In 6waves’ newest Facebook title Once Upon a Night, players find themselves trapped in a mystical forest, speaking with trees and fighting an evil witch for control of the kingdom. The game is similar to Disney’s Facebook title Ghosts of Mistwood (our review), in that players will be given a small parcel of forest, filled with trees, vines and other debris, and can only complete as many tasks as they have available workers.
Players are led through the game via a series of quests, all with the goal of gathering pieces of a magical mirror which will allow for transport out of the forest. These quests see players gathering and balancing the use of coins, mana and wood, three kinds of currency, while building a variety of structures, including libraries and windmills.
The more debris players clear from the board, the more coins they’ll earn, and the more land they’ll unlock. Players must build a forge for creating magical axes. These can be used to push out the accessible boundaries of the forest, but each new section is filled with large amounts of debris to clear. What’s more, monsters appear at random when completing tasks, and block off access to areas in the forest until they’re defeated.
While the game focuses heavily on the removal of debris to complete quests, clearing so much debris gives players a constant stream of building materials, and will also unlock access to new characters (and therefore more maximum active actions), so the cycle becomes easier to complete over time.
Once Upon a Night is available to play for free on Facebook. The game is growing steadily, sitting at over 176,000 monthly active users (MAU). Check back soon to follow the game’s continued growth on AppData, our tracking platform for mobile and social apps and developers.