|Category||Games, Video and Entertainment|
|Description||Facebook for Fictional Characters|
|Seed, 6/12 |
SocialSamba is Facebook for fictional characters. We enable fans to “friend” the characters they love from TV, books and movies, and experience what it is like to be part of a social network with those characters. All of the content from the characters is scripted by professional writers (our customers like Warner Bros. or Disney), creating a highly engaging story that scales - written once, played back millions of times. For example, we can enable teenage girls to “friend” the cast of Glee, and experience all of the excitement and drama that comes with dating the quarterback from the show, and going to the show’s prom. And the important thing is that this is built on a well established business model - virtual goods and product placement. When the teenager goes to the prom, she has the opportunity to spend a few credits to get the really nice dress that “upgrades” the story. We are basically doing for storytelling what Zynga did for gaming - same market size, same proven revenue stream, only we have characters that people want posting to their wall, as opposed to messages about virtual farm animals.