Toca Boo

Windows 8.1 App Watch: Toca Boo

Interesting name for a rather interesting game. Toca Boo is a title perfect for children, in which they try to scare family members. It offers a simple execution of a simple concept.

The idea is to find hiding locations — before being spotted by family members. And when they walk by you afterwards, you just come out and surprise them. There are plenty of locations that can be used to hide away, from cupboards and curtains to beds and tables.

A look at the official description:

“Float around the house and look for the family. Hide under tables, behind curtains or even duvets. Search the rooms but stay away from the light or else you’ll be seen. Rattle things, turn on the kettle and make the characters nervous! Can you hear their heartbeat? Great, it’s time to BOO!”

The game offers a fair amount of interaction with elements in the world. You can blow out a candle, for instance, or turn on a light, open a door. All these actions can scare family members.

At the end of it all, though, this is very much a game for the youngest of players, though others can also have some fun with the open ended play. It is also truly free, with no third-party advertising or in-app purchases, which is refreshing.

The visuals of this free game have their own distinct art style, and it arrives as a universal app that works on Windows Phone as well as all versions of Windows, x86, x64 and ARM.

Click here to check out Toca Boo on the Windows Store.