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Featured App - Hidden Folks

on Sun, 05/07/2017 - 16:49
A simplistic hidden-object style game that will entertain you for hours.
If you’re looking for a new game to play on your iPhone or iPad check out Hidden Folks. This Where’s Waldo style game is pure, simplistic entertainment.
 
Per the Hidden Folks website, the game is described as a hand-drawn, interactive, miniature searching game. Unfurl tent flaps, cut through bushes, slam doors, and poke some crocodiles!
 
Each scene is presented in a mono-chromatic tone, with black lines on a white background. You have the option to change it to a sepia tone, or for better viewing at night, you can change white lines on a black background. 
 
Hidden Folks was developed by Adreaan de Jongh and illustrated by Sylvain Tegroeg, and released in February of 2017 for iOS. It is wildly popular on the Apple App store, with over 1,000 5 star reviews. There is no Android version at this time.
 
Since this app is $3.99, it’s best to check out the Hidden Folks website and view the trailer. For me, it was easy to invest the $3.99 for hours of entertainment. When you’re ready to get started, download the Hidden Folks app on the App store.
 
Here are my pros and cons for the Hidden Folks app:
 

Pros

 
Hidden Folks has a simple charm about it. There is no scoring, clock, or buzzer. There are also no ads, or other soliciting during the game, which makes it distraction free entertainment. 
 
You can approach playing however you’d like. Carefully scrutinize the scene to find all the hidden people, objects and animals, or randomly tap objects to discover what happens.
 
Make sure you play it so you can hear the man-made sounds, which make navigating through the variety of scenes that much more interesting. 
 

Cons

 
There is a one-time cost of $3.99 for the iOS app, which works on both your iPhone and iPad.
 
If you’re hesitant to pay the price, check out the Hidden Folks website and watch the trailer. You’ll get a great idea of what a treat you are in for with this game!
 
Also, the scenes in Hidden Folks are a too detailed for me to play on my iPhone 7, even though you can zoom in on the scene, so I prefer to play on my iPad. The iPhone 7 Plus screen may be large enough to enjoy the game, however.
 
 
As you can see, this simplistic, entertaining app has all the ingredients for a great iPhone and iPad app that will entertain you for hours.
 
 

 

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