Immersed into dark and unexplored ancient woods in a search of the almost forgotten "Legend of the Ancients". But not everything goes as planned as the place keeps a never revealed horrifying secret. Hidden is a first person horror point n' click adventure game, with focus on story, puzzles and exploration.
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Mostly Positive (39 reviews) - 76% of the 39 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 5, 2015

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May 25

Hidden v1.4 is live!

Greetings everyone!
We are pleased to announce the addition of Turkish language!!


- Added Turkish subs. Thank you very much OyunCeviri!!
- Minor corrections on some texts.

Please do contact us if you encounter any issues. Either here on Steam or send a mail to

We really appreciate your support!
Lost Spell Team

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“The narrative above all, rooted in a strong and compelling gameplay, this game is an exponent that nobody should miss.”
95/100 – Globex Style

“It did a good job of creating an unsettling environment at the appropriate times, with strained breathing and the occasional freaky vision adding to the mix. Hidden is a very solid piece of adventuring. I look forward to what I hope will be an equally satisfying conclusion.”
B+ – GameBoomers

“Lostspell really makes the player have to think and earn their progression through the nightmarish story, which is one of the brilliant aspects of the game: one must remain level-headed and comprehensive, even in the face of intimidating and scary atmospheric elements.”
3.5/4 – Fangoria

About This Game

Immersed into dark and unexplored ancient woods a group of expeditioners goes deep in search of an old, almost forgotten legend, the "Legend of the Ancients". But not everything goes as planned as the place keeps a never revealed horrifying secret.

You play the game as Thomas Farrell, a young anthropologist and one of the expeditioners behind the search of evidence about the Legend of the Ancients.
Thomas traveled to Buenos Aires, where an old colleague of his uncle Eneko seems to have found an important trail to the Ancients.
His investigations start in an old boarding house and soon he will realize that there is something hidden beyond the legend.

Hidden is a high-res, atmospheric first person horror point n' click adventure game with focus on story, puzzles and exploration. The storyline is split into two games: On the trail of the Ancients and The Untold.

Key Features

  • Rich and mature Story, strengthened with docs, books, audio records and visual elements along the adventure.
  • Classic Point n' click gameplay.
  • Intriguing and immersive detailed high-res locations set in the 30s.
  • Story oriented puzzles.
  • Original and gripping score for each location.
  • In-Game detailed collectibles to enhance to the story.
  • Horror fiction inspired by writers such as Algernon Blackwood and H. P. Lovecraft.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows: XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, AMD Athlon X2 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 (dual channel RAM recommended), GeForce 8600 GT, Radeon HD 3650 with 512MB video memory
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Windows: XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, AMD Athlon X2 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 (dual channel RAM recommended), GeForce 8600 GT, Radeon HD 3650 with 512MB video memory
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2015

A fun little adventure point-and-click. And please note: THIS IS A TRUE POINT AND CLICK GAME! You use the mouse to move, not WASD. The only time you use the keyboard is to open inventory/check goals. Thought I'd add this right at the top as a lot of people dislike the old-school P&C style games where you can't "free roam" with your keyboard.

Okay, so onto the review~


* Interesting storyline and characters (love the archaelogical expedition theme)
* Lovely voice acting (English audio)
* Fun environments to explore (little creepy too!)
* Puzzles aren't crazy-difficult and make sense within the game (i.e, don't feel out of place/pointless/random)
* Audio ties in well with the atmosphere


* The lip syncing is hilariously bad, I couldn't stop laughing at Petrov and his facial movements, which isn't a good thing when this is a Super Serious game
* No subtitles, although developers have said they are coming in the next patch in multiple languages [EDIT AUGUST 12TH 2015: THE GAME NOW HAS SUBTITLES]

Overall, a very enjoyable game and I would absolutely recommend it to other P&C adventure gamers.
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28 of 43 people (65%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2015
Decent blend of adventure & point and click with some dark overtones. Not much in the way of hidden objects, more items required to find for puzzles. Lot of ways feels myst-like with a completely different theme and story. Some 'jumpscares' but nothing that should turn you away.
Good performance, fitting soundtrack and some great voice work overall.
If you would like to know more, just ask. :)

Finished game, does end abruptly but still enjoyed it. Hope part 2 isn't far away.
Playthrough should take around 4-6hours, maybe less for veteran adventurers.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
When I think of computer games a classic genre comes to mind: point and click adventure games. These old school games are usually filled with puzzles, have a story to keep players involved and require little more than a mouse or maybe also a keyboard to enjoy. Hidden: On the trail of the Ancients is such a game, harkening back to the olden days of PC gaming. Players are brought into a world of mystery and suspense as they search for clues about the Legend of the Ancients. Get ready to be sucked into this fun game with classic aesthetics.

