CHAPTER 22

Immersive Environments

What is meant by an “immersive environment?”

What are some of the special methods used to create the illusion of being “inside” a digitally created virtual world?

What are some of the greatest challenges of creating a story-based experience for immersive environments?

What unique opportunities do these virtual worlds present to storytellers?

SCIENCE FICTION TERRITORY

In real life, it is highly unlikely you’d get to go on a dangerous military reconnaissance mission behind enemy lines without risk of injury or death. And unless you had supernatural powers, you couldn’t expect to hear the voices of the departed when you visited a graveyard. And you’d certainly have to have a pretty powerful imagination to see ...

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