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Handbook of Multimedia for Digital Entertainment and Arts

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A Study of Interactive Narrative from User's Perspective

  • David MilamAffiliated withSchool of Ineractive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University Email author 
  • , Magy Seif El-NasrAffiliated withSchool of Ineractive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University
  • , Ron WakkaryAffiliated withSchool of Ineractive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University

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Abstract

The topic of interactive narrative has been under debate for several years. What does it mean to be engulfed in an interactive narrative? Can users engage in a meaningful interactive narrative experience? Who tells the story, the designer or the player? While answers to these questions have not been formulated, the community is split. Some regard the question of interactive narrative as an oxymoron, philosophically regarding narrative and play as two separate entities [1, 2]. Others regard narrative as an integral aspect of any interactive or media production [3], [4].