The game has us starting off in Argentina looking for information from a colleague, now deceased. You play as a man named Thomas Farrel seeking the information before he makes a rendezvous with his uncle at an archeological site. You’re faced with the task of getting into the room the professor stayed in, which is locked by the boarding house manager. As you solve puzzles and figure out a way in and catalog the evidence you need, it’s easy to see things aren’t right and whatever is happening has supernatural origins. Once done at the boarding house our story brings us to the dig site to find Thomas’ uncle but it’s what the researchers found that will send chills up your spine.

What did they find? Not sure, honestly. This game is only one half of the story, a second game is apparently planned to finish things up. I’m personally not a fan of games with episodic narratives. When I’m into something I really want to get to the bottom of it and this title left me with more questions than answers. Most of the story takes place in the Argentinian boarding house, which I enjoyed, the time spent at the research site is noticeably shorter, with an abrupt ending to the game. Right as things were beginning to get really interesting the game ended and I wasn’t prepared for it, I’m not sure when the second part is coming out but I hate having to wait. The story is very good and has just the right amount of spook for me, it claims to be a horror game but aside from jump scares and heavy breathing it’s pretty tame.

As mentioned before, this is a point and click title, it’s all mouse with no need for the keyboard and WASD keys. You use the mouse to move, click on objects to interact with them as well as talk to people. You’re given an inventory system to hold items with for later use, though not all items will be useful. You can build useful items when needed, fix broken items and of course unlock doors with keys. The game has puzzles to solve that are story based, a key example is fixing a music box. You can see what goals you have to accomplish by pressing the G key and can even get hints if need be, however, the hint system is a bit on the vague side. Don’t expect much instruction on what to do, if you get stuck you might need an outside guide. This was my biggest issue with the gameplay, not even the main character Thomas offers much narrative help.

The game itself is beautiful, the scenery is hi-res and helps set the tone for the game. When the game wants to get scary, it does it well with dark lightning and fitting music. Animation in the game is very fluid, I had no issues with moving or any sort of lag. My only issue was the darkness, I had to turn the contrast up because I had issues seeing things. There are also certain areas with flickering lights that may cause headaches. I know these are mood setting effects and they work in the context of the game, I just have bad eyes. The music is lovely and goes well with the tone of the story. The game also has voice acting, with a small cast that does a very good job. The acting helps add to the feeling of dread as the story gets more and more dire.

If you enjoy point and click adventure games I recommend Hidden: On the trail of the Ancients, it’s fun, well written and presented beautifully. It is, however, very short and can probably be finished in three hours tops, four if you have issues with the puzzles. Because of this, I might recommend grabbing it on sale, the game is pretty short for the current ten price tag. It has Steam trading cards and achievements to collect which is a great bonus as well. Overall, I enjoyed the game. I wasn’t happy with the length of it but I had fun and am eager for its sequel.

Usagi’s Rating

It's a tie.
  • Must buy.
  • A good game to buy.
  • Only buy if on sale.
  • Mediocre.
  • Avoid at all costs.

Lunar Productions
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2015
Hidden 'On the Trail of the Ancients' has a lot going for it but it is hugely overpriced given its extremely short play time. Expect no more than 4 hours, even if you end up stuck on the puzzles for some time.

Without a doubt, I'd say that this is a great start to a point and click adventure. The voice acting and graphics are good quality, there are some interesting puzzles and the 'creepy' factor is well pitched. You see the beginnings of a well throught out supernatural horror story with enough detail to make you want to know more and well pitched tensio leading to some properly 'jump out of your seat moments'.

The problem is the game is over before you feel it has begun. The story is set up but hasn't developed at all. If this had been marketed as an episode 1 of a longer story and priced as such then I would not complain. But it is shorter than a single episode of many other games and at least twice the price.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2015
If you are a fan of spooky old-school First-Person Point&Click Adventures with Lovecrafion style (such as Dark Fall: Lost Souls, Scratches, Darkness Within 1 and Barrow Hill), then this clearly the right game for you.

It looks very appealing and overall I really enjoyed of the puzzles although there were three of them that frustrated me just because of game mechanical reasons. There are some optional puzzles that are partially very hard, and extra stuff that you can do but don't have to do is something I already liked alot in The Night of the Rabbit.

