1. Nadir Taov

    AI-based NPCs using GPT-3

    We’ve been experimenting with GPT-3 to power the responses of our Non-Player Characters (NPCs) in the metaverse – in our instance, in the virtual world of Second Life. Located in the welcome lobby of the Crack Den, players visit and interact with a police officer NPC by emoting to it...
  2. Nadir Taov

    Immersive Character Development Features

    The Crack Den is a metaverse-based role-play community that immerses players in a gritty urban setting. The Story HUD guides players in developing their characters and building relationships through role-play. Players can earn street cred, which fluctuates based on recent activity and indicates their character’s level of notoriety on the...
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    The Construction Yard

    The city of Hathian has been rebuilt from the ground up numerous times, be it because of gang wars or natural disasters. The construction yard is home to the people that rebuild and try to keep the city intact, as well as the labour union that stands behind them. Anyone...
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    The Trailer Park

    Behind the abandoned factory, the power plant, and the never ending construction on the highway, lies Palace Homes, a small trailer park where people from all walks of life call home. But no one lives here out of desire. It’s always a necessity. The trash lined streets, overgrown weeds, and...
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    The Skatepark

    Tucked in an alley behind the comic book store, the skatepark offers a place for youths to simply be children, away from rough city life. Or at least, a place for them to indulge in it away from the prying eyes of their parents. Close to everything a young teen...
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    The Magnolia Projects

    At the edge of the city, past the red light district, near the graveyard, sits a small block of row homes. While they may appear unassuming enough, rumors of rather horrible things linger in the air like a thick smog. It is said that numerous gangs have called the run...
  7. audrina-tolsen

    For Everyone Who Has A Sin…

    No city would be complete without one. The local Porn Shop is a great spot in Hathian for the single citizen, the coupled citizen or maybe even just the curious citizen. The porn shop is loaded with your porn of choice on DvD, Blu-Ray and even the classic VHS if...
  8. audrina-tolsen

    Add a Little Spice to Your Life

    New to the city of Hathian is a quaint little shop that has a little bit of everything. Vudu Spice Shop offers a variety of products to suit just about anyone. Some of the more common items you might find are smoking products such as tobacco, cigarettes, novelty lighters, pipes, bongs and hookahs....