Buildbox Game Spotlight: Hide from Heather

Hide from Heather

Our community of developers create some of the most innovative games using Buildbox, and each week we like to feature one of their creations to inspire other game creators. Our “spotlight” picks are independent mobile games that have a unique theme, gameplay idea, mechanics or have done well on an app store chart. This week’s game spotlight pick is Hide from Heather by Joyride Apps. 

Built with Buildbox, this work simulation game is loosely inspired by real-life experience and the TV show “What We Do in the Shadows.” It also features several hundred 3D models and tons of sound effects.

So, let’s take a closer look at Joyride Apps’ Hide from Heather!

Hide from Heather 

In Hide from Heather, players get to become Bob, a software engineer who works for a technology company. Bob has a fairly normal, happy existence, except for work. There’s one coworker that’s making it extremely hard to get things done. Her name is Heather and she’s a bona-fide ‘energy vampire.’ She’s capable of boring or annoying anyone she comes across to sheer exhaustion.


Interactions with Heather are exhausting Bob to the point of passing out. So, it’s up to you to take over and control his every waking move. Help him navigate the day whether he’s at home, the gym, the office, or even the nightclub. 

There’s a handy to-do list of daily tasks that must be done in order to clear each level. Although the individual tasks are not challenging to perform, you must try to do them while avoiding Heather at all costs. One brisk encounter and it is game over.

The 3D graphics in this work-life simulation game are amazing. It’s very true-to-life. You’re really transported into the world of Bob in every aspect. Overall, it’s an impressive sims-like game that’s a lot of fun to play.

If you enjoy 3D work and life simulation style games you’ll love playing Hide from Heather! 

Quick Game Hint: When playing, always keep the volume up so you can tell when Heather is around.

Hide from Heather is now available for download on iOS and Google Play.

Congratulations to Moland Websystem & Joyride Apps on the release of Hide from Heather. We hope today’s spotlight has inspired you to make a game with Buildbox! 

Will Your Game Be Next?

If you’d like to be our next spotlight just send us a link to your Buildbox game. We’ll check it out! We’re constantly on the lookout for new BB games on the horizon. All you have to do is post a tweet that mentions us @buildbox and add a link to your game to show us your app. We’re also on the hunt for new games in our official Buildbox forum and Discord channel in the Game Showcase section. 

Dream big and keep on developing! 

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Tiana Crump

About Tiana Crump

Tiana Crump is a journalist and social media manager at Buildbox with a passion for inspiring others and driving brand awareness. As a gamer and creator, she enjoys sharing game development insights, tips, and success stories from the Buildbox community.