Some assets used in this project belong to [Jagex], the creators of Runescape, such as
We currently use them for flavor as an homage to the game that inspired the project. We believe these fall under fair use as a not-for-profit project for the advancement of artificial intelligence research – however, we are more than happy to remove them upon request. We do own the 2D and 3D files for agents, represented by three neurons.
In formal publications, we refer to our project simply as a (the first) “Neural MMO.” Internally and informally, we call it “Projekt: Godsword” (God-Sword). The name comes from two sources: CD Projekt Red, my personal favorite game dev studio, and OldSchool Runescape, which contains an iconic set of weapons called godswords. The latter is a particularly good model for AI environments; the former is more of a soft flavor inspiration.