Not A Number S.r.l.
Based in Turin, Italy
PC / Mac
Out of the Hat is a puzzle platformer set in a bizarre world inspired by the masters of the Uncanny, revolving around one innovative game mechanic. Venture in a dark reality as Agata, a little girl who ran away from a deranged Magician with the help of a magic hat, only to find herself lost and powerless. Relying on your wits to discover new hat tricks is your only hope of survival in this ever changing dimension, that seems to have been shaped by someone’s fears. Out of the Hat is a game centred around one seemingly simple mechanic that is easy to memorise and hard to master, especially as the game design becomes more and more arduous. Similarly, the narrative starts off as a straightforward interpretation of traditional fairy tales, to develop into something much deeper involving the subconscious and the way we deal with painful memories. We wanted both the mechanic and the story to reflect our idea of folding worlds and truths behind truths - the underlying concept behind Out of the Hat and the reason why, as an in-joke, we sometimes call it ‘Hatception’.
The story starts as the apparently simple adventure of a little girl running from an exploitative foe into a dangerous forest - a narrative paradigm that we have all been familiar with since Snowhite. However, as the story untangles, you'll notice details that will make you doubt every aspect of this reality. Is your original goal, recapturing a rabbit in order to put an end to your own suffering, really what you're meant to do? What hides behind these bizarre buildings and huge trees? Out of the Hat is about more than finding a rabbit in a dangerous forest: it's an adventure that will lead you to question everything you see, an emotional journey that will make you reevaluate what you think of heroes and villains.
- Explore an uncanny world designed around archetypal childhood nightmares.
- 3 Macro areas to explore, slowly blending into each in a continuous adventure.
- Listen to an immersive soundtrack that changes and develops subtly as you progress through the game.
- Discover new hat tricks to overcome enemies and other obstacles.
- Delve into the backstory of your persecutor, the Magician.
- Encounter a series of bizarrely hilarious characters.
- Face your fears or be lost forever.
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About Not A Number S.r.l.
Not A Number is an indie game development studio based in Turin, Italy. Our aim is to experiment in the space of videogames and interactive media as a communication form and make games that really resonate with our audience.
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Out of the Hat Credits
Game Designer, Programmer
Maria Lia Malandrino
2D Artist, Animator
Chiara Naretto Rosso
Paolo Naretto Rosso