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G5 games - the makers of The Secret Society: Hidden Mystery have released a number of updates to the game since first introducing it in November 2012

Information about individual updates to The Secret Society: Hidden Mystery.

List of Updates in Apple App StoreEdit

The first platforms The Secret Society: Hidden Mystery game was released on were iOS supported mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads. Updates for these devices are received via the Apple App Store.

Note: This section concerns the version of the game released for Mac iOS mobile devices released through the Apple Appstore, not Mac computers released through the Mac Appstore.

Below is a list of updates released for the Secret Society: Hidden Mystery game, the date of release on the Apple app store, and the main changes each update created within the game. 

  • Version 1.0 - released 14th November 2012 - original game release!
  • Version 1.1 - released 12nd December 2012 - zoom and other bugs fixed
  • Version 1.2 - released 31st January 2013 - improved tutorial added and bug fixes
  • Version 1.3 - released 17th April 2013 - Friends aspect of the game added, Palatial Office and Night Garden added, 20 new collections and 100 extra quests added
  • Version 1.3.5 - released 30th April 2013 - fixed crashed caused by 1.3 update
  • Version 1.3.6 - released 19th July 2013 - new levels added to pictures, top100 increased to top1000
  • Version 1.4 - released 15th August 2013 - Ancient Library and the Mill added, 300 extra quests and 40 new collections added, magic chests introduced
  • Version 1.5 - released 2nd October 2013 - Eastern Bazaar and Illusionist's Room added, 420 extra quests and 60 new collections added, new levels added to awards (update later patched to fixed crashing problem it originally caused)
  • Version 1.6 - released 30th October 2013 - The Halloween Update - the first holiday themed update introduced the first time sensitive holiday challenges, added Witch's Hut, added 20 new collections and a number of new quests
  • Version 1.7 - released 13th December 2013 - The Christmas Update - the second holiday themed update introduced 4 time sensitive holiday challenges, added Christmas Eve picture, added Gem Match mini game (then called Match-3), added 16 new collections and 100 extra quests
  • Version 1.7.5 - released 17th December 2013 - fixed game crash caused by 1.7 update
  • Version 1.8 - released 10th February 2014 - The Valentines Update - the third holiday themed update introduced 4 time sensitive holiday challenges, added Tree of Dates picture, updated Window of Metropolis picture to Japanese House, added 16 new collections and 100 extra quests, added extra talismans available to buy in the shop for crystals
  • Version 1.9 - released 5th May 2014 - The Tavern Update - the first non-holiday themed update that contained time sensitive challenges, added Tavern picture, added 16 new collections and 100 extra quests, added a new tab to inventory, power, for strength items such as weights (removed them from energy tab), updated friends section to indicate when a player has already used all their daily charges for a particular friend while visiting.
  • Version 1.9.5 - released 14th May 2014 - fixed Gem Match glitch introduced by Tavern Update (players getting stuck on a black screen after pressing research, energy points still deducted).
  • Version 1.10 - released 10th September 2014 - The Treasure Island Update - the second non-holiday themed update that contained time sensitive challenges, add Treasure Island picture, added 16 new collections and 100 extra quests, added new talismans, improved the games performance, and fixed the gift crash glitch that was introduced by the Tavern update.
  • Version 1.11 - released 11th October 2014 - The Halloween Update 2014 - the second Halloween update for the game, added Theater and Forest House pictures, added 22 new collections and 130 new quests. Contained new time sensitive challenges allowing players to win the Sphere of Miracles again.
  • Version 1.11.5 - released 27th October 2014 - fixed minor issues with the Halloween Update, however many known problems with the update still unresolved.
  • Version 1.12 - released 9th December 2014 - The Christmas Update 2014 - the second Christmas update for the game, added Excavations and Winter Street pictures, added 16 new collections and 100 new quests. Contained new time sensitive challenges allowing players to win the Pyramid of Wonder desktop award again (or increase its award level if already owned).
