MadHat.

Please let me know if this was of any help. Thank you for your cooperation.

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lwfh Jun 27 2013, 10:02am replied:

Hi Filip, IT WORKED! I'll come back later with some feedback for the game, but I want to thanks you guys for helping me!

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FilipEdgren Jun 27 2013, 5:00pm replied:

Great to hear that it worked out for you!
Hope you enjoy the game!

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lwfh Jun 27 2013, 5:18pm replied:

I just finished the game, it was really awesome! Great job guys! Loved the ending!

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