A downloadable game for Windows and Android

Stophat is a charming arcade game about a rich man, his disobedient top hat and a falling golden lift.

Originally made in under 48 hours for the 14th gm(48) competition, Stophat is an imaginative take on the theme "top-down". There's some groovy bossa nova beats and Atari-style sound effects, dramatic lift-plummeting action, and a play time of a whole 10 minutes.

"Why is he in a solid gold lift? Gold is heavy as hell, of course the lift is broken!" - Sir Julian Adams

PlatformsWindows, Android
Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars
(15 total ratings)
Made withGameMaker
Tags2D, Arcade, Difficult, GameMaker, Pixel Art, Retro, Short, Singleplayer, Top-Down, weird


Stophat (Windows) 3 MB
Stophat (Android) 11 MB

Install instructions


Just click the download button and then double click the exe file.


Transfer the apk to your android if you downloaded it from pc.
When you have the apk in your android, allow installation of applications from unknown sources and then install the game.

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havent played yet, went to download and it stopped me saying "stophat.exe is not commonly downloaded and may be dangerous" whats this about :O?

The game was made with an older version of gamemaker which triggers that prompt.


ookay!! tysm ^_^


kinda funny because my dog bit my butt as i was playing this so i had to say yeehaw yeehaw while playing and it was a big yahoo experience


I deeply appreciate the 'never again' on the second elevator door after you win. I feel it in my soul. I DID win though (first try even) and I had fun, so thanks.

Deleted 2 years ago

I was SO CLOSE to beating it and then I started to wonder what happens if my hat goes off the screen...

I didn't win.


That was so close! 95 on your first attempt is great tho, i'm sure you'd beat it if you tried again


Simple enough little gyroscope-based arcade app (if you're playing on phone like I did).  Entertaining enough to keep me going to the end. *Thumbs up*

Thank you :D


Beating this game was strangely satisfying. I wasn’t expecting it to get so challenging near the end


This is way too addictive. Ever consider adding a time trial mode? :D 


Hahaha thanks, I considered updating it many times but never actually got around to doing it.


what eveb is this game. nothing makes sense. hilarious

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Well, it's cool for playin' at a few mins, but begins borin' after that. Anyway, not bad for this little game :)


Windows 10 seems concerned about it, it acts as if it's suspected malware at first znd asks at every turn if I want to download it and then if I want to run it anyway despite the warnings it could be dangerous.


It be like that sometimes. I DL'd and played it and it seems fine to me!


This seems to be a problem with many older gamemaker games, I can assure you it's not malicious in any way though.