Late commitment: virtual story characters that can frame their world

I.M.T. Swartjes, Mariet Theune

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    Abstract

    Our long-term aim is to build virtual agents that can partake together with human interactors as characters in a story, which emerges from their interactions wich each other and with the story world (the emergent narrative approach). Improvisational theatre -- as a real-life example -- suggests an extension of the current approach to emergent narrative: the event sequence of a story does not emerge based on a fixed story world setting, but the event sequence and the story world setting underlying it, emerge together. We propose a model of this idea, which we call late commitment, meaning that choices about aspects of the story world setting are delayed until they become useful for story progression. We discuss possibilities and issues concerning the use of this technique in the context of action planning and goal adoption for character agents.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2009

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
    No.TR-CTIT-09-18
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625

    Keywords

    • IR-65450
    • Improvisational Theatre
    • Story Generation
    • Late Commitment
    • Interactive Storytelling
    • EWI-15262
    • METIS-263801
    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • Emergent Narrative

    Cite this

    Swartjes, I. M. T., & Theune, M. (2009). Late commitment: virtual story characters that can frame their world. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. TR-CTIT-09-18). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).