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Fantasy soap opera league launched

Zack Stern

SoapNet has launched Fantasy Soap League, an online game modeled on fantasy football. Instead of charting a QB's passing yards or a kicker's field goals, the Soap League tracks soap characters' "soap moments." If characters on your team of six get slapped, take off clothing, wake up from a coma, or participate in other soap staples, you score points. For $10, the site tracks progress over ten weeks.

The game seems like a cool idea for soap opera fans; we hope that it gets applied to other TV shows. For example, instead of critical game bombs like Survivor, which failed to simulate island life, designers (and marketers) could have built a game rewarding viewers' predictions. Sure, this type of game would have a narrow audience, but the style could be popular with fans.

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