  • Version 1.12.5 - released 29th January 2014 - fixed minor issues with the Christmas Update and made small game improvements.
  • Version 1.13 - released 13th April 2015 - The Spring 2015 Update - a regular update that introduced the Flower Shop picture, 70 new quests and 11 new collections.
  • Version 1.13.5 - released 4th June 2015 - a patch for the Spring 2015 Update. Re-introduced glitch where experience points earned when Visiting Friends was reduced from 50 to 5 that had first appeared in version 1.13 but then disappeared again on all platforms using version 1.13.
  • Version 1.14 - released 13th July 2015 - The Travel Time Update - the 3rd non-holiday themed update that contained time sensitive challenges. Added Observation Deck picture; 21 new collections and 120 new quests. Added a search function in the Collections Tab and in Friends lists, and fixed glitches such as Invite list not refreshing; and reduced experience points earned when visiting friends.
  • Version 1.14.5 - released 3rd August 2015 - fixed freezing issue in 1.14 update.
  • Version 1.15 - released 14th September 2015 - The Social Events Update - the 4th non-holiday themed update that contained time sensitive challenges. Added Banquet Hall picture; 16 new collections and 105 new quests. Fixed Awards so can be charged again by visiting Friends (broken by the Travel Time Update)
  • Version 1.16 - released 21st October 2015 - The Halloween 2015 Update - the 3rd Halloween Update released for the game. Added Spooky Yard picture; 17 new collections; and 101 new quests.
  • Version 1.17 - released 13th December 2015 - The 2015 Christmas Update - the 3rd Christmas Update released for the game. Added Wonder Shop picture; 16 new collections; and 100 new quests. Included a new set of 'Christmas' themed timed challenges that once again allowed players to win the Pyramid of Wonder desktop award.
  • Version 1.17.5 - released 9th February 2016 - fixed bugs in 1.17 update.
  • Version 1.18 - released 9th March 2016 - The Mountain Vacation Update - a regular update that introduced the Mountain Resort picture, 100 new quests and 16 new collections. 30 of the new quests were used in a small timed challenge event.
  • Version 1.19 - released 4th May 2016 - The Spring Festival Update - a regular update that introduced 2 new pictures - Spring Festival and Rock Stage; 100 new quests; and 16 new collections. 30 of the new quests were used in a small timed challenge event.
  • Version 1.20 - released 21st June 2016 - The Celebration by the Bonfire Update - a regular update that introduced 2 new pictures - Camping Site and Tropical Evening; 205 new quests; and 33 new collections. This update was the first to introduce 2 separate timed challenge events - the Celebration by Bonfire Event and the Vacation by the Sea Event - with the second event and associated picture (Tropical Evening) and Collections being hidden from players until its start date a month after the Update's release.
  • Version 1.21 - released 5th September 2016 - The Harvest and Halloween Update - the second update in a row to add two separate timed challenge events to the game - The Harvest Festival Timed Challenges and the The Halloween 2016 Timed Challenges - as well as 208 new quests; 33 new collections, and for the first time in 24 months, a new Picture Level - Grand Magister level
  • Version 1.21.2200 - released 3rd November 2016 - The Magic Tour and Christmas Update featuring three new pictures: Luxury ExpressWigwam and Festive Dinner; 28 new collections, 206 new quests, as well as two new sets of timed challenges.
  • Version 1.23.2300 - released 12th January 2017 - The Winter's Tale Update featuring two new pictures: Orangery and Saloon, 28 new collections, 175 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.23.2305 - released 9th February 2017 - The Legend Returns Update featuring one new picture: Tea Corner, 5 new collections, 30 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.24.2400 - released 15th March 2017 - Forgotten Story Update featuring 2 new pictures: Aviation Museum and Lost Laboratory, 30 new collections, 180 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.24.2401 - released 24th March 2017 - We’ve fixed the Friends List issue and other bugs.
  • Version 1.24.2405 - released 13th April 2017 - Wildlife Photography Season Update featuring 1 new picture: Forester's Base and 5 new collections, 30 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.25.2500 - released 24th May 2017 - Call from the Depths Update featuring 2 new pictures: Captain's Cabin and Playground and 27 new collections, 162 new quests, and a timed challenge.

