The ‘Interactive’ of Interactive Storytelling: Customizing the Gaming Experience

  • Barbaros Bostan
  • Tim Marsh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6243)


In this article, we define interactive storytelling as a gaming experience where the form and content of the game is customized in real time and tailored to the preferences and needs of the player to maximixe enjoyment. The primary focus of interactive storytelling should not be on the attributes of the technology or characteristics of the medium, such as the AI techniques, planning formalisms, story representations, etc. but on different interaction levels provided by computer games and basic components of player enjoyment such as difficulty levels and gaming rewards. In conducting an analysis of interactive storytelling systems, we propose a user-centered approach to interactive storytelling by defining different customization levels for an optimum gaming experience.


Computer games interactivity interactive storytelling gaming experience user-centered design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbaros Bostan
    • 1
  • Tim Marsh
    • 2
  1. 1.Interactive and Digital Media Institute (IDMI)National University of SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Faculty of Arts & Social SciencesNational University of SingaporeSingapore

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