Purposeful Authoring for Emergent Narrative

  • Sandy Louchart
  • Ivo Swartjes
  • Michael Kriegel
  • Ruth Aylett
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5334)


Emergent narrative (EN) is a narrative concept in virtual reality that relies on emergence for a flexible shaping of stories as opposed to fixed pre-determined plots. This has consequences for the creative role of the author in an EN system. In this paper, we aim to clarify the actual function of the author by investigating what is exactly mediated in ENs and how this can be filled in by an author at design time.


Critical Mass Story Development Story Generation Story World Narrative Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandy Louchart
    • 1
  • Ivo Swartjes
    • 2
  • Michael Kriegel
    • 1
  • Ruth Aylett
    • 1
  1. 1.MACS groupHeriot Watt UniversityEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Human Media Interaction groupUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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