List of Updates in the Google Play storeEdit

The second platform The Secret Society: Hidden Mystery game was released on were android supported mobile devices such as android phones and tablets. Updates for these devices are received via the Google Play Store.

Note: Kindle users have the option of downloading the game through either the Amazon App Store or the Google Play Store. Whichever store you originally download the game from will be the store you get all subsequent updates from.

Below is a list of updates released for the Secret Society: Hidden Mystery game, the date of release on the Google Play app store, and the main changes each update created within the game. 

  • Version 1.3 - released 7th June 2013  - The original release of the game on Google Play, equivalent to version 1.3 on iOS.
  • Version 1.3.5 - released 12th July 2013  - fixed bugs in 1.3 update.
  • Version 1.6 - released 8th November 2013 - The Halloween Update - the first holiday themed update introduced the first time sensitive holiday challenges, added Witch's Hut, added 20 new collections and a number of new quests. Friends section finally added for android players.
  • Version 1.7 - released 20th December 2013 - The Christmas Update - the second holiday themed update introduced 4 time sensitive holiday challenges, added Christmas Eve picture, added Gem Match mini game (then called Match-3), added 16 new collections and 100 extra quests. Introduced Android unlimited gifting glitch.
  • Version 1.8 - released 13th February 2014 - The Valentines Update - the third holiday themed update introduced 4 time sensitive holiday challenges, added Tree of Dates picture, updated Window of Metropolis picture to Japanese House, added 16 new collections and 100 extra quests, added extra talismans available to buy in the shop for crystals. Removed Android unlimited gifting glitch.
  • Version 1.8.5 - released 6th March 2014 - fixed bugs in 1.8 update
  • Version 1.9 - released 18th June 2014 - The Tavern Update - the first non-holiday themed update that contained time sensitive challenges, added Tavern picture, added 16 new collections and 100 extra quests, added a new tab to inventory, power, for strength items such as weights (removed them from energy tab), updated friends section to indicate when a player has already used all their daily charges for a particular friend while visiting.
  • Version 1.10 - released 19th September 2014 - Treasure Island Update - the second non-holiday themed update that contained time sensitive challenges, added Treasure Island picture, added 16 new collections and 100 extra quests, added new talismans, and improved the games performance.
  • Version 1.11 - released 24th October 2014 - The Halloween Update 2014 - the second Halloween update for the game, added Theater and Forest House pictures, added 22 new collections and 130 new quests. Contained new time sensitive challenges allowing players to win the Sphere of Miracles again.
  • Version 1.12 - released 17th December 2014 - The Christmas Update 2014 - the second Christmas update for the game, added Excavations and Winter Street pictures, added 16 new collections and 100 new quests. Contained new time sensitive challenges allowing players to win the Pyramid of Wonder desktop award again (or increase its award level if already owned).
  • Version 1.13 - released 30th April 2015 - The Spring 2015 Update - a regular update that introduced the Flower Shop picture, 70 new quests and 11 new collections.
  • Version 1.14 - released 14th July 2015 - The Travel Time Update - the 3rd non-holiday themed update that contained time sensitive challenges. Added Observation Deck picture; 21 new collections and 120 new quests. Added a search function in the Collections Tab and in Friends lists, and fixed the glitch where the Invite list was not refreshing correctly.
  • Version 1.14.5 - released 29th July 2015 - fixed freezing issue in 1.14 update.
  • Version 1.15 - released 10th September 2015 - The Social Events Update - the 4th non-holiday themed update that contained time sensitive challenges. Added Banquet Hall picture; 16 new collections and 105 new quests. Fixed Awards so can be charged again by visiting Friends (broken by the Travel Time Update)
  • Version 1.16 - released 16th October 2015 - The Halloween 2015 Update - the 3rd Halloween Update released for the game. Added Spooky Yard picture; 17 new collections; and 101 new quests.
  • Version 1.17 - released 9th December 2015 - The 2015 Christmas Update - the 3rd Christmas Update released for the game. Added Wonder Shop picture; 16 new collections; and 100 new quests. Included a new set of 'Christmas' themed timed challenges that once again allowed players to win the Pyramid of Wonder desktop award.
  • Version 1.17.5 - released 5th February 2016 - fixed bugs in 1.17 update.
  • Version 1.18 - released 9th March 2016 - The Mountain Vacation Update - a regular update that introduced the Mountain Resort picture, 100 new quests and 16 new collections. 30 of the new quests were used in a small timed challenge event.
  • Version 1.18.5 - released 24th March 2016 - fixed game crashing and lost talisman bugs in 1.18 update.
  • Version 1.18.6 - released 31st March 2016 - another attempt at fixing the bugs in 1.18 update.
  • Version 1.19 - released 4th May 2016 - The Spring Festival Update - a regular update that introduced 2 new pictures - Spring Festival and Rock Stage; 100 new quests; and 16 new collections. 30 of the new quests were used in a small timed challenge event.
  • Version 1.20 - released 23rd June 2016 - The Celebration by the Bonfire Update - a regular update that introduced 2 new pictures - Camping Site and Tropical Evening; 205 new quests; and 33 new collections. This update was the first to introduce 2 separate timed challenge events - the Celebration by Bonfire Event and the Vacation by the Sea Event - with the second event and associated picture (Tropical Evening) and Collections being hidden from players until its start date a month after the Update's release.
  • Version 1.20.5 - 13th July - Fixed collection reward glitch in 1.20 version of game.
  • Version 1.20.6 - 20th July 2016 - More bug fixes.
  • Version 1.21 - released 9th September 2016 - The Harvest and Halloween Update - the second update in a row to add two separate timed challenge events to the game - The Harvest Festival Timed Challenges and the The Halloween 2016 Timed Challenges - as well as 208 new quests; 33 new collections, and for the first time in 24 months, a new Picture Level - Grand Magister level
  • Version 1.21.2200 - released 5th November 2016 - The Magic Tour and Christmas Update featuring three new pictures: Luxury ExpressWigwam and Festive Dinner, 28 new collections, 206 new quests, as well as two new sets of timed challenges.
  • Version 1.23.2300 - released 12th January 2017 - The Winter's Tale Update featuring two new pictures: Orangery and Saloon, 28 new collections, 175 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.23.2305 - released 9th February 2017 - The Legend Returns Update featuring one new picture: Tea Corner, 5 new collections, 30 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.24.2400 - released 14th March 2017 - Forgotten Story Update featuring 2 new pictures: Aviation Museum and Lost Laboratory, 30 new collections, 180 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.24.2401 - released 24th March 2017 - We’ve fixed the Friends List issue and other bugs.
  • Version 1.24.2405 - released 13th April 2017 - Wildlife Photography Season Update featuring 1 new picture: Forester's Base and 5 new collections, 30 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.25.2500 - released 25th May 2017 - Call from the Depths Update featuring 2 new pictures: Captain's Cabin and Playground and 27 new collections, 162 new quests, and a timed challenge.

List of Updates in the Amazon AppstoreEdit

The third platform The Secret Society: Hidden Mystery game was released on were Kindle devices. Updates for these devices are received via the Amazon Appstore.

Note: Kindle users have the option of downloading the game through either the Amazon Appstore or the Google Play Store. Whichever store you originally download the game from will be the store you get all subsequent updates from. Typically, new updates are released through the Google Play Store before the Amazon Appstore, but if you originally downloaded the game through the Amazon Appstore you will not be able to download the update until it is released in that store. The only way to get the update quicker is to delete the game and download a new version of the game from the Google Play Store instead. This would result in loosing all your game progress if you do not have access to a back-up of your player profile so is not advised.

Below is an list of updates released for the Secret Society: Hidden Mystery game, the date of release on the Amazon Appstore, and the main changes each update created within the game. 

