Theoretical considerations towards authoring emergent narrative

Neil Suttie, Sandy Louchart, Ruth Aylett, Theodore Lim

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Abstract

Unlike linear storytelling, an Emergent Narrative only truly exists at run-time and can only be visualized retrospectively. The author is engaged in creating a hypothetical narrative space on the basis of individual character behaviors, story interventions and likely occurrences. While an Emergent Narrative approach allows for a flexible and adaptable run-time rendering of a scenario, it also causes considerable strains on the authoring process. If such a concept is to prove both tangible and produce qualitative outputs, creative writers need to be able to relate to it as a potential mode of expression. In this discussion article, we aim to explore theoretical considerations towards authoring Emergent Narrative, provide a discussion on the context surrounding the authorial process and the structure it should follow. Finally, we introduce the concept of Intelligent Narrative Feedback as a necessary core element for an efficient authoring process for EN experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages205-216
Number of pages12
Volume8230 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event6th International Conference for Interactive Storytellin - Istanbul, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Nov 20139 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8230 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference6th International Conference for Interactive Storytellin
Abbreviated titleICIDS 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityIstanbul
Period6/11/139/11/13

Keywords

  • AI
  • Authoring
  • Autonomous agents
  • Discussion paper
  • Emergent narrative
  • Non-Linear storytelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Suttie, N., Louchart, S., Aylett, R., & Lim, T. (2013). Theoretical considerations towards authoring emergent narrative. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 8230 LNCS, pp. 205-216). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8230 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02756-2_25