Distributed Drama Management: Beyond Double Appraisal in Emergent Narrative
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- Weallans A., Louchart S., Aylett R. (2012) Distributed Drama Management: Beyond Double Appraisal in Emergent Narrative. In: Oyarzun D., Peinado F., Young R.M., Elizalde A., Méndez G. (eds) Interactive Storytelling. ICIDS 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7648. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
In this technical paper, we describe an implementation of Distributed Drama Management (DDM). DDM is a concept which involves synthetic actor agents in an Emergent Narrative scenario acting on both an in-character level, which reflects the concerns of the characters, and an out-of-character level, which reflects the concerns of a storyteller. By selecting the most “dramatically appropriate” action from a set of autonomously proposed actions, Distributed Drama Management aims to retain the benefits of Emergent Narrative such as believability and agility of response to user actions, but attempts to provide a structurally and emotionally consistent experience.
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