Why would anyone want to make stories interactive? There has been a lot of research on the topic of interactive dramaturgy, but very little attention has come to the question “why bother?”.
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: […]