SOURCE: The Method

September 07, 2012 12:53 ET

Game Production Powerhouse The Method Announces Partnership With Zynga

Sales Chart-Topping Hidden Object Game Yard Sale: Hidden Treasures to Launch on

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2012) - The Method, a leading game production company, today announced a partnership with Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA), the world's leading provider of social game services, to bring the acclaimed Yard Sale: Hidden Treasures to the 306 million monthly active players on the Zynga network. 

Yard Sale: Hidden Treasures -- which will launch on Facebook and soon -- blends the casual and accessible fun of the wildly popular original hidden object game, with compelling new game mechanics for a deeper social gaming experience.

"We are thrilled to partner with Zynga to introduce the incredibly successful Yard Sale brand to a broader social audience," said Bernie Stolar, Chairman of The Method. "The Method excels at creating compelling gameplay that brings gamers back for more, and we look forward to working closely with Zynga's experts to amplify Yard Sale's overall social experience and provide new growth opportunities for Method."

The Zynga Platform is a social gaming platform designed to give players the most social and fun gaming experience wherever they play, while helping third-party developers of all sizes launch, promote, scale and grow their games and business.

The Yard Sale: Hidden Treasures series was originally a smash hit for one of the largest casual game providers in the world. Both titles in the franchise were overnight top-sellers, and hidden object games remains one of the hottest genres on Facebook.

Yard Sale: Hidden Treasures is a hidden object game that emphasizes puzzle solving skills. Players are presented with a vibrant, colorful world full of memorable scenes and characters with a list of items to find within those environments. Two neighborhoods and 24 uniquely themed yards for exploration will be available at the launch of Yard Sale: Hidden Treasures. Characters will provide players with a variety of quests and guide them through neighborhoods, unlocking new content along the way. Players are rewarded with Lucky Bucks, or virtual currency, based on their performance to spend as they wish: decorate their yard, style a house, or buy new items to increase their overall property value.

About The Method
Based in Dallas, TX, The Method™ (formerly Method Solutions LLC), is a video game production company that brings big budget excitement to small devices. With a track record of shipping innovative digital media products for the movie, video game, edutainment and hardware markets, The Method is now leading the way in the direct-to-consumer games space. Whether it's a PC, mobile, console, or handheld, The Method works to deliver the games that gamers love to play.

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