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Good Hidden Object Games That Aren't Big Fish?

06-30-2013, 03:09 PM
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Good Hidden Object Games That Aren't Big Fish?

I've got an iPad Mini and enjoy hidden object games on the PC - I've tried a few on my iPad, with mixed success. (A time that having a Mini goes against me.) I know Big Fish does a great deal of HOGs, so I've been exploring them & their free trials (woo). However, I can't seem to find ones that aren't by them - anyone have any recommendations?
06-30-2013, 03:26 PM
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The Tiny Bang Story HD. You'll love it.

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06-30-2013, 03:53 PM
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Beside playing Big Fish I also play G5 games. Here's an app that carries all their games.
06-30-2013, 08:17 PM
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The app store actually has a collection for HO games. You can check it out here. Big Fish and G5 Entertainment appear to be the companies that dominate the collection, although there's a few others scattered in there.

Game Insight seems to have some HO games; you'll have to sift through their city-building games, though. I know that Popcap and Disney both have a couple of HO games each. I liked Popcap's Escape Rosecliff Island, for what it's worth.

I've played one of the Time Geek games...love the art, but the game's built to be a multiplayer game, which I don't care for. I can also recommend Little Things Forever.
06-30-2013, 09:05 PM
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Heh, my request is generally for good iPad adventure games that aren't hidden object games. ^_^

MumboJumbo's Midnight Mysteries games are a solid combination of actual adventure gaming and hidden-object stuff (although that series is handled by Big Fish for other platforms).
06-30-2013, 09:33 PM
I second the recommendation for Tiny Bang Story and raise you Time Trap. :-)

Beyond that, I'd have to say that in broad terms G5 < Big Fish, but both publishers' titles vary widely in approach and quality. Sniff around the free versions and see what appeals to you.