December 16th-19th 2011 :: Theme: Alone

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The Four Hats in "Room to Roam"

by tacograveyard - Jam Entry

The Four Hats just can't seem get away from all their fans to record their next album. Guide them away from the horde of adoring fans and the paparazzi so they can get away to the studio and record their next hit!

The game is for iOS (and now ported to OSX) and was built using cocos2d and chipmunk.

You can get the iOS app through testflight:

Register your iOS device:
Download the app:

You can get the OS/X port from the OS/X link above.

What Next?

We are going to submit Four Hats to the App Store after Apple's holiday break and will continue development on additional levels and characters if people enjoy the game. We original pictured a much bigger game, but the 72 hour time limit restricted what we could build.

Downloads and Links




kibertoad says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 12:25am

Where's Windows or web versions we are promised? All I can see on the linked page is the iOS one.

tacograveyard says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 12:36am

The form has Windows marked as a required field. There is no iOS radio button.

tacograveyard says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 12:38am

My apologies! Released the OS was editable when re-examining the form. Updated the entry to reflect that. I blame it on the 72 hours of brain melting.

tacograveyard says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 12:38am

Realized... need to stop thinking.

kibertoad says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 12:55am


Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:56am

Doesn't run on the iPhone 3GS.

tacograveyard says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 2:08pm

What version of iOS is installed? Has the app been installed through testflight? I only see one 3GS that signed up for testflight and I hadn't approved it yet, but am doing so now.

tacograveyard says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 2:19pm

@VonZippenstein I believe your device has just been added to the provisioning file. (Or at least a 3GS who signed up around the time you left the comment)

Dec 22, 2011 @ 2:56pm

Yup, that did it. It works fine. Testflight was just giving me bad messages. Instead of saying "Hey you gotta wait until you're approved." it said "This device is incompatible."
Anyways, the game is great.
I really love the music and the art.
It is very tough. I couldn't seem to get passed the halfway point.
That paparazzi stun is a killer. Especially right after the lightpole jump.
Fits the theme perfect. Just want to be alone.
I like it.

tacograveyard says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 3:21pm

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! It is definitely a bit hard. If it we had time to make more content we would definitely have slowed the ramp up in difficulty.

Testflight isn't the best distribution option, but I think it is the only option we had for iOS. Next time we will probably build a flash game.

h.attila says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 9:28pm

It seems like a fun game, but I don't have an iOS device. I am not familiar with the development tools that you've used, is it possible to release a web based or PC version, so I could try it?

angrygeometry says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 11:52pm

i'm afraid i don't have an iOS device :(

tacograveyard says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 3:48am

Hey guys, sadly no web or PC version, but I should have time to port it to OSX over the weekend. Stay tuned!

tacograveyard says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 3:05pm

It ended up taking almost no time to port, just had to figure out what OSX libraries to link to. Enjoy!

Pierrec says ...
Dec 25, 2011 @ 8:32am

I'm so frustrated! This game looks great!

summaky says ...
Dec 25, 2011 @ 3:27pm

I don't own an iOS device; can't rate. Sorry.

tacograveyard says ...
Dec 25, 2011 @ 4:48pm

If you have OS/X there is also a port now.

dock says ...
Jan 1, 2012 @ 6:58pm

Lovely art. Fun choice of iOS for development. Shame there's no windows build for iOS judging, however.

Stargoat says ...
Jan 3, 2012 @ 3:39pm

Lovely screenshots, unfortunate that there's no windows build.

philhassey says ...
Jan 6, 2012 @ 3:52am

Hey, really cool! Thanks for supplying a OS X version, I played that one, worked great. When I died it kinda felt inevitable, because there wasn't really a way out, it seemed. But, other than that, top graphics, sound, overall package :)

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