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Nice to meet you in XR! – Melissa

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 introducing the 3 Non-palying Characters (NPCs) Ergochares, Periktione, and Efthimachοs it’s time to introduce you the avatars!

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.

List of previous avatars:

  1. Appolonios
  2. Antigone
  3. Linos


Imagine teaching history using avatars and NPCs. We would have the most passionate students of history ever!

#7th meeting:

Melissa (avatar), a typical young Athenian girl

BRIDGES project: Avatar n°4 - Melissa

I’m 15 years of age, of short stature, with long red hair. I wear a short chiton, in a yellow color. I always carry a charm with an engraved bee on it, a present from my brother.

I’m the younger daughter of Apolloniοs. I live a restricted life, typical of a young Athenian, nevertheless my parents provided me with an education. I know reading and writing, and I’m learning a lot of things, discussing with my brother, whom I love and admire very much.

I’m obedient and reserved, I know how to keep my place, that of a decent Athenian daughter.

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