Towards Adaptive Quest Narrative in Shared, Persistent Virtual Worlds
Keywords:narrative, games, MMORPG
In this paper, we discuss motivations for studying interactive narrative in shared, persistent worlds using the established conventions of quest-based MMORPGs. We present a framework for categorizing the various techniques used in these games according to the interaction between the world model and the quest model. Using this framework we generalize recent games to present a more dynamic world model, and investigate extensions to the quest model to support storytelling through adaptive quest narratives.