Did you like Where’s Waldo (AKA, Where’s Wally) growing up? Did you like searching through the complex pages to find that one little guy with the glasses and the striped shirt? Well, Hidden Folks brings back that classic concept, but adds in a great new twist.
Developers Adriaan de Jongh and Sylvain Tegroeg have created a really silly and wacky looking hidden object game. Instead of finding objects on a static page, you are given a list of Hidden Folks that you must locate to complete the level. The Hidden Folks can be inside of buildings, under boxes, inside doors, or even behind other people or objects. Your job is to search through the area and locate them all.
One of the best parts about the game though is the awesome sound effects. Instead of having normal sound effects like doors opening and closing, cars passing, or the busy sounds of the city going about its day, they instead have a guy making strange wibbly wobbly noises for all of the sound effects. The first time I heard it I couldn’t help but chuckle.
Between the simplistic art style, the animated city, and the goofy sound effects, Hidden Folks looks like a really fun and entertaining game that could be a great modern alternative to Where’s Waldo. The developers released a silly little teaser trailer for the game to show off how you play and to let you hear the silly sound effects, so take a look at the trailer that I linked below.
If you are interested in learning more about Hidden Folks, you can visit their Steam Store page for more information about the game.
Also, make sure you check out the official Hidden Folks Website as well because they have a few cool items that might interest you, such as interactive posters and T-shirts that you can buy to play the game just by looking at the posters or shirt designs, which are littered with hundreds of tiny little people and includes a list of a few Hidden Folks for you to locate.
Hidden Folks is scheduled to officially release next month for iOS, Apple TV and of course Steam, this coming February, 2017.