  • Version 1.5 - released 5th August 2013  - The original release of the game on Amazon, equivalent to version 1.5 on iOS/Android.
  • Version 1.6.5 - released 17th September 2013  - Name change in Amazon App Store to add registered trademark symbol after 'Society'.
  • Version 1.7 - released 23rd December 2013 - The Christmas Update - the second holiday themed update introduced 4 time sensitive holiday challenges, added Christmas Eve picture, added Gem Match mini game (then called Match-3), added 16 new collections and 100 extra quests.
  • Version 1.8 - released 24th February 2014 - The Valentines Update - the third holiday themed update introduced 4 time sensitive holiday challenges, added Tree of Dates picture, updated Window of Metropolis picture to Japanese House, added 16 new collections and 100 extra quests, added extra talismans available to buy in the shop for crystals. Removed Android unlimited gifting glitch.
  • Version 1.9 - released 11th July 2014 - The Tavern Update - the first non-holiday themed update that contained time sensitive challenges, added Tavern picture, added 16 new collections and 100 extra quests, added a new tab to inventory, power, for strength items such as weights (removed them from energy tab), updated friends section to indicate when a player has already used all their daily charges for a particular friend while visiting.
  • Version 1.9.5 - released 17th July 2014 - Fixed the game crashing on the splash screen caused by the original Tavern Update
  • Version 1.11 - released 29th October 2014 - The Halloween Update 2014 - added Treasure Island, Theater and Forest House pictures, added 38 new collections and 230 new quests. Contained new time sensitive challenges allowing players to win the Sphere of Miracles. This update contained the content of both the Treasure Island update (minus the time sensitive challenges) and the Halloween update.
  • Version 1.12 - released 13th December 2014 - The Christmas Update 2014 - the second Christmas update for the game, added Excavations and Winter Street pictures, added 16 new collections and 100 new quests. Contained new time sensitive challenges allowing players to win the Pyramid of Wonder desktop award again (or increase its award level if already owned).
  • Version 1.13 - released 2nd May 2015 - The Spring 2015 Update - a regular update that introduced the Flower Shop picture, 70 new quests and 11 new collections.
  • Version 1.14 - released 11th August 2015 - The Travel Time Update - the 3rd non-holiday themed update that contained time sensitive challenges. Added Observation Deck picture; 21 new collections and 120 new quests. Added a search function in the Collections Tab and in Friends lists, and fixed glitche where the Invite list was not refreshing correctly.
  • Version 1.15 - released 15th September 2015 - The Social Events Update - the 4th non-holiday themed update that contained time sensitive challenges. Added Banquet Hall picture; 16 new collections and 105 new quests. Fixed Awards so can be charged again by visiting Friends (broken by the Travel Time Update)
  • Version 1.16 - released 15th October 2015 - The Halloween 2015 Update - the 3rd Halloween Update released for the game. Added Spooky Yard picture; 17 new collections; and 101 new quests.
  • Version 1.17 - released 9th December 2015 - The 2015 Christmas Update - the 3rd Christmas Update released for the game. Added Wonder Shop picture; 16 new collections; and 100 new quests. Included a new set of 'Christmas' themed timed challenges that once again allowed players to win the Pyramid of Wonder desktop award.
  • Version 1.17.5 - released 8th February 2016 - fixed bugs in 1.17 update.
  • Version 1.18 - released 11th March 2016 - The Mountain Vacation Update - a regular update that introduced the Mountain Resort picture, 100 new quests and 16 new collections. 30 of the new quests were used in a small timed challenge event.
  • Version 1.18.5 - released 3rd April 2016 - fixed game crashing and lost talisman bugs in 1.18 update.
  • Version 1.19 - released 18th April 2016 - The Spring Festival Update - a regular update that introduced 2 new pictures - Spring Festival and Rock Stage; 100 new quests; and 16 new collections. 30 of the new quests were used in a small timed challenge event.
  • Version 1.20 - released 29th June 2016 - The Celebration by the Bonfire Update - a regular update that introduced 2 new pictures - Camping Site and Tropical Evening; 205 new quests; and 33 new collections. This update was the first to introduce 2 separate timed challenge events - Celebration by Bonfire Event and the Vacation by the Sea Event - with the second event and associated picture (Tropical Evening) and Collections being hidden from players until its start date a month after the Update's release.
  • Version 1.20.5 - 2nd August - Fixed collection reward glitch in 1.20 version of game.
  • Version 1.23.2300 - released 19th January 2017 - The Winter's Tale Update featuring two new pictures: Orangery and Saloon, 28 new collections, 175 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.23.2305 - released 9th February 2017 - The Legend Returns Update featuring one new picture: Tea Corner, 5 new collections, 30 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.24.2400 - released 15th March 2017 - Forgotten Story Update featuring 2 new pictures: Aviation Museum and Lost Laboratory, 30 new collections, 180 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.24.2405 - released 13th April 2017 - Wildlife Photography Season Update featuring 1 new picture: Forester's Base and 5 new collections, 30 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.25.2500 - released 30th May 2017 - Call from the Depths Update featuring 2 new pictures: Captain's Cabin and Playground and 27 new collections, 162 new quests, and a timed challenge.

List of Updates in the Mac AppstoreEdit

The fourth platform The Secret Society: Hidden Mystery game was released on were Mac computers. Updates for these devices are received via the Mac Appstore.

Note: This section concerns the version of the game released for Mac computers released through the Mac Appstore, not Mac iOS mobile devices released through the Apple Appstore.

Below is a list of updates released for the Secret Society: Hidden Mystery game, the date of release on the Mac Appstore, and the main changes each update created within the game.

