A Sketch-Based Tool for Authoring and Analyzing Emergent Narratives

Authors

  • Ben Kybartas McGill University
  • Clark Verbrugge McGill University
  • Jonathan Lessard Concordia University

Abstract

We present a real-time tool for authoring and analyzing emergent narratives (EN) built using a possible worlds EN framework. The tool works by reducing the emergent narrative into a discrete tension space (TS), based on possible conflicts between characters, and actions treated as movements in the space. The shape and structure of the TS enables an analysis of higher-level narrative and character properties. Likewise, TS can be constructed through a sketch-based interface, that enables the creation of context-free emergent narrative systems.

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Published

2020-10-01

How to Cite

Kybartas, B., Verbrugge, C., & Lessard, J. (2020). A Sketch-Based Tool for Authoring and Analyzing Emergent Narratives. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, 16(1), 319-321. Retrieved from https://ojs.aaai.org/index.php/AIIDE/article/view/7448