Hidden Folks

“Hidden Folks” by Adriaan de Jongh, Sylvain Tegroeg, Céline Veltman, Martin Kvale, Aran Koning, Mirthe Venbrux & Bram van Dijk.

“Search for hidden folks in hand-drawn, interactive, miniature landscapes. Unfurl tent flaps, cut through bushes, slam doors, and poke some crocodiles! […] A strip of targets shows you what to look for. Click on a target for a hint, and find enough to unlock the next area.”

Hidden object games surely represent one of the most adorable game genres, as their titles are often fun for any age and still somewhat challenging – “Hidden Folks” is one great example for that statement. Here we as players do not only have to search for the targeted characters and objects in sometimes overwhelmingly huge environments, but also we must explore our interactive possibilities in there. Doors can be slided open, tree bushes can be poked to lure out their inhabitants and oh well, so much more is possible!

The monochrome art style and the smallness of the “Hidden Folks” in combination with the large map size can make it pretty difficult to find each search object, but do not worry: To progress to a new level, you mostly do not have to find each and every target. That way, perfections can still spend hours on the completion if they want to, while the game is still accessible for more casual players. A total win-win situation, so to speak.

So feel free to explore all the places and their wacky characters. Meet the robots and scientists in a huge laboratory or check out the farm life, but always keep out an open eye. If you love games with hand-drawn graphics, cute sounds and a relaxing concept, then “Hidden Folks” will be perfect for you.