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This app is a “find the hidden items” game. Players will benefit from good fine motor and object location skills. Caution: social media connectivity. Not suitable for children 8 and under; parental guidance for children 9 – 15.
This review of Hidden Folks was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 12 March 2019.
This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.
|Name of app:||Hidden Folks|
|Developed by:||Adriaan de Jongh|
|Platform reviewed:||Apple App Store|
|Developer's suggested age:||4+|
|ACCM suggested age:||Parental guidance ages 9 to 15 due to social media connectivity.|
|Gambling content advice:||No gambling content found in the levels played|
This review of Hidden Folks contains the following information:
Our Reviewer played the game for several hours.
Hidden Folks is very similar to the popular book series “Where’s Wally”. Players are given a set of items (e.g.; people, animals, objects) to find amongst a scene which is saturated with other objects. Some objects are in plain sight – others can only be found by moving and pressing obstructive objects. The aim of the game is to find all objects in order to move onto the next scene.
Parents need to be aware that players can connect with each other and communicate – not only through text but can actually voice and video call each other using a piggyback app called “Discord”. It’s not a requirement to play the game, but it is an added feature that parents should be vigilant about. Regarding game-play, the objects are very small in normal view. You can “2 finger-swipe” outwards to enlarge any area, but if most of the time is spent in normal view – eye strain could be a potential problem for long term playing.
There is online connectivity in this game, such as:
At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content. If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.
There is no advertising or product placement in this app.
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