Emotional Attachments for Story Construction in Virtual Game Worlds


In the virtual game world prototype World of Minds that uses the Mind Module, a semi-autonomous agent architec- ture, the notion of sentiments, or emotional attachments be- tween objects, is what constitutes the deep structure in the game world. In this paper a play test is presented where sen- timents are instantiated in three different ways; randomly, by choice of the player and through interaction. The test indicates that the sentiments that are instantiated through interaction between entities in the world are those that cre- ate meaning for they players of a quality that would be use- ful for the co-creation of narrative potential in virtual game worlds.