Hidden Folks+ is coming to Apple Arcade soon

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

What you need to know

  • Hidden Folks+ is coming to Apple Arcade soon.
  • The original Hidden Folks game was an App Store Game of the Year winner in 2017.
  • Gamers will play on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and even Apple TV.

Hidden Folks+, an updated version of the original 2017 App Store Game of the Year, is coming to Apple Arcade soon. The game will be playable on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and even Apple TV when it does land — although no official date for release has been given. Apple tells me it will be "soon" so expect it to arrive in a matter of weeks if past releases are any indication.

Hidden Folks+ will see gamers try to find characters in hand-drawn landscapes that are just gorgeous to look at.

We reviewed Hidden Folks back in 2017 and were quite taken by it!

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.

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The Hidden Folks+ release will be free and completely clear of in-app purchases and ads. You will of course need an Apple Arcade subscription priced at $4.99 per month, however. Apple Arcade is also part of the Apple One subscription bundle, too.

If you want to upgrade your Apple Arcade gaming experience, check out our list of the best game controllers for mobile gaming. This particular game might not make the best use of controllers, but there are tons more in the App Store that do!

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.