Let’s Pretend I Had a Sword

Late Commitment in Emergent Narrative
  • Ivo Swartjes
  • Edze Kruizinga
  • Mariët Theune
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5334)


We describe how autonomous character agents that inhabit a story world can make (out-of-character) decisions about its details, filling in the story world as they go. We describe how we model these kind of late commitment decisions, and discuss how we use them to support action selection and to justify the adoption of character goals. Although a rigorous evaluation remains future work, we have implemented the approach presented here and have performed some exploratory testing.


Virtual Agent Framing Operator Exploratory Testing Character Goal Character Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivo Swartjes
    • 1
  • Edze Kruizinga
    • 1
  • Mariët Theune
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Media Interaction groupUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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