Being there: Participants and spectators in interactive narrative

Ruth Aylett, Sandy Louchart

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This paper considers the problem of evaluating interactive narrative and discusses the storification process through which a narrative is internalised. It establishes the range of roles that a user may take, and argues that the participant/non-participant distinction has a key role in storification. An experiment carried out as part of a larger test of a double appraisal approach to the creation of more dramatic characters is discussed. The results show that spectators and participants mark different stories as the most interesting, showing that this role difference does indeed impact their assessment of a narrative experience. The implications for story evaluation are discussed. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual Storytelling: Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling - 4th International Conference, ICVS 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages12
Volume4871 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event4th International Conference on Virtual Storytelling - Saint-Malo, France
Duration: 5 Dec 20077 Dec 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4871 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference4th International Conference on Virtual Storytelling
Abbreviated titleICVS 2007


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