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The Trial The Trail

The Trial The Trail is a virtual reality (VR) drama with intelligent agents acting as characters who lead the human participant through virtual locations, moral choices and emotional states. The story-scape is a surreal quest, sometimes funny, sometimes disturbing: imagine Tarkovsky's Stalker crossed with Alice in Wonderland crossed with Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Two characters, Patofil and Filopat, introduce themselves and join with the participant in a series of absurdist challenges. The participant's reactions are logged, interpreted psychologically, and affect the characters' behavior, the presentation of further challenges, and the ending.

See http://www.ccr.buffalo.edu/anstey/VDRAMA/TRAIL/index.html