Virtual Worlds News/December 11, 2008
Yesterday Big Stage announced the launch of Portable You, its program to integrate its 3D facial models with third parties or games, virtual worlds, and more as well as an initial partnership with Icarus Studios and The Venue Network. Today it announced two more partnerships, with Splash News, a celebrity photo site, and GGL Global Gaming, a gaming community. With Splash News, users will be able to put their own faces on the latest paparazzi shots, and GGL will promote games and content with still images and movies on Big Stage. The latter partnership will also bring promotional opportunities with one “major video game publisher” launching a partnership in early 2009.
“The popularity of GGL demonstrates how playing videogames online with a community of friends has transformed gaming into a highly social activity,” said Phil Ressler, Big Stage Entertainment CEO. “With the promotional experiences offered on BigStage.com through this partnership, gamers will be able to take their affinity for games one giant step forward by turning themselves into the characters they love to play, with the ability to share these unique experiences with friends, whether they are on MySpace, Facebook or GGL. Until BigStage.com, seeing yourself appear in 3-D animation alongside your favorite game characters would have required the help of an army of developers. BigStage.com is breaking down that barrier for gamers.”