Distributed Drama Management: Beyond Double Appraisal in Emergent Narrative

  • Allan Weallans
  • Sandy Louchart
  • Ruth Aylett
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-34851-8_13

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7648)
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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

Abstract

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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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan Weallans
    • 1
  • Sandy Louchart
    • 1
  • Ruth Aylett
    • 1
  1. 1.MACS, Heriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghScotland

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