Good Game Design - A Hat In Time: Spiritual Successor to Original IP

  • Published on Oct 7, 2017
  • I LOVED the cute as heck 3D platformer A Hat In Time, but what has impressed me most about its design is how it has transformed from a spiritual successor to a truly original IP. What did you love about A Hat In Time? Tell me in the comments below!
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Comments • 846

  • Алексей Прасол

    Snatcher battel soundtrack

  • RXqueenRN
    RXqueenRN 8 days ago


    HAt kId iS *MY* kIDdO!

    I’m LookInG At yOu snAtChErrrrRRrrR!

  • KE1nonen
    KE1nonen 8 days ago

    I love Hat Kid, controls, level design, playable maps on Steam Workshop but probably the most of them all soundtrack. I have never listened to anything better than this (DKC and FFX are very close though) , Pascal Michael Stiefel has done very awesome job with it

  • Cyberfoxxy
    Cyberfoxxy Month ago

    I hope the source for the movement and camera would be publicly available. Lots of good games ruined by those two.

  • Niklas Hedström
    Niklas Hedström Month ago

    Its coming to switch!

  • Patryk B.
    Patryk B. Month ago

    It's just the best 3D platformer for many years.

  • unknown dragon
    unknown dragon Month ago

    What I wonder about hat in time ending is why did she push everyone off

  • Bwnci
    Bwnci Month ago

    The uniqueness of each world within the same core gameplay loop was excellent. The camera was still dreadful though and made 100% completion exhausting.

  • Teo 434
    Teo 434 Month ago

    My favorite part of A Hat In Time is *_P e a c e a n d t r a n q u i l i t y_*

  • Nuno The Dude
    Nuno The Dude 2 months ago

    Great game im 3 hours in loving it so far

  • Justix - - -
    Justix - - - 2 months ago

    What do I like about a hat in time?


  • Noah Broomfield
    Noah Broomfield 2 months ago


  • Shiny Magikarp
    Shiny Magikarp 2 months ago

    Gotta be honest... the whole in love with a hat in time thing missed me.
    I just finished the base game and Nyakuza metro and I gotta say... I’m feeling like a 6 or 6.5 out of 10. This game is just mediocre or one step above for me

  • Okami Takishima
    Okami Takishima 2 months ago

    NGL I answered all the crows' Qs with "." and it was HILARIOUS!!

  • MegaChickenfish
    MegaChickenfish 2 months ago

    I came for the adorableness but stayed for the quality controls. That was my biggest worry going in: "Yes this game *looks* awesome, but does it *play* awesome?" And it does.
    10/10 cute as heck. Right up there with Undertale for me.

  • The Real Yoshi Crazy
    The Real Yoshi Crazy 2 months ago

    No DLCs: What a Shit!
    DLCs: AMAZING!!!!

  • FroakieTrainer54
    FroakieTrainer54 2 months ago

    My favorite thing about a hat in time is p much everything about it, it’s charm, level design, movement, legit everything lol. It’s one of my favorite 3D platformers

  • João Marcos de Oliveira Cristan

    Whenever a game's basic mechanics are very interesting by themselves, I can't help but wonder what would the game be like if they designed it solely based around pushing the mechanics to their limits. At the same time, I love games mostly for their care for detail, and for their ability to develop good "adventure structures", which I mean as the ways in which the character's story can be conveyed as a set of challenges (the game).

    That's why I love A Hat in Time's time rifts. They're these little challenging levels for platformer buffs: they ask of you a lot of mask switching, tight jumps, light movement puzzles... While being very aesthetically pleasing, due to both the dreamy quality of its levels and the superb music. With time rifts, A Hat in Time's main quest could pursue different adventure structures and also deliver these pure platforming sections.

  • Stray Human
    Stray Human 2 months ago

    Cute as PECK platformer

  • Omar Kaj
    Omar Kaj 2 months ago

    Great game, but it could use a sequel. Also, DON'T try swinging with a mouse when playing on PC.

  • Killguy67
    Killguy67 2 months ago

    The tight controls and the whole chapter 3

  • Kyle Rivera
    Kyle Rivera 2 months ago

    What is an IP? I'm not familiar with that acronym.

  • Codin Fox
    Codin Fox 2 months ago

    This is better then any Mario game in my opinion. I just wish they added DLC to console...

  • Galaxy's Adventures
    Galaxy's Adventures 2 months ago

    When this game came put everyone loved it but it seemed as if it only was going to temporarily pacify everyone until Mario Odyssey so when Mario Odyssey did come out, it only seem to make sense that A hat in time got overshadow and I thought it was going to be a game forgotten but oh boi, a year or 2 later and this game's hype and/or attention has outlived Mario Odyssey by miles I am not saying Mario wasn't a great game but I feel as though A hat in time deserves the spotlight slightly more.

  • Arty Gor
    Arty Gor 2 months ago

    Snatcher boss is soooo good

  • Alexander Fritts
    Alexander Fritts 2 months ago

    I love every part of it.

  • MarioMineZ
    MarioMineZ 3 months ago

    This game has very quickly become my favorite game of all time.

  • Niklas Hedström
    Niklas Hedström 3 months ago

    I wish this game came to switch

  • Strawberry Ninja
    Strawberry Ninja 3 months ago

    I love that game. my favorite part was the final boss with mustach girl.

  • max kraus
    max kraus 3 months ago

    I downloaded it thanks to this video.
    This game is so great, I truly love it... Even watching this video again makes me smile and wanna play it again...

