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The hidden object scene is dominated by Big Fish and Alawar, but other, smaller companies are starting to make names for themselves. All games on the top 5 list of 2012 [=HOGs=] on Gamezebo (''the'' website for [=HOGs=]), [[http://www.gamezebo.com/news/2012/12/24/best-hidden-object-games-2012 are available at Big Fish]]. (It's worth noting that Big Fish distributes ''many'' games for other developers, in addition to the ones they personally produce.)

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The hidden object scene is dominated by Big Fish and Alawar, but other, smaller companies are starting to make names for themselves. All games on the top 5 list of 2012 [=HOGs=] on Gamezebo (''the'' website for [=HOGs=]), [=HOGs=]) [[http://www.gamezebo.com/news/2012/12/24/best-hidden-object-games-2012 are available at Big Fish]]. (It's worth noting that Big Fish distributes ''many'' games for other developers, in addition to the ones they personally produce.)


A subgenre of this subgenre are Interactive Hidden Object Games, or [=IHOGs=]. In these, the regular hidden object screens are mixed with other types of puzzles. There's usually some connection between the hidden object parts and the puzzle parts. For instance, you may collect a set of items by finding them in hidden object screens, then assemble them to get through a puzzle screen. Nearly every HOG has puzzles to solve.

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A subgenre of this subgenre are Interactive Hidden Object Games, or [=IHOGs=].Games ([=IHOGs=]), also called Hidden Object Puzzle Adventures ([=HOPAs=]). In these, the regular hidden object screens are mixed with other types of puzzles. There's usually some connection between the hidden object parts and the puzzle parts. For instance, you may collect a set of items by finding them in hidden object screens, then assemble them to get through a puzzle screen. Nearly every HOG has puzzles to solve.


The hidden object scene is dominated by Big Fish and Alawar, but other, smaller companies are starting to make names for themselves. All games on the top 5 list of 2012 [=HOGs=] on Gamezebo (''the'' website for [=HOGs=]), [[http://www.gamezebo.com/news/2012/12/24/best-hidden-object-games-2012 are available at Big Fish]].

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The hidden object scene is dominated by Big Fish and Alawar, but other, smaller companies are starting to make names for themselves. All games on the top 5 list of 2012 [=HOGs=] on Gamezebo (''the'' website for [=HOGs=]), [[http://www.gamezebo.com/news/2012/12/24/best-hidden-object-games-2012 are available at Big Fish]]. (It's worth noting that Big Fish distributes ''many'' games for other developers, in addition to the ones they personally produce.)



* The Videogame/{{Awakening}} series

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* The Videogame/{{Awakening}} series''VideoGame/{{Awakening}}''



* The ''Cadenza'' series.
* Cate West: The Vanishing Files (and the sequel, The Velvet Keys)

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* The ''Cadenza'' series.
''Cadenza''
* Cate ''Cate West: The Vanishing Files (and Files'' and the sequel, The ''The Velvet Keys)Keys''



* The ''Dana Knightstone'' series
* The ''Danse Macabre'' series.
* The Videogame/DarkParables series and its sister series ''Videogame/{{Cursery}}''
* The ''VideoGame/DarkTales'' series

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* The ''Dana Knightstone'' series
Knightstone''
* The ''Danse Macabre'' series.
Macabre''
* The Videogame/DarkParables series and ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' belong to the [=FRoG=] subgenre. This is also true of both of its short-lived sister series ''Videogame/{{Cursery}}''
series, ''VideoGame/{{Cursery}}'' and ''Fabled Legends''.
* The ''VideoGame/DarkTales'' seriesstarted out as this; as the series has continued, the games contain fewer hidden object puzzles and more of the point-and-click variety.



* [[Videogame/DinerDash Diner Town Detective Agency]] co-starring Flo and featuring many characters from the ''Dash'' series of games.

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* [[Videogame/DinerDash ''Dead Reckoning''
* ''VideoGame/DetectivesUnited'' is a blend of this and PointAndClickGame.
* ''[[VideoGame/DinerDash
Diner Town Detective Agency]] Agency]],'' co-starring Flo and featuring many characters from the ''Dash'' series of games.



* The ''VideoGame/{{Enigmatis}}'' series.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Enigmatis}}'' series.trilogy is a blend of this and PointAndClickGame.



