The strange feeling you had all day followed you to bed that night.
A sudden crash from the next room wakes you from dreams of magical lands, and sets your heart racing in your chest.
Sitting bolt upright in bed, the strange feeling returns as your eyes adjust to the darkness, focusing on the odd wooden symbols across the mantel of the fireplace. Almost as if something were calling you...
Turning on the lamp, you cautiously get up, moving towards the sound that woke you. This is your uncle's house and though you've been here many times, it suddenly feels very different.
The room is littered with wonderfully strange and interesting artifacts, souvenirs from your uncle's travels, from where he would not say. On the floor lays a small tiled box, broken open. Unfolding the paper nestled within it, you instantly recognize the symbols.
Running back into the bedroom, you examine again the symbols on the paper. They match perfectly those in the woodwork of the mantel, but are arranged differently...
Though your hands are shaking with excitement, you work quickly, rearranging the wooden symbols to match the ones on the paper, hearing them click into place easily one after the other, until the pattern is complete.
Suddenly, beams of golden sunlight burst through the opening in the fireplace, cutting through the darkness in the room. Standing back with a gasp, you look through the opening, eyes wide in awe at the beautiful, magical land from your dream on the other side.
With a deep breath, you step through the opening and take your first steps into another world...
• Beautiful hand-painted graphics that draw you into this mesmerizing adventure!
• Lots of items to collect and puzzles to solve!
• Original soundtrack and sound effects!
• A journal that keeps track of all the symbols and clues that you encounter.
• A dynamic map that shows all of the areas you have explored, as well as your current location.
• A complete hint system built right into the game.
• The Hidden World has been translated into many languages.
• Available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad!
Ratings and Reviews
I am a fan of the Fire Maple games. Hidden World benefits from the forethought that went into making the puzzles fit in with the story, which the developers seem to get better at with each release. The puzzles themselves are at a medium level of difficulty; just hard enough to make you think, but far from exasperating. I also appreciate how the developers spent time creating clever, organic puzzles that avoid employing the lazy tropes (slider puzzles, combination lock puzzles, tiny hidden objects, finding/using items that make no sense in the story/environment) that many of the games in the genre fall back on.
This game, like all of Fire Maple’s games, is a welcome relief from the gloomy, creepy settings and atmosphere in most of the games in this genre. The music is pleasant and the visuals are colorful, which makes for a stress-free, family-friendly, puzzle-solving experience. The journal and the map are useful features, as well.
Overall, this is a nice, calm way to spend a few hours, and scratch that puzzling itch. It doesn’t quite measure up to the Room and House of DaVinci games, but it’s a decent approximation.
Closest I've seen to Myst/Riven
The puzzles are well-designed, with the clues to their solutions being wonderfully balanced--the clues won't blatantly give you the answer, but they're clear enough that you'll be able to tell which clue goes with which puzzle. It probably gave me a total play time of 2-3 hours split across three days.
Beautiful graphics and clever plot. But it was just way too short. I just found Fire Maple Games and have played all but Thimbly Creek. The game play is consistent but the length is all over the place. Grisly Manor and this one could be played in a couple of hours. Return to GM and Lost City went on and on. They need some kind of standard about how long their games are going to be IMO. Enjoyed playing it tho. Now the jigsaw puzzle in the other game makes sense.
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- Joe Kauffman
- 109.3 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- © Joe Kauffman
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.