StoryMINE: A System for Multiplayer Interactive Narrative Experiences

  • Callum SpawforthEmail author
  • Nicholas Gibbins
  • David E. Millard
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11318)


Multiplayer Interactive Narrative Experiences (MINEs) are interactive authored narratives in which multiple players experience distinct narratives (multiplayer differentiability) and their actions influence the storylines of both themselves and others (inter-player agency). Little research has been done to explore the possibilities of this type of narrative, and no complete model nor system exists. In this paper we introduce a model for MINEs based on sculptural hypertext and describe its implementation in a prototype system: StoryMINE. Then using a number of working narrative scenarios we demonstrate that the model and system supports a variety of inter-player interactions. It is our hope that this system provides a platform for the creation and reading of MINEs, and that this in turn creates opportunities for further research into this novel form of digital storytelling.


Sculptural hypertext Narrative systems Multi-player 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Callum Spawforth
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nicholas Gibbins
    • 1
  • David E. Millard
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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