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Creating Adventure Games for Teens by Jason Darby

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CHAPTER 13HIDDEN OBJECT GAMES

Hidden object games over the last few years have become extremely popular, especially in the U.S. and U.K. It’s quite common to walk into a computer store and see displays full of these types of games.

You may not have ever heard of a hidden object game, so before we get into these games’ features, let’s explain a little about what they are.

WHAT IS A HIDDEN OBJECT GAME?

The hidden object game is exactly as it sounds; it’s like a computer version of the game treasure hunt. There are a number of objects hidden on-screen, and the player’s job is to locate the correct object.

Hidden object games are just another type of adventure game. They do not have text entry or use a character in third-person mode that moves on-screen; ...

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