Zynga's 1st Post-IPO Facebook Move: Hidden Chronicles

Facebook game developer Zynga has come out of hiding with last week’s release of new game Hidden Chronicles.

The new game marks the first from Zynga since its initial public offering last month.

As reported by sister blog Inside Social Games, Hidden Chronicles players must solve the mystery of their fictional uncle’s disappearance in his mansion, by completing hidden object puzzles within the mansion and on its grounds.

Players receive soft currency, experience points, a static ranking called Estate Points, and the unlocking of new puzzles upon completing puzzles, and finishing all of them in a specific location provides more clues.

Inside Social Games added that the game is virtual money-driven, as players who accumulate enough coins, reputation, Estate Points, and clues can unlock every level, and those assets can be purchased with premium currency, which, in turn, can be purchased with Facebook Credits.

The last Facebook game launched by Zynga prior to Hidden Chronicles was CastleVille in November.

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