* The ''Fear for Sale'' series.
* The ''Final Cut'' series.
* The ''VideoGame/GrimFacade'' series
* The ''VideoGame/GrimLegends'' series
* The ''Grim Tales'' series.
* The ''VideoGame/HauntedHalls'' series.
* The ''VideoGame/HauntedLegends'' series.
* ''VideoGame/HiddenAgenda2013''
* The ''VideoGame/HiddenExpedition'' series.
* Hidden Pictures of "Highlights" fame is a variant: here, the scenes are cartoony, and the items you're looking aren't just part of the scenery, but rather hidden inside the picture!
** Adult magazine version: finding the hidden bunny logo on the covers of Magazine/{{Playboy}} has become a game with readers.
* The "House of 1000 Doors" series: Family Secrets, The Palm of Zoroaster, The Serpent Flame, and Evil Inside.
* [[/index]]''Literature/ISpy'', [[index]]which began as a series of childrens' books and [[VideoGame/ISpy later became computer games]], is probably one of the earliest games of this type. [[note]]In the video games, you GottaCatchEmAll (whatever they are) and get an additional object for finishing a Hidden Object Scene.[[/note]]
* The ''VideoGame/ImmortalLove'' series.
* The ''VideoGame/LivingLegends'' series.
* The ''Mortimer Beckett'' series.

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* The ''Fear for Sale'' series.
Sale''
* The ''Final Cut'' series.
Cut''
* The ''VideoGame/GrimFacade'' series
''VideoGame/GrimFacade''
* The ''VideoGame/GrimLegends'' series
* The
''Grim Tales'' series.
Legends''
* ''Grim Tales''
* ''VideoGame/HauntedHalls''
* ''Haunted Hotel''
* ''VideoGame/HauntedLegends''
* ''Hidden Agenda 2013''
* ''VideoGame/HiddenExpedition''
* The ''VideoGame/HauntedHalls'' series.
* The ''VideoGame/HauntedLegends'' series.
* ''VideoGame/HiddenAgenda2013''
* The ''VideoGame/HiddenExpedition'' series.
* Hidden Pictures of "Highlights" fame is a variant: here, the scenes are cartoony, and the items you're looking aren't just part of the scenery, but rather hidden inside the picture!
** Adult magazine version: finding the hidden bunny logo on the covers of Magazine/{{Playboy}} has become a game with readers.
* The "House
''House of 1000 Doors" Doors'' series: Family ''Family Secrets, The Palm of Zoroaster, The Serpent Flame, Flame,'' and Evil Inside.
''Evil Inside.''
* [[/index]]''Literature/ISpy'', [[index]]which began as a series of childrens' children's books and [[VideoGame/ISpy later became computer games]], is probably one of the earliest games of this type. [[note]]In the video games, you GottaCatchEmAll (whatever they are) and get an additional object for finishing a Hidden Object Scene.[[/note]]
* The ''VideoGame/ImmortalLove'' series.
''Immortal Love''
* The ''VideoGame/LivingLegends'' series.
''VideoGame/LivingLegends''
* The ''Mortimer Beckett'' series.Beckett''



* ''VideoGame/MysteryTrackers''
* Mystery Manor
* Mysteryville
* The ''Nevertales'' series.
* ''Nightmare Adventures The Witch's Prison'': Notable for having ''no hidden object levels at all. (Basically, the exact opposite of ''Travelogue 360''.)
* The ''VideoGame/NightmareRealm'' series.
* The ''Off The Record'' Series.
* The ''Phantasmat'' series.

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* ''VideoGame/MysteryTrackers''
''Mystery Trackers''
* Mystery Manor
''Mystery Manor''
* Mysteryville
''Mysteryville''
* The ''Nevertales'' series.
''Nevertales''
* ''Nightmare Adventures Adventures: The Witch's Prison'': Prison'' and its sequel ''The Turning Thorn'': Notable for having ''no hidden object levels at all.all''. (Basically, the exact opposite of ''Travelogue 360''.)
* The ''VideoGame/NightmareRealm'' series.
''VideoGame/NightmareRealm''
* The ''Off The Record'' Series.
Record''
* The ''Phantasmat'' series.



* {{VideoGame/Puppetshow}}
* The ''Reflections of Life'' series.
* The ''Rite of Passage'' series.
* The ''Sable Maze'' series.