  • Version 1.8 - released 11th June 2014 - The Valentines Update - the original release of the game on Mac computers is the version of the game found in the Valentines Update for devices that have had the game for longer. This version of the games gifting system is incompatible with devices using a later version of the game (versions 1.9 or higher), resulting in all gifts sent from players on those devices to a Mac computer player being converted to coins. However, all gifts sent out by the Mac computer player is received normally by players on later updates. This will only be fixed when an update is released for Mac computers.
  • Version 1.9 - released 10th September 2014 - The Tavern Update - the first non-holiday themed update that contained time sensitive challenges, added Tavern picture, added 16 new collections and 100 extra quests, added a new tab to Inventory, power, for Strength items such as weights (removed them from energy tab), updated friends section to indicate when a player has already used all their daily charges for a particular friend while Visiting.
  • Version 1.12 - released 11th February 2015 - The Christmas Update 2014 - the first Christmas update released for this platform, added Excavations and Winter Street pictures, added 16 new collections and 100 new quests. This version of the Christmas Update did not contain the update's time sensitive challenges as it was released long after the original update timer expired, however it did contain the wishlist glitch (introduced by the Halloween2014 Update) fix for Mac players.
  • Version 1.12.5 - released 25th February 2015 - fixed minor issues with the Christmas Update and made small game improvements.
  • Version 1.13 - released 20th May 2015 - The Spring 2015 Update - a regular update that introduced the Flower Shop picture, 70 new quests and 11 new collections.
  • Version 1.16 - released 14th November 2015 - The Halloween 2015 Update - Introduced all non-timed challenge content from the Travel Time Update and Social Events Update which was not released on this platform (Observation Deck and Banquet Hall pictures, 37 collections and 195 quests) as well as all of the Halloween Update content including the Halloween timed challenges (3 timed challenges, the Spooky Yard picture; 17 additional collections; and 101 additional quests).
  • Version 1.17 - released 23rd December 2015 - The 2015 Christmas Update - added Wonder Shop picture; 16 new collections; and 100 new quests. Included a new set of 'Christmas' themed timed challenges that once again allowed players to win the Pyramid of Wonder desktop award.
  • Version 1.18 - released 5th April 2016 - The Mountain Vacation Update - a regular update that introduced the Mountain Resort picture, 100 new quests and 16 new collections.
  • Version 1.19 - released 17th May 2016 - The Spring Festival Update - a regular update that introduced 2 new pictures - Spring Festival and Rock Stage; 100 new quests; and 16 new collections.
  • Version 1.20 - released 19th July 2016 - The Celebration by the Bonfire Update - a regular update that introduced 2 new pictures - Camping Site and Tropical Evening; 205 new quests; and 33 new collections. This update was the first to introduce 2 separate timed challenge events - the Celebration by Bonfire Event and the Vacation by the Sea Event - with the second event and associated picture (Tropical Evening) and Collections being hidden from players until its start date a month after the Update's release.
  • Version 1.20.2300 - released 23rd January 2017 - The Winter's Tale Update - a regular update that introduced 2 new pictures - Orangery and Saloon; 28 new collections, 175 new quests and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.24.2400 - released 15th March 2017 - Forgotten Story Update featuring 2 new pictures: Aviation Museum and Lost Laboratory, 30 new collections, 180 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.24.2405 - released 6th May 2017 - Wildlife Photography Season Update featuring 1 new picture: Forester's Base and 5 new collections, 30 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.25.2500 - release date not listed at g5e.com - Call from the Depths Update featuring 2 new pictures: Captain's Cabin and Playground and 27 new collections, 162 new quests, and a timed challenge.

List of Updates in the Windows AppstoreEdit

The fifth platform to get The Secret Society: Hidden Mystery game are windows computers. Updates for these devices are received via the Windows Appstore.

Below is a list of update released for the Secret Society: Hidden mystery, the date of release on the Windows Appstore, and the main changes each update created within the game.

