A Hat in Time (Windows, Mac OS X)/Modding Tools Content/Unused Models/Characters, Enemies, and Items
This is a sub-page of A Hat in Time (Windows, Mac OS X)/Modding Tools Content/Unused Models.
Even shinier Badges
- 1 Old Toilet of Doom
- 2 Cactus A
- 3 Skeletal Security Camera
- 4 Prototype Coffee Clerk
- 5 Placeholder Cat
- 6 Static Mesh Bow Kid
- 7 Hat Adult
- 8 Hat Kid Greg
- 9 HQ Rat
- 10 Light Plant
- 11 Venus Trap
- 12 Moonjumper
- 13 Old Snatcher
- 14 Unused Nomad Variations
- 15 Static Mesh Goat
- 16 Prototype Forest Dweller
- 17 Club Raccoon
- 18 Groovy Mafia
- 19 Groovy Squid Clothes
- 20 Phantom Head
- 21 Prototype Thor
- 22 Older Forest Plants
- 23 Sand Serpent
- 24 Janitor
- 25 Mafia Robo
- 26 Prototype Seagull
- 27 Mail Room Oldster
- 28 Moon/Mafia Egg
- 29 Early Shady Sunburnt
- 30 Snatcher Hand
- 31 Tim's Friend
- 32 Mafia Cutout
- 33 Mafia Shark
- 34 Kittens
- 35 Hat Kid Statue Base
Old Toilet of Doom
The original model for the Toilet of Doom, seen in very early prerelease footage. It has a few animations, such as barfing, jumping, slamming, and looking around. It has a socket on its top for something called a 'Head Blister', although no such model is present in any public build of the game or in the Modding Tools. The fact that this socket on is on its top, however, is indication that the version of the Toilet of Doom used in the Beta builds' version of its boss fight is in fact different from this model, as that version had this 'Head Blister' inside of it rather than on its head.
A small, potted cactus character with a relaxed composition. Called "cactus_a", internally. It has a few animation poses for it sticking its tongue out to varying degrees. This character can be seen in the Starting Village location for Sand 'n Sails in prerelease footage.
Unused LOD Models
Base Model: 1846 Polygons, 1461 Vertices.
Skeletal Security Camera
A skeletal mesh version of the security camera, intended for a scrapped laser turret enemy that was completely removed before the final game released. The camera inside can rotate completely around, which was used to track the player's position.
Prototype Coffee Clerk
Static Mesh Bow Kid
A static mesh version of Bow Kid found in the Modding Tools right after DLC 1 released, and was quickly removed in subsequent updates. The face textures applied to this model are normally unused. The model is higher-poly than the normal version of Bow Kid, with its poly count at exactly 28566 polygons, whereas the final's is 27982, and the 'full' mesh used for Online Party is 15251. The reason for the increased polygon count is likely due to the bow being part of the model, instead of a separate mesh. The import date for this model is June 19 2018, while the final's is June 24 2018. It's unknown what this mesh was meant for, but it could've simply been a test import to see how the character looks in-game.
A grown-up version which was first seen when the player has completed the Alpha build of the game. Surprisingly, the model still has animations and a working script for summoning Hat Adult in the game's files, albeit deprecated. Other than that, this isn't the only case that we see this grown-up Hat Kid, as Hat Adult can also be seen on a scrapped collectible called the Moon Tablet.
Hat Kid Greg
The older version of Hat Kid used in the Prototype builds of the game, although it should be noted that this version of the model is actually an updated version made after the Prototype builds, but before the Alpha builds. It maintains its large amount of animations, with a grand total of 51. A few cutscene animations, however, were deleted from its Animset before the final game released. Unlike the models for Hat Kid in the Alphas, Betas, and final game, the model is one whole model, as opposed to three separate models.
Although work on Queen Vanessa's Manor wouldn't start until after the Prototype builds, this version of Hat Kid has a complete set of animations for interacting with her and various objects in her house. This means that this version of Hat Kid's model was likely still in use during development of level, which began in September/October of 2013.
Now, this one is interesting. This has Hat Kid knocking on a door and listening for a response, something that....really isn't a good idea in the context of Queen Vanessa's manor, which may indicate it wasn't intended for the level. No equivalent of this animation exists in the final game, so its purpose is unknown.
Another oddity, here. This has Hat Kid just pushing her way through a door. Again, it's unknown if this is even related to the manor, but given that it's a level full of doors, and nothing like this animation is in the final game, it can only be assumed to belong to this level somehow. Purpose unknown.
This Hat Kid has punches and umbrella swings like the final game does, although the animations themselves look a little different.
A strange-looking rat character that was intended for Mafia HQ, according to its filename. It sports a green color scheme alongside a more skinny, simplistic design, compared to the final's purple and more detailed appearance. It has two animations: one for idle, and one for moving. Its movement animation looks somewhat unnatural and a bit creepy.
Unused LOD Model
Base Model: 7484 Polygons, 4163 Vertices.
Strangely, this Rat has a 2nd LOD model, but it's the same as the base model! How this happened and why it did is unknown.
The Light Plant, showing an updated appearance since it was last seen in the Beta builds. The plant is now purple instead of white, shorter, and has a spiky mane. The mane can be hidden or revealed through its morph targets. Its animations are all the same from the Beta, except it gained a new animation: digging. No known public version of the game has this version of the Light Plant that is coded to be able to dig through the ground. Digging is a feature that would later be given to the scrapped Forest Plant enemies, the yellow one in particular.
The Venus Trap, a scrapped enemy meant for Subcon Forest. Can be seen in footage from a developer stream from February 27, 2016. This toothy guy would wait for the player to approach, coaxing the player into coming closer by having a collectible item attached to its long tongue, then munch on them if the player fell for the trap. An earlier design for this enemy can be found in the Alpha builds of the game.
