Time Geeks: Find All! is a hidden object game with a retro presentation and an affinity for geek culture. So while the game as a whole features catchy chiptune music and stylish pixel art, the first level includes a hatch, a polar bear, and the tail section of a plane. Yes, the word ‘geeks’ in the title is well deserved, but that’s not a bad thing.
Like most hidden object games, each level is densely populated and highly detailed. Your task is to find whatever object, animal, or person they ask you to locate, within a set amount of time. If you finish in time, you’re rewarded with a bronze, silver, or gold star, depending on how quickly you find what you’re looking for. If you can’t find it, you’ll have to try again, with the object you’re seeking hidden in a new location.
You can zoom in or out by tapping the magnifying glass in the corner of the screen, or pan across the image with the swipe of a finger. Objects in the foreground like clouds will occasionally obstruct your view, but they’re drawn on a different plane, so adjusting your viewpoint will let you see underneath them.
Story-wise, Time Geeks is in line with Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey, in that there’s not a whole lot going on, but there doesn’t really need to be. The set up of Time Geeks is that aliens have caused a rift in spacetime and have scattered things into the wrong decade or century. You play as the clean-up crew.
As you play, you unlock minigames you can dabble with and items you can use to build your own scenes, if you’re feeling creative. The art is designed to take advantage of the Retina displays of fourth generation devices, so despite being purposely pixelated, everything looks crystal clear, even zoomed in.
Time Geeks: Find All! has been submitted to Apple and will cost $0.99 the first week, so look for it soon.