El Hijo

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El Hijo is an exciting spaghetti-western stealth game, in which you guide a 6-year-old boy on his quest to find his mother.

As a six-year-old, El Hijo must always sneak past the dangers of his world. As he overcomes his challenges, he gains self-confidence and cunning and with it more schemes to get past his foes. On his journey, he will find himself in a remote monastery, a harsh and unforgiving stretch of desert and a frontier town rife with crime and villainy.

The journey begins when a farmer and her son El Hijo are attacked by bandits who raze their farm to the ground. The mother decides to leave El Hijo at a secluded monastery in order to protect him. However, El Hijo decides that the monastic life is not for him and decides to escape. El Hijo is a non-violent stealth game. Violence is instead exchanged with the mischievous, playfulness of a young child. Shadowplay is in the core of the game and El Hijo will often have to hide. Without needlessly adding new mechanics, the gameplay is extended naturally, as variations of existing mechanics are gradually introduced and then combined with each other to increase the challenge. These twists on familiar mechanics are often a product of the varied, increasingly dangerous environments that El Hijo must traverse to reach his ultimate goal.


  • Non-violent stealth game
  • Escape from the monastery
  • Stay in the shadows to avoid getting caught
  • Hide in baskets, tubs, and coffins to become invisible
  • Use different toys to distract any observers
  • Solve environmental puzzles
  • Help El Hijo find his mother

Fixed a problem with the achievements.


We're proud to find out that El Hijo is nominated in two categories for the 2021 Tommi Awards. On October 24th a kids' jury will decide on who will go home with the awards for best PC game and best console game. Congratulations to all the other wonderful nominees. We can't wait to watch the ceremony live either on TV or over at www.kika.de! For more information see


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+ Several bugfixes in El Hijo’s behaviour when interacting with objects as well as his reaction time to crouching & climbing. + Several bugfixes in NPC behaviours when catching El Hijo or reacting to his toys. + Minor bugfixes in localisation. + Minor level-specific bugfixes of lights and textures. + Significant performance improvements, especially during bird view.


El Hijo – A Wild West Tale by HandyGames, international indie-publisher from Giebelstadt, Germany was voted Best Family Game by the Der Deutsche Computerspielpreis jury. Precisely because of its setting and accessibility, as well as the unique atmosphere and emotional story, the game is equally enjoyable for younger players and adults alike. The jury has been convinced by the exciting Wild West adventure which families can experience collectively. The spaghetti-western stealth game has already b...






  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1GB
  • Storage: 2 GB available space





  • Memory: 8 GB RAM






  • OS: OS X 10.10.3
  • Processor: 1.4GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1GB
  • Storage: 2 GB available space


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