Sunday, May 27, 2012

Forum post...

I noticed that I was getting sales in the UK without corresponding trials.  In the past, that's indicated a good positive review or comment somewhere.

I did some searching, and found some forum posts here.

Some quotes:
Additional also, the Xbox live Indie game "Hidden in plain sight" is AMAZING. I want this to be played at Heggfest as much as all the fighting games. I played it with a few friends this evening and ended up spending four solid hours on it. Probably premature to say it, but it feels like it would become a local multiplayer staple on a par with Saturn Bomberman, Mario Kart, Smash Bros. and Deathtank.

Someone else responded:

Hidden in Plain Sight looks amazing. Just watched a video on youtube of the man who made it talking about it. Looks tremendous fun; I've always loved that concept of decieving other players like in The Ship and that other one witht he sniper party thing. Never played them though. They've always reminded me a bit of Spy vs Spy as well, which I've played literally once, and loved, on the Master System, when I was about nine.

I also love how the lovely developer man keeps talking about everyone having a lot of fun and laughing and yelling and having a good time. He's a good man.

The first guy wrote back:

Yeah, Mr. Spragg seems like a gent. He's also responded to in the commnents of numerous online reviews of the game, not to argue with the reviewers but to explain anything they found questionable and just chatting about the game.

The game has been criticised for being local multiplayer only, but I agree with his assessment that it just wouldn't have the same charm played any other way. It's like with Bomberman, where you can play it online and mechanically it functions the same, but for me personally it isn't even half as fun as six people getting drunk and tripping over Saturn controller cables.

Aside from the hilarity and the (whisper it) social aspect of playing it locally, with HIPS I think it would affect the gameplay as well. Reading people's faces and reactions is a part of the game, as are simple tricks you'd use in any bluffing game like thinking out loud and whatever other misdirection you can think of. I understand that people don't necessarily have the luxury of always having three like-minded people on hand to play the game, but even that reasoning (which might make, say, a full Rock Band kit more difficult to justify) is offset quite well by the fact that HIPS costs a mere 80 Microsoft points. I feel like it paid for itself in the one session I've had with it so far.

Get it and force people to play it with you and have many laughs. 

So there it is...  I'm a gent!  :)


  1. Those blokes are a little behind the times... I've known you were a gent for years.

    Congrats! It's really cool how the people that really give it a local multiplayer try all love it.

  2. I've just heard people talking about this game on the Guardian - going to check it out tonight. Good work.

  3. Wait, what?! The Guardian? Who said what? Do you have a link? I'm curious.

  4. Hello

    Sorry to post that here, but for some reason I can't post this comment in your last Post.
    As I think that you might feel it usefull I post it here.

    Sorry again feel free to move it to the good post! ^^


    Hello as you seemed interested and as there is a slight possibility that you don’t speak french, I tried to translate you the trailer ! ^^

    Marcus - Guess what kind of game you can have for one Euro ?

    Mathias (joking) – A scratch Game ?

    Marcus – (laugh) Yes it’s true.
    On Iphone and Ipad a lot, but not so much on xbox live or Sony Enterntainment Network !
    But my friend I found for you on the Xbox live a game for only one euro !

    Mathias – It is not possible !

    Marcus – yes it is ! It is called « Hidden in plain sight » !

    He translates the name of the game in French.

    Marcus - It’s really an awesome game, and again for one euro a really good deal.
    You can play with four players.

    He give a controller to each players (The camera guy also play ^^).

    Marcus - And now we are going to fight !
    It is a multiplayer Versus game.
    It is extremly easy to play.
    You might know the assassinate mode of Assassins Creed Brotherhood, where you have to track and kill other gamer in a crowd in Venise, it is a bit the same but in two dimension !

    Look to the small character each of us are one among these ones, but we don’t know yet which one !

    Mathias (Joking)– But compared to assassin creed there is quite a difference in the graphics (Laugh) But this game cost only one euro !

    Marcus – We are going to play « Ninja Party ».

    He then present all the player.

    Marcus You can observe that all of our character look the same.
    You can’t distinguish one from another.
    Here is the games’ rule guide.

    Mathias (joking) – I don’t speak english, I don’t have a clue !


    Marcus then explain how to play !

    Marcus - Look there is no targetting in this game, we don’t know yet who play who !
    The only way is to move in a corner to check it out !
    Alex you are ready ?

    This is the end of the trailer.


    To see all the show you can check on french tv at the following time (french time) :

    Today 10:30 PM
    Tomorow 1:30 AM
    Saturday 4:30 PM
    Sunday 4:30 PM

    Here is the channel canal, it depends on your provider :

    [France Métropolitaine]
    • Freebox (Free), canal 123
    • Alicebox (Alice), canal 77
    • SFR neufbox (SFR), canal 72
    • Orange ADSL (Orange), canal 122
    • BBox (Bouygues), canal 221

    If you can’t be in France at this time, i am afraid the only option is to sbuscribe to the pay per view service of the channel.
    If am correct you can subscribe for a week or a month only.
    You can acces this service on their website.