9. December 2007

The Fight for Control User Influence vs. Dramaturgy in Interactive Story Telling


Often, interactive stories are created to give the user more influence on the progress of the story. Striving for agency (see [Murray 1998], p. 126) power is diverted from the author to the user. Some have even called the user a co-author of an interactive story (e.g. [Tanenbaum 2007]).

This leads to an difficult question: How much power should a user have over the story?

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Topics: controldramaturgyinteractivity

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