Modern Where’s Waldo-like Hidden Folks is mesmerizing

This could be a screensaver

Certainly, the drawings shown here are works of art on their own, but Hidden Folks really comes alive in motion. It’s a far cry from the last Where’s Waldo game I remember playing, which featured a series of low-res pixel art static images on the NES.

I don’t even know what I’m supposed to be looking for here, but that doesn’t make the looking any less cool. Hidden Folks is not only bustling, it’s interactive, so there’s more to do than just click on the thing after you’ve found it. The screenshot above had “WordPuzzle” in the file name, so it’s probably safe to assume there’s some more thinking to do than just scanning an image for a MacGuffin.

Hidden Folks is set to release some time this year on iOS, Mac, and Windows.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.