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Fiction in 3D Virtual Worlds

There is good reason to believe that fiction in virtual worlds will overtake film as the most important form of entertainment of the near future. But how do you make VR fiction? The computer game makers are taking a round-about route, but a small number of people are painstakingly paving the way directly there. But where is ‘there’? It is difficult to say, because it is not just one thing. In its most straightforward form, it is like a film in which the viewer can watch from any angle. In its most complex form it may be a world populated with intelligent, artificially alive creatures with which the viewer interacts. However, we are only just starting to create the language and tools to produce such worlds. This presentation included examples of fiction in virtual worlds, and how to create VR fiction.