Welcome to our group platform for presentation and discussion of interactive story engines, authoring tools and the state of the art of the authoring process in Interactive Digital Storytelling. This site is "work in progress" and will subsequently be filled with descriptions of systems, tools, interactive storyworld ideas and methods of creation. Most systems presented here are research lab prototypes.
|Tool Architecture||Storyworld Concept||Example Scene||Creation Process|
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|Cyranus||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link|
|Emo-Emma||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link|
|Enigma||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link|
|IDtension||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link|
|LinearLogic||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link|
|PaSSAGE||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link|
|Scenejo||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link|
|Thespian||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link|
|VirtualStoryteller||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link||Direct Link|
Background: Since several years, we are interested in gathering descriptions of Interactive Storytelling (IS) systems to research their similarities and differences with regard to authoring and the creation process in IS. For example, at conference workshops in 2008 (ICIDS, Erfurt) and 2006 (TIDSE, Darmstadt), researchers submitted and presented a number of interesting descriptions of Interactive Storytelling systems or authoring tools. As a principle of these workshops, they demonstrated their authoring systems using a shared story: the Grimm’s fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood (LRRH). Illustrating each system’s functionality with a unique adaptation of LRRH to Interactive Storytelling was rewarded by a good understanding and comparability of the systems’/tools’ underlying philosophies. The focus has always been on an author’s perspective of how to create interactive stories. This group blog serves as a summary of the results and discussions, and of new suggestions and perspectives. The next conference workshop on authoring will be at ICIDS, Guimaraes, Portugal, on 12/12/2009.
Each IS system or tool is presented in different sections:
- Tool Architecture: Basic information, system architecture and/or engine functionality
- Storyworld Concept: Adaptation of the story Little Red Riding Hood to interactivity
- Example Scene: Exemplary scene description of the LRRH storyworld including user interaction
- Creation Process: Ways of conception, abstraction and implementation of that story
Navigation is possible in several ways:
- Use the quick links in the overview matrix on this page to access individual sections
- Select one system in the top left corner and read all about it
- Click on a tag in the tag cloud to view all system’s contributions to a certain section
If you are interested in contributing a system, please send us a proposal by email to redcap AT interactive-storytelling DOT com.
* -NN tool- is a placeholder for explanation of the content structure.