Hidden Folks Adds New Levels With Factory Update

Free three additional levels for Steam and iOS.
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Where’s Waldo-style puzzler Hidden Folks has received a massive three level, free update, with developer Adriaan de Jongh saying that it’s “the most complicated area to Hidden Folks we’ve ever made.”

Dubbed Factory Area, the new levels come loaded with 19,475 sprites, 3400 interactive objects, 921 characters, 540 sounds, and 28 targets. All of this giving players a host of new characters and huge, fully fleshed out environments to explore.

The Factory update also adds eight more languages, small tweaks to previous levels, improved sound mixing, and performance upgrades.

The developer has published a three-part designer diary (parts: 1, 2, 3), showing off the creative and design process that it takes to bring a level of the puzzle game to life. All of it beginning with illustrator Sylvain Tegroeg’s whimsical drawings through to de Johng’s digital work.

Hidden Folks was released on Feb. 15, and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam at $7.99, and $3.99 on iOS. While it hasn’t made an appearance yet, de Johng still plans on bringing the game to Android in the near future.

About Bran McMillin

Bran McMillin is the founder and senior editor for the puzzle news site Puzzle Pile. From 2007 - 2010, he served as editor for the magazine Panopticon: Puzzles & Games. He is the inventor of the Itachi and Hairetsu puzzle forms and has created hundreds of puzzles. Disclosure: Bran is a member of the National Puzzlers' League.


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