February 27, 2008
I have been watching and wondering about the intersection of virtual worlds, MMOs, and Social Networks, which feels like it has been imminent for 3 or 4 years now. I am happy to say I now have one portfolio company (not yet announced, though) in the category, and that Turbine Entertainment, an MMO company on whose board I’ve served for a few years is going to make some waves in this area too.
Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer of Lord of The Rings Online (from my portfolio company Turbine Entertainment) gave a great presentation on the topic at last week’s Game Developer Conference in San Francisco.
Here is a copy if you want to check it out: social-network-deck.ppt