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Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora

A project in Broomfield, CO by Megan Fox

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Grab your fedora and revolver - in Hot Tin Roof, you're on the case! Find clues and unearth secrets in a noir 3D sidescrolling world.
Backers: 1244
Average Pledge Per Backer: $20

Funded: $25,457 of $20,000
Dates: Aug 26th -> Sep 29th (35 days)
Project By: Megan Fox
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Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora Reviewed

February 23rd - via: cliqist.com
Marcus reviews the Kickstarter funded Hot Tin Roof : The Cat That Wore A Fedora. (Read More)

Hot Tin Roof Has a New Purpose

July 12th - via: cliqist.com
Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore a Fedora, the upcoming crime-solving block-fest has been struck with a tragedy and while it’s not a tragedy that will lead to a huge delay or a cancellation, it’s one that has given the game a new purpose. Megan Fox (the developer, not the tan reason Transformers is a big deal again) has recently had a death in the family. (Read More)

Crowdfund Bookie: Inafune's mighty $3.8 million haul

October 7th - via: joystiq.com
The power of Keiji Inafune's name couldn't be more evident than in this highly-profitable week in crowdfunding, which covers the Kickstarter projects for Mighty No. 9, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Sunless Sea, DCS WWII: Europe 1944, Neverending Nightmares, Penguemic, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora, Data Hacker: Corruption and Neo-Victorian Skirmish Squad. (Read More)

Three MEGABOOTH games got funded on Kickstarter this week. We are pleased by this.

October 2nd - via: indiemegabooth.com
It is super-rewarding (get it?) to report that three games we featured in the Indie MEGABOOTH at Pax Prime 2013 have hit their funding goals on Kickstarter this week. Funding is great news because it means developers get to eat, helps games to be made, and allows the world at large to play cool stuff. (Read More)

Cats-with-hats adventure Hot Tin Roof leaping to PCs in 2014

September 30th - via: joystiq.com
Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora isn't just an indie game with a cat-chy name, but it's now a Kickstarter success as its crowdfunding efforts concluded yesterday with $25,457. Described as a "side-scrolling adventure platformer," Hot Tin Roof places players in the shoes of Emma Jones, a private investigator inquiring into a "string of grisly murders" in a 3D city. (Read More)


September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
HOT TIN ROOF IS HAPPENING! Ok, uh, I kinda need to go like, celebrate, so bigger update tomorrow. But everybody dance! DANCE! FOR HOT TIN ROOF SHALL COME TO PASS! Also, here I recorded the moment for posterity:  ... and totally biffed it by... (Read More)

Last day! We may hit $30k!

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
We're shooting up super fast now, great work everyone! So... now I'm going to sweeten the pot. If we make the $30k stretch goal, I will ALSO throw in the $40k stretch goal. The reason I can do this is Chinatown would be our first post-launch free... (Read More)

It's the last weekend! Everybody start your engines!

September 26th - via: kickstarter.com
(Share On Twitter - Share On Facebook) (like I said, the contest is extended, so we're not going to show winners yet... but what the heck, here, have another picture of that adorable cat) We're here! This is the last weekend! Final 48 hours mode,... (Read More)

Some interviews, contest extension, Android/OUYA support

September 26th - via: kickstarter.com
First, allow me to introduce you to the current top contender for Best Dressed Cat: ... which is cute enough that it occurred to me - why did I set the contest to only last 3 days. Not even over a weekend. What, am I an idiot? So! The new deadline... (Read More)

A Proper Thank-You (and the Reddit Ask Us Anything is happening now)

September 25th - via: kickstarter.com
(I thought I sent this out hours ago, it was sitting in a preview state, D'OH!) Alright, folks, first. Thank you. I'm super, super psyched that we'll get to make Hot Tin Roof. I can't express how much it means to me that you all believed in the... (Read More)

We just hit $20k! HOT TIN ROOF IS HAPPENING!

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
First. YEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. WE DID IT! THIS GAME IS GETTING MADE! YOU ARE ALL AWESOME PEOPLE, THIS IS AWESOME, EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! Seriously though. Dude. YES. I'll have something more literate tomorrow. Right now, I'm headed out the door to... (Read More)

Stickers! (So you wanted a physical reward below $100...)

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
So, you wanted a physical reward below $100. How about... stickers!  We had these from PAX (but were never allowed to use them, because PAX hates stickers apparently), so we figured, what the heck! Pledge at the new $70 (EDIT: Correction - we can do... (Read More)

Cats Love Fedoras Week - UPDATE

September 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
I'm hearing mixed reports on whether Kickstarter would frown on this or not. Shovel Knight did the same thing and it seemed fine, but Hyper Light Drifter's getting different feedback from them, apparently, SO! I can't guarantee those prizes yet. I... (Read More)

Cats Love Fedoras Week (CONTEST!)

