«The Panic Room: House of Secrets» update: new challenges will be available to high-level players

May 30, 2016, Moscow. — NIKITA ONLINE company announces the launch of an update to one of its flagship products — extremely suspenseful game «The Panic Room: House of Secrets». Now the fans of the project will get new tests from the Puppeteer — «Poisoned Puppet» and «Radio Tower».
Like their companions that are already present in the game, these characters will inhabit a lush Victorian-style mansion, which walls are imbued with dark secrets and blood-chilling puzzles. The new update is aimed at players who have reached a certain level: the «Poisoned puppet» is starting at level 25, and the «Radio Tower» — at the 15th level. Mechanics of the update are based on the following principles:

1) At some point, a chain of quests runs, which brings the player to the house plan, where the figure appears on the front porch;
2) Next, the player is invited to choose from creating his own event or joining friends in existing ones;
3) When the user launches the event or joins an existing event, in front of him appears a new window with a challenge and an opportunity to use 5 items (from weaker to stronger ones);
4) Depending on what item the player uses, he either treats («Poisoned puppet») or builds («Radio Tower»);
5) In addition to the player, others can also take part in this event. The players are cooperating, their success depends on the overall impact;
6) A certain time is given for the event;
7) Once the players have the needed amount of points or ran out of time — the battle ends. There starts a calculation of how effective were the participants, and the reward is distributed among them;
8) When the players win or lose, they can re-run the event.

With the help of «Poisoned puppet» game fans have an opportunity to gather collections and win prizes, as well as to learn a new story about a reporter. «Radio Tower» offers the chance to compete in the construction of the tower and, depending on the results, get a reward: the more the user has made in the construction — the higher he is in the rankings and, accordingly, the more valuable the final bonus is.

«While working on an update to "The Panic Room", we wanted to give our players not simply an interactive experience in passing a new location and exploring the new mechanics, but also to immerse them in an interesting storyline that will shed some light on the sophisticated actions of the mysterious Puppeteer, — CEO of NIKITA ONLINE Stepan Zotov said. — We hope that the new tests will appeal to the millions of our project’s fans around the world».

In late April the game was launched in Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/436160/), where, according to the service’s data, about 100 000 000 of active accounts are already registered, and this will allow the «Panic room» to increase its user base. At the moment, the amount of users of the project in different social networks is about 8.8 billion, and the game has repeatedly entered the top 3 of «Adventure» and «Puzzle» categories in the Russian-speaking segment of App Store.

«The Panic Room: House of Secrets» is available in App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/ru/app/id603432379 and in many social networks such as Facebook (https://apps.facebook.com/panic_room/), «VKontakte» (http://vk.com/app2786288), «MyWorld» (http://my.mail.ru/apps/637286), «Odnoklassniki» (https://ok.ru/games/freedomcost).

«The Panic Room: House of Secrets» is a detective social and mobile game in the “hidden objects” genre. Carefully selected music, detailed graphics and exciting plot – all this creates the intense thrilling atmosphere that encourages you to balance between danger and curiosity. Waking up in a Victorian-style mansion, the protagonist finds out that the luxury house has become his prison. And that he is locked there with other prisoners of the psychopath calling himself the Puppeteer. To get out of the house, our hero has to perform the tasks of his captor, but eventually a thirst for freedom gives some place for a desire to reveal all the secrets of the maniac who is so skilled in pulling strings of human lives.

NIKITA ONLINE, founded in 1991, is the first Russian gaming company. Today it is one of the leading Russian game developers and publishers. NIKITA ONLINE has offices in Moscow and Rostov-on-Don and operates more than twenty five projects on local and global markets. Over the years the company has published more than 200 games of different types and genres. At the moment NIKITA ONLINE expands its presence on the mobile and social game markets. Company’s first steps in this direction were already highly appreciated by Russian and foreign players.
The number of users registered in the company's projects exceeds 22.8 million. All of the projects are presented on one of the largest Russian-language entertainment portals, GameXP (http://www.gamexp.ru/), which provides convenient services for registration, authorization and communication for more than 13.7 million of its users. For more information about the company visit www.nikitaonline.ru.

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