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Interactive Fiction

Interactive Fiction, or IF is storytelling of interactive adventures or plotlines that change on user input, and are told through VR.

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'Smart' NPC's in Interactive Fiction
A look at what is, and what isn't possible in NPC intelligence.

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Developing a Storyline
A short intro article on the basics of developing a storyline, for use in interactive fiction.

Masters of Science Fiction was a hard-core science fiction show created by ABC in 2007. Each episode utilised high quality acting talent, and attempted to discuss a modern-era technology issue from a storyline setting ? short stories of various authors were used as material. Despite the calibre of the recordings, ABC aged the series after just six episodes, and only four were originally shown.

Storming the Reality Studio has been contributed to by many of the top authors of cyberpunk fiction ? or dystopian prophecy, as has often been the case. It is a mix of short stories, excerpts from larger, notable cyberpunk works, and non-fiction essays on the directions of technology and life, following cyberpunk memes, by those same authors. All in all, over 40 visionary minds have contributed to this book.

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Telling Reality from Fiction
An interesting study looks at how we differentiate real characters from fictional characters, and its not done the way you might think. Instead, reality and fiction are highly subjective traits, different for each individual, depending on how their reality is based.

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Why writing in games matters: Part II?challenges of interactive storytelling
A second, deeper look at creating interactive stories, branching dialogue, and trying to create a feel of player participation whilst guiding them to specific destinations.

This book is designed for 3-D artists and Web designers who are able to produce interactive 3-D content on their desktop without any prior knowledge of programming. The book uses LifeForms, Virtools and Deep Paint 3-D. It comes with a CD, with most of these tools on it, to aid the reader.

British Sky Broadcasting (Sky) is the operator of the UK's largest digital pay television platform. On weeknights they operate Sky Vegas. In September 2007 this service changed to become interactive, computer generated horseracing.

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AI Development > LIREC
The LIREC project (Living with Robots and Interactive Companions) is an attempt to help create interactive, emotionally intelligent, synthetic companions which are capable of long-term relationships with human users, and able to move between robot-based interaction and virtual avatar form.

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NASA Data 3D Flyovers - Preview of Interactive Mars?
Non-interactive, yet dramatic virtual flyovers of NASA's two Mars rover landing sites have been created, using the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's camera, and the principle behind stereoscopic 3D. Might the technology behind them, actually finally be hinting at planetary exploration in VR?


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In an attempt to inject ?the most inventive possible thinking? into Japan, representatives of many of its most august universities are to become a ?virtual faculty? of the Gundam Academy ? the first academic institution based on a cartoon.<...

On September 2nd 2013, at age 93, Science Fiction grand author Frederik Pohl passed away.

Pohl was the writer of many great hard-core sci-fi stories – stories using realistic extrapolations of technology. His “The Age of the...

I3D 2006, Sponsored by SIGGRAPH, will be held March 14-17, 2006, at Electronic Arts Campus in Redwood City, California, US.

I3D is a bleeding edge conference for real-time 3D computer graphics and techniques that combine 3D c...

June 22nd - 24th, 2009
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The conference intends to stimulate interaction among academic researchers and commercial developers of interactive entertainment systems. In addition to paper presentatio...

David Hanson is president of Hanson Robotics, a company that's made its name creating lifelike robot heads of dead, famous figures.

Earlier today, he introduced a prototype of what could become the next personal robot. This...