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AddSpouse Method in Actor Class


The AddSpouse method in the Actor class is designed to add a specified actor as a spouse to the current actor. This method is essential in games where marital relationships play a significant role in the narrative, character development, or gameplay mechanics.


public void AddSpouse(Actor spouse, bool joinSpouseFamily = false)


  • spouse (Actor): The Actor object representing the spouse to be added.
  • joinSpouseFamily (bool): Optional. If true, the current actor will join the family of the added spouse. Defaults to false.


  • Functionality: This method enables the current actor to establish a spousal relationship with another specified actor. It includes an option for the current actor to join the family of the newly added spouse, reflecting common marital traditions or legal structures.
  • Purpose: The AddSpouse method is crucial for creating and managing marital relationships between characters, affecting aspects like social dynamics, inheritance, alliances, and narrative progression.


This method is used to add a marital partner to an actor, with the option for the actor to join their spouse's family, reflecting the establishment or strengthening of familial bonds through marriage.

Example of Usage:

public Actor alice;
public Actor bob;

// Alice adds Bob as a spouse but chooses not to join Bob's family
alice.AddSpouse(bob, joinSpouseFamily: false);

In this example, Alice adds Bob as her spouse. The option joinSpouseFamily is set to false, meaning Alice does not join Bob's family, which could be relevant for certain social or legal aspects within the game.


  • The AddSpouse method provides a realistic portrayal of marital relationships, offering flexibility to reflect different cultural or legal implications of marriage.
  • The option to join the spouse's family is significant for games where family affiliations impact character status, storyline, or gameplay decisions.
  • This method is particularly important in narrative-driven games, role-playing games, or any game where relationships and family dynamics significantly influence the gameplay experience.