Nice to meet you in XR! – Appolonios
The characters you can choose to live the XR experience in the Ancient Greece
We would like to introduce you to the characters that animate the XR experience developed by BRIDGES at the Foundation of the Hellenic World. These are Avatars and Non-Player Characters (NPCs).
While avatars are virtual characters who lend their likenesses to visitors so that they can interact with each other and with objects in extended reality, NPCs are virtual characters who are not being played by the visitors, but are useful to enrich the environment and to make it more realistic.
After visitors put on their equipment, they can choose the avatar with which they experience the XR scenario.
Each avatar has his/her own personality and characteristics, which determine the role of visitors and the typology of interactions in the XR.
Let’s continue now by introducing the avatars, namely those characters who go to visit the Ergohares’ house.
Imagine teaching history using avatars and NPCs. We would have the most passionate students of history ever!
Appoloniοs (avatar), the Akamantis clan member
I’m 50 years old, with grey hair and beard. I have a scar on my face, the sign of battles I battled.
I’m Ergohares’s friend, and member of the Akamantis clan. I’m the owner of a metallurgical company and thanks to the Parthenon project and the Peloponnesian War, I have become rich. I’m a friend and collaborator of Nikias, the Athenian politician who has invested his fortune in the silver mines of Lavrio.
I’m open-hearted. I love symposia, theatre, and all sorts of entertainment.