Mystery Manor is an online hidden object game. In a mystic mansion, in which something inexplicable happens, you will complete quests, deal with evil monsters, gather rare collections. And all this together with your friends. Welcome Home!
A recent update to Mystery Manor, a hidden object title for iPad, Android and Facebook, has left iPad users up in arms. The update in question removed and dramatically altered certain aspects of the game, leaving many feeling as though they're now forced to pay real money if they want to complete the game -- a scenario that was not at all present in the original version. It's a tangled situation, and many have taken to the game's Facebook page and unofficial forums to express their grievances. With the hopes of assuaging concerns and gaining a better understanding of the matter, we spoke with Inga Shkurina, Marketing Manager and Community Lead of Game Insight's Moscow headquarters. Read more »
Game Insight may not be a household name just yet, but with 17 social games released across 25 social networks all over the world, it soon will be. The company has its sites set on North America, and has already had several hits on Facebook with games like Mystery Manor and Big Business, with the promising Crime Story soon to follow. It's also a company that's run entirely by women, making it unique in the gaming world.
We caught up with Darya Trushkina, Game Insight's VP of Business Development, to learn more about the company and what we can expect in the future. Read more »
Sean Ryan, the “games” guy at Facebook, gave a presentation on Facebook ecosystem at Casual Connect. According to Sean, social games have “won,” given the fact that the only game companies to sell out for a high price (more than $100 million) or going public are social game companies. Citing Zynga, Playfish, Playdom, Open Feint, PopCap Games, he raises a good point.
More interestingly, Sean pontificated on the game genres he wish he’d see more of on Facebook. Read more »
Take your chances in the Mystery Manor or Facebook, developed by Game Insight. In this hidden object game you are trapped in the Mystery Manor and will need to search through the various rooms locating treasures and collectibles all while avoiding spooky, and sometimes perilous, forces. Use several different searching tools to increase your score, take on quests, complete collections, and play along with neighbors visiting their manors and helping them complete collections for cash and prizes while increasing your reputation as a good neighbor. Gamezebo’s Mystery Manor quick start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, tricks, and hints on how to play your best game. Read more »
Hidden object games have been the lifeblood of the PC and Mac casual games market for years but have been seemingly absent on Facebook. . . . until now.
We just reviewed and gave Mystery Manor, a HOG on Facebook, 4 stars. And just moments ago, Playdom officially released Gardens of Time. I got a sneak peak of Gardens of Time at GDC and liked what I saw.
Check out both Mystery Manor and Gardens of Time and tell us: will hidden object games be as successful on Facebook as they have as PC and Mac downloads? Read more »
For whatever reason, hidden object games haven’t proliferated across Facebook they same way that they did in the download space. But that hasn’t stopped Game Insight from testing the waters with a polished HOG in the form of Mystery Manor. It manages to smoothly blend the traditional HOG experience with social features, but unfortunately becomes rather repetitive after a while. Read more »