We hold these truths to be self-evident that all squishy bouncy blob thingies are born with certain inalienable rights, including those of life, liberty and the pursuit of hat-iness. The hero of Pursuit of Hat, a puzzle platformer from Anton Rogov, is willing to risk all manner of life and limb for his head-covering... mainly limb though, since his are detachable. Literally tearing ones self apart over a head-covering may seem a little extreme. In all fairness though, it's a very nice hat.
Use the [arrow] keys to move and jump yourself around the cliffs, making your way to your lost chapeau. Hitting the [spacebar] will pull one of your limbs off and chuck in front of you, and fortunately, they happen to be just the weight to activate those switches scattered about. Gnawing enough will reduce you to a bouncing ball, just the perfect things for ducking into low-ceiling caverns. [Down] will reattach limbs to your body, and [R] will reset the board. There are 20 levels to beat, and thus 20 hats to find. It's haberdasheriffic!
Half the joy of Pursuit of Hat is just watching how the protagonist moves. Whether he's scraping his way onto a ledge or rolling around as a limbless ball of goo, it's simply a joy to see him schlepp his way from point A to point B. The limb-chucking mechanic is also quite unique. While it seemed a little morbid at first, the hero follows the rule of cartoon logic and easily "pulls himself together" when he needs to. This definitely keeps things light-hearted Some of the levels are quite similar, which does lead to a little monotony. It would have been nice to see the gimmick explored a bit further in more complicated puzzles, though that may have detracted from the work's gorgeous simplicity. In any case, whatever flaws Pursuit of Hat may have are more than outweighed by its prodigious charm. It's something that deserves the ol' tip of the hat.