Perhaps the most infamous cut character from the game, the Moonjumper is present, just as he appeared in very early prerelease media, in the files for the Modding Tools...twice. There are two different versions of the Moonjumper, and only one has an animation. The main difference between the models is the bone structure. The top one is the one that appears to have been seen in the game's Prototypes, as its the only one of the two with an animation.
An unused 3D model of Snatcher, imported in 2014. The used model for Snatcher was imported in 2016. This version of Snatcher is far higher-poly than the final version (10514 polys vs 3462 polys), and has several unique animations. The animations used by this version of Snatcher for talking, appearing, and idling more closely resemble the animations for his 2D appearance in the Alpha and Beta builds than the final does.
Unused Nomad Variations
No, these unused variations aren't wrongly marked as 'unused'. The alternate appearance intended for the chapter "Alpine Skyline" goes completely unused. Instead, it strangely uses their "Sand 'n Sails" designs. These alternate variations don't have the ability to change their colors and the heads in the unused version have been tilted slightly downwards. Upon replacing the models, these guys will look at the ground when attempting to look at you as some sort of weird side-effect!
Static Mesh Goat
A static mesh of the Goats in Alpine Skyline. The model is dated February 23 2017, while the final skeletal model is dated April 3 2017. This model has long since been removed from the Modding Tools, and was replaced with a static mesh Goat model in the statue pose, which is now used throughout the game.
Prototype Forest Dweller
A groovy Raccoon enemy with a jacket, chips instead of a pillow, and a headset. This variant of the enemy had an unused class file in the initial release of the game, and was intended for the original boss plan for Trainwreck of Science.
Groovy Squid Clothes
Older Forest Plants
Oddly, although there is a dedicated package for both of the scrapped Forest Plants, there exists duplicates that are both a month older than the versions used in the scrapped enemy coding. The older version of the Pink Plant has exactly 2 more vertices than the newer model, while the older Yellow Plant has 10 more vertices than the newer one.
The Sandserpent, a character or enemy intended for Sand 'n Sails. It has a single animation, which is it slithering with its body moving in a stylized motion. According to some developers of the game, this snake was never intended to be a living character, and was instead meant to be a simple statue. Other developers, including the person who modeled, rigged, and animated it, claim it was to be an enemy. It appears in prerelease screenshots and footage, motionless, seeming to imply that it was filling its statue role at the time. This discrepancy has never been officially resolved.
Unused LOD Models
Base Model: 619 Polygons, 613 Vertices.
A robotic janitor that is implied to have been built by Thor. This big guy appeared in the Beta builds of the game, guarding certain pathways in Mafia Town at night. The Janitors normally only used three animations, but triple that amount was actually made for them. With the exception of the 'exhausted' animation, all of its unused animations are actually marked as unused in the animation names, even in the Beta builds. The Janitor has unused coding in its class file to not only play the 'exhausted' animation, but also for some unfinished attacks that might've used some of these animations. The unused animations include an alternate twitchy idle animation, a much larger mop attack, a charging stance, a melee attack with its mop, and an attack where he'd throw a bucket at you!
A scrapped robot character seen flying around parts of Mafia Town in the Beta builds. It was an enemy similar to the Mafia that Hat Kid chases around the fountain in the final game. Killing them would sometimes unlock a secret in the level. They used voice clips that would end up being recycled for Rumbi.
Mail Room Oldster
A version of Oldster covered in letters, intended for the Mail Room on the Spaceship. His place in there was once again taken by Goofy Mafia in the final game. He has animations for talking, sleeping, cheering, and being idle. He also has 4 LOD models, none of which are actually used by the model due to their Display Factor variables not being set. Exactly why he would need so many is unknown, as the inside of the Mail Room in the Spaceship cannot be viewed from far away.
Unused LOD Models
Base Model: 6113 Polygons, 4307 Vertices.
Important: LOD 4 is not normally visible in the Modding Tools' content browser, as only LODs 1 through 3 can be selected. Thus, this image was taken from a version of Mail Room Oldster that was re-imported alongside all of its LODs so that the Display Factor variable for LOD 4 could be set, allowing it to be seen in the content browser's window. No changes were made to the models during the export and import processes.
A tiny egg character that was either meant for Mafia Town or the Moon; there's two versions of his model in the Modding Tools, both of them the exact same, but one is labeled for Mafia Town and the other is labeled for the Moon. In the end, the character ended up being the main collectible in Moon Stars before it got scrapped, as can be seen in the initial release of the game. He's still present in Hat Kid's toy chest, though.
Unused LOD Models
Base Model: 1752 Polygons, 1255 Vertices.
Early Shady Sunburnt
A different version of the Shady Sunburnt than the one that's frozen in Queen Vanessa's manor. The model is bigger than the other one, its UV map is completely different, and has only two animations. One of them T-Poses the model, while the other makes it strike a ninja pose, which can be seen in one of the earliest screenshots of Sand 'n Sails. Unlike the used version of the Shady Sunburnt, this model's LODs do not have texture UV issues, indicating that the LOD models for the other Shady Sunburnt model originally came from this one.
Unused LOD Models
Base Model: 4149 Polygons, 2899 Vertices.
A cutout of the Mafia, seen in very early prerelease footage, as well as in the Alpha build, where they were meant to be part of a scrapped shooting minigame. There are two versions of it: a skeletal mesh version and a static mesh version. Its texture is unique.
A box of kittens meant for a Mafia Town scene. They only have an idle animation. According to Habboi, Jonas was considering allowing the player to adopt kittens and keep them onboard the Spaceship. This box of kittens, along with several unused animations for Mafia, suggest this idea was at least partially developed before being scrapped.