Posts Tagged ‘Hidden Folks’

The calming influence of Hidden Folks

John has already reviewed Hidden Folks [official site], an exquisitely illustrated game that is like an animated Where’s Wally? book. He used the term “Wimmelbilderbuch” in the review and I like looking at those letters in that order, and I like trying to say the word even more. As a game Hidden Folks is a lot like that word – just poking at it and looking at the screen makes me happier, and I hope I can enjoy its company forever.

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Wot I Think: Hidden Folks

Perhaps the most important thing about Hidden Folks [official site] is how it manages to contain so much unabashed happiness. Taking the Where’s Wally concept and making it far more complex, despite being in black and white, these intricate wimmelbilderbuch art drawings (got to use it again!) burst with silly life. Click on anything and something will happen, whether it’s birds squawking and taking off, monkeys falling out of trees, boats sailing further down a river, hay bales rolling across a field, or doors opening to reveal people sitting on the toilet, each is accompanied by a man-made sound effect. Which is both daft and wonderful, which are the two words that best describe Hidden Folks. Read the rest of this entry »

Hidden Folks is bursting with life and completely daft

I spotted Where’s Wally-alike Hidden Folks [official site] while judging the first round of the IGFs, and asked the developers if I could preview it back then. Instead they sent over a newer and ever-evolving build of the game which I’ve been playing on and off for the last month, and I am completely charmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Hidden Folks Looks Like Where’s Wally? With Fiddling

The imaginary worlds I grew up with were Where’s Wally? books (or, for our international readers, Where’s Waldo, Willie, Villi, Valli, Wali, Jura, Charlie, Ubaldo…), beautiful bustling places filled with people going about their days. Stuff finding that striped fool, I wanted to gaze at everything going on! Wait, is that why I like Bernband so much? Anyway, similar pleasures are coming our way with Hidden Folks [official site]. Announced today, Hidden Folks has manhunting in interactive scenes, where we’ll get to fiddle around and poke at things in our search. It looks delightful!

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