Using Narrative Cases to Author Interactive Story Content

  • Ivo Swartjes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4740)


Interactive storytelling is a rapidly emerging field that tries to reconcile story-like experiences with user control. These forces oppose each other, as story implies predetermination and author intent, and interactivity implies freedom and variability. This paper focuses on unscripted (emergent) narrative and addresses the authoring problem resulting from bringing story development into free form interaction. It discusses the possibility of writing story pieces as input knowledge, portraying both believable character behaviour and interesting story situations. It also discusses how such input knowledge can be a source of inspiration for agents in an emergent narrative simulation to improve its potential for story development.


Case Base Reasoning Input Knowledge Narrative Case Believable Agent Hierarchical Task Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivo Swartjes
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  1. 1.University of Twente, Human Media Interaction group, EnschedeThe Netherlands

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