  • Version 1.9 - released 8th September 2014 - The Tavern Update - the original release of the game on Windows computers is the version of the game found in the Tavern Update for devices that have had the game for longer.
  • Version 1.11 - released 4th November 2014 - The Halloween Update 2014 - added Treasure Island, Theater and Forest House pictures, added 38 new collections and 230 new quests. Contained new time sensitive challenges allowing players to win the Sphere of Miracles. This update contained the content of both the Treasure Island update (minus the time sensitive challenges) and the Halloween update.
  • Version 1.12 - released 11th February 2015 - The Christmas Update 2014 - the first Christmas update released for this platform, added Excavations and Winter Street pictures, added 16 new collections and 100 new quests. This version of the Christmas Update did not contain the update's time sensitive challenges as it was released long after the original update timer expired, however it did contain the wishlist glitch (introduced by the Halloween2014 Update) fix for Windows players.
  • Version 1.13 - released 5th May 2015 - The Spring 2015 Update - a regular update that introduced the Flower Shop picture, 70 new quests and 11 new collections.
  • Version 1.14 - released 16th August 2015 - The Travel Time Update]] - the 3rd non-holiday themed update that contained time sensitive challenges. Added Observation Deck picture; 21 new collections and 120 new quests. Added a search function in the Collections Tab and in Friends lists, and fixed glitches such as Invite list not refreshing. Optimised for recently released OS update, Windows 10, which was not compatible with version 1.13 of the game.
  • Version 1.16 - released 31st October 2015 - The Halloween 2015 Update - Introduced all non-timed challenge content from the Social Events Update which was not released on this platform (Banquet Hall picture, 16 collections and 75 quests) as well as all of the Halloween Update content including the Halloween timed challenges (3 timed challenges, the Spooky Yard picture; 17 additional collections; and 101 additional quests).
  • Version 1.17 - released 21st December 2015 - The 2015 Christmas Update - added Wonder Shop picture; 16 new collections; and 100 new quests. Included a new set of 'Christmas' themed timed challenges that once again allowed players to win the Pyramid of Wonder desktop award.
  • Version 1.17.5 - released 6th February 2016 - fixed bugs in 1.17 update.
  • Version 1.18 - released 19th March 2016 - The Mountain Vacation Update - a regular update that introduced the Mountain Resort picture, 100 new quests and 16 new collections. 30 of the new quests were used in a small timed challenge event.
  • Version 1.19 - released 12th May 2016 - The Spring Festival Update - a regular update that introduced 2 new pictures - Spring Festival and Rock Stage; 100 new quests; and 16 new collections. 30 of the new quests were used in a small timed challenge event.
  • Version 1.20 - released 18th July 2016 - The Celebration by the Bonfire Update - a regular update that introduced 2 new pictures - Camping Site and Tropical Evening; 205 new quests; and 33 new collections. This update was the first to introduce 2 separate timed challenge events - the Celebration by Bonfire Event and the Vacation by the Sea Event - with the second event and associated picture (Tropical Evening) and Collections being hidden from players until its start date a month after the Update's release.
  • Version 1.20.5 - 7th September - Fixed collection reward glitch in 1.20 version of game.
  • Version 1.23.2300 - released 18th January 2017 - The Winter's Tale Update featuring two new pictures: Orangery and Saloon, 28 new collections, 175 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.24.2400 - released 15th March 2017 - Forgotten Story Update featuring 2 new pictures: Aviation Museum and Lost Laboratory, 30 new collections, 180 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.24.2405 - release date not listed at g5e.com - Wildlife Photography Season Update featuring 1 new picture: Forester's Base and 5 new collections, 30 new quests, and a timed challenge.
  • Version 1.25.2500 - release date not listed at g5e.com - Call from the Depths Update featuring 2 new pictures: Captain's Cabin and Playground and 27 new collections, 162 new quests, and a timed challenge.

List of Updates for the Facebook Game Edit

The most recent platform to get The Secret Society: Hidden Mystery game is Facebook. This version of the game is played through the Facebook website itself on any Java compatible browser. Updates for these devices are implemented directly within Facebook.

Note: the Facebook version of the game is a completely separate game to all the other versions of the game listed above. It is played through a web browser as opposed to being a standalone programme that is installed on the device. It is published directly by the game's creators, MyTona, and not through a third party publisher (G5e) like the other versions of the game. There is no connection between this version of the game and the others, and some game play aspects may be different. Players on the Facebook version of the game can only be friends with other players on the Facebook version, there is no cross-platform integration with the other versions of the game due to their separate publishing history and game differences.

  • Version 1.1 - released 7th August 2014 - The original release of the game on Facebook is the version of the game found in the Treasure Island Update for devices that have had the game for longer.
  • Version 1.2 - released 19th October 2014 - The Halloween Update 2014 - added Theater and Forest House, added 16 new collections and 100 new quests. Contained new time sensitive challenges allowing players to win the Witch's Talisman artefact.
  • Version 1.3 - released 17th November 2014 - Excavations - added Excavations picture, added 10 new collections and 50 new quests.
  • Version 1.4 - released 8th December 2014 - The Christmas Update 2014 - the first Christmas update for this platform, added Winter Street picture, added 6 new collections and 50 new quests. Contained new time sensitive challenges allowing players to win the Pyramid of Wonder desktop award and also an extra Facebook only Santa's Sleigh challenge using the Friends visiting interface.
  • Version 1.5 - released 8th February 2015 - The Valentines Update 2015 - the first Valentines update for this platform, added 30 new quests and a number of new collections. Contained new time sensitive challenges allowing players to give their friends Valentines cards (by charging their friends Valentines boxes while visiting them)
  • Version 1.5.5 - released 23rd March 2015 - Technical update to fix bugs and improve game performance.
  • Version 1.6 - released 16th April 2015 - a regular update that introduced the Flower Shop picture, 70 new quests and 11 new collections.
  • Version 1.6.5 - released 16th June 2015 - Technical update to fix bugs and improve game performance. Temporarily caused the game to crash on the launch screen for a large proportion of players, which was fixed by a server update on the 18th June.
  • Version 1.6.6 - released 25th June 2015 - Technical update to fix bugs and improve game performance.
  • Version 1.7 - released 15th July 2015 - The Travel Time Update - the 3rd non-holiday themed update that contained time sensitive challenges. Added Observation Deck picture; 21 new collections and 120 new quests.
  • Version 1.7.5 - released 7th September 2015 - Technical update to fix bugs and improve game performance, increased drop rate of Token Special Items, added new Quests.
  • Version 1.8 - released 15th September 2015 - The Social Events Update - the 4th update that contained time sensitive challenges for this platform. Added Banquet Hall picture; 16 new collections and 105 new quests.
  • Version 1.9 - released 23rd October 2015 - The Halloween 2015 Update - the 3rd Halloween Update released for the game. Added Spooky Yard picture; 17 new collections; and 101 new quests.
  • Version 1.10 - released 11th December 2015 - The 2015 Christmas Update - added Wonder Shop picture; 16 new collections; and 100 new quests. Included a new set of 'Christmas' themed timed challenges that once again allowed players to win the Pyramid of Wonder desktop award.

