An Experiment in Improvised Interactive Drama

I.M.T. Swartjes, Mariet Theune

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    Abstract

    To inform the design of interactive drama systems, we investigate the experience of an interactor being part of a story that they can have a fundamental influence on. Improvisational theatre might serve as a model for this experience, where there is no pre-scripted plot; each of its actors shares responsibility for the collaborative emergence of a story. This requires a performer attitude from the interactor. We describe an experiment in which improv actors create a story together with subjects who have no improv experience, to find out how we can characterize this experience, and how it might be achieved. Our results support a recent hypothesis that an interactor in interactive drama might be treated as a collaborative performer rather than an (antagonistic) player.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationIntelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2009
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages234-239
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-02314-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009
    Event3rd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2009 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 22 Jun 200924 Jun 2009
    Conference number: 3

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Volume9
    ISSN (Print)1867-8211

    Conference

    Conference3rd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2009
    Abbreviated titleINTETAIN
    CountryNetherlands
    CityAmsterdam
    Period22/06/0924/06/09

    Keywords

    • METIS-263868
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • EWI-15398
    • Dramatic Presence
    • Interactive Storytelling
    • Interactive drama
    • Improvisational Theatre
    • IR-62825

    Cite this

    Swartjes, I. M. T., & Theune, M. (2009). An Experiment in Improvised Interactive Drama. In Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2009 (pp. 234-239). [10.1007/978-3-642-02315-6_25] (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 9). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02315-6_25