France-based developer and publisher Ubisoft is back for round two in the social gaming space with their recent launch of the Horse Gaga beta. Horse Gaga is the company’s second game on Facebook, following the 2009 launch of TickTock.
The title is an addition to the already crowded animal caring group of Facebook games, with role-playing elements thrown into the mix. In Horse Gaga, players can enter their horses in progressively difficult races as well as breed horses to obtain the perfect racing horse. The races, called Competitions, are comparable to Mafia Wars missions, taking anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours to complete. The higher your horse’s Proficiency stat, the better they will do in the races, earning you in game currency called Horse Coins. There is virtual currency as well, called Horse Cash, that can be purchased to assist in breeding your mare with a stallion of your choice.
The game offers other familiar Facebook game elements, allowing you to purchase bonus items to speed up processes, decorative horse equipment, and decorative horses. You can also visit your friends’ horse stables, earn achievements, and perform tasks in quest form. You can start playing Horse Gaga here and see what you think.