Overall Release Times Edit

In general, there is no standard amount of time between updates that add extra game play to the game. Depending on the platform, there have been instances of less than 30 days between updates and over 160 days.

Below is a summary graph of the time gap between updates for the three main platforms for the game (iOS, android and kindle mobile devices) as well as Windows computers. Mac computers are left out since there has been so few updates for this platform compared to the other standalone versions of the game that comparison with them is very difficult. The Facebook version of the game has been left out since it is a completely independent build of the game that has its own update history. There have been instances were an update has been released for one platform and not the others, for example iOS and android devices received a 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11 update, whereas kindle devices never received the the 1.10 (Treasure Island) update. In these cases the individual time gaps between each update are listed for the devices that received all updates but also a total time is listed for better comparison with the platform that did not receive the update e.g. for iOS and Android time gaps 1.9 - 1.10 and 1.10-1.11 are listed, but so is the total time 1.9-1.11 for comparison with Kindle devices which did not receive 1.10.

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Number of days between release of different content updates for iOS, Android and Kindle mobile devices.

The amount of time between the release of one content update and the next varies both across and within platforms. This is in part due to the trend of creating 'themed' updates which are directed at certain holiday events. Since the updates are targeted at certain holiday periods, they are released during those holiday periods so the time gap between updates is determined more by the time gap between holiday periods than other factors. For example, Christmas and Halloween are relatively close together, and so there is a short time period between the Halloween updates (versions 1.6 and 1.11) and the Christmas updates (versions 1.7 and 1.12) compared to between other updates during the year.

But even updates released between holidays, that do not have a holiday theme, do not appear to have a set time frame for release. The variability between the release of these normal updates is probably related to problems in the game (bug fixing taking longer than expected) or complications with the release process (as the updates get reviewed by the Appstores before release). Caution should be used when looking at old update release times to predict new updates since there are so many external factors to take into account.

In general, the average wait between updates for iOS devices is 62 days (roughly 2 months), the average wait between updates for Android devices is 84 days (nearly 3 months), and the average wait between updates for Kindle devices is 100 days (about 3.5 months, although much less data exists for Kindle release dates). There have been fewer updates released on Windows and Mac computers, as they are relatively new platforms for the game, so less can be said about their update trends. Based on the few updates that are available, the average wait between updates for Windows devices is 86 days, and the average wait between updates for Mac computers is 103 (but note that Mac computers have not received either of the last 2 updates to the game, which is not included in this average).

The longest wait between updates for iOS devices was 128 days between the Tavern update (version 1.9) and the Treasure Island Update (version 1.10). The longest wait between updates for Android devices was 125 days between the 2014 Valentines update (version 1.8) and the Tavern update (version 1.9). And the longest wait between updates for Kindle devices was 142 days between the Tavern update (version 1.9) and the Halloween2014 update (version 1.11), as the platform did not receive the intermediate 1.10 update.

In general, it appears that updates are released quicker during the winter than during the spring/summer, but it should be noted that just because a certain update was released at a particular date one year does not mean that there will be an update around that same date the following year, as beside the Christmas and Halloween updates there have not been other repeat update themes.

Waitafteriosrelease

Number of days between release of a new update on iOS devices (usually the first to receive updates), and the release of that same update on Android mobile devices; Kindle mobile devices; Windows computers and Mac computers. Note: there was 128 days between the release of the 1.9 update on iOS and its release on Mac computers, however for the first 37 days after the 1.9 update was released on iOS, the game did not exist on Mac computers. The Mac version of the game was released the 11th June 2014, the initial release was version 1.8 of the game, and it received its first update (to version 1.9) on the 10th September 2014.

New updates are typically released on iOS devices first, followed by Android devices then Kindle devices. Windows and Mac updates are erratic but tend to come after Kindle releases. Only one update, the Social Events Update (version 1.15) has ever been released on another platform before being released on iOS. This update was released for Android devices first, with the iOS update following 4 days later and the Kindle update one day after that.

Android updates are released (on average) 11 days after the same update is released on iOS. The longest wait for an update to be released on Android devices after it had been released on iOS was 44 days for the Tavern update (version 1.9). Excluding the anomalous Tavern update, the average wait between the release of an update on iOS and Android devices is only 7 days.

Kindle updates are released (on average) 20 days after the same update is released on iOS. The longest wait for an update to be released on Kindle devices after it had been released on iOS was 67 days for the Tavern update (version 1.9). Excluding the anomalous Tavern update, the average wait between the release of an update on iOS and Kindle devices is only 12 days. No update has ever been released on Kindle devices before iOS devices.

There have been fewer updates released on Windows and Mac computers, as they are relatively new platforms for the game, so less can be said about their update trends. Based on the few updates that are available, Windows updates are released (on average) 25 days after the same update is released on iOS and Mac updates are released (on average) 76 days after the same update is released on iOS (when taking into account that the Mac version of the game was not released until after the 1.9 update was released on iOS. The average would be 96 days otherwise).

Holiday ChallengesEdit

Holiday updates may have their own set of challenges that include quests designed to combine new collections added during the Holiday update into special artifacts. Holiday quests usually have special rewards that are only obtainable by completing the holiday quests in a set time period.

