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Hot Tin Roof
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:03am
Apr 2 @ 8:43am
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Release date: Mid-2014
(You can pre-order the game NOW at http://hottinroofgame.com - you'll get a Steam key once we release!)

Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora is a single-player game aimed at PC / Mac / Linux. It plays best with a gamepad, but works great on mouse and keyboard.

On the one hand, it's a noir side-scrolling adventure platformer, stuffed with style and charm. You're Emma Jones - a two bit gal in an 8-bit world - and you're the Private Investigator on a string of grisly murders. You'll run, jump and climb through a massive 3D city (it's not just a flat sideways plane), sleuthing up clues and tracking down the killer.

All the while, your partner has your back. Francine - though she hates that name, so everybody calls her Franky. She's the cat that wore the fedora, the first feline ever to become an investigator. Whether you're up against Boxian mooks, rats hired as dumb muscle, stoolie pigeons, or even other cats - she never leaves your side.

On the other hand, it's Metroidvania inspired - but with more of the Metroid, less of the vania. It's an explorable city with soul! Full of characters to chat up and secrets to explore, it's not just a corridor you fight through on your way to your next ability.

Speaking of new abilities - you will find different cartridge types for your revolvers. Change the way you play with knockbacks, grapplers, blood splatters, fireworks and more! Knock down locked doors, panic other characters into letting you slip past, and grapple up buildings. Each new tool unlocks a new corner of the world so you can find even more clues and secrets! Each one brings you a step closer to unraveling the mystery, and finding the killer.

That said, this isn't your typical run and gun. Sure, there's plenty of shooting, but your gun is a tool, not a weapon. Violence isn't always the answer - you've got to use your head!
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umpa2 Jun 25 @ 9:42am 
Really looking forward to this game, looks fantastic.
kat6939 Jun 21 @ 6:43pm 
it's great, fun and cute
It's a real treasure of ingenuity you made, indeed. :) Yw.
megalomanium  [author] May 6 @ 3:50pm 
Nope, thanks though! This game is waaaay too language-heavy to be localized. Tons of in-jokes, side dialogs, etc. Just wouldn't translate well at all.
Hi shalinor. I just wanted to ask you if you wished some translations of your game in other languages.
scarletjon Mar 17 @ 7:19pm 
"Perpared to be judged." - Love it, and can't wait. :)
megalomanium  [author] Mar 10 @ 9:15am 
(the coming soon page is still coming, but a bit later - Valve apparently likes to keep those from appearing too far in advance of the game's release date)
cdoublejj Mar 10 @ 5:28am 
do that and i'll add it to my wishlist.
Scot Feb 22 @ 5:06pm 
too good
megalomanium  [author] Jan 31 @ 8:57am 
Yep, we're greenlit. Sometime in February, I'll sit down, finish filling out the store page, and get us set up with a "Coming Soon" page... and probably switch to Steam, for distributing the alpha to all the backstage pass people.