  • Shade-0
    Shade-0 3 months ago +1

    Ah peck, here we go again

  • ChocolateShaken !
    ChocolateShaken ! 3 months ago

    I LOVE the bosses and the boss music

    (Especially your contract has expired and the snatcher fight)

    • ChocolateShaken !
      ChocolateShaken ! 3 months ago

      @Max kraus I know it’s hard but rewarding

    • max kraus
      max kraus 3 months ago

      That one is actually really hard!
      But very good and satisfying when you managed to beat him

  • 9thRo Channel
    9thRo Channel 3 months ago

    A new DLC is just Chrayzee. GfB Did not just added online multiplayer, they made modded maps and emotes supported, and holy shit it is hilarious when 50 players in one area spam jojo stickers

  • Shy Azoulay
    Shy Azoulay 3 months ago

    "The chapter turns into a Whodunnit murder myster situation"

    Me:"This reminds me of danganronpa

    • max kraus
      max kraus 3 months ago

      Very nice game indeed (the first one)

  • Nerys Stuart
    Nerys Stuart 3 months ago

    "Including the chapter Murder On The Owl Express"
    That's not a chapter... it's an _act_ in chapter two

  • Ryan Loh
    Ryan Loh 3 months ago

    I just love hat kids smug dance
    U \/\/ U

  • Rhys Evans
    Rhys Evans 3 months ago


  • Eos Zelich
    Eos Zelich 4 months ago

    It’s a shame that this game is so unappreciated! It deserves more fans!

    • max kraus
      max kraus 3 months ago

      He said they would have been happy to sell 9k copies, as of June last year it were over 500k

  • MrStop
    MrStop 4 months ago

    the art style is so cartoonistic and cute!

  • RazzleberryJam
    RazzleberryJam 4 months ago

    What's _my_ favorite part about A Hat In Time?
    ...Well... There can only be one answer...

    S M U G - D A N C I N - 𝓔 𝓥 𝓞 𝓛 𝓥 𝓔 𝓓

  • Joe Ross Productions
    Joe Ross Productions 4 months ago

    RIP OFF!!!!!

  • The1catt Cat game
    The1catt Cat game 4 months ago

    Why aren’t all cameras like this game?

  • Zemeckis Lebowski
    Zemeckis Lebowski 4 months ago +1

    As an original backer, I'm so happy they put this much love in. Hat Kid warms my heart, every world feels alive, and the platforming is challenging without ever being tedious.

  • Card Lock
    Card Lock 4 months ago

    Good Game Design? more like Best Game Design. XD

  • Random Dude
    Random Dude 4 months ago


  • Voice Of Reason
    Voice Of Reason 4 months ago


  • vengeur50 / V50
    vengeur50 / V50 4 months ago

    Hat kid: adorable
    A hat in time movements: perfect
    Best feature: peace and tranquility song

  • Some Pig
    Some Pig 4 months ago

    Why has the hat gal been lewded

  • Marco Sampaio
    Marco Sampaio 4 months ago

    I’m not going to lie, the camera terrified me from time to time.

  • meisterじえろ
    meisterじえろ 4 months ago

    Yep, and everything.

  • IfYouReadThisYouAre Retarded

    This game is only good on pc.

    • IfYouReadThisYouAre Retarded
      IfYouReadThisYouAre Retarded 3 months ago +1

      @max kraus free.. you mean free by paying for a subscription? and again.. no mods, no dlc= game sucks.. literally most of the fun in this game is from either the 50~ player online, the massive modding community time rifts and then you have the 2 hour long main story.. but with the dlc's (around 2 hours each) plus mods and online i managed to crank 121 hours into this game, where as without this content i would barely have manged 10.

    • max kraus
      max kraus 3 months ago

      I played on ps4, there it is for free

  • james Is Strange
    james Is Strange 4 months ago

    It's amazing how they actually cared at first then just stopped caring about anything and made Seal the deal (DLC pack 1) into one of the worst things ever

    but at the time of me writing this Nyakuza metro (DLC pack 2) comes out tomorrow and if it doesn't get mixed steam reviews then I might actually try it

  • Simon Margiovel Alindugan
    Simon Margiovel Alindugan 4 months ago +1

    Cute as heck?
    Just wait until act 3

  • Racecarlock
    Racecarlock 4 months ago

    I was playing Just Cause 4 when I started this video, but I exited it and started up a hat in time instead.

  • solina
    solina 4 months ago

    I love the whole game, but my favorite parts were deffinately the haunted mansion , the fight against the snatcher and not to forget, deathwish

  • Dragon Lover1401
    Dragon Lover1401 5 months ago

    I was late to the party of playing AHIT, but I say better late then never. This game is phenomenal with it's platforming and characters. It is very unique with its use of movement to reach places and provide for different play styles for speed runners or completionists trying to access hidden areas to get extras. Not to mention the music is fantastic!!! I rate AHIT 9/10

  • StllBreathnBut_Y
    StllBreathnBut_Y 5 months ago

    The game always just strikes me as... messy. It’s keeping me from wanting to play it.

  • clydefrosch
    clydefrosch 5 months ago

    Why's it not on the switch?

  • Francisco Felix
    Francisco Felix 5 months ago

    Glorious, charming, memories and simple but amazing gameplay and story.
    a hat in time took my heart and make me look back in the old times of platformers and it was amazing, i'll give another copy to a friend later this month ;3 (i just played this game on january XD)

  • b0sse
    b0sse 6 months ago

    This is so nostalgic and brings me back to my favorite type of games from back in the day like jax and daxter series, sly cooper, crash bandicoot, psychonauts, banjo among others.
    cant wait to see what gears for breakfast does next