Interactivity and story telling – Why?

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?”.

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: […]