A Hat in Time official artwork without logo

A Hat in Time is a colorful 3D action-platformer that was successfully Kickstarted back in the ancient times of 2013. After four years in development, as well as a myriad of changes since the initial demo, A Hat in Time has now finally arrived on PC!

As you might imagine from a game inspired by Banjo-Kazooie and Super Mario 64, A Hat in Time features massive and wide-open levels that are primarily focused on exploration, colorful visuals and cutesy characters, a variety of power-ups and abilities to unlock, and the list goes on for quite a while. If you've ever played a 3D platformer before you probably already know what you're getting yourself into. If you need a bit of an example, however, allow me to share with you one of the most recent gameplay videos. Have a look:

I haven't had the time to play it myself, so take the following with a bit of skepticism, but according to the Steam user reviews A Hat in Time is a pretty damn good collectathon. As with any long-lasting project it has its problems and technical issues, but from what I can tell most people agree that its a faithful homage to the 3D platformers of old. So if you're a fan of Banjo-Kazooie and games like it, you might want to give A Hat in Time a look as it seems to channel the same sort of ideas.

If you would like to learn more, or just grab yourself a copy, you should head over to either Steam or the official website. As for the console versions, you can expect to see them later this fall, though no specific release date has been given just yet. And finally, let me send you off with a couple of rather charming images:

A Hat in Time screenshot of a rather scary shadow monster

A Hat in Time screenshot of the giant Alpine Skyline map

A Hat in Time screenshot of a huge goat-like enemy