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* {{VideoGame/Puppetshow}}
''{{VideoGame/Puppetshow}}''
* The ''Reflections of Life'' series.
Life''
* The ''Rite of Passage'' series.
Passage''
* The ''Sable Maze'' series.



* The ''Shadow Wolf Mysteries'' series.
* The ''Shrouded Tales'' series.

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* The ''Shadow Wolf Mysteries'' series.
Mysteries''
* The ''Shrouded Tales'' series.Tales''



* ''VideoGame/TheTinyBangStory''
* Travelogue 360 [[note]]You can only go to Hidden Object Scenes. There is no overworld. And once you've finished, the story progresses, as opposed to receiving an item.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheTinyBangStory''
''The Tiny Bang Story''
* Travelogue 360 ''Travelogue 360'' [[note]]You can only go to Hidden Object Scenes. There is no overworld. And once you've finished, the story progresses, as opposed to receiving an item.[[/note]]



* The ''Twisted Lands'' trilogy. Shadow Town, Insomniac and the prequel story Origin.
* The ''VideoGame/VampireSaga'' series.
* The ''VideoGame/VermillionWatch'' series.
* The ''VideoGame/WitchesLegacy'' series.

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* The ''Twisted Lands'' trilogy. Shadow trilogy: ''Shadow Town, Insomniac Insomniac,'' and the prequel story Origin.
''Origin.''
* The ''VideoGame/VampireSaga'' series.
''VideoGame/VampireSaga''
* The ''VideoGame/VermillionWatch'' series.
''VideoGame/VermillionWatch''
* The ''VideoGame/WitchesLegacy'' series.
''VideoGame/WitchesLegacy''
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----* Hidden Pictures of "Highlights" fame is a variant: here, the scenes are cartoony, and the items you're looking aren't just part of the scenery, but rather hidden inside the picture!
** Adult magazine version: finding the hidden bunny logo on the covers of Magazine/{{Playboy}} has become a game with readers.

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* VideoGame/SpiritsOfMystery
* ''The Tiny Bang Story''

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* VideoGame/SpiritsOfMystery
''VideoGame/SpiritsOfMystery''
* ''The Tiny Bang Story''''VideoGame/TheTinyBangStory''


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* ''VideoGame/{{Trauma}}'': You are searching for small photos inside levels that are themselves a collection of photos, and also need to draw signs on the screen with your cursor at certain points in order to receive certain endings.

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* ''VideoGame/MysteryOfMortlakeMansion''

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* The ''VideoGame/VermillionWatch'' series.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Photographs}}''

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* ''The Tiny Bang Story''

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* ''VideoGame/AliceInTheMirrorsOfAlbion''


* ''VideoGame/{{Hidden Agenda}}''

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* ''VideoGame/{{Hidden Agenda}}''''VideoGame/HiddenAgenda2013''



* Videogame/{{Mystery Trackers}}

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* Videogame/{{Mystery Trackers}}''VideoGame/MysteryTrackers''

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* Mystery Manor


* Escape The Museum

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* Escape ''Escape The MuseumMuseum''


* The ''Cadenza'' series.



* The ''Danse Macabre'' series.



* The ''Grim Tales'' series.



* ''[[{{VideoGame/ImmortalLoveLetterFromThePast}} Immortal Love: Letter From the Past]]''
* The ''VideoGame/LivingLegends'' series.



* Mortimer Beckett

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* Mortimer BeckettThe ''VideoGame/LivingLegends'' series.
* The ''Mortimer Beckett'' series.



* The ''Nevertales'' series.



* The ''Phantasmat'' series.



* The Samantha Swift trilogy with its archaeological storylines.

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* The ''Reflections of Life'' series.
* The ''Rite of Passage'' series.
* The ''Sable Maze'' series.
* The Samantha Swift trilogy series with its archaeological storylines.



* The ''Shadow Wolf Mysteries'' series.
* The ''Shrouded Tales'' series.




The non-electronic counterpart has been around for ages, those little "spot the difference" puzzles typically in newspapers, especially the "kid's section", or on TV , where they show two almost identical pictures next to each other and you've to find the little differences.

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\n* The ''VideoGame/WitchesLegacy'' series.

The non-electronic counterpart has been around for ages, those little "spot the difference" puzzles typically in newspapers, especially the "kid's section", or on TV , where they show two almost identical pictures next to each other and you've you have to find the little differences.

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* The ''VideoGame/ImmortalLove'' series.

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