Directing Emergent Narratives Using Context Awareness
Abstract: A truly interactive narrative experience should afford players the agency to modify the story based on actions they take. Authoring an engaging interactive narrative requires that the story director possess an awareness about the context of the story that the player is experiencing. I present a case for such a context aware story direction system. I propose directing emergent narratives through a four step process. This includes recording, understanding and reflecting on actions taken by a player as well as reflecting on the story that the player has experienced. By discussing specific strategies for each of these processes, I illustrate how context awareness is a critical requirement for the design of emergent narratives.