Playing with Empathy Through a Collaborative Storytelling Game

  • Sindre B. Skaraas
  • Javier Gomez
  • Letizia JaccheriEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11112)


This project aims to provide increased understanding about how t o positively affect empathy by storytelling experience. This experience consists of a group of people that collaborate on telling a story by using a serious educational game. This study reports about the early evaluation of a serious educational game about empathy. By having players collaborate on telling a story, the game aims to exercise their empathic abilities. This study shows the exploratory phase aimed at proving the game concept and identifying points to be further developed. The game was evaluated in a workshop trial with 12 participants. This evaluation showed enough potential to warrant development into a more focused version that facilitates empathic responses.


Serious games Affective learning Empathy Collaborative storytelling 



This work has been partially supported by NTNU ARTEC and by the ERCIM fellowship program. The authors would like to thank Alexandra Angeletaki for organizing the international experiment workshop at the Gunnerus library of NTNU. The project has been recommended by the Data Protection Official for Research, Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). For the development of the game, the Unity Engine and editor was utilized, as developed by Unity Technologies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sindre B. Skaraas
    • 1
  • Javier Gomez
    • 1
  • Letizia Jaccheri
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceNTNUTrondheimNorway

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