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.
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Title of host publication4th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2011)
EditorsA. Camurri, C. Costa
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages123-128
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-30213-8
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 May 2011

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

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Keywords

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

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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 Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30214-5_14

Alofs, T.; Theune, Mariet; Swartjes, I.M.T. / A Tabletop Board Game Interface for Multi-User Interaction with a Storytelling System.

4th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2011). ed. / A. Camurri; C. Costa. Heidelberg : Springer Verlag, 2011. p. 123-128 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 78).

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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A Tabletop Board Game Interface for Multi-User Interaction with a Storytelling System. / Alofs, T.; Theune, Mariet; Swartjes, I.M.T.

4th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2011). ed. / A. Camurri; C. Costa. Heidelberg : Springer Verlag, 2011. p. 123-128 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 78).

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Alofs T, Theune M, Swartjes IMT. A Tabletop Board Game Interface for Multi-User Interaction with a Storytelling System. In Camurri A, Costa C, editors, 4th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2011). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. 2011. p. 123-128. (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30214-5_14