Electra Done! But Who Cares?

Electra Done! But Who Cares?

I have been adamant about the importance of Electra to those interested in dialog choice and interactive stories in games. I have created a system that takes the flow chart and gives it another dimension of choice and complexity, resulting a more realistic and powerful experience for players that is also skillful and meaningful compared to ALL previous systems. But even if my assertion is correct, why should you care? Beyond a handful of eager experimenters currently diving into Electra,…

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Dialog Pyramid Branching Theory – Electra

Dialog Pyramid Branching Theory – Electra

I am happy to announce that Electra is complete and working in its feature set for creating interactive conversations with game characters. Some of the final features added have completely transformed using the writing tool. For the first time, I personally sat down with the tool for more than 30 minutes and really had a blast. Now part of the fun was I have totally changed my Electra design theory in what the best approaches and goals should be. Basically…

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Electra 2.0 & FTE Changes

Electra 2.0 & FTE Changes

Forbidden Technique and Electra have undergone a massive journey. Starting back in late 2016, it’s close to 2 years since the beginning of the project and so much has been accomplished.   I’ve already talked about exchange variety and the ramifications of multi meaningful segments within monologue exchanges both from player or from ai. So that’s the big big update still that will take a long time to out do, if ever. The newest change is the integration of Context…

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Electra Launcher/Patcher Live! (Forbidden Technique VR game coming soon)

Electra Launcher/Patcher Live! (Forbidden Technique VR game coming soon)

http://paultproductions.com/downloads/Patcher.zip  The Launcher/Patch client for Forbidden Technique (VR game) and Electra (3D writer’s tool for interactive conversation) is live! So now you don’t have to check for new downloads, all you have to do is open up this patcher app and it will grab the latest versions of everything. At the moment Forbidden Technique is not added to the files as it is not ready for a demo stage at the moment, but it will be coming soon!

Romantic Ai Philosophy & Electra Progress

Romantic Ai Philosophy & Electra Progress

The newest version of Electra represents a very mindful reflection on the graphics and flow of using the writing tool. Pairing the 3D flow chart with the text message output remains the bedrock of the app. One of the key missing features was clear connection between tone properties of the player options and the impact on the ai character’s reaction and chosen response. Now that symbols have been developed in game to represent these factors as the player plays the…

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Electra Engine Live

Electra Engine Live

The Electra Engine tool is live for use in building characters for the most advanced conversation system in game history. The core achievement is pairing the complexity of a 3D flow chart system with a simulation view that shows the output in a text message format. This allows writers to approach the conversational choices on both a micro and macro level. WEB VERSION   –   DOWNLOAD DESKTOP VERSION So why is it the most advanced conversation system in a game? It…

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Conversation Premise and Simulated Path

Conversation Premise and Simulated Path

One of the last big changes to Electra before Beta Release is the addition of the Premise Graphic within the galaxy view of the conversation system. A core part of Electra is the dynamic step by step calculation of the Ai’s degree of response on a scale of 1-10. But building a dynamic branching conversation tree quickly becomes hard to keep track of in a what it will be like for the player sense after awhile. So the text chat…

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Forbidden Technique Roadmap

Forbidden Technique Roadmap

Forbidden Technique is a Dating game mixed with magic powers combat in VR. The game is build on Bad Plan games’ Electra engine which brings skillful and fun depth to conversation and dialog choice. Progressing in your relationships with girls at school or girls in the spirit world helps you grow your powers to save the world from the collapse of the spirit world into the normal world. Mechanics include dialog choice and tone options within all dialog choices, checking…

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