Gotcha! Non-violent stealth game "El Hijo" is caught coming to mobile!

Gotcha! Non-violent stealth game "El Hijo" is caught coming to mobile!

Our favourite little big man is back! Coming 25th January 2022, he will attempt to save his mother and bring justice to the West on iOS and Android.

Giebelstadt, Germany, 13th January 2022
By now, we all know how the West was won, but "El Hijo - A Wild West Tale" tells the story a bit differently. This kid has no need for guns while escaping from a dubious monastery to seek out his mother and free her from the clutches of evil.

Finally, this critically acclaimed and prized game comes to mobile as a full pay-to-play title. "El Hijo - A Wild West Tale" has no bandit features to relieve you of your hard-earned money again and again. You get what you pay for - just like in the old West.

On 25th January 2022 "El Hijo - A Wild West Tale" is coming to Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Samsung Galaxy Store for an SRP of $ 9.99 | € 9.99 | £ 8.49.

As El Hijo is famous for keeping thrilling stealth gameplay non-violent and family-friendly – the publisher HandyGames will not change it a bit. No hidden costs or pay2win but with full controller and Apple TV support!

​The spaghetti-western stealth game has been awarded as Best Indie-Title by the gamescom-Awards in 2019, "Best Family Game" by the DCP (German Computer Games Award) and was only recently honoured with a prestigious Pedagogic Media Award. ​ ​ ​ ​

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About El Hijo - A Wild West Tale:

El Hijo - A Wild West Tale is a non-violent game and an exciting story of a desperate child looking for his mother. The boy sneaks past different sorts of suspicious outlaws in a series of diverse western settings.

Instead of violence, this child's imaginative playfulness is used with the help of his toys, which serve to distract his "opponents".

Using the shadows to his advantage is a core element of the game, as the young hero will often have to hide. Various twists on familiar mechanics are often a product of the challenging and increasingly dangerous environments that the 6-year-old must traverse to reach his ultimate goal.


  • Survive the Wild West with the cleverness of a young hero
  • Explore dark monasteries, deserts, and frontier towns in a spaghetti-western world
  • Merge with the shadows to hide from your adversaries
  • Solve playfully tricky environmental puzzles
  • Use a fun arsenal of tactical toys to bypass and distract diverse opponent types
  • Inspire other children to find the path to freedom
  • Enjoy the gripping storyline of a brave son in search of his mother
  • Full controller support


Download our Presskit for El Hijo - A Wild West Tale here:




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