A Tabletop Board Game Interface for Multi-User Interaction with a Storytelling System

T. Alofs, Mariet Theune, I.M.T. Swartjes

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    Abstract

    The Interactive Storyteller is an interactive storytelling system with a multi-user tabletop interface. Our goal was to design a generic framework combining emergent narrative, where stories emerge from the actions of autonomous intelligent agents, with the social aspects of traditional board games. As a visual representation of the story world, a map is displayed on a multi-touch table. Users can interact with the story by touching an interface on the table surface with their fingers and by moving tangible objects that represent the characters. This type of interface, where multiple users are gathered around a table with equal access to the characters and the story world, offers a more social setting for interaction than most existing interfaces for AI-based interactive storytelling.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication4th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2011)
    EditorsA. Camurri, C. Costa
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages123-128
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-30213-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2011
    Event4th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2011 - Genova, Italy
    Duration: 25 May 201127 May 2011
    Conference number: 4

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Volume78
    ISSN (Print)1867-8211

    Conference

    Conference4th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2011
    Abbreviated titleINTETAIN
    CountryItaly
    CityGenova
    Period25/05/1127/05/11

    Keywords

    • METIS-293157
    • EWI-20212
    • IR-82440

    Cite this

    Alofs, T., Theune, M., & Swartjes, I. M. T. (2011). A Tabletop Board Game Interface for Multi-User Interaction with a Storytelling System. In A. Camurri, & C. Costa (Eds.), 4th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2011) (pp. 123-128). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 78). Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30214-5_14