IDtension is an Interactive Drama engine and system, designed to provide long term solutions to the problem of combining narrativity and interactivity. More information, including publications, are available at www.idtension.com. A beta version is available, upon request to N. Szilas.
IDtension is based on a narrative-centered goal structure, second order narrative predicates and a model of the user. The architecture of the narrative engine is as follows:
Events are display in the "Theatre" either in a text mode or in a 3D engine (customization of Unreal Tournament 2004). In the 3D case,a Behaviour Engine is also used to tansform high level actions into a set of sequential or parallel low level animations.
Actions are selected according to an innovative history-based interface: