Like henchmen and reality TV contestants (like those on ‘Come Hench With Me‘), it’s easy to see some web games as a bit disposable simply because there are so many different flavours to choose to from. My lab full of re-arranged body parts should prove I’m a fan of variety, but as my pet leeches tell me, it’s always nice when you find something you can latch on to.
Which brings us to ‘Pursuit of Hat‘.
My therapist tells me my addiction to this game since last year is due to my unresolved issues of being abandoned by a hat when I was just a tiny spawn. But I think it’s something more. (Plus, while they told me it was just a strong breeze that separated us, years later found my hat’s journal, outlining its intended exodus).
The cartoon innocence of the game’s sunny art style belies the somewhat sinister action of chewing your own limbs off to reach or launch and puzzle your way across levels in pursuit of…well, do I really have to explain what you’re in pursuit of?
As you’d imagine, I’ve seen plenty of mouthless characters in my time (whether naturally occurring or just merely stitched shut) but there’s something benevolent and almost sage-like in this creature’s design that intrigues me – turning all the hat-chasing into some kind of Zen activity. After all, It’s important to have something to silence the screams.
So please do divulge your own current web favourites. What has recently caught your web-wandering eye? With its slick animation, mellow music and that lovely sound effect when your head comes off for you to roll around, my whole lab finds Pursuit of Hat adorable but with that abstract edge which, to us, makes this particular pursuit far from trivial. Dismemberment has never been so much fun!