I'm looking forward to the other part of the game and fully recomend this one if you are into this niche games.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2015
Hidden is a short, entertaining and somewhat challenging adventure game. While it's not hard, and it won't hold your hand (unless you ask it to), it has some stumping puzzles that can make the game drag a little at times. That's not bad, though, since this actually half a game. All in all, I'd recommend this to anyone that likes lovecraftian adventures and adventure fans in general, and I look forward to playing the sequel.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2015
I really liked this game. The atmosphere is totally immersive, everything is complementary: the esthetics, the lighting use, the music, the objects overfilling in the case of some scenarios, or their absence in others. Anyway, the story accomplish its goal, Lovecraft (would be) grateful.
Puzzles represent a changing difficulty, which seemed great to me, because it allowed me to warm up.
To me, to be honest, the game took around 10 hours. Some enigmas made me think and think, and in fact, I still didn´t get all the achievements.
Related to price, it may seem a little expensive, but honestly in my country a movie ticket costs u$s 8 and it only takes 2 or 3 hours of my time.
This game is a successful genre specimen. I´m eager for its sequel!

El juego me gustó mucho. La atmósfera es totalmente inmersiva, todos los elementos se complementan: la estética, el uso de las luces, la música, el abarrotamiento de objetos en algunos de los escenarios, o su ausencia en otros. Asimismo, la historia cumple su objetivo, Lovecraft agradecido.
Los puzzles presentan una dificultad que varía, lo que me pareció buenísimo, porque me permitió ir entrando en calor.
A mí, la verdad, el juego me llevó unas 10 horas. Hubo algunos enigmas que me hicieron pensar y pensar, y de hecho, todavía no conseguí todos los extras.
En relación con el precio, puede parecer un poco caro, pero sinceramente en mi país una entrada de cine cuesta u$s 8 y solo ocupa 2 o 3 horas de mi tiempo.
El juego es un exitoso espécimen del género. ¡Espero ansiosa su continuación!

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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2015
It's basically the first half of what is shaping up to be a fantastic point-and-click horror adventure. MOst of the fun comes from exploring and finding all of the journals and whatnot that tell the story. The puzzles are logical and fun to figure out, the presentation is solid, etc. It might be a bit expensive considering it doesn't conclude the story, but it's still a darn good game nonetheless.
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21 of 38 people (55%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 5, 2015
Great game,

Oldschool mechanics, great atmosphere, nice graphics, immersive sound track, solid gameplay.

Worth it 100%
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
If you like old-school point-and-click games, you will enjoy this one. The graphics, atmosphere and sounds/music are great.
Some items and clues are very well hidden, and you really have to use your brain to solve some of the puzzles. The hint system is timed, so that you have to wait for the next hint. Sometimes the hints weren't helpful to me, and I got stuck for a while. And I admit it, for 2 puzzles, I had to resort to a walkthrough - shame on me ;)
If you like to play this game genre without much "hand-holding", you'll enjoy this game.
I look forward to the sequel!
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a very challangeing game fun to play but the stupedist ending of any game I ever played...unless there is a sequal.
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Hello, good sir, I am a chicken.
0.1 hrs
Posted: March 9
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5.2 hrs
Posted: February 17
Game is broken, second scene crashes everytime, within about 10 minutes. Can't get my money back because the error message kept me from closing the game for over 4 hours. DO NOT BUY!!!
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3.2 hrs
Posted: February 2
10 bucks for 3.2 hours of really badly designed puzzles happening in only two areas without adequate illumunation is a bad deal. There isn't even an ending, the game just ends,

But hey, the devs have already announced the next entry into the series.
At least be honest and clearly label your ♥♥♥♥ as episodic.
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4.7 hrs
Posted: January 1
*** Encountered a fairly common error when transitioning from Chapter 1 to 2. Support team was really helpful and quick to respond by sending me a replacement savegame that bypasses the error. ***

+ Beautiful locations
+ Great theme
+ Intriguing story
+ Good price point, especially on sale
+ Voice acting
+ Good writing
+ Beautiful scenes with flickering lighting

- Tons of pixel hunting for relevant items
- The "puzzles" of the game require too specific items or aren't intuitive. Had to frequently dig through hours of walkthrough videos or translating a German pdf walkthrough to find a missed item
- Fairly commonly reported bug causes the game to be unplayable in the second half, was sent savegame to bypass error (see above)
- Flickering lights made streaming nearly impossible as steam had to reload the full screen every frame as the light changed. Would have loved an option to disable this

Didn't try running on wine as my Linux machine is poop and wouldn't run it.
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