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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lwfh Jun 26 2013 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 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 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 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 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 replied:

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

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lwfh Jun 27 2013 replied:

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

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richietenenbaum Jun 26 2013 says:

Characters remind me of Redwall... I am that is!

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Neuntoter Jun 21 2013 says:

I saw this and wanted to give it a shot. Over all this is a great game with lots of possibilities. I love how you progress through at a good pace and that it all flows very naturally, no grinding needed. Improved weapons are found and awesome weapons are rewarded after defeating bosses.

Speaking of bosses, they are very fun to fight. They do have patterns and they still provide challenge since you progress in a way that everything kinda stays at your level. (sort of)...

The graphical presentation reminds me of Trine, in that it is very fairy tale ish and colorful and it goes along with a fun little fairy tale like story. Controls were pretty much good.

I would only ask for more levels and some more sweet bosses. And if that never happens, I would still like to say thank you for bring this nice little gem to life and to keep up the good work.

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fetkatten Creator
fetkatten Jun 23 2013 replied:

Thanks for taking time playing and commenting, it means alot for me as a level designer to get feedback about pacing, difficulty, lighting, layout etc. I'm sorry to say it's not really possible to add more levels right now, we have to work (with other stuff than games in order to survive):)

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Stefan_Red Jun 20 2013 says:

Oh this is really really cool !

Too bad that multiplayer is only possible other LAN :(

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satrio Jun 20 2013 says:

Looks great! Downloading now! You donĀ“t need internships. You need funding.

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fetkatten Creator
fetkatten Jun 20 2013 replied:

Haha, very kind of you sir ;) Thank you

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Johnyliltoe Jun 19 2013 says:

Game crashes shortly after opening it for me. A bit of music plays over a white screen, then crash.

Using Windows 7
GeForce GT 220 graphics card
4gb of Ram
720p res setting

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clood Jun 20 2013 replied:

Hi Johnyliltoe,

I'm afraid you require directx 11 to play the game and unless I'm mistaken I'm pretty sure your graphics card only supports directx 10.1

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