Research in Interactive Drama Environments, Role-Play and Story-Telling

  • Ruth Aylett
  • Sandy Louchart
  • Allan Weallans
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7069)


This paper gives an overview of the UK network RIDERS – Research in Interactive Drama Environments, Role-Play and Story-telling, running for 36 months from September 2011. It discusses the three central themes of RIDERS: theoretical work on the conflict between interactivity and narrative content, problems, issues and tools relating to authoring, and directions in evaluation. It gives a brief overview of the current position in each of these areas and suggests how RIDERS activity might be able to contribute to them. Finally it summarises the overall RIDERS programme of activity.


Interactive storytelling Narrative engagement Authoring Evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Aylett
    • 1
  • Sandy Louchart
    • 1
  • Allan Weallans
    • 1
  1. 1.MACSHeriot-Watt UniversityRiccartonUK

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