Revamped price structure means you pay more up front but DLC is part of the package.
The hit hand-drawn find-and-seek game Hidden Folks received free, music-themed DLC today, adding six new areas to explore and interact with.
Those that had already purchased the game–or purchase the game from here on out–get the DLC for free along with the previously released beach-themed areas.
On May 19, the developers took to the Steam Community to announce pricing changes for the game, increasing the base price of the release by ~50%, but bundling in the new areas.
“A couple months after the release of the Beach DLC, we agreed that the pricing model we slid into (a base game with DLCs) didn’t feel right. After much discussion and consideration, we decided that we want to come back and unify all areas into a single ‘Hidden Folks’ purchase while increase the price of the game to justify the 3 years we’ve been working on the game since release” the statement read.
Their sound pack–the Mouth Sounds DLC–will remain separate, retailing at $.299 USD / $3.49 CAD.
We reckon it’s still a bargain–the irreverent sense of humour, hand-crafted nature of the game, and distinct style make it a stand-out title even three years after we first experienced it.
Hidden Folks is available on PC (via Steam), on mobile (via the App Store and Google Play), and on the Nintendo Switch eShop.