Big Stage Partners With GGL Global Gaming

Pasadena-based Big Stage Entertainment, which develops 3D avatar technology, said today that it has partnered with video game company GGL Global Gaming, to provide free game content on its web site. According to Big Stage, the deal will allow users on the site to insert the firm's 3D avatars into game photos and videos. GGL operates a video game social networking site, which provides news, communities, and online gaming tournaments and competitions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Big Stage develops technology which converts digital photos of a person into a 3-D avatar. The firm is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Selby Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels; the firm's technology is a result of CIA-funded research efforts at USC.