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Inform 7 and Interactive Storytelling – Pt. 1

Chapter 9 of the 2nd edition of Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling is about interactive fiction (IF) and whether it has the potential to be a precursor to interactive storytelling. At first glance Inform 7 looks like it would be ideal … Continue reading

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Narrative Legos with Ken Levine

Ken Levine speaking at GDC 2014 about his initial thoughts on building player-driven replayable narrative gameplay. Creative director and co-founder of Irrational Games (System Shock 2, BioShock, BioShock Infinite), Ken shut that company down in February of 2014 to focus on digital-download, … Continue reading

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Interactivity and Narrative: A Discussion with Chris Crawford

Back in August of 1999 Chris moderated an online discussion about game and narrative. In one of the threads Chris and Mark Barrett discussed the topic of interactivity  vs. narrative. Perhaps I can foment some unrest here – but with … Continue reading

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Interactive Storytelling Lessons

Collected below are the conclusions Chris has drawn from his years of work with interactive storytelling, interwoven as lessons through the 2nd edition of Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling. Stories are complex structures that must met many hard-to-specify requirements. People, … Continue reading

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Patents 5,604,855 & 5,805,784

Chris discussed the possibility of open sourcing his Storytron technology during the “Why Has Phrontisterion Failed” webinar. His initial comments reminded me of the two patents that he holds pertaining to interactive storytelling – 5,604,855 and 5,805,784.  The storyline of a … Continue reading

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Is Interactive Storytelling Stuck?

Coincidentally, a post titled “Is Interactive Storytelling Stuck?” appeared on Chris’ blog on the same day as the “Why Has Phrontisterion Failed?” webinar. It started off bleak. There hasn’t been much progress in interactive storytelling in the last decade. . . … Continue reading

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Intelligent Narrative Generation

Attended a talk yesterday at the MIT Media Lab by Mark Riedl on his work with intelligent narrative generation at Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing. His focus is on computational story generation, getting computers to create on-demand experiences with … Continue reading

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