This was an experiment for using a narrative to constrain a virtual environment. I worked with a writer to develop a story about a futuristic environment and an underground resistance. After going through the story, the user has to prove his/her membership to the resistance by taking a test, called the “MindChime”. The user will have a different appearance in the chat environment as a result of his/her test score.

This was a collaboration with the playwright Michael Barnwell and Lily Cheng of the Microsoft, Virtual Worlds Group at Microsoft Research.

Technical Notes: This was created in Macromedia Director/Lingo.

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