Story Manager in ‘Europe 2045‘ Uses Petri Nets

  • Cyril Brom
  • Vít Šisler
  • Tomáš Holan
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-77039-8_4

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4871)
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Brom C., Šisler V., Holan T. (2007) Story Manager in ‘Europe 2045‘ Uses Petri Nets. In: Cavazza M., Donikian S. (eds) Virtual Storytelling. Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling. ICVS 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4871. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Europe 2045 is an on-line multi-player strategy game aimed at education of high-school students in economics, politics, and media studies. The essential feature of the game is that players face various simulated scenarios and crises addressing contemporary key issues of the unified Europe. These scenarios are branching and can evolve in a parallel manner. In this paper, we present a technique for specifying plots of these scenarios, which underpins the story manager of Europe 2045. The technique is based on a modification of Petri Nets. We also detail one particular scenario concerning the current crisis in Darfur. On a general level this paper discusses the strengths and weaknesses of implementation of Petri Nets in virtual storytelling.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cyril Brom
    • 1
  • Vít Šisler
    • 2
  • Tomáš Holan
    • 1
  1. 1.Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, PragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Charles University, Faculty of Philosophy, PragueCzech Republic

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