Hidden Fortune is an adventurous treasure hunt through a virtual world of charm and enchantment. As a young sorcerer on a daring quest to rescue their family, players must use their magic to explore the vivid world around them, and collect peculiar trinkets to aid in their mission. Wield Wands, solve tiered puzzles, meet quirky characters, and uncover secrets and treasures alike in this humourous VR title.
As an intrepid young magician, your spellcraft manifests in the world around you with the help of your Wand! Swing the controller to solve puzzles and collect gold, which you’ll need to rescue your parents from a mad wizard, who also happens to be a goat. Your task may be daunting, but with the help of your sorcerous grandfather (and his sometimes-helpful advice) you will sail to new lands filled with peculiar characters, secret journals, and colourful enchantment at every turn.
Initially, the game's primary mechanic consisted of tapping the Gear VR touchpad to cast forth physics-based Orbs to capture objects and interact with the virtual world. With the all-new Wand Update for the Gear VR Controller, released April 22nd, players were given the Wand, which incorporated the Controller into gameplay and introduced Wand skins. On June 22nd, Hidden Fortune recieved the even bigger Mystic Mastery Update, which added difficult new Challenges, as well as a variety of stylish Wand and Orbs skins for players to collect.
On November 9th, both chapters of Hidden Fortune were launched on the Daydream platform by Google, expanding Archiact's reach to all major VR platforms.
The first episode of the Hidden Fortune series, “Outcast Cove,” is available for free on the Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus, and the Daydream by Google. As of September 14th, Chapter Two, "Shanty Seas" is also available for $5.99 USD, or as a free download for previous owners of Hidden Fortune!
When we at Archiact were tasked with concepting a fresh new game for VR, we drew upon two sources of inspiration: our extensive experience in the hidden object genre, and a desire to breathe new life into a classic game style. The notion of exploration and object-discovery in a completely virtual world drove us to create Hidden Fortune.
From the very start, we wanted to make sure we got this game right. Through multiple prototyping sessions across three development cycles, we pinned down what mechanics and puzzles worked best. These discoveries were packed into the game, along with a fun, charming art style, and a story full of characters that make us laugh.
The first chapter of Hidden Fortune, "Outcast Cove," was released on the Samsung Gear VR on March 28th, 2017. The title recieved its first content update on April 21st, 2017; this patch introduced the Wand, a feature which fully integrates the Gear VR Controller into gameplay, and enables players to interact with the world in an even more immersive and intuitive way. Later, on September 14th, the second chapter, "Shanty Seas" was released for $5.99, or as a free download for existing owners of the Hidden Fortune. Additionally, Chapter One was made free for all to download.
Cast Your Magic: Tap your Gear VR or swing your Gear VR Controller to cast forth magic Orbs and interact with the environment: capture trinkets, make charming new acquaintances, and solve tricky puzzles.
Enter the Wands: These collectable magic devices enable seamless interaction with the virtual world. Orienting intuitively to your hand’s movements, each Wand boasts unique art and visual effects.
New Challenges: With the introduction of Challenges, each quest in Outcast Cove now offers three levels of difficulty to test your wizarding skill against.
Discover & Collect: Explore beautiful fantasy-scapes, meet sly characters, and solve clever puzzles, all while collecting secrets and treasures to aid in your daring quest.
An Unfolding Story: Continue to unravel a twisting tale through each new episode. Discover whole new levels, quests, and collectable items; all in future chapters!