Halloween Holiday Event 2013Edit

The Halloween holiday event had 3 main challenges:

  • Complete 24 holiday quests to win Halloween Avatar
  • Combine the 5 Halloween collections to create Witch's Talisman artifact
  • Reach Academician level on Witch's Hut to win Sphere of Miracles

Christmas Holiday EventEdit

The Christmas holiday event had 3 main challenges:

  • Reach Academician level in Gem Match to unlock the Pyramid
  • Complete 30 holiday quests to win holiday talisman and combine the 5 Christmas collections to create the Santa Amulet
  • Reach Academician level on Christmas Eve to win Christmas Avatar

Valentines Holiday EventEdit

The Valentines holiday event has 3 main challenges:

  • Complete 30 holiday quests to win holiday talisman and combine the 5 Valentines collections to create the Valentines Amulet
  • Reach Academician level on Tree of Dates to win Valentines Avatar
  • Receive 400 Valentine's cards from friends to open the Valentines Box

Halloween Holiday Event 2014 Edit

The Halloween holiday event had 3 main challenges:

  • Complete 30 holiday quests to open the Halloween Chest
  • Combine the 5 Halloween collections to create Witch's Talisman artifact and win a new Halloween avatar
  • Reach Academician level on Forest House to unlock the Sphere of Miracles or upgrade your current Sphere of Miracles to level 2.

Christmas Holiday Event 2014 Edit

The Christmas holiday event had 3-4 main challenges:

  • Complete 30 holiday quests to obtain the updated Amulet of Santa artefact
  • Reach Academician level on Winter Street to unlock a new unique game avatar.
  • Collect 500 Snowflakes by winning games of Gem Match to unlock the Pyramid of Wonder or upgrade your current Pyramid of Wonder to level 2.
  • Facebook only: Visit friends to drop gifts in their Santa's Sleigh. Having your own Sleigh filled by friends will give rewards.

Halloween Holiday Event 2015 Edit

The Halloween holiday event had 3 main challenges:

  • Complete 30 holiday quests to win a once-off Talisman, the 'Halloween Talisman' and be able to combine the newest incarnation of the Witch's Talisman Artefact.
  • Reach Academician level on Spooky Yard to win a unique avatar
  • Collect 500 potions by winning games of Gem Match to either earn the 'Sphere of Miracles' desktop award, or increase it to the award level if you have previously won it.

Christmas Holiday Event 2015 Edit

The Christmas holiday event had 3 main challenges:

  • Complete 30 holiday quests to win the once-off Christmas Talisman and be able to combine the newest incarnation of the Amulet of Santa Artefact.
  • Reach Academician level on Wonder Shop to unlock a new unique game avatar.
  • Collect 500 bells by winning games of Gem Match to either earn the 'Pyramid of Wonder' desktop award, or increase it to the award level if you have previously won it

Halloween Holiday Event 2016 Edit

The Halloween holiday event had 3 main challenges:

  • Complete 30 holiday quests to win the once-off Halloween Talisman, which decreases energy consumption from exploring locations and puzzles by 10% for 24 hours.
  • Reach Academician level in Haunted Attraction to win 2 new unique avatars; one male and one female.
  • Collect 500 Feather by winning games of Blocks to win the Sphere of Miracles Desktop Award or upgrade an existing Sphere of Miracles.

Special Challenges UpdatesEdit

The Tavern Update was the first non holiday themed update that still introduced time sensitive challenges.

Tavern UpdateEdit

The Tavern Update had 2 main challenges:

  • Complete 20 quests from Christy to gain the magical key
  • Gather 80 new items in the game (10 each of 8 new items added) to restore the damaged lock on the Order's Chest

Once these two challenges are completed, the Order's Chest can be opened to receive its contents as rewards.

Additionally, a second 'silver badges' challenge was added to the game. This time players must find 400 silver badges, hidden within the pictures (not as rewards for successful investigations) to open a new box on the left hand side of their Home Desktop. Opening the box unlocks the story of the creation of the Order of Explorers.

Treasure Island UpdateEdit

The Treasure Island Update was the second non holiday themed update that introduced time sensitive challenges. The Treasure Island Update had one challenge:

  • Collect 400 butterflies (80 each of 5 different coloured butterflies) using the new "handheld butterfly net" talisman.

Once this challenge was complete, the player automatically received a number of rewards including a new game avatar, 2 chests, 3 talismans, and an energy item.

Travel Time Update Edit

The Travel Time Update was the 3rd non holiday themed update that introduced time sensitive challenges. The Travel Time Update had 3 challenges:

  • Complete 30 special quests to obtain the once-off Traveler Talisman
  • Reach Academician level on Observation Deck to unlock a new unique game avatar.
  • Collect 500 Flowers by winning games of Gem Match to win a Lunch Chest

Social Events Update Edit

The Social Events Update was the 4th non holiday themed update that introduced time sensitive challenges. The Social Events Update had 3 challenges:

  • Complete 30 special quests to obtain the once-off Solemnity Talisman
  • Reach Academician level on Banquet Hall to unlock a new unique game avatar.
  • Collect 500 Air Balloons by winning games of Gem Match to win a Lunch Chest

Harvest Festival Update Edit

The Harvest Festival Update was the 5th non holiday themed update that introduced time sensitive challenges. The Harvest Festival Update had 3 challenges:

  • Complete 30 holiday quests to obtain the once-off Harvest Talisman.
  • Reach Academician level on Farm to win 2 unique avatars, one male and one female.
  • Collect 500 Apples by winning games of Gem Match to win the new "Magic Cube" Desktop Award, which gives one random Anomaly banishing tool every 12 hours.

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