Over the weekend, CrowdStar, the developers of Facebook games like Happy Aquarium and Happy Pets, launched Zoo Paradise, a tycoon-esque take on the zoo development genre that’s found in game’s like RockYou’s Zoo World.
Inside Social Games recently took a look at Zoo Paradise, which is still in beta. The game allows you to build new animal habitats (and the animals to populate them, of course), concession stands, and decorations, all with the goal of creating an environment that will have your virtual patrons spending as much money in your zoo as possible.
Buying and/or building new items and attractions earns you experience points, with each new level granting you access to purchase more items. Aside from simply decorating your zoo (or upgrading the items you’ve already placed), you’ll have to take periodic breaks to feed your animals and water your plant life, so as to maintain a happy ecosystem.
In true “Facebook game” fashion, you’re allowed to send free gifts that friends can use in their own zoos, rescue lost animals by publishing your discovery to your feed, and help in your neighbors’ zoos by visiting them.
As the game is incredibly new, there are a few bugs that CrowdStar will have to work out in the future, like the AI of both patrons and animals, but if you’d like to get in on the ground floor of what’s sure to be a massively popular Facebook game in the future, head over to the game’s page and get started.
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