Distributed drama management: beyond double appraisal in emergent narrative

Allan Weallans, Sandy Louchart, Ruth Aylett

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In this technical paper, we describe an implementation of Distributed Drama Management (DDM). DDM is a concept which involves synthetic actor agents in an Emergent Narrative scenario acting on both an in-character level, which reflects the concerns of the characters, and an out-of-character level, which reflects the concerns of a storyteller. By selecting the most ``dramatically appropriate'' action from a set of autonomously proposed actions, Distributed Drama Management aims to retain the benefits of Emergent Narrative such as believability and agility of response to user actions, but attempts to provide a structurally and emotionally consistent experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractive Storytelling
Subtitle of host publication5th International Conference, ICIDS 2012, San Sebastián, Spain, November 12-15, 2012. Proceedings
EditorsDavid Oyarzun, Federico Peinado, R Michael Young, Ane Elizalde, Gonzalo Méndez
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-34851-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-34850-1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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