Hidden Through Time 2
By Chris Picone, 15 April 2023
I'd never heard of the original Hidden Through Time (which released in 2020), but its sequel's about to come out and it looks pretty damn cool. The original game seems to be a sort of interactive "Where's Wally"-type experience but with extra layers like living, animated scenes, the ability to open doors to look inside, and a map editor. The original featured scenes from across history (prehistoric through to medieval) and presumably the sequel will focus on mythological themes, which sounds awesome. Also, the developer/publisher, Rogueside, comes with an impressive pedigree (including Guns, Gore & Cannoli and some Games Workshops titles), so I'm pretty excited.
Key notes: Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic looks awesome and is releasing across "all platforms" later this year.
Check out the trailer here!
Want to know more? Here's some key details from the press release:
If you've played the original:
"Hidden Through Time 2: Myth & Magic’s transformation/upgrade will present improved visuals and sound and the introduction of engaging features for the player to manipulate, such as the added customization options, increased intractability and improved ambience, all of which will make the levels feel more alive and vibrant as the player immerses in their own world with the tools presented. Editors for both structures and characters will enable the player to build their perfect world in the smallest of details."
If you haven't:
"The premise of Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic, distinguished by its colourful, hand-drawn graphics, ever changing and detailed settings, challenged players to find and collect hidden objects whilst taking the player on a journey of discovery through the ages. The story boarded, highly detailed animated screens help features and immersive gameplay pulls gamers into what is an intuitive, leisurely and moreish experience that is fun to come back to time and time again."
You can find store links for each platform on Rogueside's website: