Get ready for the ultimate treasure hunt! Your shop, Rusted Gold, has shelves to fill, auctions to run, and money to make—and you can only do that with the best finds. Check out the dozens of locations from run-down farms to back road antique shops to abandoned storage units to see if you can stumble upon your next great treasure.
User reviews: Very Positive (65 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 22, 2012
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About This Game

Get ready for the ultimate treasure hunt! Your shop, Rusted Gold, has shelves to fill, auctions to run, and money to make—and you can only do that with the best finds.

Check out the dozens of locations from run-down farms to back road antique shops to abandoned storage units to see if you can stumble upon your next great treasure. What do you do once you’ve found something? Shine it up or sell it as is to see if you can turn a profit, or if you hit bust. Haggle with crazy characters as you try to build your reputation for having the best picks around and learn more about what makes each person tick. Consult with an expert to avoid being hoodwinked! Combine items to increase their values and learn how to increase your odds along the way.

Price your picks to sell them in your shop, or take your chances on the auction block to see if you can make an even bigger profit!

Key Features:

  • Fill the shelves of Rusted Gold to try to turn a profit
  • Check out 12 cool locations and the nooks and crannies of each one to find your next great pick!
  • Meet America’s quirkiest characters and try to haggle them down
  • Build up your reputation for being the best Picker around
  • Combine items you find to turn an even bigger profit!
  • Don’t be fooled—consult an expert to appraise your items
  • Unique combination of Adventure (Midnight Mysteries), Resource Management (Build-a-lot), and Hidden Object (Samantha Swift) game play

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor:Pentium 4 - 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:128 MB
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:300 MB of space

    Minimum:

    • OS:OS X 10.6 and 10.7
    • Processor:1.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:80 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
A nice twist on the typical hidden-object genre. You search the scene for specific objects of value with certain bonuses for sets and themes. While it is a simple game that uses the same maps over again multiple times, the unique formula keeps you entertained. Do not expect a wonderful game though, as it doesn't do anything revolutionary but be prepared for a pleasant treat.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
This could be a lot of fun, if I could see and work with the inventory. I've only been able to make my inventory come up once after I re-downloaded. The first time I downloaded this game it didn't download the inventory boxes at all. The 2nd time I downloaded the game, I saw the inventory boxes for the first time, however it only appeared for a short time and was gone again. I don't know how I'm supposed to play the game when the key inventory is not available.

There are also locations where I can't see what's available to purchase. Half the time if I get the little eyeball, all i see is an empty circle of barbed wire, ????

I'm playing on an apple (a new one), I don't know why I should be having this much trouble. The game is incomplete, so they've taken my money, although not a lot of it, but I didn't receive a playable game. That sucks!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2013
I went in thinking this is a HOG (Hidden Object Game) but nope. Basically you go around the map visiting different places to find items. You can simply pick up items that are lying around or choose to do a HOG scene (optional) which nets you a free item. Items you selected can then be purchased (or haggled) from the owners and all of them have their own categories. Getting all your picks from the day's hot item categories nets you a cash bonus. All these items are then placed in your item shop. You get to price items, list them, haggle with customers, auction off stuff etc. The fancy thing here is that some items can be combined with others to form a neat combi that sells for a huge profit (like 95% of the time) eg, jukebox + records.

It doesn't sound too bad on paper but in reality when you are playing, the duration is too long. Every game is 30 days and each day you visit locations, pick items, buy and sell etc. The repetition is simply too much and imo it would have been better at like 15 days max. You also get to collect keys while in game and upon collecting 40 of them (out of 60), the unlimited HOG mode is unlocked and that perhaps extends the game length of this title...just by a little. Overall, not a bad game (nice ideas!) but too repetitive for the most of us.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
50.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Get it cheep, not much replayability. But fun for a couple run-throughs.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
This game is surprisingly entertaining and can be addictive.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
50.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2013
Pickers is a Hidden Object Game. What that means is that it's essentially a point and click adventure game without the adventure part. Instead it's simply about finding the right part of the screen to click on. You play as a pair of antique pickers that travel the US looking for hidden treasure in a bunch of predetermined locations.

The gameplay happens in two parts the first of which is the buying of items where you pick a location to go to and then click on various objects on the screen to add them to your cart and then haggle for price. Most of this is either spam-clicking the screen trying to find little hidden items and simply knowing which items are valued at what price.

The second part is when you have bought the items you take them back to your shop where you can combine certain items, restore others, have your items valued for a fee and then put them up for sale in your shop trying to make the most money within the game's time frame.

Unfortunately the gameplay boils down to mainly knowing in advance where the valuable items are hidden and what they sell for so you can make the leaderboards and it's all very simple and monotone. I suppose it's a genre I am simply not that fond of personally but I really have trouble seeing how a game like this would appeal to anyone.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
92.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
This game is awesome! It's KINDA like an hidden object game, but goes far enough beyond that to create it's own genre, really...It's worlds better than any of the hidden object games out there that have a 'story' to piece the puzzles together.
This game managed to entertain me while playing on all of my desires to micro-manage, collect, achieve, improve, find things, make the best deals. Definately 2 thumbs up from me. Is it CSGO? No...not that kinda game. Is it awesome? MOST definately. I can't wait for any DLC's that come out.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
I really have started to enjoy this game more every time I play it. You are not just 'running around the country' collecting random items to sell for top dollar at your own store. It is more like one of those old seek and find picture books you could find in a library at an elementary school. Wonderful graphics, not too hard to see every detail on most objects. Also, you can select the object you are interested in to read a tiny bit more about it, as well as see how it looks. Bartering is rather easy (depending on the person's mood and momentary mindset, of course), and if you don't want to wait for items to sell in the shop, you can appraise them & send them off to auction! A good concept and a simple game to wind down with at the end of the day.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Personal Rating: 6/10

Well, I didn't expect to actually play this game, but I did and to be quite honest I enjoyed the small portion of playtime I had. The graphics are neat and the concept of the game is quite a new and interesting idea. It reminds me of shows like the American Pickers or Pawn Stars, or Youtubers like The Game Chasers.

However, the music in this game isn't really the best. I know it's a small point to make out, almost nitpicking as a result, but it's practically the most annoying thing in the game. Another thing I realised early on is that it's very difficult to make a loss in profit, I even TRIED but I apparently got a jackpot item which sold for $9,000. The game does have a limited number of locations to visit and the sessions only last for 30 Days. Which is reasonable, but it doesn't take long to get through it and then get bored. I tried out the game on Zen mode where there isn't any competition because I wanted to see what functions the game has and this is what I found out in the process.

It's a point and click adventure without the adventure part. Especially when you have to find all the items. It reminds me of a game released on PC. Coronation Street and the Missing HotPot Recipie. The same two to three things over and over again. Don't get me wrong, it's enjoyable, but it turns into a pattern and not a good pattern at that.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2013
For a business management, casual, hidden item game it's surprisingly addictive and fun. Even if I didn't pick this up in a bundle I'd say it's worth buying standalone. Plenty of items to find, combine and sell. Also with varying degrees of difficulty and a leader board it's got an average replay value if you just want to pick up and play.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
Honestly the game is not what I had hoped for. I was looking to have a game that allowed me a strong capitalist kind of approach. Let me bargin, set prices, treasure hunt. Now admitedly the game has this, but it's very limited.

The Npc's often want high prices for stuff whether it's garbage or not, you have almost no choice but to piss them off when bargining, which the tutorial recomends you don't do.

You can set prices, but it's an akward system and you have to spend money for extra space very quickly in the game, also the price setting it's self is just a pain. Futhermore, you have no refence of anything so you also are forced to spend money on an"expert opinion."

As for teasure hunting, you basically have a lot of repeat items. By the 3rd games you've seen most of it. Lousy replay value. Everything was unlocked by the end of my first game, even though I only came in 2nd or 3rd.

Thanksfully I paid a sale price but even then I'd not recommend it. So many things that coulda, shoulda, woulda....
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Love this game so much I had to buy it on steam!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Pickers is a hidden-object game that also combines a bit of memorization with simulated auction strategy. There is also an inventory system used largely for allowing you to combine pieces into one auction item.

In terms of replayability, after beating the game, I suspect that most might give it another play-through or a partial play-through and be done with it. Once you learn how to get ahead in the auction game, it really devolves into a pure hidden-object game.

The game probably should have implemented a drive-time to locations which would have added a bit more difficulty but would have increased the lasting appeal. Adding a time-management aspect would have sweetened the reward for knowing where to go.

7 of 10, and a high quality time-waster. I am not a hidden object game fan, but enjoyed this game for at least a good 8 hours or so.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
The Mac version is a truly awful, unplayable port that shouldn't be sold. It's broken all over the place. From the store where you sell things (you can't see your items, and have to randomly click on the shelves, incurring charges as you end up "buying" extra shelf space in the process), to the auctions (can't properly set your bids or see them), to the stores where you go to buy your discoveries (any time you click on a zoomed-in area, you're just given a circle of razor wire and have to randomly click within it without seeing anything to perhaps get items, and perhaps not). It's not a great game to begin with, but all of the glitches make the game extremely frustrating and unplayable, and the publishers are essentially stealing the money of anyone purchasing this game for Mac by not providing them with a functional product. Stay away.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2013
Very good.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Have played this a lot. Would like to see an open mode where the game continues after the allotted time.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
84.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2013
Want a game you can be ashamed of playing, yet still have enough fun to justify the price tag? This is it. This is /literally/ the dumbest thing I've ever spent 100 hours doing.

please kill me
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Just like "American Pickers" on the "History" channel ... but twice as f ucking boring.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
If you like wasting time then this is the game for you.
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
extremely laggy port. I recommend getting it on an iPad or iPhone, instead. It's a good game, with an extremely ♥♥♥♥♥♥ port. Do not buy it on Steam. It runs perfectly fine on Apple devices, as well as cheaper on Apple devices.
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