Orbital

Doctoral thesis OPEN
Yourshaw, Matthew Stephen (2017)
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Subject: virtual reality | video game design | animation
    acm: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING | ComputerApplications_MISCELLANEOUS | GeneralLiterature_MISCELLANEOUS

Orbital is a virtual reality gaming experience designed to explore the use of traditional narrative structure to enhance immersion in virtual reality. The story structure of Orbital was developed based on the developmental steps of 'The Hero's Journey,' a narrative pattern identified by Joseph Campbell. Using this standard narrative pattern, Orbital is capable of immersing the player quickly and completely for the entirety of play time. MFA
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