Hidden Secrets: Escape PRELUDE 17+

Timed-Release AR Puzzle Hunt

Hidden Secret Studios

Designed for iPhone

    • 3.8 • 27 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Unravel a mystery, solve cryptic puzzles, get outside to find clues and locate the final treasure!

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 the final 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 try to pinpoint the hidden treasure location.

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

You find a timeworn journal containing just one curious page. Pages are scattered throughout your neighborhood for you to find:
* 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.

The journal pages contain clues to the location of the final treasure - look for numbers, letters, and/or images that appear strange or out-of-place. 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).

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 and Geocachers - Get lost someplace in time ... Follow the trail, decipher the mystery, decode the clues, and locate the final treasure location!

* 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 version of our 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 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 it!

What’s New

Version 1.05

This version addresses bugs and minor fixes. When the first version of this game launched on August 25, 2019, it had timed-released journal pages over 7-days. Once the 7th journal page was released, players had the chance to be the first to locate the final hidden treasure for a chance to win the $1000 cash prize. That prize was found shortly after the 7th day. Even though the cash prize has been claimed, you can still play the game all the way through without the time-release play. Please send us your feedback as you play through the game! Thanks!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 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.

Samlami Smith ,

Awesome Game

This is a great game. Spent an hour walking around collecting all the game pieces and solving the puzzles. Also you can win real money which is a huge incentive to keep playing. The puzzles are hard but doable. Excited to see what Hidden Secrets has in store for the coming puzzles!

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