Free Play of the Week: Hide

By Thorin Klosowski in Indie Games
Monday, August 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm
There are plenty of games out there trying to create horror and confusion in the player, but few do as well as Andrew Shouldice's Hide. At its core, it's a pixilated, first-person exploration game, but digging a bit deeper into it reveals a game that is not only a pleasure to look upon, but a mystery all its own.

With no introduction, you're dropped into a field in the middle of the night. With sirens blaring in the background and flashlights popping up in the distance, you quickly realize you're being chased. From there, it's all up to you to figure out what happened and if there is a means to escape.

To do so, you'll have a pretty straightforward WASD and mouse movement scheme and you'll spend your time hunting down locations with revealing words on them. You can figure out the direction of the five different locations by listening closely for a slight noise and while you're doing so, you need to make sure you're not caught by the people chasing you (and just a note, play Hide in stereo for this exact reason).

The more clues you find, the more people show up looking for you and the harder it gets to wander around without getting caught. Let's just leave it at that because anything else is going to totally spoil the experience, just download the game, crank up the sound and run and hide for 10 minutes.

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