But the social aspect is actually quite distinctive, as members need to befriend each other and collaborate.
Link Think, the company behind Webkare, is strangely secretive about the game mechanics, however, making it hard to figure out how to advance in the game.
For example, it seems to be essential to “talk” to the boyfriends of other users and view their profiles and albums.Currently usage is free, with display ads and affiliate links as main sources of revenue.Sometimes reality can get in the way of a solid, down-to-Earth, real world romance. Pack your bag and run away in style with this couple of chic lovers. Stay trendy and look cute in lots of modern clothes. Lovely Susan couldn't possibly get ready for the prom on time: her room is a mess and her mom has asked her to clean it up and tidy up before she leaves for the prom ball, and she still hasn't yet ...Snow White is finally with her prince charming and they want to kiss but they need to pay attention not to be caught by the two dwarfs Dopey or Grumpy. Girls, this Valentine's Day it's time to share the love and unite cute little animals with their significant other.Geared exclusively towards girls, the site attracted over 10,000 members just 5 days after its release on September 10, racking up 3.5 million page views in the same time frame. Girls sign up and become members of a social network but also users of a dating simulation in cartoon style.
They have to try to hook up with one of four male Anime characters (who are the “stars” of the site) through “conversations” and must collaborate with other Webkare members in order to move on in the game.
Eventually they conquer the heart of the chosen cartoon boy. Dating simulations have been popular in Japan for quite a while now, but Webkare marks the first time the concept has been brought online and combined with social networking functionality.
Girls choose between one of four different male cartoon characters they want to hook up with upon registration.
On the surface, Webkare’s social network functions are kept to a minimum.
There are profiles (including the “Propeta” feature that lets you decorate your profile with small branded icons, similar to the Hot Lists used in Hot Or Not profiles), a direct messaging system, a discussion board and a Twitter-like microblogging function.
Role playing is a fun way to get lost in a virtual world.