From Tabletop RPG to Interactive Storytelling: Definition of a Story Manager for Videogames

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5915)


Adding narrative in computer game is complicated because it may restrict player interactivity. Our aim is to design a controller that dynamically built a plot, through the game execution, centred on player’s actions. Tabletop Role-playing games manage to deal with this goal. This paper presents a study of role-playing games, their organization, and the models commonly used for narrative generation. It then deduces a proposition of components and data structures for interactive storytelling in videogames. A prototype of a social game has been developed as example.


Interactive storytelling role-playing games story manager  videogames 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IUT de MontreuilUniversité de Paris 8MontreuilFrance
  2. 2.La Rochelle University - L3iLa RochelleFrance

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