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Telling Stories via the Gameplay Reflecting a Player Character’s Inner States

  • Achim Wache
  • Byung-Chull Bae
  • Yun-Gyung Cheong
  • Daniel Vella
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8832)

Abstract

In this paper we present our effort to combine an internally focalized narration with simple game mechanics using a silent narrative game in which player interaction possibilities are connected to the protagonist’s state of mind and changing along with it as the story progresses. A preliminary user study indicates that our game successfully delivered a story during the activity of playing.

Keywords

Narrative-oriented gameplay internal focalization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Achim Wache
    • 1
  • Byung-Chull Bae
    • 2
  • Yun-Gyung Cheong
    • 3
  • Daniel Vella
    • 4
  1. 1.Independent Game DeveloperNideggenGermany
  2. 2.Sungkyunkwan UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Sungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonSouth Korea
  4. 4.IT University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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