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

Jun 18, 2013 Full Version 0 comments

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

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Johnyliltoe Jun 19 2013, 10:09pm 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, 5:04am 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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RandTGames Jun 19 2013, 7:31pm says:

Im trying to play this game but when i click the launcher it says "unhandled exception in your application" can i get any help of how to fix this?

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ManyHat Creator
ManyHat Jun 20 2013, 7:15am replied:

We need ur specs and/or the debug log file

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IAmJ3richoholic Jun 19 2013, 3:40pm says:

Finished my new video of Lair Of The Madhat, I hope you guys like it! It's an amazing game! :D


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nihilocrat Jun 19 2013, 12:35pm says:

When I start the game windowed or fullscreen, the mouse gets stuck on the edge and gets reset if I try to move it. I'll try again later on my PC at home. Looks pretty cool, so I hope it works when I get home!

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ManyHat Creator
ManyHat Jun 19 2013, 12:55pm replied:

If it's during startup of the game, try just waiting for it for a little while. At the start of the game there should be a short time when the initial data is loaded to start up the engine and the game. This could, however, take longer time depending on computer configuration.

Try just waiting for it a little while. As soon as the music starts playing, you should be good to go.

I hope it works out for you and that you will enjoy the game!

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Furga Jun 19 2013, 9:03am says:

How to make a server?

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ManyHat Creator
ManyHat Jun 19 2013, 9:15am replied:

click Create. The other person can join when selecting a dungeon. Only works over LAN

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armordsod Jun 19 2013, 1:55am says:

thanks downloading now

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Tungki Jun 19 2013, 1:51am says:


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