dave pape
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The Thing Growing

The Thing Growing, is a work of fiction implemented in virtual reality, in which the user is the main protagonist and interacts with computer controlled characters. It was originally built for a CAVE VR system at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory between 1997 and 2000. We believe intelligent agents are crucial elements for dramatic VR applications. The Thing was our first attempt at building a responsive character - a manipulative creature designed to encourage the user to jump through emotional hoops.

See http://www.ccr.buffalo.edu/anstey/VDRAMA/THING/index.html for more details.