If you’re the kind of person who misses their Where’s Waldo days, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t already be playing Adriaan de Jongh’s new title, Hidden Folks. If you’re the kind of person who already knows this about yourself, then you’ll be delighted to know that the game just got a free update.
Hidden Folks’ Factory Update adds three new stages to the game, which consist of 19,475 sprites, 3,400 characters, 28 targets, and oodles of new interactions and sounds. It has been described by its creator as “the most complicated area to Hidden Folks we’ve ever made.”
It’s not all brand new gameplay content, though! The Factory Update also includes performance tweaks, new character animations, and a few additions that should make some of the game’s targets “slightly less impossible.” If you’ve been hoping to play the game in a particular language, de Jongh is trying to oblige, as the game will also be receiving Arabic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Czech, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese language options.
Now, you may be wondering how de Jongh has been able to put all of this content together and then release it for no additional price than the initial price tag. You’ll be happy to know he’s released a three part dev diary outlining the update’s development, including its infancy as an illustration by Sylvain Tegroeg.
For a more detailed look at what the update will contain, you are encouraged to read the full patch notes on the developer’s website.
Hidden Folks is a game where you must investigate hand-drawn environments in order to find more than 120 different targets and up to 200 secrets. It asks that you interact with the environments in a variety of ways in order to find these targets, including chopping shrubbery, sliding doors, and even pestering crocodiles. It is currently available on Steam for $7.99 and on the App Store for $2.99. A version of the game will be coming to Android devices soon.