September 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
(Share On Twitter - Share On Facebook) That video has most of the deets, and the papercraft patterns can be found here. To explain, though: There's just one week left to fund Hot Tin Roof, so we figured we'd send it off right - by proving once and... (Read More)

Case File #5 - Mortimer Scratch

September 21st - via: kickstarter.com
(Share On Twitter - Share On Facebook) Mortimer's not a don, but he has a good thing going, especially for his age. Give him a few more years, and he could run everything... except that he's a rat. In a town of cat dons, that means you learn to mind... (Read More)

Case File #4 - Emma Jones

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
(Share On Twitter - Share On Facebook) Being a PI means doing paperwork. Even paperwork on yourself. Also, after you've read that, check out these other Kickstarters. If you dig us, you might dig them: Neverending Nightmares - It's this cool... (Read More)

Case File #3 - Suzy Cube

September 19th - via: kickstarter.com
(Share On Twitter - Share On Facebook) Meet Suzy Cube. She's the proprietor of the Slice of PI, a math geek, and a generally swell gal. Emma's sweet on her, but a coward when it comes to romance. Thankfully, she's less of a coward when it comes to... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Explained

September 18th - via: kickstarter.com
(Share On Twitter - Share On Facebook) Alright, first - 75% WOO HOO so dang close! But here we go, some more words explaining what the heck the stretch goals are: First is “Chinatown,” a zone styled after the Chinatown regions in classic noir... (Read More)

Updated art (and we just hit 75%!)

September 17th - via: kickstarter.com
(Share On Twitter - Share On Facebook) First - we're at $15k / 75% with almost 2 weeks to go. Fantastic! We've got some bigger press inline to hit soon as well, so hopefully, we'll be funded shortly and can focus on the stretch goals (which will be... (Read More)

Hot Tin Roof on mobile? It's more likely than you think. (also, STRETCH GOALS)

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
See Video Here So yeah, it's still rough. The lighting is broken, it's slow, etc, but... that prototype was never even DESIGNED to run on mobile, and yet here it is, cranking along on a 4S, already. So that's pretty dang awesome. The port is being... (Read More)

Mega mondo MORE music!

September 14th - via: kickstarter.com
(Share On Twitter - Share On Facebook) We had a request for more music samples, to get a better idea of how the game will sound, so - here you go! Keep in mind that some of these are extremely unfinished little stems. The third one in particular was... (Read More)

Case File #2 - The Chief

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
The chief is a riddle, wrapped in about 20 pounds the doctors say he should lose, jaded by an entire career of tough luck stories and getting there just a few minutes too late. But he's the Chief. There's a betting pool on whether he's got a lady or... (Read More)

Case File #1 - Franky

September 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's the file on Franky, the cat that wore a fedora. We'll be showing more of these over the next few weeks, each pulled from the casefiles of one Emma Jones, Private Investigator.  (Read More)

We're on IndieDB! And past $13k!

September 11th - via: kickstarter.com
I know some of you favor IndieDB, so this might be helpful: http://www.indiedb.com/games/hot-tin-roof-the-cat-that-wore-a-fedora - feel free to link up any press or whatever you find, and we'll be monitoring that page as another of our social... (Read More)

Artistic Influences

September 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Ok, everybody pull up your chairs, this will be a longer content'y update. I've been asked where the style of Hot Tin Roof comes from, and the answer is a bit lengthy. It all began about 3 years ago, when I was still working on a little game called... (Read More)

How To Get Multiple Copies Of Hot Tin Roof

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Just a quick update (I'm presently working on the art inspirations update) - since a bunch of people requested this... If you look at the Kickstarter, you'll now see instructions on how to get additional copies of Hot Tin Roof, if you'd like a Steam... (Read More)

I survived PAX, and we just blew past 50%

September 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
So, that was week 1, and we're already half funded - how cool is that?! Almost to 11k, even. I am back in my own house and recovering post-PAX (where I met a ton of awesome fans that seemed to really dig the game). We'll probably start appearing in... (Read More)

40% in four days!

August 31st - via: kickstarter.com
I'm still buried in PAX meetings and such, but - dudes and dudettes, we just hit 40%! In a little over 4 days! THAT IS AWESOME! At this point, we're almost certainly going to fund, and it's just a question of how far past the goal we can go. I've got... (Read More)

Kickstarter Picks: Octopus City Blues, Death Road to Canada, and more!

August 30th - via: gamezebo.com
This week’s Kickstarter quintet gets two tentacles up for quirkiness.  We’ve become enamored with an octopus city simulator; a zombie survival game with an abundance of “cool it” dialogue choices; and a crime-solving, fedora-wearing feline.  To round things out, our final two games exist entirely in the imagination, but on completely different ends of the horror-to-cute spectrum. (Read More)

Hot Tin Roof on mobile? It may happen!

August 29th - via: kickstarter.com
A good friend of mine from Cerulean Games has volunteered to take over the mobile port of Hot Tin Roof. So - looks like Hot Tin Roof on iOS/Android is a go! We still don't know how much it can be optimized, but he's aiming to get it running on iOS7... (Read More)

Want some music? Well hey, MUSIC!

August 28th - via: kickstarter.com
First - DUDE. 32% in 3 days! $6.6k raised already! This is awesome! Keep up the pressure folks, and we can push this all the way through PAX. We have a few heavy-hitting youtuber's that should be posting soon too, which'll help even more. Also, we're... (Read More)

Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora heads to Kickstarter

August 28th - via: wired.co.uk
Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora has headed to Kickstarter in the hope of bringing its curious noir detective story to completion. (Read More)

25% funded in the first day! You guys rock!

August 27th - via: kickstarter.com
YES! We're also on PC Gamer and The Escapist today, so whatever you guys are doing with the social media, it's working! Keep it up! Also, I know some of you are curious how the game plays - so check this out: http://t.co/nQkigEPZUM - there will be a... (Read More)

Hot Tin Roof is a staff pick! And we cracked 10% funded in the FIRST FOUR HOURS! WOO!

August 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Seriously, check this out. Just, look: http://www.kickstarter.com/discover/recommended?ref=sidebar DUDE! So yeah, stuff's going real well right now. This is where all of you guys come into your own - we've GOT to keep up this pressure. Tell your... (Read More)

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