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

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Chapter 2.11. Emotioneering Techniques Category #11: Player Toward NPC Chemistry Techniques

Getting emotionally entangled with someone made of polygons.

This chapter offers

ways to make the player feel chemistry with an NPC. That is, these techniques make the player feel close to an NPC, either romantically or non-romantically.

When you have chemistry with someone, you want to be friends with them.

In Chapter 2.7, we examined NPC to NPC Chemistry Techniques. This chapter is about creating NPCs with whom the player has Chemistry.

It would seem, at first, that techniques that make a player feel like he or she has Chemistry with an NPC would be the same as those that give an NPC Rooting Interest. After all, if we identify with a character (i.e., if they ...

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