Gamesys is experiencing continued success with its popular Facebook game Here Be Monsters. While Here Be Monsters currently sits at 155,000 monthly active users (MAU), according to our tracking service AppData, that number is expected to grow thanks to the game’s recent release on iPad. The mobile release features cross-platform play, allowing iOS gamers to dive into the game’s 600 existing quests.
In Here Be Monsters, the world’s normally docile creatures have turned evil, and players are recruited by the Ministry of Monsters to become a monster catcher. Players will travel this digital version of the world, encountering everything from the Loch Ness Monster from Scotland to Yetis in the Himalayas.
Here Be Monsters combines features from games like Pokemon and FarmVille. Players are given a Homestead, and can complete tasks using energy. The game allows players to grow crops, create traps and combine bait items with traps to catch specific kinds of creatures. That is, each creature may be attracted by different kinds of bait, so players will need to mix and match items to collect every creature.
Actions take time to complete, and traps take time to fill, but players can purchase Time Potions to speed up building and crafting. Elsewhere, players have access to a large almanac containing detailed information about all of the game’s features, from its crafting materials to encyclopedia-like pages for each of the game’s 104 monsters.
Since Here Be Monsters is based on a digital version of the real world, players need to travel to different countries to find every monster. A quest system leads players through this progress, with new content being added to the game each month.