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Scene-Driver: an interactive narrative environment using content from an animated children’s television series

Wolff, Annika; Mulholland, Paul; Zdrahal, Zdenek and Joiner, Richard (2004). Scene-Driver: an interactive narrative environment using content from an animated children’s television series. In: Gobel, Stefan; Spierling, Ulrike; Hoffmann, Anja; Iurgel, Ido; Schneider, Oliver; Dechau, Johanna and Feix, Axel eds. Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3105. Berlin: Springer, pp. 213–218.

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Narrative theories are often employed to provide coherence to collections of resources as well as in the creation of models of interactive drama. Scene-Driver is an interactive narrative system which combines these two approaches in the form of a game. The game reuses scenes from a childrens animated television series called Tiny Planets. A child interacts with a Scene-Driver narrative by selecting domino-like tiles, the right-hand side of which dictates certain properties of the next scene to be played. Narrative coherence is maintained by ensuring that a certain ordering of scenes is adhered to, regardless of a childs choice of tile, e.g. a conflict resolution cannot be shown prior to that conflict being introduced. This ordering is based on narrative principles and analysis of the 65 episodes of Tiny Planets.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2004 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
ISBN: 3-540-22283-9, 978-3-540-22283-5
ISSN: 0302-9743
Extra Information: Proceedings of the Second International Conference, TIDSE 2004, Darmstadt, Germany, June 24-26, 2004.
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 19286
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2009 14:53
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 16:48
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