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Creating Emotion in Games: The Craft and Art of Emotioneering™ by David Freeman

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Chapter 2.7. Emotioneering Techniques Category #7: NPC Toward NPC Chemistry Techniques

Some NPCs belong together, the way toothpaste belongs on a small plastic stick with spiky, translucent fur.

This chapter discusses

techniques that, with very little reliance on dialogue, make it feel like two NPCs have Chemistry—i.e., that they belong together as friends or lovers.

Although the bar was crowded, you caught each others' eyes instantly. It's as if time stood still and you were ripped out of this universe into another one, a swirling space held together by pure animal instinct. Magnetic forces within your bodies propelled you toward each other, like the raw energies of nature, like a fire about to burn this world to cinders.

Has this ever happened to ...

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