Real Characters in Virtual Stories

Promoting Interactive Story-Creation Activities
  • Isabel Machado
  • Ana Paiva
  • Paul Brna
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2197)


Interactive experience in a virtual world. We take the line that children need to be both engaged in the action through role play and given the opportunity to reflect on the significance of their actions to understand something of their significance in terms of both the narrative and its ethical significance. This requires a system that incorporates the children’s actions into the unfolding plot. We introduce the Support And Guidance Architecture (SAGA), a plug-in architecture for guiding and supporting children’s interactive story creation activities. This is illustrated with reference to Teatrix, a collaborative virtual environment for story creation, which provides the children with the means for collaboratively creating their story on a virtual stage.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel Machado
    • 1
  • Ana Paiva
    • 2
  • Paul Brna
    • 3
  1. 1.ISCTE, INESC and CBLUUniversity of LeedsLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.IST-Technical University of Lisbon and INESCLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.Computer Based Learning UnitUniversity of LeedsLeedsEngland

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