CelebrityMe on Facebook: It Girl for guys and gals with a social twist
In the world of social games, it's an oddity to hear that a designer lacks a frame of reference. Actually, it seems like too many game developers have too strong a frame of reference in creating their games. While Seismic Games seems to have looked to existing games for CelebrityMe's play style and looks, namely It Girl and The Sims Social, it looks to experiment elsewhere.
In CelebrityMe, players create their own celebrity and see him or her through from the streets of Venice Beach to the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. But players actually start out on top--you see, most of the game is actually a flashback. When players being CelebrityMe, they're at a movie premiere. This is where Seismic introduces players to both what their characters could be if they keep playing and the nifty Gigs feature.
Then the video plays, a trailer of sorts that features both you and the friends you chose to co-star. It's a chuckle-worthy experience at times, something we're hard-pressed to find in social games much less video games. For instance, the first film your avatar stars in is titled "Hindenburg" ... and hopefully you can already see where that's going. Sometimes, there's nothing like a good old parody.
Of course, these semi-custom made movie trailers and music videos can be shared to Facebook. Once the movie premiere is through, none other than Whitney Opera (get it, huh?) interviews your avatar and asks about your rise to fame. Cue flashback and you're in the heart of CelebrityMe. Based on the introduction alone, it's clear that CelebrityMe is character-focused, story-driven social game, somewhat of a rarity in Facebook games.
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