Interactive Narrative Planning in The Best Laid Plans
Keywords:computational models of narrative, narrative planning, interactive narrative, intentional planning, conflict, narrative, planning
The Best Laid Plans is an interactive narrative video game that uses cognitive-inspired fast planning techniques to generate stories with conflict during play. Players alternate between acting out a plan and seeing that plan thwarted by non-player characters. The Glaive narrative planner combines causal-link-based computational models of narrative with the speed of fast heuristic search techniques to adapt the story each time the player attempts a new plan.