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The past is past ... or is it? Enter a story from outside of time in this location-based AR game. Follow a trail of scattered journal page pieces, master fun mini-games, decode puzzles, and seek a $1,000 cash treasure!

Hidden Secrets: Escape PRELUDE is a NEW and UNIQUE type of game - something like a dynamic puzzle book, mobile Escape Room, Armchair Treasure Hunt! Immerse yourself in a mystery as you compete with others around the world in this 7-day treasure hunt. Be the first to pinpoint the hidden treasure location and win the $1000 cash!

Be warned - don't enter the game expecting the usual. We meld location-based augmented reality gaming with progressive intellectually challenging puzzles. You will have to use real geographical knowledge and acute problem solving to reach the end of our journey and uncover the secret treasure location.

TIME-RELEASED PLAY - We release just one journal page per day to help keep the playing field even. The final page will be released on day seven. Then the race will be on to solve it and unlock the virtual world map where players can guess the secret location of the treasure. No real travel required!

NOTE: PRELUDE is a pre-story to the 30-day adventure, Hidden Secrets: Escape In Time - launching soon and awarding even larger cash prizes!

You find a timeworn journal containing just one curious page. Each day, another page is released for you to find, scattered in pieces outside your door:
* Go outside to seek the missing journal page pieces.
* Play interactive games to capture them - like Collect Gems, Run the Maze, Pick the Lock.
* Piece together the journal page pieces.
* Follow the mysterious story - a hand-illustrated and scripted journal
* Solve the journal puzzle. You'll need a pen and paper to help solve the cryptogram, cipher, number, word, or logic style puzzles.
* Wait up to 24 hours for the next page release!

Winning the $1,000 Cash Treasure:
The journal pages contain clues to the location of the treasure - look for numbers, letters, and/or images that appear strange or out-of-place. Decipher correctly and you could win the treasure! Only after you’ve solved the final (7th) journal page and unlocked the virtual world map may you make your best treasure location guess(es). The first person to correctly pinpoint the treasure location wins $1,000 USD!

Fun for everyone!
* Modern Detectives - Do you consider yourself a new-fashioned Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, or Nancy Drew? Bring your mental genius and your traveling shoes to become a sleuth in your own neighborhood (or wherever you may be) to track down the missing journal page pieces and solve the mystery!

* Escape Room Gamers - Looking for a challenge? Using your wits and your wily, master the AR games and solve the cryptic puzzles to unlock the final treasure location!

* Treasure Hunters - Get lost someplace in time ... Follow the trail, decipher the mystery, decode the clues, and race to win the cash!

* Families Who Game Together - Work together to solve the puzzles and decipher the clues. An interactive learning experience to improve critical thinking, puzzle and math skills!

The Story:
You'll enter the world of our hero through a window in time. A dreamer, inventor, thinker - the son of a master clockmaker mother and renowned scientist father. Life is disrupted by an insidious Society that desire his father's secrets of time travel and reveals just how far they will go to obtain them . . .

PRELUDE is just a short 7-day game - a slice of story that hints at much more to come. Expect the tale to continue in the full game, Hidden Secrets: Escape In Time, launching soon after with expanded games, new puzzles, and larger treasures!

When was the last time you had an adventure?

From our small team at Hidden Secrets, this has been a labor of love and fun, and we thank you so much for playing! We hope you enjoy!

What’s New

Version 1.01

Our first public release. Please send us your feedback as you play through the game!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

larabee ,

Layers of Games

I love how there are so many types of games and puzzles packed into the bigger gameplay and the artwork is very beautiful. I thought it was going to be too easy based on the tutorial but it seems like the hardness will ramp up based on the second puzzle. It’s nice that there is a way to skip having to walk on the map for safety reasons, and I was glad to find an option to opt out of ads too. So glad this finally came out!!!

Cookie33578 ,

Hooked on hidden secrets!

This is hands down the best armchair hunt I’ve ever done! I’ve worked on over 30 hunts through the years. This tops them all, from the graphics, gameplay, puzzles, music, not to mention the fact that no person gets an advantage or an edge. It’s winnable for anyone up to the end. The creators have broken boundaries never before attempted. I’m so lucky to be a part of this piece of history.

SlamWolf99 ,

Too bad for all the crashes

I like everything about this game except for the fact it keeps crashing. I was even willing to accept 1 or 2 crashes for every mini-challenge. Eventually though i got stuck on a ball maze challenge that it couldn’t get through or even started without crashing. I tried un-installing and re-installing giving up my 2 pages but when I started again the ball maze on the first page wouldn’t even work for me. I’ll give the full challenge a try when it comes out, and hopefully these bugs will be worked out.


Hidden Secrets Studios Limited
1.6 GB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Gambling and Contests
In-App Purchases
  1. Remove Ads $1.99
  2. 1,000 Coins $0.99
  3. 2,000 coins $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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