Hidden Pictures Puzzles was built via Fingerprint for Highlights in the U.S and was released on iOS and Android.
Initially the game was going to be fairly small, but as we released more and more puzzles, the number of subscriptions grew very quickly. After a few months we needed to rebuild the menu system to allow for a much larger number of puzzles being available via DLC.
As the subscriber base grew, we added the ability to do themed packs and released Halloween and Christmas 2016
A true hall of fame player, Hidden Pictures puzzles were popularized by Highlights for Children in the 1940s which has delivered more than one billion magazines to kids and families. A Hidden Pictures puzzle has appeared in every issue since the magazine’s launch. The new app expands on the beloved play pattern in reimagined ways including timed and challenge modes to let kids test their search skills against the clock. New puzzles with a range of themes from sports and amusement parks to travel and history are added regularly.
On Sunday, kids found more than 300,000 hidden objects in the new app. Kent Johnson, CEO of Highlights for Children said, “Just like Americans come together for the big game, American children have been coming together around Highlights Hidden Pictures puzzles for 70 years.”
Highlights for Children partnered with Fingerprint, a mobile technology company focused on the kids’ market, to reimagine the Highlights brand into a new digital format. The Hidden Pictures app is the first of two Highlights apps being released this winter and spring.
Highlights Hidden Pictures is available for iOS and Android phones and tablets, bringing the fun of hunting for those hard-to-find items to a convenient, on-the-go format. New puzzles are delivered each month, bringing kids hours of Fun with a Purpose™. Touchdown for America’s favorite kids’ magazine!
…and the Halloween build