HIDDEN FOLKS iOS / Steam for Free
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. Tap a target for a hint, and find enough to unlock the next area.
Everything in Hidden Folks is draw by hand, scanned in, placed, layered manually, animated, and scripted. All sounds you’ll hear originate from the developers’ mouths. There are no time limits, no points, just areas with a bunch of folks and objects to be found. The game will initially feature around 15 areas with themes like the camping, the desert, a factory, the suburbs, and many more; and you can expect more areas later.
When game designer Adriaan de Jongh accidentally stumbled upon product designer and illustrator Sylvain Tegroeg’s graduation exposition end of 2014, Adriaan was immediately drawn to the illustrations that served as a background to Sylvain’s graduation project. Adriaan jokingly said to Sylvain that they should make a game together. After one casual meeting where Adriaan showed a prototype made of stolen art from Sylvain’s website, they decided to dive into the adventure of making Hidden Folks together.
Sylvain and Adriaan showed Hidden Folks at various events, after which they learned so much about the game that they threw everything away and started over to make it better every time. After completely new versions of the game at GDC ’16, PAX East, and Gamescom, they went into full production to make Hidden Folks v1.0, which they will release February 15th.
15+ hand-drawn areas
120+ targets to find
960+ mouth-originated sound effects
200+ unique interactions
3 color modes: normal, sepia, and night mode
100+ iMessage stickers
1 iCloud sync
1 Steam Cloud
8 Steam Trading Cards
14 languages (translated by the community)