Hidden Folks+ is in Apple Arcade today, no finding needed

Hidden Folks on iPad
Hidden Folks on iPad (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Hidden Folks+ is available for download from Apple Arcade now.
  • The original Hidden Folks game was an App Store Game of the Year winner in 2017.
  • Gamers can play on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and even Apple TV.

Fans of mobile gaming have a new title to try out with App Store cult classic Hidden Folks+ now available for download from Apple Arcade.

An Apple Arcade version of the popular game that won an App Store Game of the Year award in 2017, the title is a free download for subscribers. Don't yet have Apple Arcade? Check out the Apple One subscription — users of other Apple Services could even save some money by adding its game subscription service to their collection.

As for Hidden Folks+, we reviewed the original almost five years ago and were big fans!

Hidden Folks is an amazingly crafted puzzle game that strives for simplicity and succeeds with flying colors.Finding everything on each level is quite the challenge and Hidden folks will make you flex your brainpower to figure out certain hints that accompany each findable person or object.

The aim of the game is simple — you search for hidden folks in a gorgeous hand-drawn, interactive, miniature landscape. You'll be unfurling tents and working your way through bushes as you try to find as many folks as you can.

Gamers can play on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV and look forward to the following:

  • 32 hand-drawn areas
  • 300+ targets to find
  • 2000+ mouth-originated sound effects
  • 500+ unique interactions
  • 3 color modes: normal, sepia, and night mode
  • 22 languages (translated by the community)
  • 100+ iMessage stickers
  • iCloud synchronisation

Want to take Hidden Folks+ for a spin? You can download it from the App Store now. Remember, it's free but you'll need an Apple Arcade subscription to get it.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.